Twin Cities June Family Festival Calendar

June Festivals in the Twin Cities

Summertime brings out the best of the festivals in the Minneapolis-St Paul metro. 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:

parade of Grand Carnivale at Valleyfair

Grand Carnivale at Valleyfair

Come to Valleyfair and experience how the world kicks up its heels at our larger-than-life, international celebration.
Enjoy pulse pounding, high-energy live music, delicious food, lively games, and unique crafts. Take in the extravagant sights and sounds of our nighttime Spectacle of Color Parade, a glittering sensory spectacular of lavish floats, interactive street performers, and pulsing rhythms.
As the parade concludes, thunderous music builds to a crescendo as we kick off a high-energy block party filled with animated entertainers, spirited dancing, and so much more.
Grand Carnivale runs select dates June 24 - July 9. Save on tickets at

Twin Cities June festivals for families

Twin Cities summer festivals the weekend of June 1-2, 2024

ST PAUL Flint Hills Family Festival

345 Washington Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102 & Rice Park (downtown)
The whole shebang, from outdoor artist performances to the exhibit and activities tent, is great for kids.
Gianna offers tips for bringing the whole family. May 31-June 1, 2024. FREE admission and tons of free family activities.

EDINA Edina Art Fair

50th & France district
Over 250 artists and crafters to shop and a Kids Zone with face painting, music and games. May 31-June 2, 2024.

EDEN PRAIRIE Schooner Days

Round Lake Park, 16691 Valley View Rd., Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Carnival, market, face painting, faux tattoos, delicious food, insane ice cream creations, clothing and accessories, gifts, art, pottery, and more. May 31-June 2, 2024.

ST PAUL Art in the Hollow 

Parking: Saint Paul Brewing, 688 Minnehaha Ave E, St Paul, MN 55106
Over 50 visual & performing artists, many creating works on site. Note: you will need to park above the hollow and walk down into this park. June 1, 2024, 10am-5pm.

BROOKLYN PARK Tater Daze Parade 

The parade features emergency vehicles, visiting royalty, live music, community organizations and the city mascot. June 1, 2024, 11am. 

More family fun in Brooklyn Park: Visit historic HISTORIC EIDEM FARM with your kids this summer. Take a self-guided tour of the working farm, check for spring baby animals and watch farm demos. Open gate hours begin May 20, 2024.

Eidem Homestead

ST PAUL Lake Phalen Waterfest

Phalen Regional Park, 1600 Phalen Dr, St Paul, MN 55106
Featuring all kinds of fun activities on and around the water: Voyageur canoe and sailboat rides; watercraft check-out, fishing lessons and contest, water games, climbing walls, a jump castle, arts and crafts, face painting and lawn games. June 1, 2024.

More water fun at the park: PHALEN REGIONAL PARK has a large, sandy and free swimming beach and also a simple splash pad. Find more Twin Cities splash pads to cool off in this summer.

Girl playing in splash pad Text: "Best Twin Cities Splash Pads & Wading Pools"
Phalen Park splash pad

MAPLE PLAIN Party in the Park

Veterans Memorial Park, 5050 Independence St, Maple Plain, MN 55359
Live music, food vendors and family fun. June 1, 2024.

ST PAUL Saint Anthony Park Arts Festival

St Anthony Park neighborhood, Como & Carter Avenues, St Paul, MN 55108
Art sales and art activities, family activities, music and food in the highly walkable St Anthony Park neighborhood. June 1, 2024.

ST PAUL Union Depot Train Days

Train Days will include train equipment tours, a vendor marketplace, model trains, concessions, train photography exhibit, family friendly activities and more! Train fans will not want to miss this FREE summer festival. June 1-2, 2024. 10am-4pm.

More fun with trains: Where else does one go in the Twin Cities when they have little (or big) ones in the family who love trains? Try this: MINNEAPOLIS-ST PAUL, A TRAIN LOVER’S DESTINATION.

ST PAUL Grand Old Day

The traditional St Paul summer street festival returns with its signature parade down the shopping and dining artery, live music tents and kids activities. June 2, 2024.


New Brighton History Center in Long Lake Park, 700 Park Drive, New Brighton, MN 55112
The historic train depot formally known as the NEW BRIGHTON HISTORY CENTER will be open and delicious rhubarb treats will be available for purchase. Come jump aboard the caboose! June 1, 2024, 1-4pm.

