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  * * * Saint Paul Winter Carnival * * *
The Saint Paul Winter Carnival has so much to offer, from contests and parades to the famous ice-carving extraveganza. Don't forget the art exhibits, marathons, races, firetruck rides, cat shows, fashion shows, dances -- there's even a softball on ic...

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  ~Polar Adventure~At the Minnesota Zoo
This is an all around great way for kids to celebrate the holidays, learn about nature, and have a lot of fun in the process! The Polar Adventure features sled dogs, a monorail called the Polar Express that travels around the zoo, "Polar Play Area” ...

  Aamodt's Apple Farm
This is a great place to visit in the Autumn months. Pick your own apples, or buy them already picked, visit the petting zoo, go for a wagon or pony ride, visit the bakery, and participate in special events throughout the season! Open second week in ...

  Adaptive Recreation Group for Kids Ages 7+
This program offers fun games and socializing for kids who want to learn new sports and skills. Participants will learn and play a variety of games, including Pickle Ball (giant table tennis), volleyball, basketball, kick ball, and others. All childr...

  Adventure Gardens Miniature Golf ~Life Pages Supporter~
The Adventure Gardens Mini-Golf course is located at Veterans Memorial Park. The site was formerly Rich Acres Park and Rich Acres Golf Course. The course is surrounded by beautiful landscaping, ponds and waterfalls. The course is open to the public a...

  Afton Apple
Pick your own apples, raspberries, strawberries, pumpkins, peaches, blueberries and cherries! Don't miss the 10 acre corn maze, along with other great attractions and events. Use the contact info below to learn more.

  Aldrich Arena
Aldrich Arena is host to many hockey and figure skating events throughout the year, as well as open skate and long-blade sessions for the public. Many non-skating events also take place here, including craft and trade shows, conventions, concerts, g...

  Alive After Five ~ Free Summer concert series
Every weekday in June, the Alive After 5 concerts fill Peavey Plaza with live music, ranging from blues and swing to rock and roll. The concerts are free and concert-goers may enjoy a variety of food and drink from vendors such as Famous Dave's and ...

  American Craft Show
This craft show includes a juried show and sale, kids, demonstrations, talks and more. For more info visit www.craftcouncil.org or call 800.836.3470.

  AMF Bowling
This bowling center features a multitude of well-kept lanes. There are also darts, billiards, arcade games, and a snack bar. Call City Limits Lanes, or visit their web site by clicking below, for more details on visiting.

  Annual Henna Party
Henna is an ancient practice involving dyes from the henna-plant. These dyes are used to create beautiful and elaborate body art that, unlike tattoos, is not permanent. However, unlike "fake tattoos," Henna body art stays on for a number of weeks bef...

  Anoka Autofest
Rev up your engines, it's time for the summer car show season! Anoka's first annual Autofest will feature a classic car show, an automotive swap meet, food, music by the Del Counts, arts and crafts, collectible toys, auto vendors, and displays. Cli...

  Anoka County Fair
There is so much to do and see at the Anoka County Fair! Motocross, Rodeo, Demolition Derby, NTPA Tractor Pulls, live music, a stage hypnotist, lots of rides and games, beer gardens, exhibits, and more! To get all the details you need, click the link...

  Antique Motorcycle Fair
Check out over over 120 vintage and antique bikes, many from the 1960s! There will also be exhibits, vendors, and more. Visit www.vikingmc.org/national or call 612.870.0766.

  Antique Power Show
Do you want unique? The Antique Power Show and is taking place at the Little Log House Pioneer Village this Summer! Step back in time to a bustling town with a blacksmith shop, butcher shop, livery stable, general store, gristmill, and saloon, just...

  AntiQues Minnesota
AntiQues Minnesota is an extensive antiques organization, with two facilities in the Twin Cities Area. The Burnsville facility plays host to some 325 antiques dealers. One of the best places in the Twin Cities to peruse for unique odds and ends of ye...

  Apple Valley Family Aquatic Center
The Apple Valley Family Aquatic Center is a pool facility that is accessible to all patrons. Enjoy barrier-free access to the Wild Water Playground, a 18,000 square foot pool with a zero depth entry. The pool allows fun for the entire family and fo...

  Apple Valley Freedom Days
Apple Valley Freedom Days will kick off with the 7th Annual Battle of the Bands and conclude with a spectacular fireworks show on the 4th at Johnny Cake Ridge Park. In between these two marquee events, there will be plenty to do for people of all age...

  Apple Valley Sports and Recreation
Use this link to find information on parks and recreation in the City of Apple Valley. Learn about programs, sports leagues, facilities, parks, special events & celebrations, registration & reservations, and more. Click the link below.

  Aquatennial Celebration
This annual event is a big one: Almost a million people turn out every year to celebrate Minnesota's largest city. Aquatennial features Minnesota's largest parades, largest free outdoor concert, and the fourth largest fireworks show in Minnesota! ...

  Art and All That Jazz Festival
This event features live music, an artists' village, and plenty of food. For more info visit www.burnsvilleartjazz.com or call 952.882.6126.

  Art Extravaganza
This local art festival will feature over 20 arts and crafts vendors, storytelling, a library Bookmobile, live music, and family entertainment. For more information, call the Midtown Public Market at the number below.

  Art on the Lake
Come see over 200 juried artisans, and take in children's art activities, magicians, face-painting, food, and more. For more info call 952.474.5000 or visit www.artworksexcelsior.com.

  Arts Access @ Your Library
Arts Access @ Your Library is a monthly performance series, held during the winter and spring, that connects teens and adults of all mental and physical abilities to cultural arts. Events include theater, music, puppets, storytelling and more! Th...

  August Schell brewery
Schell's is the second oldest family owned brewery in the nation and they offer a tour of the operation for a small fee. The site also has a museum and gift shop. But the best part is free - their gorgeous gardens! Open to the public, their peacock...

  Basilica Block Party
Basilica Block Party is another great Summer get-together featuring lots of activities, food, drinks, and great music. Playing at this year's Basilica: G Love, Jonny Lang, Lifehouse, Amos Lee, and more. For more specific information, click the web...

  Birch Coulee Battlefield
Soldiers from nearby Fort Ridgely, on a mission to bury dead civilians caught in the U.S.-Dakota conflict, found themselves surrounded by the Dakota and under siege for 36 hours before help arrived. While hiking in this beautiful area of Minnesota, t...

  Blainbrook Bowl
This bowling center has 24 lanes, automatic scoring, lots of cosmic bowling events (glow in the dark), a restaurant, and an arcade. Visit their web site to learn more.

  Bogart's Place
Bogart's is a happening place to bowl, eat, dance, and listen to live bands. But it's not for youngsters! You must be 21 to enter. Click the link below to learn more about Bogart's, including a complete schedule of events and live bands.

