5 Ways to Enjoy the X Games Minneapolis with Kids

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The X Games Minneapolis  are in town August 1-4 with thrilling extreme sports. Are we still calling them extreme sports? It may show my age by calling them extreme, but that is the history behind the name X Games. The X Games have always proudly been an exciting, family-fun event.

Disclosure: We received five free tickets to the X Games in compensation for this post.


X Games Minneapolis 2019, presented by ESPN, is the leading action sports content provider and creator of the X Games. Take four days of the best action sports competitions in the world featuring skateboarding, BMX and motocross, mix with a generous dose of some of the most diverse and influential music acts around today, and zero in on the heart of Minneapolis. All of the action will take place at U.S. Bank Stadium (home of the Minnesota Vikings), Medtronic Plaza and The Armory.

From xgames.com

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In addition to the three sports mentioned above, Sunday morning you will have the chance to watch the Harley Davidson Hooligan Racing event.

How to Enjoy the X Games with Your Kids

If you don’t know where to begin in determining if this is an event for your family, here are five things for Kids at the X Games this year that you won’t want to miss.

  • FREE X Fest Kick off (no ticket needed)
    As part of the official opening of the games, X Fest will be held the evening of Thursday, August 1. It is free and open to the public and includes a whole line-up of family fun. Be on the lookout for X Fest times.
    On Medtronic Plaza outside US Bank Stadium
  1. Sponsor activities
  2. Interactive courses
  3. Concessions
  4. Athlete meet & greets
  5. In the past: Demos, photo hunt, x-squad
    After Thursday’s XGames Kick off, XFest is included only with your ticket into the official games.
    skateboarder hanging on the edge of halfpipe
  • Child pricing for the first time ever at X Games Minneapolis : If you have always wanted to check the games out with you kids but could never justify the price for you little ones, I’ve got good news for you!
    3 Day General Admission Adult ticket–$60, Child $40. There are also options for one-day passes as well.
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  • Make X Games Minneapolis personal with access to the  interactive BMX and skate parks and with opportunities to meet athletes at the autograph sessions.
    Part of the fun of the X Games is meeting some of your favorite athletes. While I believe the athletes will be excited to meet their fans and sign autographs, your kids may get hot and cranky waiting in line.  Make sure you’ve prepped your bag with snacks and lots of water. Not only that, but the X Games will have interactive parks for fans to try their favorite sports–BMX and skateboarding–at Medtronic Plaza.
    motorcycles racing around course
  • Plan your X Games experience before you get out to the event.
    My husband and I were chatting about our day at the X Games and how we want to approach it. We decided that the best thing to do would be to check out the schedule and prioritize our favorite events. The earliest an event begins is at noon. Over the weekend, X Fest opens at 10 am, so we plan to go early and enjoy the festival atmosphere outside of US Bank Stadium.
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2 thoughts on “5 Ways to Enjoy the X Games Minneapolis with Kids”

  1. Love this post! As a Minneapolis local, I’m excited totry out some of these ideas with my own kids. Thanks for the tips on how to make the X Games experience fun and engaging for the whole family!

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