Girls exploring historic caboose at New Brighton History Center in Long Lake Park, New Brighton, Minnesota New Brighton History Center in Long Lake Park[/caption

Twin Cities summer festivals the week of June 3-6, 2024

ALBERTVILLE Friendly City Days

The summer festival’s classic carnival starts Wednesday and runs through the weekend. Live music starts Thursday evening and the Friday night fireworks are at 10pm. Festival runs June 5-9, 2024.

BURNSVILLE Party on the Plaza

Nicollet Commons Park, 12550 Nicollet Avenue, Burnsville, MN55337

Free, all-ages event is free. Live music, food trucks, arts & craft vendors, games and more. June 6, 2024, 5-9pm.

More family fun in Burnsville: Are you aware that NICOLLET COMMONS PARK (host of Party on the Plaza) has an absolutely beautiful water feature for a centerpiece? Your kids won’t be able to resist it (so plan accordingly and bring towels).

Nicollet Commons Park - Splash Pad

Twin Cities summer festivals the weekend of June 7-9, 2024

ALBERTVILLE Friendly City Days

The festival continues over the weekend with Friday night fireworks, the Grande Day Parade on Saturday, 12:30pm. The carnival and live music also run through the weekend before wrapping up at the Sunday farmer’s market. June 7-9, 2024.

CHAMPLIN Father Hennepin Festival

651 West River Road, Champlin, MN 55316
Friday night parade, fireworks and a free outdoor movie. Saturday ice cream social and Sunday canoe and kayak races. Plus a classical carnival all weekend long in Champlin. June 7-9, 2024.

HUGO Good Neighbor Days

Hanfil Fields, 7032 137th St N, Hugo, MN 55038
You’ll probably find all your good neighbors at Hugo’s summer festival enjoying the parade, carnival rides, petting zoo, live music and fireworks. June 7-9, 2024.

EXCELSIOR Art on the Lake

Water Street, downtown Excelsior
More family fun in Excelsior: While shopping Art on the Lake, take a break and jump on the historic EXCELSIOR STREETCAR LINE at Water Street for a trolley ride. The ride is about 15 minutes long and costs $3/pp to ride. All aboard! June 8-9, 2024.

Old street car with boy in front
Minnesota Streetcar Museum

MAPLE GROVE Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes 

12459 Elm Creek Boulevard N Maple Grove, MN 55369
Fantastic street chalk art with the typical food concessions and live entertainment. New this year is a Kids Zone so young ones can try chalk art, too. June 8-9, 2024.

More family fun in Maple Grove: Arbor Lakes is just a skip and a jump (definitely walkable) to CENTRAL PARK OF MAPLE GROVE. This park, boasting an awesome playground, makes the list of our 10 BEST PARKS IN MAPLE GROVE, MINNESOTA. Check it out!

Maple Grove Family Fun



Lakeside Lions Park, 7840 Pleasant View Dr, Spring Lake Park, MN 55432

Parade Thursday, hay ride & puzzle contest Friday, live music and fireworks, Saturday; family festival at Lakeside Lions Park on Sunday features interactive lumberjack shows, bingo, outdoor movie, live music and other kids activities. June 8-9, 2024.

ST PAUL Deutsche Tage (German Days)

301 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN 55102
A sampling of German food (not free), culture, music and games. Typically, the German model trains on the top floor of the Summit Avenue estate are running during this sprightly summer festival. June 8-9, 2024.

Twin Citis summer festivals the weekend of June 14-16, 2024


The carnival kicks off Thursday, plus there’s a kiddie parade and free movie in the park that evening. Friday follows with a DJ and fireworks in Sturges Park and Saturday wraps up the big events with a grand parade through downtown at 6pm. Family events run June 13-15, 2024.

More family fun in Buffalo, Minnesota: There’s plenty – a downtown splash pad, giant musical instruments in the park, and a nice swimming beach. We recommend 6 THINGS TO DO IN BUFFALO, MINNESOTA, WITH KIDS.

FARIBAULT Heritage Celebration

Highlights of the city’s annual summer festival include a carnival, soap box derby, live music, and the Saturday parade. June 13-15, 2024.

