Twin Cities Spring Family Festival Calendar

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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:

5/5-5/7: 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.

5/6: Union Depot’s Train Day | Union Depot, St Paul | Family highlights: Transportation-inspired activities, equipment, and musical entertainment. FREE.

5/6: Arbor Day Walk & Green Fair | Staring Lake Park, Eden Prairie | 9am-12pm | Family highlights: Family activities plus take home a seedling to plant. FREE.

5/6: 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.

We are MayDay!5/7: May Day Parade & Festival | Powderhorn Park, Minneapolis | Family highlights: Catch the May Day Parade with festival to follow in the park. FREE.

5/12-14-: 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.

5/19-21: 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.

5/18-20: West St. Paul Days | West St. Paul | Friday 3:00-11:00pm; Saturday 11:00am-11:00pm; Sunday Noon-6:00pm | Family highlights:  Carnival ($20 unlimited rides); Street Dance, Parade. FREE.

Good Kids

We are excited to partner with Good Kids in May.  They are bringing FFTC BookHounds to life this summer.

5/20: Hopkins Mainstreet Day | Hopkins | 9am-4pm, FREE admission.

5/20: Blaine World Fest | Blaine | 1-4pm | Family highlights: Cultural learning booths, and ethnic food vendors and food trucks. Rain or Shine.

5/20: 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.

5/21: Holz Farm Spring Festival | Holz Farm Park, Eagan | 11am-4pm | Family highlights: Old-fashioned farm activities. Small fee for some games & food.

5/22: Art Start’s EcoArts Fest | Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Bloomington | 10am-3pm

5/28: Immigrant for a Day | Gammelgarden Museum, Scandia | 1-4pm | Family highlights: 1850’s immigrant family activities and tours. FREE admission.

5/29: 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.

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Anne Kingston

If we left it up to Anne to write her own bio, it would never get posted. She doesn’t enjoy talking about herself, but Anne does love exploring the Twin Cities with her family and sharing her finds here. She, her husband and their four kids are lifelong residents of St. Paul.


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