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 April & May right here:
TWIN CITIES MARCH FAMILY FESTIVALS
3/16/19: St. Paul’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade | Rice Park, St Paul
3/17/19: St. Patrick’s Day Irish Celebration | Landmark Center, St Paul
TWIN CITIES APRIL FAMILY FESTIVALS
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4/26/19: Minneapolis Arbor Day Festival | Theodore Wirth Regional Park
TBA: Arbor Day Walk & Green Fair | Staring Lake Park, Eden Prairie (4/28/18)
TWIN CITIES MAY FAMILY FESTIVALS
5/2/19-5/5/19: 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.
5/4/19: 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.
5/5/19: MayDay Parade & Festival | Powderhorn Park, Minneapolis | Family highlights: Catch the MayDay Parade with festival to follow in the park. FREE. – Cancelled for 2020 (Look for it again 5/2/2021)
5/10/19-5/12/19: 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.
5/18/19-5/19/19: 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 at NEMAA’s website. FREE.
5/17/19-5/19/19: 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.
5/18/19: Hopkins Mainstreet Day | Hopkins | 9am-4pm, FREE admission.
5/18/19: 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.
5/27/19: 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.
Note: Blaine World Fest will be held in September this year.
Find More Festivals: Twin Cities Festivals & Fairs – A Year-Round Minnesota Family Guide