Twin Cities Weekend Events Family Guide

Things to do in Minneapolis-St Paul this weekend!

July 20-21, 2019

Need some more inspiration? As always, you can check our July Family Guide or our Family Fun Calendar.

Festivals in the Twin Cities are back in full force. For further planning into July, check our July Family Festival Calendar.


July 19-20: Spirit of the Lakes Festival | Surfside Park & Beach, Mound
Highlights: Kids activities in the park both days, Lake Minnetonka historic boat tours FREE with festival button, and fireworks at dusk.

July 19-20: Minnesota Scottish Fair & Highland GamesEagan Central Park 
Highlights: Scottish music & dance, activities for kids (come prepared for the park’s splash pad).

July 19-21: Chaska Fire & Ice Festival | Firemen’s Park
Highlights: Friday Beach Bash, Fun in the Park (Sat) & free root beer floats (Sun)

July 19-21: Highland Fest | St Paul
Highlights: ArtStart activities, live music and your chance to climb the Highland Park water tower.

July 19-21: Wannigan Days | Taylors Falls/St Croix Falls
Highlights: Kids parade through Taylors Falls (Fri), lumberjack shows & fireworks (Sat).

July 19-21: Rivertown Days | Hastings
Highights: Kids dime carnival, bubble activities (Sat) and Rivertown Days Parade (Sun).

July 19-21: Lumberjack Days | Downtown Stillwater
Highlights: Daily lumberjack shows, children’s entertainment and the parade (Sun).

July 19-21: Rosemount Leprechaun Days | Central Park, Rosemount 
Highlights: Puppets in the Park (Fri), free open skate, kids parade & entertainment (Sun).

July 20: International Festival of Burnsville | Nicollet Commons Park
Highlights: Cultural entertainment performances & Kids Village with free & inexpensive activities. 3-9pm.

Bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic dinners. Enjoy FREE movies and live theater performances in Twin Cities parks all summer long.

Lake Harriet Park Movie Night


  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids | Highland Park Community Center, St Paul | 10pm
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor by Classical Actors Ensemble | Newell Park, St Paul | 7pm
  • Captain Marvel | Lake Harriet Bandshell, Minneapolis | 7:30pm
  • The Incredibles 2 | Normandale Park, Bloomington | Movie begins at 9pm 



Pass the popcorn! Find our complete listing of free Summer Movies in the Park.

Sat, July 20: Puppets + Community Day | University of Minnesota, West Bank Plaza
Drop-in puppet-building workshop that uses recycled materials, puppet film festival, a free picnic lunch & free performances. 9am – 5pm, FREE.
Sat, July 20: Dragonfly Festival | Eastman Nature Center, Dayton ($5/pp)
Visit the dragonfly tent, investigate with microscopes, scale the climbing wall and make a craft. 10am-1pm, $5/pp.


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