FREE TWIN CITIES MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND EVENTS
Sticking around town this weekend? We’ve saluted a few of the larger celebrations below. In addition to the special events, we’ve got weekend suggestions sure to be memorable.
Nicollet Commons Park water feature | Burnsville (weather dependent)
Webber Natural Swimming Pool | Minneapolis
5/27/18: Pond Dakota House Open House | Bloomington | Explore the home and grounds of this historic landmark tucked away within a stone’s throw of the busy metro area. Guided house tours are at 1:30 & 4pm. A suggested donation of $2 per person is greatly appreciated.
5/28/18: Memorial Day at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis | 10:30am-3pm | Ceremony begins at 10:30am followed by live music, refreshments, trolley tours, horse-drawn carriage rides and art activities for kids.
5/28/18: Family Fun – Forest Play | Richardson Nature Center, Bloomington | 3-4pm
PAID EVENTS TWIN CITIES MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND EVENTS
Grove Cove Aquatic Center Outdoor Pool | Maple Grove | 11am-6pm | $7-$8/pp or $25-$30/family
Jim Lupient Water Park Opening Weekend | Minneapolis | 1-7pm | $3-$5/pp.
Anoka Aquatic Center | 12-7pm | $5-$7/pp | Pre-season opening May 26, 2018
Elm Creek Swimming Pond | Maple Grove | 9am-8pm | $5/pp
Lake Minnetonka Swimming Pond | Minnetrista | 9am-8pm | $5/pp
Memorial Day Weekend | Historic Fort Snelling, Sat 10-5, Sun noon-5, Mon 10-5 | $6-$12/pp | Explore the historic buildings, chat with costumed interpreters, watch cannon and musket firings, and join in historic games. Kids can try out the History Hunt scavenger hunt. Finish the day with a short hike through adjacent Fort Snelling State Park.
Memorial Day Weekend | The Landing, Shakopee | $5-$8/pp, under 2 FREE | Meet Civil War veterans and learn how Memorial Day began in 1868 as “Decoration Day” to honor Union soldiers who died. Horse-drawn trolleys provide transportation through the park.