TWIN CITIES JUNE FAMILY FESTIVALS – FREE ADMISSION
Get your fill of festivals throughout the month of June with this handy list of local celebrations around the Twin Cites. Family-friendly highlights are listed for each:
6/3-9/2017: I Love Burnsville Week • Family highlights: Grand opening of Minnesota Riverfront Park and Black Dog Trail (6/3, 10am-noon), Friday Fest & Flicks on the Bricks (6/9), demonstrations, ice cream social and family activities.
6/2-4/2017: Edina Art Fair @ 50th & France • Family highlights: Live music and a Kids Zone filled with art activities, inflatables and a shady place to rest.
6/3/2017: 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.
Not Yet Verified for 2017: 6/4: Springtime & Rhubarb Festival @ Le Duc Historic Estate, 1629 Vermillion St, Hastings • Family highlights: Tour the historic house, grub on some rhubarb, visit the chicken coop and more.
6/3-4/2017: Flint Hills International Children’s 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.
6/4/2017: Grand Old Day, Grand Ave, St. Paul • Family highlights: Back to a single day again in 2017, there are still plenty of kids activities in the Family Fun District, live music and parade.
6/8-11, 2017: Spring Lake Park Tower Days, Spring Lake Park • Family highlights: Festival at Lakeside Lions Park (6/11, 10am-dusk) features interactive lumberjack shows, a visit from the Ghostbusters of MN, and other kids activities; Stars Wars: The Force Awakens (6/10 Lions Park)
6/8-11, 2017: Hugo Good Neighbor Days, Hugo • Family highlights: Parade and fireworks (6/10).
6/9-11, 2017: Wannigan Days, Taylors Falls/St. Croix Falls • Family highlights: Kids parade through Taylors Falls
Not Yet Verified for 2017: 6/11: Lakefest 2016 @ Trapp Farm Park, 841 Wilderness Run Rd, Eagan • 10am-2pm • Family highlights: nature art projects, kids science experiments, no fishing license required to fish; equipment provided.
6/10-11/2017: Art on the Lake, Excelsior • Family highlights: Get creative in the Kids Art Tent. Listen to local music and try out regional food vendors.
6/10-11/2017: 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.
6/13-17/2017: Farmington Dew Days, Farmington • Family highlights: Kids Fishing Contest (6/17, 9am-11am). Pare (6/17 5pm)
6/17/2017: Fridley Fest (formerly ’49er Days) @ Commons Park • Family highlights: This shortened version will still have a parade, kids fun run, food and music. Fireworks are still possible. Stay tuned.
6/15-17, 2017: Tater Daze Festival, Brooklyn Park • Family highlights: Parade, live music and fireworks.
6/15-18, 2017: 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.
6/15-18, 2017: Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest, @ Kingston Park, 9195 75th Street S • Family highlights: Free kids tractor pedal pull (6/15), free petting farm (6/17, 1-5pm), self-guided StoryWalk through the festival, and Water Wars water balloon station (small fee).
6/15-7/4/2017: Manitou Days, White Bear Lake • Family highlights: “50 Years of Fun in the Sun”; Parade (6/16).
Not Yet Confirmed for 2017: 6/17-19: GermanFest Minnesota, @ Historic Schmidt Brewery, 900 7th St W, St. Paul • Family highlights: Kids can make FREE Father’s Day cards in the Art Tent on Fri (4-7pm) & Sat (10am-6pm) plus daily music and maypole dances.
6/16-18/2017: Stone Arch Bridge Festival, Minneapolis • Family highlights: Family Activities Area, live music and a car show.
6/21-25/2017: Columbia Heights Lions Jamboree, @ Huset Park, 3965 Jefferson St NE, Columbia Heights • Family highlights: Jamboree and Carnival.
6/22-24/2017: Earle Brown Days Festival, Brooklyn Center • Family highlights: Parade (6/22); A full Saturday (6/24) of fun in Centennial Park with a Inflatables ($5 wristband), Art Activities, Games, plus teen activities and fireworks.
6/22-25/2017: Oakdale Summerfest, @ Walton Park, 15th St & Hadley Ave, Oakdale • Family highlights: Parade, live music, fireworks, carnival rides, kids events and more.
6/22-26/2017: Rosefest, Roseville • Family highlights: Superhero Carnival and Free Skate at Roseville Skate Center (6/23); Community Theatre: “Lion King”, Great American Campout and campfire (6/24); Touch a Truck and children’s concert (6/25); Parade (6/26)
6/23-25/2017: Kaposia Days, South St. Paul • Family highlights: Parade (6/23).
6/23-25/2017: Blaine Festival @ Aquatore Park • Family highlights: Family beach party (6/23), carnival, petting zoo, dance party.
6/24/2017: Summer Fest @ Minnetonka Civic Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd • 4-10:30pm • Family highlights: All activities are FREE (excluding food).
Not Yet Confirmed for 2017: 6/25: Burnsville Fairy Festival, Burnsville • 11am-8pm • Family highlights: Celebrate summer solstice with fairy walks, storytime, music and workshops.
Not Yet Confirmed for 2017: 6/25: Midsommar Dag @ Gammelgarden Museum, Scandia • Family highlights: Tour the historic buildings FREE, complemented by kids “Immigrant for a Day” activities plus Swedish music and dance.
6/24-25/2017: Eagan Art Festival, Eagan Festival Grounds, 1501 Central Pkwy, Eagan • Family highlights: Art activity tent features artist demonstration and hands-on activities.
Not Yet Confirmed for 2017: 6/26: Scandinavian Summer Fest @ Minnehaha Park, Minneapolis • Family highlights: Potluck lunch, children’s parade at 11:45am, music and maypole dancing.
Not Yet Confirmed for 2017: 6/27-7/4: Apple Valley Freedom Days, Apple Valley