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 Family Festivals

Mar. 2-5, 2022: ¡VIVA! Festival Latino

Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55431
Music, dance, arts activities, a fashion show and more celebrating Minnesota’s vibrant Latin and Caribbean cultures. FREE and open to the public. 

Mar 13, 2022: St. Patrick’s Day Irish Celebrations 

Landmark Center, 75 Fifth Street West, Saint Paul, MN 55102
The traditional Irish Celebration and Irish Day of Dance at Landmark Center returns!

Mar 17, 2022: St. Paul’s St Patrick’s Day Parade

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

Mar 17, 2022: 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.

Saint Patrick's Parade
2021 won’t be quite as pictured this year.

Twin cities April Family Festivals

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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 9-25, 2021)

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

Baby chicks in an incubator:

April 23, 2022: Wargo Nature Center Family Earth Day Celebration

Wargo Nature Center, 7701 Main St, Lino Lakes, MN 55038
This free family Earth Day celebration comes complete with a bouncy house, 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 23, 2022: Harriet Alexander Nature Center Earth Day Celebration

Harriet Alexander Nature Center, 2520 North Dale St., Roseville, MN, 55113
Celebrate the nature center’s 32nd birthday with activity stations, live music, guided boardwalk tours and birthday cake. FREE. 10am-2pm.

April 23, 2022: Earth Day Youth Birding Competition

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 29, 2022: Minneapolis Arbor Day Festival  

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

April 30, 2022: Arbor Day Walk Story Stroll 

Staring Lake & Round Lake Parks, Eden Prairie
Participants will also receive seed packets to take home and plant. 9-11am, FREE.

Find more Earth Day and Arbor Day events and celebrations:

Girl and mother planting a tree:

Twin Cities May Family Festivals

May 7-8, 2022: Shepherd’s Harvest Sheep & Wool Festival 

Washington County Fairgrounds, 12300 N. 40th St., Lake Elmo, MN 55042
Competitions, sheep shearing demos and animal encounters. $5/pp.

May 14, 2022: 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 and sailboat rides! 11am-1pm, FREE.

May 15, 2022: Holz Farm Spring Festival

Holz Farm Park, Holz Farm, 4665 Manor Drive
Old-fashioned farm activities, including a hayride. 3 time options: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 12:45 -2:15 p.m., 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. $3/pp, advanced tickets required. 

May 20, 2022: Art Start’s EcoArts Fest 

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, 3815 American Blvd E, Bloomington, MN 55425
Guided trail hikes, art-making stations, pop-up puppet shows & stilt walkers. CANCELLED FOR 2022, look for it back in 2023.

May 20-22, 2022: 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. FREE.

May 21, 2022: Eidem Farm’s Spring on the Farm 

Historic Eidem Farm, 4345 101st Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
Each tour will be 45-minutes; families units can take a walking tour of the site while seeing period demonstrations and take home a planting activity kit. 10am-1pm, $20/family. 

May 21, 2022: Hopkins Mainstreet Day 

Arts and Craft Fair. 9am-4pm, FREE admission.

May 30, 2022: Memorial Day with Lakewood Cemetery 

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

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

May Festivals Not Yet Announced or Cancelled

Heart of the Beast MayDay Parade & Festival 

MayDay did not return as a parade and festival in 2021. We hope to see it back in 2022. Learn more here.

Festival of Nations

Authentic performances, cuisine, demos & exhibits from 40 different cultures. Cancelled for 2021 & 2022.

Cinco de Mayo St Paul

West Side neighborhood of St Paul
A full day of events celebrating the vibrant and diverse District del Sol neighborhood. 9am-6pm, FREE. Cancelled for 2021 but expected to return for 2022.

Immigrant for a Day 

Gammelgarden Museum, 20880 Olinda Trail N, Scandia, MN 55073
1850’s immigrant family activities and tours. 1-4pm, FREE admission. 

Twin Cities Spring Family Festival Calendar

Lake Phalen Waterfest 

Will be held in June this year!  See our June Festival Guide for more details.

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

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  3. 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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