  Bonanzaville USA
Bonanzaville USA recreates the magnificent history of the Fargo/Moorhead area. With more than 400,000 documented and treasured artifacts arranged throughout 40 buildings and spread over 15 acres, you're sure to have a fun day exploring. Many of the...

  Book Arts Festival
At this bookish event, over 40 artists will be present with displays of handmade books, journals, paper, and prints for sale. There will be demonstrations, family activities, and more. Contact the MN Center for Book Arts for more information. Pleas...

  Brave New Workshop
The Brave New Workshop has been performing original satirical sketch comedy and improvisation since 1958, longer than any other theatre in the United States. The Brave New Workshop began after Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus aerialist Dudley Ri...

  Brooklyn Center Events and Recreation
Use this link to find out about recreational options and special events in Brooklyn Center. You can find details on parks and trails, community events, sports, recreational facilities, and more.

  Brown Family Adventure Park
Kids - Are you tired of playing Tarzan around the house? Try this jungle-themed dry indoor park. The jungle comes to life with a giant wall mural, oversized play system made up of tubes and slides, and the main attraction: A two story grass hut treeh...

  Burnsville Bowl
Burnsville Bowl has 24 lanes, plus lots of music and dancing events throughout the week. There are also many leagues and youth programs going on. For more information, including an open bowl schedule, visit their web site.

  Carver County Fair
Supercross, demolition derby, rides, a petting zoo, live music, all kinds of contests, cattle shows, horse shows, classic fair food, and much more! Visit the Carver County Fair and experience Summertime to its fullest. For more information, visit the...

  Cascade Bay Water Park
Looking for a good waterpark? Cascade Bay is the largest in Minnesota! If you're feeling adventurous, you can shoot down the Twin Falls or brave the Typhoon and Hurricane water slides. Feeling a bit more mellow? Take a relaxing float on an inner tube...

  Cedar Cultural Center
Cedar Cultural Center is committed to presenting the world's finest traditional performing artists. CCC is a non-profit organiztion hosting over 150 concerts, participatory dances, and community events each year. The Cedar is noted for the breadth of...

  Celebrate July 4th along the Mississippi and under the skyline!
Ring in America's independence day with a melting pot of activities, including a parade, live music, karaoke, children's activities, tours of the Riverplace area, and safety displays. Of course, the main attraction is still the dazzling downtown fir...

  Celebrity Walk of Fame at the Fargo-Moorhead Visitors' Center
Hollywood in Fargo? You betcha! The Red River Valley has its own celebrity walk of fame, located in the courtyard of the visitors' Center. You'll find more than 100 celebrity signatures as well as their foot and hand prints set in cement. Some of the...

  Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site
Aviator and environmentalist Charles A. Lindbergh spent boyhood summers at this 1906 home on the Mississippi River. See original furnishings and heirlooms, the porch where he slept, and hike along the river he said "wound its way in and out of my li...

  Chaska River City Days
This community festival takes place in various locations in Chaska, along the beautiful Minnesota river. Activities include: A triathlon, a photo contest, live music, book sales, water fights, children's games and activities, a medallion hunt, bake s...

  Check out the Horse Races at Canterbury Park!
The excitement of watching the horses come onto the homestretch, with the announcer's voice getting louder and faster, is a one-of-a-kind Summer thrill! Canterbury Park hosts live horseracing on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays during the M...

  Chess Club for Kids ~ Southdale Library
Studies in the U.S. and around the world have proven that playing chess improves a child's math, English, reading, and critical thinking skills. Since the Southdale Resource Library began a bi-monthly Chess Club for children, dozens of kids have disc...

  Children's Museum at Yunker Farm
The Children's Museum at Yunker Farm features more than 50 hands-on exhibits, including a children's railroad and carousel. Self-guided tours and a variety of programs for kids are available. Visit the web site to learn more. The museum is wheelchai...

  Chuck E. Cheese's
Chuck E. Cheese's is a classic place for kids to hang out and have wholesome fun. The place is famous for its stage shows, delicious pizza, and elaborate arcade that does NOT include violent games. Each Twin Cities location is listed below, along wit...

  Cinco de Mayo (5th of May) ~ Parade and celebration
This is Minnesota's largest Hispanic/Latino event, and one of the nation's 10 largest Cinco de Mayo festivals. The fiesta honors the historic Mexican Battle of Puebla in 1862, in which the Mexican people defeated the stronger French forces invading ...

  Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
This is Minnesota's largest Hispanic/Latino event, and one of the nation's 10 largest Cinco de Mayo festivals. The fiesta honors the historic Mexican Battle of Puebla in 1862, in which the Mexican people defeated the stronger French forces invading ...

  Circus Juventas
This organization offers a non-competitive alternative to organized sports. A combination of atheletics and art, Circus Juventas is a performing arts circus school for children and youth. Its mission is to inspire artistry and self-confidence throug...

  City of New Hope events and recreation
This link takes you to the City of New Hope's events and recreation website. See an interactive parks map, learn about community facilities and events such as outdoor theater, and even keep track of adult sports online.

  City Pages Beer Festival
If you are of legal drinking age, and like to sample good beer responsibly, this event is calling you! Over 100 different beers will be available for tasting, as well as food, fun, and live music. To purchase tickets in advance, call Ticketmaster at ...

  Comedy Sportz
Comedy Sportz is a competitive, improvisational comedy experience. At each show, two teams compete for the biggest laughs and the most points. A referee oversees the match and gets suggestions from you, the audience. This is a unique twist on improv...

  Como Park Conservatory
With just one foot inside the glass enclosed conservatory, you'll swear you're deep inside a jungle paradise surrounded by calling birds and flowing water. The humidity hangs high even on the most frigid of Minnesota days, and color abounds from exot...

  Como Park Japanese Lantern Lighting Festival
You just might feel like you've travelled to Japan! Enjoy an evening of Japanese Culture at Como Park, where you'll see martial arts, browse cultural booths and demonstrations, and partake of delicious Japanese foods. The main event will occur at d...

  Czech & Slovak Heritage Festival
Whether or not you have Czech or Slovak heritage, this will be a lively cultural event. Things will start off on Friday with dinner and a dance with music by the Dale Pexa Band. On Saturday there will be an array of ethnic foods (Jitrnice, Klobasa, P...

  Day of Dance and Irish Celebration
We can thank the luck of the Irish for this event, featuring food, music, dancing, vendors. Contact Landmark Cneter for more info.

  Day of Dance and St. Patrick's Day Celebration
It's only a wee-bit of time until St. Patty's Day. Here's an option for your calendar. This celebration will feature Irish food, Irish dance, Irish pipe bands, Irish geneology, contests, vendors, entertainment, and more! The historic Landmark Cent...

