Everything under the sun you need to know about family fun this summer in the Twin Cities. Beat boredom and fill your long school break days exploring the best the Twin Cities has to offer in the way of parks, swim spots, community entertainment and local festivals.
Twin Cities Water Fun
As the line between late spring and early summer starts to melt away in the rising temps, it’s time to find a new splash spot in the Twin Cities. Look no further for a round up of outdoor swimming pools, beaches, water parks and splash pads.
|Beaches, Pools, Waterparks & Water Fun||Twin Cities Splash Pads & Wading Pools|
|Tot Time Open Swims||FFTC’s Guide to Summer Water Sports|
Twin Cities Parks & Playgrounds
Discover a new outdoor play space from over 700 entries in our Parks Search tool! Looking for specifics like a beach & playground, a bike trail or the perfect spot to pitch a tent? Search by all of these amenities and more – even by city or region of the Twin Cities Metro. Plus, find park hours, fees, directions, pictures and other extras.
|Top Twin Cities Beaches & Playgrounds||Twin Cities Nature Playgrounds|
Summer Family Festivals & Parades
Summer is full to bursting with family festivals and community parades. Take notes with this handy list of local celebrations around the Twin Cities.
|June Family Festival Calendar||July Family Festival Calendar|
|Twin Cities August Family Festival Calendar||Independence Day & 4th of July Events|
Free Summer Community Entertainment
Keep the family busy all summer long with free movies, music, puppets and other programming in the parks. We separate these lists by region of the Twin Cities Metro so it’s easy to find the fun in your own backyard.
|Free & Cheap Summer Movies||Free Summer Music in the Twin Cities|
|Free Community Entertainment for Kids||Universe in The Park 2019|
Summer Dining with Kids
Enjoy a flavorful family summer with kids – made considerably more relaxed with outdoor dining options. We list our favorite spots for a patio meal, best food trucks, ice cream shops, fro-yo and more.
|Twin Cities Best Ice Cream Shops||Outdoor Summer Dining Spots with Kids|
|Kid-Friendly Food Trucks||Kid-Friendly Farmers Markets|
Summer Sports & Games
Stay active and get the kids outdoors with a variety of summer games. These are particularly good lists for those looking to entertain tweens and teens.
|Twin Cities Mini-Golf Courses||Twin Cities Disc Golf Courses|
|Twin Cities Archery Ranges||Twin Cities Best Fishing Holes|