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 with our Ultimate Summer Events Guide.
Our Ultimate Summer Guide is here for you when you’re ready to plan into June and beyond. Inevitably, there will be some closures, changes and cancellations. Please always call or check ahead to confirm an activity before heading out.
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Grab some summer activity ideas with our bucket list!
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 & More||Splash Pads & Wading Pools|
|Tot Time Open Swims||Summer Water Sports|
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 Beaches & Playgrounds||Nature Playgrounds|
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|
|August Family Festival Calendar||4th of July Events|
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||Summer Music in the Parks|
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.
|Best Ice Cream Shops||Outdoor Summer Dining 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|
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