  Deer Lake Orchards
Good times & great apples! Visit Deer Lake and sample the 26 varieties of apples & fresh cider, pumpkins, squash, ornamental corn, homemade apple pies, jams, jellies, gifts & crafts. A wonderful Autumn activity. Use the contact information below to l...

  DizABLED ~ Original comic strips and more
DizABLED is a web site about disability that is informative, funny, and totally original. There is a large archive of original comic strips, plus lots of interesting commentary. Check it out!

  Dodge Nature Center
The Dodge Nature Center is 320 acres of nature in all its glory. There are a variety of trails and wildlife, prairie and oak savanna restoration projects, and educational programs for people of all ages. Use the contact information below to learn abo...

  Dogtoberfest
This event features a German-themed dog pageant, live music, a mini vendor fair, treats, door prizes, and more! Dog guru Katie K9 from FM107 radio will be on hand. Enter your dog in the pageant, or just show up and have fun! For more info on this eve...

  Draft Horse Sleigh Ride
Join the Courage Center for a relaxing day of outdoor fun on a beautiful ride through woodland trails near Fedenberg Lake in Duluth. Afterward, there will be hot drinks and treats around a campfire. Pre-registration by Feb. 9 is required. Contact Cou...

  Dragon Festival~A celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage in Minnesota
Help Minnesota celebrate an exceptionally vibrant part of its culture! Be prepared to enjoy various forms of traditional dancing, singing, and instrumental performances from Asian and Pacific regions. There will also be a Dragon Boat Race on Lake P...

  Dubliner Pub
Dubliner Pub is a great place to kick back and listen to the rousing live music of the Irish. Munch on complimentary popcorn as you listen to great traditional Irish music, with musicians who come from Ireland and know how its done. There's also an...

  Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
If you got lost in the woods, would you know how to survive or which plants are edible? About once a month Eagle Bluff offers family get-away weekends that are both fun and teach important outdoor skills. Naturalist-guided trips range from snowshoein...

  Eagle's Nest
Join other parents and children for some fun in the indoor playground known as the Eagle's Nest. This event is for families who have children ages 0-5 with special needs. Pizza will be served at 5:30, and the playground will be open throughout the ev...

  EarthFusion Festival
This eco festival has live music, food vendors, dance performances, art, workshops on sustainability, and more. For more info call 612.824.1230 or visit www.earthfusion.org

  Edina Art Fair
Edina's biggest Summer event combines the talent of hundreds of local artists with an array of live music. If you're a fan of local arts, crafts and music, then don't miss it! For more information, click the link below.

  Eko Backen Waterslides & Mini-Golf
Eko Backen features two world class Hydrotube water slides, one 350 feet and the other an incredible 400 foot drop! Visit their web site to learn more about his fun place, and plan a visit today!

  Emma Krumbee's ~ Apple orchard, flowers, christmas trees, family activities
Emma Krumbee's is full of activity year-round with its large array of natural attractions, including an apple orchard, a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, flower shop, animal farm, antiques, hayrides, trails, and the list goes on. For more information, inc...

  Emma Krumbee's Annual Great Scarecrow Festival
Emma Krumbee's Annual Great Scarecrow Festival has been selected for six straight years by the Minnesota Office of Tourism as one of the "Top Annual Group Tour Festivals" in Minnesota. It's easy to see why! In addition to all the great sights, tastes...

  ExploraDome
What is the ExploraDome? The ExploraDome is a portable, immersive learning environment where students experience "hands-on, minds-on" learning. The ExploraDome programs feature age-appropriate lessons delivered underneath a 25-foot diameter dome....

  Fall Festival of Arts and Crafts
If you enjoy original arts and crafts, don't miss the Fall Festival of Arts and Crafts -- the Midwest's largest arts and crafts show! You'll stay warm inside Canterbury Park, where you'll find an immense display of hand-crafted beauty. Items range ...

  Fall Harvest Festival ~ MN Landscape Arboretum
Don't miss this terrific Fall Festival! There will be lots of fun and educational activities, including a hay pit treasure hunt, willow and leaf crown workshops, old-fashioned apple cider production, pumpkin head creation, a kids' pie-eating contest,...

  Family Art Day @ Minnesota Museum of American Art
A family festival of art exhibits, interactive crafts and art-making, music, and refreshments. For more information, contact the Minnesota Museum of American Art.

  Family Art in the Park
Barbecue, treasures, games, and music! Stimulate your health and creativity with this great family activity sponsored by the Family Institute for Creative Well-Being. For more information and to register, call the number below.

  Family Day at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts
A free day for families at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, featuring Chinese art, dance, music, dragon-making activities, and more. Lots to see and learn about Chinese culture. For more information, contact the Minneapoils Institute of Arts or c...

  Festival of Nations
The Festival of Nations has been presented by the International Institute of Minnesota since 1932, and has become one of the nation's largest and longest-running multi-ethnic events. The festival features an enormous gathering of international shop ...

  Fischer's Croix Farm Orchard
Cider! Honey! Maple Syrup! Pick your own raspberries, pumpkins and other fall vegetables. Take on the corn maze, go on weekend hayrides, visit the petting zoo, and stroll through the fall gardens and picnic facilities. Call for harvest dates, weekend...

  Forts Folle Avoince Historical Park
This reconstructed fur trading post and Ojibwa village brings to life the heritage of fur traders and voyageurs. Call for more information about his historic trip.

  Free First Saturday ~ Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
Kick off the beautiful Autumn season with a freebie at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. This event will feature free admission, storytelling, Ragamala Dance and Theater, a reading by Isabell O'Connor, family activities, tours and more. Contact the Wal...

  Free Summer Concerts in the Park ~ Minnetonka
Another great summer event that doesn't cost a dime. Bask in the sun (or the shade) and take in a variety of musical acts throughout the Summer. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and something to drink/snack on! Call the number below for more informat...

  Freedom Jazz Festival
Enjoy a tremendous day of jazz, art and soul at Minnehaha Park near the bandstand. The festival features some of the best live jazz, pop, rhythm & blues artists in the Twin Cities. There will be face painting, children's games, and art projects. Food...

  Fringe Festival ~ Challenging theatrical and visual performances
Ten days of over 150 inventive shows at 12 theaters; a wealth of originality and inventiveness! The Fringe Festival includes performances of theater, dance, spoken word, comedy, children's interest, and more. Many twin cities actors get their start...

  Gabberts European Flea Market
Gabberts will transform into a unique European-style flea market, featuring food, music, jugglers, mimes, crafts, and demonstrations - all with a French flavor! There will also be hundreds of unique European decorative items for sale. You can even re...

  Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakotah Life
This museum is centered around a farmhouse, built in 1849, where Jane DeBow lived. Born in New York, she was kidnapped by missionaries at age five and found herself living among the Dakotah Indians around Fort Snelling. She became highly interested...

