Twin Cities Guide to Family Activities This Week: June 5-9, 2023

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

This guide covers Twin Cities family activities for the week of June 3-7, 2024. 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 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 3, 2024

Family fun ideas for Monday: Music in the parks

Monday Morning Kids Series

Moir Park, 10400 Morgan Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55431
Starts today featuring the tunes of KidPower with Rachel Kroog. June 3, 2024. 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

Twin Cities storytimes on Monday:

More family fun ideas for Monday: Brush up your bike skills for summer

In celebration of summer getting real, it might be fun to visit one of these bike parks and test out your junior cyclist’s skills. We recommend the following:

  • CARVER LAKE PARK: According to the city of Woodbury website, the bike park playground has four designated areas to teach bike skills including a bicycle playground, a tot track, pump track and a trail loop for advanced riders with 

    dirt rollers, wooden berms, and rock gardens. The park also has bike trails, a playground and a beach. More information. 3175 Century Ave S, Woodbury, MN. 55125.

  • NORTHEAST ATHLETIC FIELD PARK: This would be a great “starter” bike park because the challenges are fairly simple. 1615 Pierce St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413.
  • WEST DRAW PARK: The bike park currently contains a pump track, dirt jumps, a mountain bike skills area and a mountain cross track. A tot track is planned for the future. 7050 Meadow Grass Avenue, Cottage Grove, MN 55016.
Carver Lake Bike Park
Carver Lake Bike Park

Fun things to do in the Twin Cities on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Tuesday entertainment in the parks:

Centennial Lakes Summer Kids Concerts

Centennial Lakes Park, 7499 France Avenue South, Edina, MN 55435
Today’s kids concert features crowd-pleasers the Teddy Bear Band. BONUS FUN: There is so much to explore at
Centennial Lakes Park from paddle boats to lawn games to tiny model yachts that zip around the canals. Kids concerts are also performed in the park on Thursdays. June 4, 2024, 10am. FREE.

Kids posing with public art at Centennial Lakes Park in Edina, Minnesota

Twin Cities storytimes on Tuesday:

TUESDAY FEATURED STORYTIME: Family Storytime at Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park

9653 Keats Ave S, Cottage Grove, MN 55016
A special outdoor storytime at the park that coincides with Free First Tuesday in Washington County Parks. Indoor craft or activity to follow. Dress for the elements, however in the case of extreme weather, stories will be inside Ravine Landing. June 4, 2024, 10:30am. FREE. More Washington County parks you can explore free today include:

Fun things to do in the Twin Cities on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Wednesday entertainment in the parks

MINNEAPOLIS Kickoff to Summer Celebration at The Commons

425 Portland Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55488
A full day of fun at The Commons: a noon-time concert, lawn games from 4-8pm, free roller skating, food trucks and Ratatouille screened at 8:30pm under the stars. June 5, 2024. FREE.

GET OUR COMPLETE CALENDAR TO FREE SUMMER MOVIES IN THE PARKS!

Children watching movie at Nicollet Commons Park in Burnsville Minnesota:

ST PAUL Groovin in the Garden at Como Zoo

1225 Estabrook Dr, St Paul, MN 55103
FREE concerts and activities in front of the conservatory. Some food and beverages will be available to purchase. Concerts will take place in visitor center if it rains. Tonight’s performing artist is the Innocent Reggae Band. June 5, 2024, 6-8pm. 

Bonus Fun: Como Zoo is open until 6pm. Extend the fun: have a day at the zoo before the concert. Or just pack a picnic and enjoy some fun playground time.

Twin Cities storytimes on Wednesday:

More family fun ideas for Wednesday: Train lovers?

Tots & Trains at Jackson Street Roundhouse

193 Pennsylvania Ave, St. Paul, MN, 55130
Your little train lovers will go nuts for this playdate! Tinker around with train tables and interactive displays. Run through real passenger train cars. Create a craft to take home and listen to a transportation-themed story. June 5, 2024, 10am-12pm. $9-$15/pp.

WHERE ELSE CAN I BRING A KID WHO LOVES TRAINS IN THE TWIN CITIES?
Girl by train car at the Minnesota Transportation Museum in Saint Paul, MN
Minnesota Transportation Museum – Jackson Street Roundhouse

Games Galore at Union Depot

214 4th St E, St Paul, MN 55101
This is a great indoor activity – play giant-size versions of favorite games like chess, checkers, Connect Four, Dominoes, Jenga and more. Plus, the historic depot is great for train lovers to explore! June 5, 2024, 10am-8pm. FREE.

