You can get started planning beautiful weekends in March, April & May right here with our list of Twin Cities Spring Festivals. Note that Festivals and Fairs will be under the same guidelines as the rest of the state regarding gatherings during current mandated restrictions.
Twin Cities March Family Festivals
Mar 14, 2021: St. Patrick’s Day Irish Celebrations | Landmark Center, St Paul
Again in 2021, the traditional Irish Celebration and Irish Day of Dance at Landmark Center can be enjoyed virtually on Landmark’s web page.
Mar 17, 2021: St. Paul’s Irish MASK-arade | 425 Rice St, St Paul
Families can mask up and drive through to see all their favorite parade performers in a reverse parade. Noon-3pm. Free, registration required.
Mar 20, 2021: Minneapolis’ St. Patrick’s Day Parade | Columbia Heights
In this drive-thru twist, participants can deck out their own cars and parade past Irish royalty, dancers and bagpipe players. 1-3pm, FREE to enter but must submit an application.
Twin cities April Family Festivals
While we wait for more information on these festivals browse our massive list of Twin Cities Easter Egg Hunts & Activities.
April 9-25, 2021: Spring Babies | Twin Cities Festival, Brooklyn Park
New for 2021, there will be NO cover charge to enter the farm babies festival. Instead, there will be 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 24, 2021: Earth Day Celebration | Harriet Alexander Nature Center, Roseville
10am-2pm. More details TBA.
Find all the fuzzy, cuddly, sweet Minnesota farm babies opportunities at the link.
April Festivals Not Yet Announced or Cancelled
Minneapolis Arbor Day Festival | Theodore Wirth Regional Park
Family Earth Day Celebration | Wargo Nature Center, Lino Lakes
Earth Day Birding Festival | Carpenter Nature Center, Hastings
Twin Cities May Family Festivals
May 1, 2021: Arbor Day Walk & Green Fair | Staring Lake Park, Eden Prairie
More details coming in spring 2021.
May 2, 2021: MayDay Parade & Festival | Powderhorn Park, Minneapolis
More details on a re-imagined MayDay TBA soon.
May 16, 2021: Holz Farm Spring Festival | Holz Farm Park, Eagan
Old-fashioned farm activities. 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 22, 2021: Art Start’s EcoArts Fest | Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge
Interactive art and nature activities. 11am-4pm, FREE. More details TBA.
May 22, 2021: Hopkins Mainstreet Day | Hopkins
Arts and Craft Fair. 9am-4pm, FREE admission.
May Festivals Not Yet Announced or Cancelled
Festival of Nations | RiverCenter, St Paul
Authentic performances, cuisine, demos & exhibits from 40 different cultures. $8-$11/pp in advance, under 6 FREE. CANCELLED FOR 2021.
Cinco de Mayo | West Side neighborhood of St Paul
A full day of events celebrating the vibrant and diverse District del Sol neighborhood. 9am-6pm, FREE.
Art-A-Whirl | Northeast Minneapolis
Many studios offer hands-on activities that interest all ages. A listing of Art-A-Whirl family offerings can be found at the link. Fri 5-10pm, Sat 12-8pm, Sun 12-5pm. FREE.
Immigrant for a Day | Gammelgarden Museum, Scandia
1850’s immigrant family activities and tours. 1-4pm, FREE admission. Gammelgarden is currently closed until further notice.
Memorial Day at Lakewood Cemetery | Minneapolis
Live music, refreshments, trolley tours, horse-drawn carriage rides and art activities for kids. 10:30am-3pm, FREE.
Waterfest | Phalen Regional Park, St Paul
Shepherd’s Harvest Sheep & Wool Festival | Stillwater
Competitions, sheep shearing demos and animal encounters. CANCELLED FOR 2021.
Find More Festivals: Twin Cities Festivals & Fairs – A Year-Round Minnesota Family Guide