  Gilfillan Estate
The Gilfillan Estate is a restored 1882 farmhouse, with a beautiful yard and flower gardens. A guided tour of the estate highlights the home's original furniture, a summer kitchen, antique farm machinery and other various farm buildings. Call for mo...

  Glorious Fourth Celebration
Celebrate this year's Independence Day by traveling back to the time when America won its freedom from the British. This history-oriented festival includes games, horse-drawn trolley rides, children's activities, costumed personalities, and more. Pra...

  Go Sledding at Arlington Park
This sledding hill is classified as "medium." It has plenty of speed, but it isn't steep enough to be scary. Just good old sledding fun. Call Arlington Rec Center at the number below if you need more specific information.

  Go Sledding at Baker Recreation Center
This is one of the more steep sledding hills around town, for those that have a need for speed. Call Baker Rec Center if you need more specific information.

  Go Sledding at Elm Creek Park Reserve
This is a lighted sledding hill with a nice medium incline for relaxed sledding fun. Contact Elm Creek Park for more information.

  Go Sledding at Frost Lake Recreation Center
This is a nice easy sledding hill, so the ride is smooth and the walk back to the top is easy! If you need more information, call Frost Lake Rec Center at the number below.

  Go Sledding at Griggs Recreation Center
This is a nice easy sledding hill for a jolly good time. Call Griggs Rec Center if you need more specific information.

  Go Sledding at Hillcrest Recreation Center
If you like steep sledding hills with plenty of speed, try this one! If you need more specific information, call Hillcrest Recreation Center.

  Go Sledding at Kenwood Park
This hill, nicknamed "Suicide Hill," is on the steeper side. It's very popular during the winter months, making for a good mix of people. For more information on Kenwood Park, visit the web site listed below.

  Go Sledding at Keyes Park
This hill is steep and large - plenty of room for lots of sledders. The park also has a warming house and a playground. Call the number below for more information.

  Go Sledding at McDonough Recreation Center
This sledding hill is classified as "medium." It has plenty of speed, but it isn't steep enough to be scary. Just good old sledding fun. Call McDonough Rec Center at the number below if you need more specific information.

  Go Sledding at Merriam Park
This sledding hill is classified as "medium." It has plenty of speed, but it isn't steep enough to be scary. Just good old sledding fun. Call Merriam Park at the number below if you need more specific information.

  Golden Valley Days Music & Art Festival
Golden Valley Days is a festival of art, music, food, children's games, classic cars and fireworks! A great way to kick off your summer. Friday's activities take place at Brookview Park. Saturday's activities take place at the Golden Valley City Hall...

  Golden Valley Events and Recreation
Click here for information on events and recreation in Golden Valley. Learn about community events, parks and trails, sports leagues, educational opportunities, and more.

  Grand Meander ~ A Holiday Festival
This lively festival along Grand Avenue is packed with activities for all ages, including: Breakfast with Santa, a screening of Shrek, Young Art Fair, Ramsey Art Fair, Santa's Reindeer, Soup Tasting, Trolley Rides, Hay Wagon Rides, Live Music, and Va...

  Grand Slam U.S.A.
Go to Grand Slam U.S.A. for a rousing game of lazer tag, mini golf, skee-ball, or bumper cars! Kids and adults alike will squeal with delight. Grand Slam also features batting cages, a huge video arcade, a snack bar, and more. Prices vary by activi...

  Great Lakes Aquarium
America's only all-freshwater aquarium, The Great Lakes Aquarium features a unique 120,000-gallon display. You can captain an ore freighter and learn about the unpredictable weather patterns that have been known to sink ships. At the aquarium, you ca...

  Great River Energy Bicycle Festival
This action packed event centers on bicycling, and includes the men's and women's Nature Valley Grand Prix, an "Alive After 5" Concert, a health expo, and stunt bike riding! For more information, use the phone number or weblink below.

  Greek Festival
Like most people, Greeks are very proud of their heritage and we love that about them. Come to this event and celebrate all things Greek: there will be food, a bake sale, dancing, tours, bazaar, music, and more. Call Saint Mary's Greek Orthodox Churc...

  Handi-Hams - Amateur Radio and Technology
Courage Center's HANDI-HAM System is a program that teaches technology to people with physical disabilities and sensory impairments. Ham radio, computing and more can be learned at home (through the use of cassette tape books) or at one of the Handi...

  Harriet Alexander Nature Center
The Harriet Alexander Nature Center (HANC) is an oasis of natural beauty and tranquility nestled within the borders of Roseville. The Center's boardwalks and trails circulate through 52 acres of marsh, prairie and forest habitats. During a visit to H...

  Harvest Festival - Historic Murphy's Landing
Join the farmers and townsfolk of Eagle Creek as they celebrate the fruit of their hard summer labors. Enter a pie or handicraft of your own in the fair or help judge the competition. Ride the horse-drawn trolley, earn prizes in games of skill and ch...

  Hennepin County Fair
The Hennepin County Fair is packed with fun, including: clowns, petting zoo, pony rides, helicopter rides, jugglers, live music, 4-H activities, rodeo, magicians, rides and games, storytellers, and more! For complete details, click the link below to ...

  Heritage Fest
Many aspects of the Independence Heritage Fest are reminiscent of the city’s agricultural beginnings, while other aspects reflect today’s strong sense of community. Whether you live in the city or are a visitor, you will experience community at its b...

  Historic Fort Snelling
Historic Fort Snelling opens its gates and welcomes you to 19th century frontier life. Talk with costumed soldiers who grumble about farm chores or help with the laundry using a washboard and lye soap. Meet a Dakota trader's wife, have tea with Mrs. ...

  Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair at Harriet Alexander Nature Center
Looking for a great holiday gift? Visit the Harriet Alexander Nature Center for a holiday festival of arts & crafts. Local artisans will display thousands of unique items. You¹ll find great gifts and get a chance to meet the artists and learn about t...

  Hopkins Raspberry Festival
Summer festival with sporting events, parades and fashion shows, arts and crafts, children's activities, and lots more. For complete sporting events; parades; fashion shows; concerts; crafts; more. Visit
  Hot Summer Jazz Festival
Jazz fans and cool cats rejoice! This is one of the largest jazz festivals in the U.S., drawing an average of 75,000 jazz fans over six days and nights to see national, regional and local performers in a variety of indoor and outdoor venues in the T...

  Improv comedy in the park ~ Free performances
Improv comedy performances by Stevie Ray's Comedy Troupe are free this Summer at Lake Harriet Rose Gardens. The troupe creates instant comedy sketches based on audience suggestions. Great fun for families, couples out for a Sunday evening, or group...

