Twin Cities Guide to Family Activities This Week: June 20-24, 2022

Things to do this week in Minneapolis & St Paul with your kids!

This guide covers Twin Cities family activities for the week of June 20-24, 2022. If you are in search of things to do with your family this weekend, jump over to our WEEKEND FAMILY GUIDE. Because the parents that make up the FFTC Team are always dreaming up ways to make life easier to manage with kids, we’ve organized our summer event information by region of the Twin Cities metro area – we’ve got you covered no matter your corner!

As always, you can check our JUNE FAMILY GUIDE, the ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SUMMER FUN IN THE TWIN CITIES or our FAMILY FUN CALENDAR for more fun ideas on what to do this week in the Twin Cities with your kids – satisfaction guaranteed (or close to it!)

Fun Things to do in the Twin cities on Monday, June 20, 2022

TOT TIME OPEN Swims ON MONDAY:

Toddler at Cascade Bay's Little Mates Tot Swim
Cascade Bay, Eagan

More family fun ideas for Monday: Music in the parks

Music Monday at Como Zoo

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, 1225 Estabrook Dr, St Paul, MN 55103
Members of the very family-friendly Jack Brass Band  parade through the zoo grounds and families are invited to join in. Just one reason among a dozen to spend a day at the zoo – just remember to make an advance reservation. June 20, 2022, 10am-1pm. FREE.

MONDAY MORNING KIDS CONCERT SERIES

Moir Park, 10400 Morgan Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55431
Today’s show features popular tunes from rad dads the Jolly Pops. June 6, 2022. 10:30-11:30am. We’ve added Moir Park to our list of the 10 BEST PARKS IN BLOOMINGTON, MINNESOTA, TO VISIT WITH KIDS!

Bloomington Parks to Visit This Summer - Explore Close to Home - Bloomington Minnesota

Minneapolis Music in the Park at Lake Harriet

Lake Harriet Park, 4135 W Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis MN 55409
Concerts take place at the pretty bandshell; kids can have the run of the nearby playground. Bring your own picnic dinner or purchase one from Bread & Pickle. June 20, 7:30pm.

The Twin Cities practically sings in the summer from every corner of the Metro. 

Summer Music at Normandale Lake Bandshell courtesy City of Bloomington

Where can I find the puppet wagon in the twin cities on Monday?

Eagan Spark! Mobile Puppet Wagon

Note: Wescott Library has informed us that “we no longer have Smart Play Spots from the MN Children’s Museum, but we do have play areas in our children’s area.”

Fun things to do in the twin Cities on Tuesday, June 21, 2022

TOT TIME OPEN Swims ON TUESDAY:

Battle Creek Waterworks Play Strucutre
Battle Creek Waterworks – Image Courtesy of Ramsey County Parks

More family fun ideas for Tuesday:

Eidem Farm: Stories from the Porch

4345 101st Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
Gather around the farmhouse for children’s storytime (bring your own seating) then participate in open play in the farmyard. Eidem Farm is a wonderful place to slow down and meet animals and take self-guided walks in the summer. June 21, 2022. 11am & 6pm.

Eidem Homestead

Where can I find the puppet wagon in the twin cities on Tuesday?

Woodbury Puppet Wagon

Puppet shows are about 7 minutes in length and are subject to the weather. For more ideas on having fun in the parks, check out our list of 19 of the best Woodbury has to offer this summer.

Eagan Spark! Mobile Puppet Wagon

Roseville Puppet Wagon

Puppet shows in the park are about 15-20 minutes in length. Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon!

  • OASIS PARK 1700 County Road C2 West, 9:30am
  • VILLA PARK 2055 Cohansey Boulevard, Roseville MN, 10:30am
  • LEXINGTON PARK 2131 Lexington Avenue North, Roseville MN, 11:30am

Fun things to do in the twin cities on Wednesday, June 22, 2022

TOT TIME OPEN Swims ON WedneSDAY:

More family fun ideas on Wednesday: music & movies in the park

Minneapolis Movies in the Parks

The Commons, 425 Portland Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415
The movie Twilight will be screened. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs, snacks and some bug spray. If you’re able consider taking the light rail into downtown; the park is about a block away from the station and my kids think the train ride is part of the fun. June 22, 2022, 8-10pm. FREE.

Where can I find the puppet wagon in the twin cities on Wednesday?

Roseville Puppet Wagon

Want to get out and play in Roseville parks this summer? Try starting with our list of the best: Roseville Family Fun – 10 Best Parks in Roseville to Explore This Summer.