FRIDLEY ’49er Days

Commons Park, 555 61st Avenue Northeast, Fridley, MN 55432
Fridley festivities kick off Thursday with a parade and activities in the park. Movie in the park follows on Friday night and there are more family and kids activities than I can fit in this space on Saturday. June 13-15, 2024.

ST LOUIS PARK Parktacular

Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Dr St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Grand Day Parade, concert, art hunt and expo. June 13-16, 2024.

Wolfe Park Playground
Image courtesy of City of St. Louis Park


White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Activities at the festival include a beach dance, fireworks over White Bear Lake, a kids parade, medallion hunt and more. Festival funs June 13-July 4, 2024.

MINNEAPOLIS American Swedish Institute Midsommar Celebration 

American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Crafts, courtyard fun, dancing around Midsommar pole, concerts. $15 adult, $10 ages 62+, $6 ages 6-18 and students with ID. June 15, 2024.

More family fun: Can’t make it to the Midsommar Celebration? AMERICAN SWEDISH INSTITUTE is fun for families year-round. Especially during the KIDS AT THE CASTLE program, typically held one Friday per month. Please consult ASI’s website to confirm upcoming dates.

BROOKYLN CENTER Juneteenth Festival

Centennial Park, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
Celebration with live entertainment, food, vendors and activities for all ages.

Where else can your family celebrate Juneteenth? Try our roundup of TWIN CITIES JUNETEENTH CELEBRATIONS.

MINNEAPOLIS Stone Arch Bridge Festival

West River Parkway, Minneapolis MN
A weekend of art and music on the Mississippi riverfront. Kids can get into the family activities area. A Father’s Day weekend tradition in Minneapolis! June 15-16, 2024.

More family fun: There are myriad attractions near the STONE ARCH BRIDGE, including Mill City Museum, St Anthony Falls Lock and Dam, and Mill Ruins Park. Super easy to eat up a day and super fun, too.

Three girls looking through a view scope on the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Twin Cities summer festivals the weekend of June 21-23, 2024

COTTAGE GROVE Strawberry Fest 

Kingston Park, 9195 75th St S, Cottage Grove, MN 55016
So much to do at this summer festival: a car show, carnival, fireworks, petting farm, strawberry-pie eating contest and more fun. June 20-23, 2024.

ROGERS Rockin’ Rogers

Thursday Family Night has a kid band, a local band, carnival, and kid games. Parade Saturday at noon. Don’t miss all the summer festival fun in Rogers. June 20-22, 2024.


Downtown Farmington, MN 55024
Tons of free family activities to celebrate summer at this festival including storytime and a movie in the park, crafting at the library, a family block party, concert with the Jolly Pops, kid-friendly contests and a big parade. June 20-23, 2024.

ST PAUL Twin Cities Jazz Festival

Mears Park, 221 5th St E, St Paul, MN 55101
Free live jazz shows, perfect for a summer evening. There are two outdoor stages at Mears Park and one outdoor stage next to the Farmers Market. June 21-22, 2024.


Minnetonka Civic Center Campus, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd.
Inflatables, live music, food trucks and fireworks. All activities are free except food! 4pm-10:30pm. June 22, 2024.

SCANDIA Gammelgarden Midsommardagen

20880 Olinda Trail N, Scandia, MN 55073
Traditional Swedish music and dances celebrate the long days of summer! Building Tours are FREE. Kids will delight in searching out the colorful Swedish Dala horses around the property. Learn more about what kids will enjoy at Gammelgarden Museum. June 22, 2024, 10am-4pm.

AFTON Strawberry Festival 

3418 St. Croix Trail South, Afton, MN 55001
Food, live music and fun activities for the entire family in Afton Town Square Park. For more strawberry fun, see below. June 22-23, 2024.

More family fun in Afton: Did you know that June is typically a spectacular month for strawberries in Minnesota? AFTON APPLE ORCHARD has a sweet strawberry patch that we visit every couple years to pick our own. Find the BEST STRAWBERRY PATCHES IN MINNESOTA TO PICK YOUR OWN.