  In the Heart of the Beast May Day Parade
In the Heart of the Beast Theater's May Day Parade is one of the most colorful and imaginative events in the Twin Cities. The intricately designed costumes and masks pour into the street as the characters play musical instruments, enact stories, and ...

  In The Heart of the Beast Theatre ~Life Pages Supporter~
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre (HOBT) uses the ancient tradition of puppet and mask theatre to explore issues, events and values of contemporary society. A visit to the theatre is sure to be a beautifully moving and memorable exper...

  Independence Day Celebration
The Fourth of July was one of the most important 19th century holidays and then, as now, celebrations were held across the country. Living on a frontier post didn't stop the soldiers, officers and their families from enjoying the holiday. Visitors ...

  International Wolf Center
You'll have a howling good time at the International Wolf Center. They feature a variety of educational programs. One favorite is a guided evening trek into the heart of Minnesota's wolf country to explore the habitat of prey species such as the bea...

  Irish Fair of Minnesota
It's a three-day celebration of Irish heritage! That means food, fun and music on the banks of the Mississippi River. Since 2001, the Irish Fair has been held at beautiful Harriet Island Regional Park in downtown St. Paul. The festival is recognized ...

  Island Lake Mini Golf ~Life Pages Supporter~
Another great stop for mini-golf lovers. This course is even lit up, enabling you to play at night under the lights! Special features include the loop-de-loop, toboggan, hidden passages, raised tiers, sand traps, and flowerbeds. Call the number pro...

  Jackson Street Roundhouse
This museum lets you experience vintage modes of rail transportation first-hand! Find out what it feels like to ride a Motor Car, a Speeder Car, a 4-Man Pump Car, a Rocket Train, a Caboose, or a Classic Bus. Some of these are operated seasonally --...

  Jacobson's Pine Tree Apple Orchard
Pick your own apples, pick your own strawberries, pick your own pumpkins! A trip to Jacobson's Pine Tree Apple Orchard will remind you that nature is both beautiful and delicious. You can also get lost in the corn maze, take a wagon ride around the o...

  Jawaahir Dance Company
Dances from Egypt, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia eloquently convet dance forms to people of all abilities! This event is part of the Arts Access series presented by Hennepin County Libraries. Contact Eden Prairie Library for more info.

  Jolly Green Giant
Visit the largest piece of roadside art in the great state of Minnesota. The Jolly Green Giant stands 55 feet tall and they say you can't miss it when you turn onto U.S. Highway 169 from I-90. Blue Earth is also the birth place of the ice cream sandw...

  Karaoke Café
Drop in for Karaoke night! Bring your own CD, or choose from hundreds of songs in the house collection. Admission includes bottomless coffees, lattes and teas! This is a great place to meet new people. This is a program of Wingspan Life Resources...

  Knitter's Bazaar and Yarn Exchange
This event will feature knitting and yarn vendors, demonstrations, instructional sessions, historic knitware, music, and more. If you love knitting or want to know more about it, this a good place to start. Click the Goldstein weblink below if you ...

  Knott's Camp Snoopy
Knott's Camp Snoopy is the largest indoor themed entertainment park in America! It’s seven acres of year-round excitement located right in the center of the Mall of America. Over twenty-five rides and attractions, six shops, three entertainment sta...

  Komme to Norway Day!
Norway day is festival of Norwegian dance, song, food, "barnetog" (children's parade), and more! Even if you don't have any Norwegian ancestry, come to scenic Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis and celebrate a beautiful and notorious part of our State's ...

  Lake Hiawatha Neighborhood Festival
Come down to this local get-together for children's activities, inflatable games, canoe rides, food, displays, henna art, and more. For more information call 612.721.1601 or visit ...

  Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center
The Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center features full-scale replicas of ship cabins, recovered artifacts from sunken ships, film presentations, and sightseeing information (lighhouse nearby). They also post arrival and departure times of huge, 1,00...

  Landmark Center
Landmark Center is a great destination: there is a good, inexpensive cafe, a WWII museum, TRACES, the Schubert Club Museum, and the Ramsey County Historical Society display area. Many of the courtrooms are open, and the building is beautiful. The ...

  Lariat Lanes
This is a cozy little place: 12 lanes, a bar and grill, and sports games on TV. Open since 1958. Visit their web site for more info on visiting, including an open bowling schedule.

  Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House Festival
Little House on the Prairie may not be on TV much anymore, but fans of the show need not despair! You can take a trip back in time with this festival, featuring pioneer storytelling, games, costumed characters, and music. Call the Red Balloon Books...

  Life Sports
Life Sports - a program of St. Paul Adaptive Recreation Community Happenings (ARCH), is a four-week program in which participants will focus on the basics of a different sport each week. Some of the activities that may be included are: horseshoes, bo...

  Lilli Putt Golf
Test your mini-golf skills on this challenging and fun 18-hole course! Call the number below for more information.

  Linden Hills Festival
This lively Summer festival features street theater, circus performances, a kids Fun Run, cooking demos, garage sales, musicians, home tours, and more! For more information, call the number or visit the weblink below.

  Longfellow Street Fest~Art, dance, music, people!
Celebrate art, dance, music, and people at the 5th Annual Longfellow Street Fest. There will be ample art on display, live music with Axis Mundi, Lake Street Barrage, and Yawo. There will also be dance, food, and more!

  Loring Park Arts Festival
Browse a huge and interesting array of art amidst the gardens and ponds of Loring Park! This year's art festival will feature the original work of over 140 local artists in 12x12 booths. Styles and prices vary across all tastes and spending habits....

  Louisville Lanes
This bowling alley has plenty of lanes, arcade games, and refreshments. Call for more info, including open bowling schedules.

  Lowertown Art & Street Festival
This Summer festival is alive with art, crafts, live music, a beer garden, food, and even a dog-washing area! For more info call 651.222.3661.

  Lumberjack Days
Stillwater's annual Lumberjack Days festival is back, featuring a treasure hunt, Ironjack Lumberjack shows, exhibitions, a parade, musically choreographed fireworks show (July 23), live music, children's activities, and more! For more information, in...

  Lyn Lake Art Crawl
Guide yourself through a multitude of booths and displays. Peruse art galleries, studios, hands-on activities, and entertainment. The Lyn-Lake Art Crawl is a celebration of local art!

  Lyn-Del Lanes
This bowling alley has plenty of lanes, arcade games and refreshments. Call for more info, including open bowling schedules.

  Majestic Hills Ranch ~ Therapeutic horse riding for kids with special needs
Majestic Hills Ranch is a nonprofit organization that provides reputable, safe, and enjoyable therapeutic horseback riding for children with special needs. A horse's walk has been proven to strengthen spine and pelvic muscles, improve posture and ...