EAgan Puppet shows IN THE PARK

Woodbury Puppet Wagon

Fun things to do in the twin cities on Thursday, June 23, 2022

TOT TIME OPEN Swims ON ThurSDAY:

St Louis Park Aquatic Park
St Louis Park Aquatic Park – Image courtesy of St. Louis Park

MORE FAMILY FUN IDEAS FOR THURSDAY:

LIL’ EXPLORER THURSDAYS AT COMO ZOO

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, 1225 Estabrook Dr, St Paul, MN 55103
The beloved (at least by my family) preschool program is finally back offering weekly themed activities to the 4-and-under set. Think sand tables, sponge painting, worm digs and storytimes. Remember, a reservation to visit the Zoo is free, but required. June 23, 2022, 10am-12pm.

Thursday Rockin’ Lunch Hour: Teddy Bear Band

Nicollet Commons Park, 12550 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337
High-energy kids performances located at the loveliest urban water feature you’ll find in the Twin Cities. Some might call it a landscaped splashpad. June 23, 2022, 12pm.

Kids dancing at a Rockin Lunch Hour Performance at Nicollet Commons Park in Burnsville, MN

Thursday Movies & Theater in the Parks:

Woodbury Starlight cinema

Ojibway Park, 2695 Ojibway Dr, Woodbury, MN 55125
Activities start at 7pm and the movie Boss Baby 2 will be screened at dusk. June 23, 2022, FREE.

Where can I find the puppet wagon in the twin cities on Thursday?

Roseville Puppet Wagon

Eagan SPARK! Puppet shows IN THE PARK

Puppets and live musical performances in Eagan parks.

Woodbury Puppet Wagon

fun things to do in the twin cities on friday, June 24, 2022

TOT TIME OPEN Swims ON FriDAY:

Twisty Yellow Slide at Sandventure Aquatic Park, Shakopee Minnesota
Big kids will love the slide at SandVenture

Where can I find the puppet wagon in the twin cities on Friday?

Rosemount PUPPETS IN THE PARK

  • CAMFIELD PARK 14795 Canada Ave W, Rosemount, MN 55068, 9:30am
  • CONNEMARA PARK 13930 Connemara Trail , Rosemount, MN 55068, 10:15am
  • AILESBURY PARK 14238 Ailesbury Ave Rosemount, MN 55068, 11am
  • JAYCEE PARK 15425 Shannon Parkway Rosemount, MN 55068, 11:45am

Friday Movies & Theater in the Parks:

Burnsville Friday Night Flicks on the Bricks 

Nicollet Commons Park, 12550 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337
Seating at 7:30, show begins at dusk. Tonight’s movie is Boss Baby – Family Business. FREE.

St Paul Union Depot Drive-In Movie

Lot D, 392 E Kellogg Blvd, St Paul, MN 55101
Union depot will have food trucks on site for drive-in movies throughout the summer. You’ll need a radio to tune in the audio. Film is Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace — 9:30pm. $15/car.

Minneapolis Movies in the Parks

Windom Park 2251 Hayes St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
All movies start 15 minutes after sunset. Bring snacks, seating & bug spray! Tonight’s flick is Raya and the Last Dragon. FREE.

Eden Prairie Players Presents: Cinderella

Staring Lake Amphitheater, 14800 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347
A fully staged live outdoor musical for the whole family. Children are invited to dress as their favorite fairytale characters. If they need to run off the wiggles, there’s a great playground next to the amphitheater. June 24, 7pm.

Staring Lake Park playground, Eden Prairie

Fun things to do this weekend in the twin cities, June 25-26, 2022

Too many fun things to list here, I’ll tell you that. So we publish a separate guide each weekend with up-to-the-last-minute ideas for spending family time together.

children in a family bike ride

FAMILY FUN ALL WEEK IN THE TWIN CITIES

Ideas to pull out of your “back pocket” nearly any day of the week! Now that summer is close to upon us, you’ll want to keep these ideas close at hand at beat boredom and keep kids active:

BEST outDOOR PLAYGROUNDS IN THE TWIN CITIES

Here at FFTC we’re up to our ears covering more than 800 TWIN CITIES PARKS & PLAYGROUNDS in our Parks Directory. Or, to get just a taste of the best, head over to our round up of the TOP PLAYGROUNDS IN THE TWIN CITIES TO TRY THIS SUMMER.

10 Best Twin Cities Playgrounds

THE BEST TWIN CITIES OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOLS, WATER PARKS & SPLASH PADs

Click here for more water fun ideas.

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