TWIN CITIES JUNE FAMILY FESTIVAL IDEAS
Get your fill of June family festival outings with this handy list of local celebrations around the Twin Cites. Most are free. If there is admission, it is listed. Family-friendly highlights are listed for each:
6/1/18-6/2/18: Flint Hills Family Festival | Downtown St Paul | Family highlights: The whole shebang, from outdoor artist performances to the exhibit and activities tent, is great for kids. Get tips for bringing the whole family at the link.
6/1/18-6/3/18: Edina Art Fair | 50th & France | Family highlights: Live music and a Kids Zone filled with art activities, inflatables and a shady place to rest.
6/1/18-6/2/18: Johnstock | Johnson St NE, Minneapolis | Family highlights: Family movie at dusk 6/1
6/2/18-6/3/18: Discover Aviation Days | Anoka County Airport, Blaine
6/2/18: Art in the Hollow | Swede Hollow, St Paul | 10am-5pm | Family highlights: Over 50 visual & performing artists, many creating works on site.
6/2/18: Waterfest | Phalen Regional Park, St Paul | 11am-4pm | Family highlights: Celebrate clean lakes and outdoor rec with family canoeing, fishing lessons, crafts, games, interactive exhibits and more.
6/2/18: Saint Anthony Park Arts Festival | Como and Carter Avenues, St Paul |10am-5pm | Family highlights: Boy Scout Troop 17 and Cub Scout Pack 22 will have fun activities for kids from 10 am to 3 pm at the corner of Como Avenue and Luther Place. Go for a climb on a tower and if the weather is good, take a pinewood derby car for a spin!
6/2/18-6/9/18: I Love Burnsville Week | Family highlights: Friday Fest & Flicks on the Bricks (6/8), demonstrations, ice cream social and family activities.
6/3/18: Grand Old Day | Grand Ave, St Paul | Family highlights: Kids activities in the Family Fun District, live music and parade.
6/6/18-6/10/18: Albertville Friendly City Days | Albertville | Family highlights: Carnival runs Thu-Sun; Saturday Events for Kids including fire truck display, Kiddie Parade, Kids Pedal Tractor Pull, and Toddler Town. Miss Albertville Royalty candidates sponsor root beer floats at the Lions Shelter at 11:00 a.m.
6/7/18-6/10/18: Spring Lake Park Tower Days | Spring Lake Park | Family highlights: Festival at Lakeside Lions Park (6/10, 10am-dusk) features interactive lumberjack shows, a visit from the Ghostbusters of MN, and other kids activities; Movie in the Park: Jumanji (6/9 Lions Park).
6/7/18-6/10/18: Hugo Good Neighbor Days | Hugo | Family highlights: Parade and fireworks (6/9).
6/9/18-6/10/18: Art on the Lake | Excelsior | Family highlights: Get creative in the Kids Art Tent. Listen to local music and try out regional food vendors.
6/9/18-6/10/18: Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes | Maple Grove | Family highlights: A Chalkfest Family Zone is set aside for families to create together, plus games, music and food.
6/9/18-6/10/18: Deutsche Tage | St Paul | Family highlights: A sampling of German food (not free), culture and games.
6/12/18-6/16/18: Farmington Dew Days | Farmington | Family highlights: Kids Fishing Contest, Parade.
6/13/18-6/16/18: Faribault Heritage Celebration | Faribault | Family highlights: Carnival, live music, coloring contest and kids fun run.
6/13/18-6/17/18: Buffalo Days | Buffalo | Family highlights: Wed-Sun: Carnival, Thu: Kiddie Parade (6:30): Fri: Fireworks (dusk); Sat: Grand Parade (6pm).
6/13/18-6/17/18: St. Louis Park Parktacular | St Louis Park | Family highlights: Both the Grand Day Parade (noon-2pm) and Kidtacular Family & Kids Activities (2-6pm) are 6/17. Activities are free or low cost.
6/14/18-7/4/18: Manitou Days | White Bear Lake | Family highlights: “50 Years of Fun in the Sun”; Parade.
6/14/18-6/16/18: Tater Daze Festival | Brooklyn Park | Family highlights: Parade (Thur), live music and fireworks. Festivities to be held at the Community Activity Center in 2018.
6/14/18 & 6/16/18: Fridley ’49er Days | Commons Park, Fridley | Family highlights: Back to the old name this year. There will be a parade on the 14th and Festival on the 16th.
6/14/18-6/18/18: Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest | Kingston Park, Cottage Grove | Family highlights: Free kids tractor pedal pull, free petting farm, self-guided StoryWalk through the festival, and Water Wars water balloon station (small fee).
6/15/18-6/16/18: Northern Spark | Green Line (Mpls – St. Paul) | 8:59 pm to 5:26 am | Family highlights: This overnight festival of art is probably best to share with the older kids.
6/15/18-6/17/18: Stone Arch Bridge Festival | Minneapolis | Family highlights: A weekend of art and music on the Minneapolis River Front. Family Activities Area, live music and a car show.
6/16/18: Maker Fest | Rondo Library, St Paul
6/20/18-6/24/18: Columbia Heights Lions Jamboree | Huset Park, Columbia Heights | Family highlights: Jamboree and carnival.
6/21/18-6/23/18: Earle Brown Days Festival | Brooklyn Center | Family highlights: Parade; Saturday 5-10pm Centennial Park offers entertainment, food trucks, youth activities, community market, fireworks and more.
6/21/18-6/23/18: Twin Cities Jazz Festival | St Paul | Family highlights: Hosted at various venues, look for free family-friendly concerts at several parks, including Mears, Rice and Como Dockside. Download free Metro Transit passes at link above.
6/21/18-6/23/18: Oakdale Summerfest | Walton Park, Oakdale | Family highlights: Parade, live music, fireworks, carnival rides, kids events and more.
6/21/18-6/25/18 (and July 4): Rosefest | Roseville | Family highlights: Free Family Skate at Roseville Skate Center (6/22); Community Theatre: “Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, Great American Campout and campfire ($18/tent site) (6/23); Touch a Truck and children’s concert (6/24); Parade (6/25).
6/22/18-6/24/18: Kaposia Days | South St. Paul | Family highlights: Parade, Cute Kid Contest, Fireworks.
6/22/18-6/24/18: Blaine Festival | Aquatore Park, Blaine | Family highlights: Family beach party, carnival, petting zoo, dance party.
6/23/18-6/24/18: Eagan Art Festival | Eagan| Family highlights: TBA
6/23/18: Minnetonka Summer Festival | Civic Center Campus | 4-10:45pm | Family highlights: Inflatables, petting zoo, family music, and fireworks. All activities are free except food!
6/23/18: Midsommar Dag | Gammelgarden Museum, Scandia | Family highlights: Traditional Swedish music and dances celebrate the long days of summer! Building Tours are FREE. Smorgasboard available $12/adults, $8/child.
6/23/18-6/24/18: Afton Strawberry Festival | Afton | Family highlights: Kids Spin Art, live music, raptor demos & strawberry shortcake eating contest.
6/23/18-6/24/18: Eagan Art Festival | Eagan Festival Grounds | Family highlights: Art activity tent features artist demonstration and hands-on activities.
6/24/18: Scandinavian Summer Fest | Minnehaha Park, Minneapolis
6/27/18-7/4/18: Apple Valley Freedom Days | Apple Valley | Family highlights: Carnival, Music in the Park, Family Fun Night on Monday, July 3rd.
6/29/18-7/3/18: Hudson Booster Days | Lakefront Park, Hudson WI
Looking for Wannigan Days? It has changed to July in 2018 .