July is bursting with family festivals all month long – take notes with this handy list of local celebrations around the Twin Cites. For our complete listing of Twin Cities Independence Day & Fourth of July events, please click HERE. Family-friendly highlights are listed for each:
Thursdays 06/13/19-7/25/19: Marketfest | Downtown White Bear Lake
6/27/19-07/04/19: Apple Valley Freedom Days | On the 4th, catch the Freedom Days Parade & pre-fireworks family party, Johnny Cake Ridge Park.
06/29/19-07/07/19: Forest Lake 4th of July | Forest Lake | Carnival & Entertainment each day; Parade, reading of the Declaration of Independence and fireworks on the 4th.
7/1/19-7/4/19: Manitou Days | White Bear Lake | White Bear Lake | “50 Years of Fun in the Sun”.
7/3/2019: Bloomington Summer Fete | Normandale Lake Park | 5-10 pm | Carnival, live music and fireworks at dusk.
7/2/19-7/4/19: Coon Rapids 4th of July | Coon Rapids Ice Center | Parade & fireworks.
7/02/19-7/04/19: Richfield Red, White & Blue Days | Family Night with kids parade (7/2), 4th of July Parade (7/4, 1pm) and fireworks follow.
7/4/19-7/7/19: Hudson Booster Days | Lakefront Park, Hudson WI | Parade, kids pedal tractor pull, live entertainment, magician and fireworks at dusk
7/4/19-7/14/19: Pan-o-Prog – Lakeville’s Summer Festival | Start out with 4th of July fireworks and wrap up with a grand parade (7/8, 5:30pm).
7/13/19-7/21/19: Hopkins Raspberry Festival | Family Day in Central Park with art activities, fireworks and other entertainment and Grande Day Parade
7/10/19-7/14/19: Karl Oskar Days | Lindstrom | Celebrate Swedish heritage with a family bingo night, outdoor screening of Inside Out, live music, a parade, craft fair and fireworks.
7/10/19-7/14/19: Maple Grove Days | Kids parade and family entertainment in Central Park, Big Truck Show, family games and fireworks.
7/10/19-7/14/19: Ramsey County Fair | Maplewood | FREE admission, $3/parking | White Bear Ave Parade, 4-H Arts-In performances, Farmer for a Day stations, petting zoo and more.
7/11/19-7/14/19: Whiz Bang Days | Robbinsdale | Free ice cream, face painting, music and safety vehicle fair, parade & fireworks.
7/11/19-7/14/19: Monticello Riverfest | Monticello | Sunday parade, live music, kids games.
7/12/19-7/13/19: Andover Family Fun Fest | Look for the Zoomobile, Kidzart, magic & juggling shows, and donkey-pulled wagon rides.
7/12/19-7/14/19: Duk Duk Daze | Northwood Park, New Hope | Kids parade and carnival, live animals with Three Rivers Parks.
7/13/19: Anoka Riverfest | 9am-5pm | Sidewalk chalk and spin art for kids – FREE.
7/13/19-7/14/19: Dragon Festival | Lake Phalen Park, St Paul | Free Asian cultural performances, kids entertainment and dragon boat races on Lake Phalen.
7/16/19: Blaine Family Fun Night | Aquatore Park | Aquatore Park | FREE kids carnival games, safety vehicles on display, and inflatables.
7/18/19-7/21/19: Excelsior Crazy Days Fair & Festival | Annual sidewalk sale featuring bouncy houses, fun activities. Saturday is Kids Day, 9am-3pm.
7/19/19-7/20/19: Spirit of the Lakes Festival | Surfside Park & Beach, Mound | Kids activities in the park both days, Lake Minnetonka historic boat tours FREE with festival button, and fireworks at dusk.
7/19/19-7/20/19: Minnesota Scottish Fair & Highland Games | Eagan Central Park | Arts and crafts, music, story telling and children’s heavy game activities such as the Caber Toss, Sheep Toss, Haggis Hurl, and Stone Toss (come prepared for the park’s splash pad).
7/19/19/-7/20/19: Lowertown Blues Fest | Mears Park, St Paul
7/19/19-7/21/19: Chaska Fire & Ice Festival | Firemen’s Park | Friday nite Beach Bash, Fun in the Park (Sat) & free root beer floats (Sun).
7/19/19-7/21/19: Highland Fest | St Paul | ArtStart activities, live music and your chance to climb the Highland Park water tower (9am-5pm)!
7/19/19-7/21/19: Wannigan Days | Taylors Falls/St Croix Falls | Kids parade through Taylors Falls.
7/19/19-7/21/19: Rivertown Days | Hastings | Arts & crafts fair at Historic LeDuc Estate and Rivertown Days Parade.
7/19/19-7/21/19: Lumberjack Days | Downtown Stillwater | Daily lumberjack shows, kids activities and K-9 shows, children’s entertainment in Teddy Bear Park and the parade.
7/19/19-7/28/19: Rosemount Leprechaun Days | Central Park, Rosemount | Midsummer Faire in Central Park, and the Grand Day Parade; Thursday is Family Fun Night.
7/20/19: International Festival of Burnsville | Nicollet Commons Park | FREE balloon twisting, family crafts and origami (3-7pm) plus other activities for a small fee and cultural entertainment.
TBA: St. Paul Rondo Days | Rondo Ave, St. Paul | Grande Parade (10 AM)
7/21/19: Open Streets Lake + Minnehaha | Minneapolis, 11am-5pm
7/24/19-7/27/19: Minneapolis Aquatennial | First, hit the Loring Park Family Fun Night. Then, onto the Torchlight Parade, performances by the Twin Cities River Rats and spectacular fireworks cap off the festival.
7/23/19-7/28/19: Anoka County Fair
7/24/19-7/28/19: Scott County Fair | Jordan
7/25/19-7/27/19: FLOW Northside Arts Crawl | Minneapolis | A three-day celebration of the arts in North Minneapolis.
7/25/19-7/28/19: Crystal Frolics | Family Festival with kids scavenger hunt, Kidsdance DJ, and an interactive nature van.
7/26/19-7/28/19: Slice of Shoreview Days | Island Lake County Park | Parade, plus lots of FREE kids activities – chalk art, slip’n slide & climbing wall.
7/26/19-7/28/19: Chaska River City Days | Arts & crafts fair, parades and fire department water fights.
ROAD TRIP: 7/26/19-7/28/19 Day Out With Thomas | Duluth | Tickets: $20/pp | Children take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, meet the railway controller Sir Topham Hatt, have fun in the Imagination Station, explore the Railroad Museum, and much more! (also August 2nd-4th)
7/27/19-7/29/19: Loring Park Art Festival | Minneapolis | Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm | 140 artists, interactive art, family events, food, music and unique entertainment around the walking paths and duck ponds of Loring Park—an idyllic setting for an outdoor art festival.
More Fairs & Festivals: Twin Cities Festivals & Fairs: A Year-Round Minnesota Family Guide
Note: Owamni Falling Water Festival is in August in 2019