  Maple Grove Days
This action packed community festival includes children's events, teen events, live music, classic cars, pony rides and a petting zoo, tennis clinics, fishing clinics, a business expo, a ducktape fashion show (yes, you read that correctly), and a daz...

  Maple Grove events and recreation
Use these links for information about events and recreation in Maple Grove: Parks and trails, athletic programs, seniors programs, recreational classes, special community events, and more.

  Maple Maze ~ A super-duper indoor playground for kids
Expect your kids to be tired out after a visit to the Maple Maze, a place where they'll have fun to the tenth degree! The playground features a giant tube slide, a swirling double slide, a climbing structure with four levels, a ball pit, and a ceili...

  Maple Syrup Festival
Where would pancakes be without maple syrup? This event will feature displays and demonstrations on how maple syrup is tapped from trees and made into the delicious topping we know so well. There will also be children's activities, crafts, contests...

  Maplewood Community Center
This Community Center has it all! There's a huge indoor pool with a waterslide, fountains, and a sloped entry, and a huge area for small children. There's an indoor playground (search for "Maple Maze" on LifePages), an outdoor playground, a gymnasium...

  Marketfest
This is an alcohol-free family festival featuring children's activities, food, a classic car show, arts and crafts, live entertainment, and a farmer's market - all in the heart of White Bear Lake's historic downtown. For more information, click the w...

  May Day Parade and Puppet Festival
This award-winning festival features brilliant displays of puppets and floats, lots of activities, stunning theatrical performances, food, and more. The Parade proceeds down Bloomington Avenue, starting at 25th Street and turning West toward Powderh...

  Medicine Lake Winter Games
This event will have some outlandish competitions, including a Snowball Biathlon, Polar Putt and Brr Bowling, snowball-throwing contests, a Snowball Biathlon featuring snowshoe racing and snowball throwing, an adult broomball tournament, ice-fishing ...

  Medina Entertainment Center
This two-level entertainment center includes Rascals Bar and Restaurant, a 12 Lane Cosmic Bowling Center, Cosmic Game Room and Darts, Pull Tabs, and Private Banquet Rooms. For more info, including open bowling schedules, contact Medina Entertainment ...

  Memory Lanes Bowling
Memory Lanes features 30 lanes, a state-of-the-art sound and light system, and modernized scoring. There are also 2 arcade rooms, a full service bar and restaurant, and a cool retro atmosphere. If you’ve been searching for a good glow-in-the-dar...

  Military Life in Minnesota: 1850s-1870s
Get a feel for what life was like for Minnesota soldiers during the Civil War. You'll see demonstrations, military and civilian encampments, and expert speakers. There will also be a kids play area. To learn more, contact Murphy's Landing using the i...

  Mille Lacs Indian Museum
Trace the history of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe as they settled along the beautiful shores of Mille Lacs Lake and discover how they preserve their culture. The museum features videos, computer interactives, listening stations and objects from tod...

  Millstream Arts Festival
This festive event features a wide variety of visual arts, music, dance, ethnic foods, and hands-on activities for children. There is also a metal sculpture contest amd a juried art exhibit, as well as plenty of food and drink. Call the number belo...

  Minneapolis Events and Recreation
Use this link for information on events and recreation in Minneapolis. Find out about parks and trails, historic neighborhoods, arts and entertainment, numerous annual events, and more.

  Minneapolis Home and Garden Show
Whether you want to fix it, remodel it, or plant it - the annual Minneapolis Home & Garden Show has home improvement ideas for everyone. More than 600 companies will be on exhibit, sharing tips and suggestions for homeowners looking to spruce up thei...

  Minnehaha Depot
Picture the hustle and bustle of the depot on busy summer weekends of long ago, when Minneapolis residents stepped off the train to visit Minnehaha Park and its waterfall. Milwaukee Road employees referred to the 1875 Minnehaha Depot as the "Princes...

  Minnesota Air National Guard Museum
This is an active Air Guard base offering exciting aviation exhibits such as the A-12 Blackbird spy-plane, RF-4C Recon Phantom, F-101B Voodoo, and many many more. See web site for more information.

  Minnesota Brewing Company
This is the largest brewery in the state - creator of Pig's Eye, Grain Belt, and Landmark brews. These brand names, especially Pig's Eye, have many historical connections to the City of Saint Paul. During a tour of Minnesota Brewing Company, visi...

  Minnesota Comedy Club
Laugh until it hurts! The stage at Minnesota Comedy Club is host to many national and favorite local comedians. There are also special events such as dinner and show specials, and open-mic nights. Click the weblink below for more details about this l...

  Minnesota Harvest Apple Orchard
This beautiful orchard offers great scenery, tours, horseback riding, and around fifty irresistable varieties of apple! You can buy pre-picked apples or pick them yourself, and there are plenty of free samples. Besides the delicious apples, there a...

  Minnesota Historical Society
The mission of the Minnesota Historical Society is to foster among people an awareness of Minnesota history so that they may draw strength and perspective from the past and find purpose for the future. Visit their web site to learn more about Minn...

  Minnesota Rennaissance Festival
The Minnesota Renaissance Festival is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year! Come and be a part of this long-standing tradition by visiting the festival grounds in Shakopee, MN.

  Minnesota River Heritage Park
In just a 40 minute drive from the Twin Cities, you can travel back in time to the 1800s when settlers and fur trading were all the rage through this stretch of woodsy Minnesota River Valley. Ride in a horse-drawn trolley or stroll through this town ...

  Minnesota Scottish Fair and Highland Games
Scotland comes to Minnesota with games, dance and pipe band competitions, musicians, clan representatives, cultural events, and FEATS OF STRENGTH! More info: www.scottishfair.org or call 952....

  Minnesota State Fair
Ours is the largest (and most fun!) State fair in the country. It features hogs the size of full-grown steers, steers weighing in at a ton, and pumpkins the size of easy chairs. There are rides and games for all ages as well as national rock and coun...

  Minnesota Street Rod Association: Back to the 50's Weekend
Check out some amazing vehicles during Back to the 50's Weekend! At the expo, you'll see more than 10,000 street rods, custom cars, classic cars, and restored vehicles. Plus, there'll be live music and plenty of food. Contact the Minnesota State F...

  Minnesota Zoo Polar Adventure
Don't miss the Minnesota Zoo's first ever "Polar Adventure" event, which will include reindeer, sled dogs, and fun kids activities. This event will be held each weekend in December and will replace the Walk the Wild Lights event held in the past. ...

  Minnetonka Orchards
This orchard has it all: Tours, entertainment, children's activities, informational exhibits, hayrides, nature paths, a corn maze, and a huge variety of delicious apples. Visit their web site or call for more information.

  Mississippi Heritage Day
This fall festival will feature games, family activities, children's art, historical info, a campfire, storytelling, and more. Call the number below for more information.

