Weekend Family Fun: September 12-13, 2020

Things to do in Minneapolis-St Paul this weekend!

September 12-13, 2020

September is that glorious month in Minnesota where it’s still possible to run around in shirtsleeves, enjoying the sunshine. We like to make every late summer day count and have listed our picks for this weekend below. Remember, there may be social distancing measures in place or other modifications to consider. Always call or check ahead before coming out. For more ideas hop over to our September Family Events Guide our Ultimate Fall Fun Guide or our Family Fun Calendar.


It’s all about apples here in the Twin Cities during the month of September. Local orchards are nearly all open for business, many with special apple festivals and events going on to tickle the taste buds. Find our complete guide to family-friendly Twin Cities apple orchards or see our weekend picks below:

Last weekend we went west of Minneapolis & St Paul and highlighted Fall Harvest Orchard in Montrose and Deardorff Orchards in Waconia. This weekend we head east of the Twin Cities metro and give you the details on more of our favorite apple orchards:

Aamodt’s Apple Farm | Stillwater

The fall activities are currently on hold, but apple picking is in full swing at the orchard. Make sure you check their website before coming out to pick; they will list the variety for pick-your-own apples that day. All your favorite treats are stocked in the apple barn to take home.

Fischer’s Croix Farm Orchard | Hastings

Enjoy the fall season at this pretty orchard on the St. Croix River. Pick-your-own apples and pumpkins and, for more family fun, take a tractor pulled wagon ride to the corn maze ($3/ticket, weekends only) mid-September to October.


Farm Tours | Gale Woods Farm, Minnetrista 

Calling all farmhands! Take a guided hike to meet farm animals, tour the garden and explore what Gale Woods has to offer in the fall. Reservations required and tour groups are limited in size. Spaces fill quickly! Learn more about fun at Gale Woods Farm. Ongoing Saturdays, September 5-19, 2020. $5/pp all ages.

September Weekend Family Fun


Westwood Hills Nature Center Grand Opening | St Louis Park

Ribbon cutting at 2:30pm, then enjoy self-guided activities like a walk around the nature center trails and outdoor areas. Get a look inside the new interpretive center. Sunday, Sept 13. FREE admission.

Find more Twin Cities Nature & Interpretive Centers – we can’t guarantee they’ll be open for indoor exhibits, but they all have trails and things to explore outdoors.


Art Block 2020 Kickoff Event | Eagan Art House

Join the Eagan Art House for a socially-distanced opening celebration of Art Block 2020 with art making, music, performances, outdoor art exhibition and activities. Bonus! Eagan Art House is located within Patrick Eagan Park – don’t miss their great nature playground for kids! Saturday, Sept 12, 1-4pm. FREE. Learn more About Eagan Art House.


Art Walk in the Park | Wolfe Park, St Louis

Local mini-murals will be on display along walking trails in Wolfe Park. September 12-13, during park hours.


Please keep in mind that there will likely be visiting restrictions and other safety precautions, including possible required reservations to limit the number of visitors.

Minneapolis Institute of ArtNOW OPEN, FREE BUT TICKET REQUIRED.

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden – adjacent to the Walker Art Center. Follow the link to reserve your required tickets to visit the museum.



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