After our long winter’s rest, the Twin Cities is awake with a full lineup of spring family festivals and events! You can get started planning those beautiful weekends in May right here:
5/3/18-5/6/18: Festival of Nations | RiverCenter, St Paul | $8-$11/pp in advance, under 6 FREE | Family highlights: Authentic performances, cuisine, demos & exhibits from 40 different cultures.
5/5/18: Cinco de Mayo | West Side of St Paul | 9am-6pm | Family highlights: A full day of events celebrating the vibrant and diverse District del Sol neighborhood. FREE.
5/11/18-5/12/18: Shepherd’s Harvest Sheep & Wool Festival | Washington County Fairgrounds, Stillwater | 9am-5pm Sat, 10am-4pm Sun | $5/pp ages 9+, under 9 FREE | Family highlights: Competitions, sheep shearing demos and animal encounters.
5/18/18-5/20/18: Art-A-Whirl | Northeast Minneapolis | Fri 5-10pm, Sat 12-8pm, Sun 12-5pm | Family highlights: Many studios offer hands-on activities that interest all ages. A listing of Art-A-Whirl family offerings can be found here. FREE.
5/18/18-5/20/18: West St Paul Days | West St Paul | Fri 3-11pm; Sat 11am-11pm; Sun 12-6pm | Family highlights: Carnival ($20 unlimited rides), street dance, parade. FREE.
5/19/18: Hopkins Mainstreet Day | Hopkins | 9am-4pm, FREE admission.
5/19/18: Blaine World Fest | Blaine | 1-4pm | Family highlights: Cultural learning booths, and ethnic food vendors and food trucks. Rain or Shine.
5/19/18: Arts in the Park | Purgatory Creek Park, Eden Prairie | 9am-4pm | Family highlights: Local craft vendors plus music and entertainment just for kids. FREE admission.
5/28/18: Memorial Day at Lakewood Cemetery | Minneapolis | 10:30am-3pm | Family highlights: Live music, refreshments, trolley tours, horse-drawn carriage rides and art activities for kids. FREE.
Find More Festivals: Twin Cities Festivals & Fairs – A Year-Round Minnesota Family Guide