  Movies and Music in the Park - Loring Park
It's time once again for Summer movies and music in the park! Each monday night at Loring park, you can see great musical acts followed by a free film screening at dusk. A great place to bring a blanket, a cooler, and enjoy quality entertainment in...

  Museum of Questionable Medical Devices
An entire museum dedicated to medical quackery! See the most hilarious, ridiculous, and fraudulant devices ever put forth into the medical world. This museum's unique quality has earned it surprising praise from the likes of Time Magazine, David Le...

  Mystery Café
Mystery Café is a unique dinner theater offering a quality menu and upscale surroundings. Its performances are murder mysteries with fast-paced comedy style - Be prepared for an interactive theater experience...you may just become a part of the show...

  Mystic Lake Casino
Mystic Lake Casino is an alcohol-free way to enjoy gaming and entertainment. They have everything from nickel slot machines to high stakes blackjack and bingo! They boast over 4,000 slot machines, 90 blackjack tables and video roulette and craps. ...

  Nature Crafts Class
This activity is designed to encourage you to explore your artistic abilities and your regard for the environment. The class will include a variety of projects centered around the splendor of the great outdoors. As it should be, nature will provide t...

  New Hope Bowl & Lounge
This bowling alley has plenty of lanes, arcade games, and refreshments. Call for more info, including open bowling schedules.

  Niagara Cave
Niagara Cave has history, mystery, fossils, and more. It's a fabulous geological attraction. Niagara is a fissure cave that consists of interconected underground cracks in a stone plate. The one-mile underground tour features a grandaddy stalactite,...

  Nisswa Family Fun Center
At the Nisswa Family Fun Center you can zoom down a 400 foot water slide, relax in the hot tub, play hockey or go in-line skating (rental equipment available). The center also has a video arcade and a sand volleyball court. Visit their web site to ...

  North Commons Water Park
This awesome water park features speed and loop slides that are three stories tall, plenty of room to splash around, and a shallow water pool with geysers and gadgets that will thrill any youngster! Funbrellas let you escape the sun and stay cool on...

  North Shore Scenic Railroad - The Pizza Train and more!
Enjoy a 2 1/2 hour trip aboard an old railroad train as it rumbles over beautiful Minnesota. You'll ride along the Shores of Lake Superior and over five scenic bridges. Plus, you won't have to ride on an empty stomach because this adventure includ...

  Northstar Morgan Horse Show
Another great Summer horse show. This one will feature an array of events in riding, carriage, and dressing. For more information, click the weblink below.

  Oktoberfest in New Ulm
The "City of Festivals", New Ulm, Minnesota, will crank up the accordions at the 24th Annual Oktoberfest this fall in October. The festival will feature local, regional, and European entertainment, along with great German food and plenty of locally b...

  Oliver H. Kelly Farm
Try your hand at 1800's farming at the 189 acre Oliver H. Kelly Farm. Costumed interpreters won't mind if you want to take a turn plowing with oxen or threshing the grain. Partake in the household chores of churning butter, washing laundry with a scr...

  Paul Bunyan Amusement Center
One of Minnesota's most famous and gigantic citizens is non other than Paul Bunyan. Although Paul and his blue ox, Babe, make the rounds to a number of other cities, everyone knows his full-time place of residence is Brainerd. Now Paul's a pretty sma...

  Paul Bunyan Land
In Minnesota we have the birthplace, girlfriend, the ax, the ox, the anchor, the cradle and the grave...All over Minnesota we have Paul Bunyan icons, including the largest statues in the world. Bemidji claims the original Paul Bunyan because they bui...

  Pet Fest America ~ Presented by The U.S. Humane Society
This Valentine's Day, show some extra love for animals by taking part in this celebration of pets! Dogs, cats, lizards, birds -- whether you own a pet or not, this event will be great for all who love animals. The main attraction will be the fabu...

  Peter J. King Community Center - Salvation Army
This new neighborhood establishment features a gym, children's adventure zone, library, computer lab, weigh and exercise room, food shelf, conference room, chapel, kitchen, meeting rooms, childcare, and more! Ask about membership options.

  Pine Tree Apple Orchard
This picturesque orchard offers a variety of apples (Aug-Feb), homemade apple bakery/dessert products, caramel apples, fresh cider, apple gifts, gift baskets, jams & jellies. There is a corn maze, pumpkin patch, quilting exhibition, wagon rides and p...

  Plymouth Events and Recreation
Use these links for information about events and recreation in the city of Plymouth. Learn about indoor and outdoor facilities, sports leagues, parks and trails, artistic opportunities, and more.

  Plymouth Summer Carnival
This annual Summer Carnival, open to all ages, features games, music, entertainment and tons of fun. Food and drink will be available throughout the event at the Parkers Lake concession stand. For more information, call the number below.

  Polar Adventure at the Minnesota Zoo
It's a heaping helping of winter fun at the Minnesota Zoo, including holiday music, visits with Santa, and holiday crafts for kids. There will also be Sled Dog demonstrations, penguin bowling, snow fort building, and animal story time in the “Polar P...

  Pop's Video Arcade
Pop's is a great place to play video games downtown after attending an event. Dark and cool with lots and lots of games, and 25 tokens for $5! No food is served, but there are vending machines with drinks and snacks. No school-aged kids are allowed i...

  Powderhorn Art Fair
The lush hills and walkways of Powderhorn Park are a lovely place to appreciate art and nature. Browse the work of regional artists, listening to light acoustic music, and tasting a variety of foods and drinks. If this sounds good, the Powderhorn Art...

  Prokart - Indoor and outdoor go-kart racing
Prokart brings you the excitement of indoor and outdoor racing! Experience the speed and precision handling of a European-made kart with 6.5 hp Honda engine, alloy wheels, soft compound racing tires, a padded seat, and a racecar style steering wheel...

  Pump it Up ~ Inflatable Party Zone
Pump it Up specializes in inflatable parks for children. Locations can be rented out for birthday parties, etc. There is no general admission to Pump it Up facilities - all use is based on private parties. If your kid likes to jump around, consider h...

  Rainbow Racers
This fun and educational group is for kids ages 11-15 with disabilities. Participants enjoy a range of activities and community activities, such as Wild West Day, swimming, and bowling. For more information, call Reach for Resources at the number bel...

  Ramsey County Fair
Experience a good old fashioned county fair this Summer! This one will feature talent contests, derbies, pet shows, a rose show, a tractor pull, a car show, rides, exhibits, live music, a petting zoo, fireworks, a parade, K-9 demonstrations, and mor...

  Ramsey County Historical Society
Historic sites abound in St. Paul, so this organization has a lot to work with. The Landmark Center and the Gibbs Museum are the hubs of the Ramsey County Historical Society, but a plethora of other sites are included as well. RCHS also has numerou...

