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 FESTIVALS
June 4-7, 2020: Spring Lake Park Tower Days | Spring Lake Park
Festival at Lakeside Lions Park (Sunday 10am-dusk) features interactive lumberjack shows and other kids activities. Catch an outdoor movie in Lions Park.
June 4-7, 2020: Hugo Good Neighbor Days | Hugo
Parade and fireworks.
June 5-7, 2020: Edina Art Fair | 50th & France
Live music and a Kids Zone filled with art activities, inflatables and a shady place to rest
June 6, 2020: Art in the Hollow | Swede Hollow, St Paul
Over 50 visual & performing artists, many creating works on site. 10am-5pm.
June 6, 2020: Arts in the Park | Purgatory Creek Park, Eden Prairie
Local craft vendors plus music and entertainment just for kids. FREE admission. 10am-5pm
June 6, 2020: Saint Anthony Park Arts Festival | Como and Carter Avenues, St Paul 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.
June 6-7, 2020: Discover Aviation Days | Anoka County Airport, Blaine
Back in 2020 after a hiatus in 2019, stay tuned for details.
June 7, 2020: Grand Old Day | Grand Ave, St Paul
Kids activities in the Family Fun District (most have a fee), live music and parade.
June 10-14, 2020: 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.
June 13-14, 2020: Art on the Lake | Excelsior
Get creative in the Kids Art Tent. Listen to local music and try out regional food vendors.
June 13-14, 2020: Deutsche Tage | St Paul
A sampling of German food (not free), culture and games.
June 14-21, 2020: Buffalo Days | Buffalo
Wed-Sun: Carnival, Thu: Kiddie Parade (6:30). Fri: Fireworks (dusk); Sat: Grand Parade (6pm).
June 17-21, 2020: St. Louis Park Parktacular | St Louis Park
Grand Day Parade and Kidtacular Family & Kids Activities are free or low cost.
June 18-July 30, 2020: Marketfest | Downtown White Bear Lake
Thursdays from 6pm-9pm. Vendors, food, activities and petting zoo.
June 20-21, 2020: Stone Arch Bridge Festival | Minneapolis
A weekend of art and music on the Minneapolis River Front. Family activities area.
June 23-27, 2020: Farmington Dew Days | Farmington
Kids fishing contest, parade.
June 25-27, 2020: 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.
June 25-28, 2020: Oakdale Summerfest | Walton Park, Oakdale
Parade, live music, fireworks, carnival rides, kids events and more.
June 26-28, 2020: Kaposia Days | South St. Paul
Parade, “Cute Kid Contest” & fireworks.
June 26-28, 2020: Blaine Festival | Aquatore Park
Family beach party, carnival, petting zoo, dance party.
June 27, 2020: Minnetonka Summer Festival | Civic Center Campus
Inflatables, petting zoo, family music, and fireworks. All activities are free except food! 4pm-10:45pm.
June 27-28, 2020: Afton Strawberry Festival
Kids Spin Art, live music, raptor demos & strawberry shortcake eating contest.
June 27-28, 2020: Eagan Art Festival | Children’s Activity Tent
June 28, 2020: Uptown Food Truck Festival | Lake & Hennepin, Minneapolis
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.
June 1, 2019: Party in the Park | Northside Park, Maple Plain
Live music, food vendors and family fun
June 1-8, 2019: I Love Burnsville Week
Friday Fest & Flicks on the Bricks, demonstrations, ice cream social and family activities.
June 2, 2019: Open Streets Lyndale | Minneapolis
Pedal or walk your way along Lyndale Avenue, exploring local businesses. 11am-5pm.
June 7-8, 2019: Johnstock | Johnson St NE, Minneapolis
Family movie in parking lot, bounce house.
June 12-15, 2019: Faribault Heritage Celebration | Faribault
Carnival, live music, coloring contest and kids fun run
June 13-14, 2019: Fridley ’49er Days | Commons Park, Fridley
Back to the old name this year. There will be a parade and festival.
June 13-14, 2019: 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).
June 13-15, 2019: Tater Daze Festival | Brooklyn Park
Parade (Thur), live music and fireworks.
June 13-July 4, 2019: Manitou Days | White Bear Lake
“50 Years of Fun in the Sun” plus a parade.
Cancelled for 2020: Northern Spark | Green Line (Mpls – St. Paul)
This overnight festival of art is probably best to share with the older kids. 9pm-2am. (June 14-15, 2019)(Look for it in 2021)
June 20-22, 2019: Earle Brown Days Festival | Brooklyn Center
Centennial Park offers entertainment, food trucks, youth activities, community market, fireworks and more. Plus a parade.
June 22, 2019: 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.
June 23, 2019: Scandinavian Summer Fest | Minnehaha Park, Minneapolis
Music, dancing and crafts.
June 24-July 4, 2019: Rosefest | Roseville
Free family skate at Roseville Skate Center; Community Theatre, Great American Campout and campfire; Touch a Truck and children’s concert & parade.
June 27-30, 2019: Columbia Heights Lions Jamboree | Huset Park
Jamboree and carnival.
June 27-July 4, 2019: Apple Valley Freedom Days
Carnival, Music in the Park, Family Fun Night on Monday, July 3rd
Looking for Hudson Booster Days? It is in July in 2019