Strawberry Patches - Best in the Twin Cities

EAGAN Art Festival

1501 Central Parkway, Eagan Festival Grounds
Art for sale in all mediums, live entertainment and food for purchase. This is another one of those summer art festivals hosted by a park with a splash pad. If you bring the kids, they won’t be able to resist it! June 22-23, 2024.

Twin Cities summer festivals the week of June 24-27, 2024

OAKDALE Summerfest

Walton Park, 1584 Hadley Ave N, Oakdale MN
Live music, kids events, food trucks, parade & fireworks to cap off the summer festival. June 24-29, 2024.


Roseville’s epic annual summer festival includes these kid-friendly events during the week: the Rose Parade (Monday), Touch A Truck (Tuesday), Superhero Carnival (Wednesday), and community theater in the park (Thursday). More events to come over the weekend (see below). June 24-27, 2024.

More family fun in Roseville: Before heading out to the summer festival, arm yourself with our list of the 10 BEST PARKS IN ROSEVILLE, MINNESOTA, TO VISIT WITH KIDS.


Huset Park, 3965 Jefferson St NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421
The medallion hunt starts Wednesday and the carnival on Thursday. More to come over the weekend! Festival runs June 26-30, 2024.

More family fun in Columbia Heights: Make sure to bring your kids’ swimsuits if you decide to attend this summer festival at HUSET PARK. They won’t be able to resist the colorful splash pad!

Twin Cities summer festivals the weekend of June 28-30, 2024

BLAINE Festival

Aquatore Park, 9191 Lincoln St NE, Blaine, MN 55434
It’s the biggest summer bash in Blaine: A family beach party, carnival, petting zoo, dance party and parade. June 28-30, 2024.


Huset Park, 3965 Jefferson St NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421
Jamboree fun continues over the weekend with the big parade on Friday night, fireworks on Saturday and a visit from the Columbia Heights fire department on Sunday. Plus a classic carnival all weekend long. June 28-30, 2024.


Summer festivities continue this weekend with a free family skate on Friday and the huge Roseville Party in the Park on Saturday with bands, inflatables, food trucks and fireworks. Please note that this is the culmination of Rosefest – the party and fireworks have moved to June 29 from their historical date of July 4. June 28-29, 2024.

SOUTH ST PAUL Kaposia Days

Parade, Kaposia Kids Stuff, kids fishing clinic, kite fly, pancake breakfast and fireworks. June 28-30, 2024.


Saturday is Family Fun Night 5pm-9pm: petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, kids dance & games, touch a truck.

More Fourth of July fun: Plan ahead for this exciting holiday with our 2024 GUIDE TO INDEPENDENCE DAY & FOURTH OF JULY EVENTS, especially where to find the parades and dazzling fireworks displays!

TBD or Cancelled for 2024

Blaine Discover Aviation Days

Anoka County Airport, 8891 Airport Rd NE, Blaine, MN 55449
Free celebration of aviation – donation requested to cover parking.

See more planes: The official aircraft viewing area for the MINNEAPOLIS-ST PAUL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT can be fun for kids and flying buffs alike! And yes, it’s FREE.

Small boys watching airplanes take off at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Aircraft Viewing Area

Scandinavian Summer Fest

Minnehaha Falls Regional Park, 4801 S Minnehaha Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417
Performances, raising of  Midsommar Pole and crowning of Midsommar Queen. Swedish foods and crafts for sale. 

More family fun in Minnehaha Regional Park: There is so much to do at this beautiful urban park! Follow the waterfall downstream to find the perfect place to wade on a hot summer day. Grab lunch at Sea Salt Eatery, on our list of the BEST PLACES IN THE TWIN CITIES FOR OUTDOOR SUMMER DINING WITH KIDS. We also like to bring our bikes for a pedal around the Grand Rounds trail.

Wading at Minnehaha Falls Regional Park

Minneapolis Open Streets

East Lake Street from 2nd Ave S to 22nd Ave S East Lake Street Minneapolis, MN 55408
The streets are closed to motor vehicles and open for pedestrians and cyclists to explore area businesses (many of which will have some kind of family-friendly activity to draw you in.)


Everything under the sun you need to know about family fun this summer in the Twin Cities. Beat boredom and fill your long school break days exploring the best the Twin Cities has to offer in the way of parks, swim spots, community entertainment and local festivals with our 2024 Ultimate Summer Events Guide.

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