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:
2020 TWIN CITIES JUNE FAMILY FESTIVAL IDEAS
6/6/20: Art in the Hollow | Swede Hollow, St Paul | 10am-5pm | Over 50 visual & performing artists, many creating works on site
6/6/20-6/7/20: Art on the Lake | Excelsior | Get creative in the Kids Art Tent. Listen to local music and try out regional food vendors.
6/14/20-6/21/20: Buffalo Days | Buffalo | Wed-Sun: Carnival, Thu: Kiddie Parade (6:30): Fri: Fireworks (dusk); Sat: Grand Parade (6pm).
6/20/20-6/21/20: Stone Arch Bridge Festival | Minneapolis | A weekend of art and music on the Minneapolis River Front. Family Activities Area, live music and a car show.
6/26/20-6/28/20: Kaposia Days | South St. Paul | Parade, Cute Kid Contest & fireworks
6/27/20: Minnetonka Summer Festival | Civic Center Campus | 4pm-10:45pm | Inflatables, petting zoo, family music, and fireworks. All activities are free except food!
2019 TWIN CITIES JUNE FAMILY FESTIVALS
Use these dates for Pre-planning ahead. Festivals usually fall around the same time each year. We’ll update as we find 2020 information.
5/31/19-6/1/19: Flint Hills Family Festival | Downtown St Paul | 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.
5/31/19-6/2/19: Edina Art Fair | 50th & France | Live music and a Kids Zone filled with art activities, inflatables and a shady place to rest
6/1/19: Party in the Park | Northside Park, Maple Plain | Live music, food vendors and family fun
6/1/19: Saint Anthony Park Arts Festival | Como and Carter Avenues, St Paul |10am-5pm | Boy Scout Troops will have fun activities for kids. Go for a climb on a tower and if the weather is good, take a pinewood derby car for a spin!
6/1/19-6/8/19: I Love Burnsville Week | Friday Fest & Flicks on the Bricks, demonstrations, ice cream social and family activities.
6/2/19: Open Streets Lyndale | Minneapolis | 11am-5pm
06/02/2019: Grand Old Day has been UN-cancelled in 2019 | Grand Ave, St Paul | Kids activities in the Family Fun District, live music and parade – Despite announcements to the contrary – it IS happening in 2019!.
6/5/19-6/9/19: Albertville Friendly City Days | Albertville | 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.
6/6/19-6/9/19: Spring Lake Park Tower Days | Spring Lake Park | Festival at Lakeside Lions Park (Sunday 10am-dusk) features interactive lumberjack shows, a visit from the Ghostbusters of MN, and other kids activities; Movie in the Park: Lions Park.
6/6/19-6/9/19: Hugo Good Neighbor Days | Hugo | Parade and fireworks.
6/7/19-6/8/19: Johnstock | Johnson St NE, Minneapolis | Family movie in parking lot, bounce house
6/8/19-6/9/19: Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes | Maple Grove | A Chalkfest Family Zone is set aside for families to create together, plus games, music and food.
6/8/19-6/9/19: Deutsche Tage | St Paul | A sampling of German food (not free), culture and games.
6/11/19-6/15/19: Farmington Dew Days | Farmington | Kids fishing contest, parade.
6/12/19-6/15/19: Faribault Heritage Celebration | Faribault | Carnival, live music, coloring contest and kids fun run
6/12/19-6/16/19: St. Louis Park Parktacular | St Louis Park | Both the Grand Day Parade (noon-2pm) and Kidtacular Family & Kids Activities (2-6pm) are 6/17. Activities are free or low cost.
6/13/19-6/14/19: Fridley ’49er Days) | Commons Park, Fridley | Back to the old name this year. There will be a parade and Festival.
6/13/19-6/14/19: Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest | Kingston Park, Cottage Grove | Free kids tractor pedal pull, free petting farm, self-guided StoryWalk through the festival, and Water Wars water balloon station (small fee).
6/13/19-6/15/19: Tater Daze Festival | Brooklyn Park | Parade (Thur), live music and fireworks.
6/13/19-7/4/19: Manitou Days | White Bear Lake | “50 Years of Fun in the Sun”; Parade.
6/14/19-6/15/19: Northern Spark | Green Line (Mpls – St. Paul) | 9pm-2am | This overnight festival of art is probably best to share with the older kids.
6/20/19-6/22/19: Earle Brown Days Festival | Brooklyn Center | Parade; Saturday 5-10pm Centennial Park offers entertainment, food trucks, youth activities, community market, fireworks and more.
6/20/19-6/22/19: Twin Cities Jazz Festival | St. Paul | Hosted at various venues, look for free family-friendly concerts at several parks, including Mears and Rice. Download free Metro Transit passes at link above.
6/20/19-6/23/19: Oakdale Summerfest | Walton Park, Oakdale | Parade, live music, fireworks, carnival rides, kids events and more.
6/22/19: Midsommar Dag | Gammelgarden Museum, Scandia | Traditional Swedish music and dances celebrate the long days of summer! Building Tours are FREE. Smorgasboard available $20/pp.Children’s Dala Lunch $5.
6/22/19-6/23/19: Afton Strawberry Festival | Kids Spin Art, live music, raptor demos & strawberry shortcake eating contest.
6/23/19: Uptown Food Truck Festival | Lake & Hennepin, Minneapolis
6/23/19: Scandinavian Summer Fest | Minnehaha Park, Minneapolis | Music, dancing and crafts.
6/24/19-7/4/19: Rosefest | Roseville | Free family skate at Roseville Skate Center; Community Theatre, Great American Campout and campfire; Touch a Truck and children’s concert & parade.
6/27/19-6/30/19: Columbia Heights Lions Jamboree | Huset Park | Jamboree and carnival
6/27/19-7/4/19: Apple Valley Freedom Days | Carnival, Music in the Park, Family Fun Night on Monday, July 3rd.
6/28/19-6/30/19: Blaine Festival | Aquatore Park, Blaine | Family beach party, carnival, petting zoo, dance party.
6/29/19-6/30/19: Eagan Art Festival | Children’s Activity Tent
Looking for Hudson Booster Days? It is in July in 2019
CANCELLED: Discover Aviation Days is not happening in 2019 | Anoka County Airport, Blaine – Look for it 6/6/20-6/7/20.