Games Galore

Albertville Friendly City Days

Carnival opens on Wednesday plus the festival’s live entertainment and the city-wide garage sales. June 5, 2024.

Fun things to do in the Twin Cities on Thursday, June 6, 2024

Thursday entertainment in the park

Burnsville Party on the Plaza

12550 Nicollet Avenue, Burnsville, MN55337

Free, all-ages event. Live music, food trucks, arts & craft vendors, games and more. Are you aware that NICOLLET COMMONS PARK has an absolutely beautiful water feature for a centerpiece? Your kids won’t be able to resist it. June 6, 2024, 4-9pm.

Nicollet Commons Park - Splash Pad

Twin Cities storytimes on Thursday:

THURSDAY FEATURED STORYTIME: Garden Storytime at Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden

1 Theodore Wirth Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55405
A naturalist hosts a different nature themed story each week within the Garden followed by an activity. Meet just outside the Visitor Shelter. Bring a blanket to sit on. June 6, 2024, 10am, FREE.

More family fun ideas for Thursday: Nature play

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 interactive storytimes. June 6, 2024, 10am-12pm.

Thursday night movies in the park

Minneapolis Movies in the Parks 

Brackett Field Park, 2728 S 39th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406
MPRB screens free flicks weekly across its lovely parks system. Tonight’s movie is Paw Patrol: The Movie (G). The show begins at dusk. June 6, 2024.

West St Paul Mighty Machines

Wentworth Library, 199 Wentworth Ave E, West St Paul, MN 55118
Drop into Wentworth Library to explore all kinds of trucks and vehicles. The event coincides with the city’s annual summer festival West St Paul Days. June 6, 2024, 9:30-11:30am. FREE.

Touch A Truck Calendar for the Twin Cities Minnesota Metro Area

Fun things to do in the Twin Cities on Friday, June 7, 2024

Tot Time Open Swims on Friday:

SPECIAL EVENT First Day of Summer at St Louis Park Aquatic Center

3700 Monterey Dr, St Louis Park, MN 55416
Today-only special deals include $1 hot dogs, 50-cent small sodas and 50-cent ice cream sandwiches. Plus special admission price of $4/pp. June 7, 2024, 3pm-close.

Friday night Movies in the Park

MINNEAPOLIS Movies in the Park

Van Cleve Recreation Center, 901 15th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Ratatouille screens at 9pm. June 7, 2024.

ROSEVILLE Roll-in Movies at the OVAL

John Rose Minnesota Oval, 2661 Civic Center Dr, Roseville, MN 55113
Family favorites screened on the giant Oval scoreboard. Tonight’s selection is The Super Mario Brothers Movie. Bring your own seating. June 7, 2024, 7:30pm.

More family fun ideas for Friday: June festivals & fairs

CHAMPLIN Father Hennepin Festival

651 West River Road. Champlin, MN 55316
Friday activities include: Carnival, the parade (6:30pm on West River Road), a movie at dusk (Super Mario Brothers) and festival fireworks at 10pm. June 7, 2024.

HUGO Good Neighbor Days

Hugo Lions Volunteer Park, 5524 Upper 146th St N, Hugo, MN 55038
Friday carnival rides & games. June 7, 2024, 5pm-11pm.

Twin Cities storytimes on Friday:

FRIDAY FEATURED STORYTIME: 

Summer Reading Kickoffs

Friday nature play in the parks

Forever Wild Family Friday

Whitetail Woods Regional Park, 17100 Station Trl, Farmington, MN 55024
Guided activities in the nature play area, a bonfire & smores. June 7, 2024, 6-7:30pm. FREE.

More family fun ideas for Friday:

North St Paul Touch-a-Truck 

Charles Street and 7th Ave. E, North St Paul MN
Kids can view fire trucks, police cars, snowplows, and more equipment during the History Cruzers Car Show. June 9, 2023, 4-8pm. FREE.

It’s National Doughnut day!

National Doughnut Day is a real thing – and we may as well enjoy every bite of it! We’ve rounded up a collection of our favorite independent donut shops and bakeries throughout the Twin Cities for you to browse. DUCK DONUTS in Woodbury is offering FREE cinnamon sugar donuts on the first Friday in June.

donuts with sprinkles

 

FUN THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN THE TWIN CITIES: JUNE 10-11, 2023

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

Find more water fun ideas here.

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