Twin Cities Spring Family Festival Calendar

Spring Festivals

You can get started planning beautiful weekends in March, April & May right here with our list of Twin Cities spring festivals. 

Twin Cities March festivals for families

Spring festivals the weekend of March 16-17, 2024

ST PAUL St. Patrick’s Day Irish Celebrations 

Landmark Center, 75 Fifth Street West, Saint Paul, MN 55102
The traditional Irish Celebration at Landmark Center returns March 16. There is an additional IRISH DAY OF DANCE March 17. Both events charge $7-$9 admission.

ST PAUL St Patrick’s Day Parade

Downtown St Paul
St Patrick’s Day is traditionally a time for the Irish in St Paul to show their deep roots and pride. March 16, 2024, 12pm.

MINNEAPOLIS St. Patrick’s Day Parade 

40th Avenue NE & Van Buren St., Columbia Heights MN
The 54th annual parade kicks off at the above intersection at 6pm. Blarney Blast after-party to follow with Irish dancers, music and a buffet. Entry into the parade is $25. March 16, 2024.

Saint Patrick's Parade

Twin Cities Easter egg hunts & events in March

We are not eggs-aggerating when we claim our list of Twin Cities Easter Egg Hunts & Activities aims to be the most massive around.

Easter egg hunts & activities in the Twin cities

Twin Cities April festivals for families

BROOKLYN PARK Spring Babies 

Twin Cities Festival, 8001 109th Avenue North, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
Introduced in 2021, there was NO cover charge to enter the farm babies festival. Instead, there was a small fee for each activity you choose to do. A wristband to see and hold the baby animals will include the kids play area (corn pit, bale maze, playground equipment, pedal tractors) and a hayride. April 2024 dates to be announced.

MORE SPRING FARM BABIES! Find all the fuzzy, cuddly, sweet Minnesota farm babies opportunities at the link.

Baby chicks in an incubator:

Spring festivals the weekend of April 20-21, 2024

LINO LAKES Wargo Nature Center Earth Day Celebration

7701 Main St, Lino Lakes, MN 55038
This free family Earth Day celebration comes complete refreshments, and a new walk-thru Sound Garden concert. Make your own earth art project to take home, enjoy entertainment and activities, and explore the trails in the spring weather. April 20, 2024, 12-4pm. FREE.

ROSEVILLE Harriet Alexander Nature Center Earth Day Celebration

Harriet Alexander Nature Center, 2520 North Dale St., Roseville, MN, 55113
Celebrate the nature center’s 33rd birthday with activity stations, live music, guided boardwalk tours and birthday cake. April 20, 2024, 10am-2pm. FREE.

HASTINGS Earth Day Youth Birding Festival

Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S., Hastings, MN 55033
Kids can participate in the annual birding competition. Learn more here. April 20, 2024, 7am-5pm. FREE.

MINNEAPOLIS Arbor Day Festival 

North Loop neighborhood, North 3rd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues
Tree activities, art, music and food. 2024 date TBA.

Spring festivals the weekend of April 27-28, 2024

EDEN PRAIRIE Arbor Day Walk & Green Fair

Staring Lake & Round Lake Parks, Eden Prairie
Participants will also receive seed packets to take home and plant. April 27, 2024, 10am-1pm, FREE.

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Twin Cities May festivals for families

Powderhorn MayDay Parade & Festival

Powderhorn Park, 3400 15th Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Community organizations such as ArtCars, ArtBikes and Wearable Contraptions, Battle Train, Stilt Walkers and Cardboard Camp Artists of Minnesota have teamed up to revive the annual MayDay Parade at Powderhorn Park. Don’t miss this spring tradition!
2024 date to be announced.

Spring festivals the weekend of May 10-12, 2024

LAKE ELMO Shepherd’s Harvest Sheep & Wool Festival 

Washington County Fairgrounds, 12300 N. 40th St., Lake Elmo, MN 55042
Competitions, sheep shearing demos and animal encounters. May 10-12, 2024. $5/pp, free for kids ages 8 & under.

Spring festivals the weekend of May 17-19, 2024

MINNEAPOLIS Art-A-Whirl Weekend

Northeast Minneapolis Arts District
Individual artists and galleries are back showcasing their finest for your family to enjoy. Find a map here. May 17-19, 2024. FREE. 

WEST ST PAUL Dodge Nature Center Rock the Barn

Main Property, Farm Entrance 3, 1701 Charlton Street, West St. Paul, MN 55118
Farm animals in the barnyard, hayrides around the nature center and live bands on the lawn. 2024 date to be announced. 3-6pm. $8/pp advance, $10/door.

HOPKINS Mainstreet Day 

Arts and craft fair on the main drag plus live entertainment, food vendors and activities for kids. May 18, 2024, 9am-4pm, FREE admission.

BROOKLYN PARK Eidem Farm’s Spring on the Farm 

Historic Eidem Farm, 4345 101st Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
Take a tour of the site while seeing period demonstrations, greet farm babies, help in the garden and more. May 18, 2024, 11am-2pm. FREE.

WAYZATA Spring Splash

Park Plaza, downtown Wayzata
Summer camp games with the YMCA, outdoor activities with Three Rivers Parks and Minnesota DNR, story and art activities. 2024 date to be announced. FREE.

AFTON Belwin Bison Festival

Belwin Conservancy, 15601 Hudson Rd. N, Lakeland, MN
Activities for all ages including eco-art, food trucks, music and the always-exciting bison herd release at noon. May 18, 2024, 10am-2pm. $10/car.

EAGAN Holz Farm Spring Festival

Holz Farm Park, Holz Farm, 4665 Manor Drive
Old-fashioned farm activities, including a hayride. 11am-3pm. May 19, 2024, 11am-3pm. $3/pp, tickets available online or at the gate.

SCANDIA Immigrant for a Day 

Gammelgarden Museum, 20880 Olinda Trail N, Scandia, MN 55073
1850’s immigrant family activities and tours. 2024 date to be announced. FREE admission. 

Twin Cities Spring Family Festival Calendar

MINNEAPOLIS Memorial Day with Lakewood Cemetery 

Lakewood Cemetery, 3600 Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55408
Live music, create custom postcards, learn to fold origami doves. May 27, 2024, 10am-2pm, FREE.

Twin Cities Spring Family Festival Calendar
Find more Memorial Day Weekend Events Here

Permanently Cancelled in 2024

Festival of Nations

The festival presented authentic performances, cuisine, demos & exhibits from 40 different cultures. The festival was on hiatus from 2021-2023 and permanently cancelled in an announcement made in August of 2023.

Find More Festivals: Twin Cities Festivals & Fairs – A Year-Round Minnesota Family Guide

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2 thoughts on “Twin Cities Spring Family Festival Calendar”

  1. Fyi. The web site for the Blaine activity on the 20th says they are no longer doing the $7 punch cards.

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