  Red Hot Art Festival
Another great local art festival to kick off the Summer, featuring art (of course), live music, film screenings, food, and performances. For more information, use the phone number or weblink below.

  Remembering the Civil War
Celebrate "Remembering the Civil War in the Capitol" month in July. On these guided tours, discover why the Capitol is decorated with Civil War artifacts, paintings and memorials, and learn about the role of Minnesota in the war. See the Union attire...

  River City Lanes
This bowling alley has plenty of lanes, arcade games, and refreshments. Visit web site for more info, including open bowling schedules.

  Riverwalk Market Fair
Join us at Northfield's newest event: Riverwalk Market Fair, an open air, summer Saturday market along the Cannon River! Stroll our picturesque limestone Riverwalk to discover merchants offering high-quality goods that reflect distinctive local talen...

  Robbinsdale events and recreation
Use this link to learn about events and recreation in Robbinsdale. There are numerous sporting, educational, artistic, and volunteer possibilites to be explored. Also find information on nearby parks and trails.

  Rock, Gem, and Mineral Show
A good weekend event for rock hounds. There will be a plethora of fossils, agates, minerals and rock jewelry on display and for sale. Call 763.780.3328 if you need more info.

  Rosefest
Rosefest has an extensive and exciting schedule of events that includes a health fair, stupid pet and human tricks, battle of the bands, starlyte movie night, art festival, bluegrass festival, fishing contest, softball tourney, and more. Don't miss t...

  Roselawn Stables
Located in beautiful Saint Francis, Minnesota, Roselawn Stables has a program designed for every horse enthusiast in the family. Explore the joy of horseback riding, showing, hayrides, sleigh rides and more! Whether you're looking for riding lesso...

  Saint Croix Vineyards
This local vineyard features award-wining wines, ranging from barrel-aged reds to semi-sweet whites. Be sure to try their famous Raspberry Infusion desert wine. The rustic tasting room is in a restored century-old barn, and is located next to Aamodt'...

  Saint Paul Sommerfest
Sommerfest is packed with interesting activities, from vintage and European car shows to an Emperor's Ball and Rheinfest Boat Trip. Some activities cost money to attend and others are free. Click the link below for details on all the festivities for ...

  Salvation Army Summer Day Camp
This day camp for kids 6-12 is non-stop action, with activities ranging from sports and field trips to computer labs and movies. It's a great way to gain experience, make friends, and burn off energy! For more info or an application, call Catherine B...

  Scott County Fair
This fair has a classic array of fair activities, including carnival games, exhibits, motocross racing, live music, 4-H activities, tractor pulls, horse shows, rodeos, dances, and FIREWORKS! Use the contact info below to learn more.

  Scuba Center of Minneapolis
Scuba Center offers an array of scuba learning opportunities from beginners to advanced divers. Classes are ongoing, and the Center also has all the latest in scuba gear and publications. If you're curious about scuba diving, the Scuba Center is a ...

  See the Butterfly Garden at Lowery Nature Center
Join the group from Magnifying Abilities for a trip to Lowery Nature Center, where you'll help plant a flower garden to create a habitat for butterflies! After the flower planting, the group will take a self-guided tour of the nature center and hike ...

  Septemberfest
This festival includes carnival rides, food, raffles, live music by Tone Cats, Big Bob and the Highrollers, Trish and the North Shore Drive, and more. Contact Faithful Shepherd Catholic School and Tri-Parish Center at the number listed below for more...

  Seward Arts Festival
A celebration of art including lots of artists and their work, art cars and bikes on display, live music, henna art, and more. If you are going to see a specific musical act or artist, make sure you look at the schedule on the web site so you can tim...

  Shakespeare in the Park!
Outdoor Shakespeare is alive and well in Minnesota! Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" will be produced and performed this Summer at various outdoor amphitheaters in Twin Cities parks. A few of the parks featuring the performance are Como, Minnehaha, Nic...

  Shakopee Aquatic Park
Experience one of Minnesota’s only sand-bottomed pools, featuring a sand beach (which surrounds two-thirds of the one-acre, chlorinated pool), perfect for lounging on lazy summer days. You can also rock-and-roll down the 300-foot waterslide, or eithe...

  Shooter's Billiards and Pro Shop
A well-known hangout for pool-shooters, Shooter's offers plenty of quality tables, drinks and snacks, and a fully-stocked Billiards pro shop. Call Shooter's if you need more info on visiting.

  Skandia ~ Swedish Holiday Celebration
This Scandinavian holiday festival has music, dance, children's activities, Scandinavian food, and more. Contact Landmark Center if you'd like more information.

  Skylanes Bowling
This bowling alley has plenty of lanes, arcade games, and refreshments. Call them for more info, including open bowling schedules.

  Sledding at French Lake Regional Park
This sliding hill is LIGHTED for good sledding, day or night! The hill is located near the visitor center. Sleds with metal rails are not allowed. For more specific information, call French Regional Park at the number below.

  Snowtubing Hills in the Twin Cities
There are several great places to snowtube in the Twin Cities. Below, you'll find a list places with snowtubing hills that are long, fast, and fun! Each location below includes an address, map, and phone number to call for more information.

  Spirit Mountain ~ Ski, Snowboard, and Summer Activities
Spirit Mountain has some of the longest and most robust ski/snowboard trails in Minnesota. If you're into skiing and snowboarding, this is a great place to be! The park also offers activities during summer months, including camping, hiking and bik...

  Spring Celebration at Loring Park
Celebrate Spring at Loring Park with live music, breakfast, prizes, and a talk with bird expert Mary Maguire Lerman. For more info call 612.823.5878.

  Spring Craft Festival
Spring is a great time for arts and crafts projects - whether you want finished products or unique materials for your own crafts, this craft show will have everything you can imagine and more. Over 500 artists from 30 states will have works on displa...

  Spring Lake Amusement Park
This is a one of the landmark mini-golf courses in Minnesota, with it's towering and colorful obstacles that make it extra fun for the whole family. The course is easy to find if you look for the purple dinosaur. Call the number below if you need m...

  St. Anthony Park Arts Festival
This Art-stravaganza will feature over 120 artists with works on display and for sale. There will be tutorials, activities, food and beverage vendors, books, and more. A perfect activity for those interested in art and enjoying a beautiful June day...

  St. Patrick's Day Parade - Minneapolis
If you can't make it to the St. Paul Parade, there is a consolation parade in Minneapolis. The route begins at Nicollet Mall at 13th St and travels down Nicollet to 5th St. Visit www.mplsstpats.org for all the ...

  St. Paul Art Crawl
The Art Crawl is a self-guided tour of over 170 artists' studios in the downtown neighborhood. Local restaurants, coffeehouses and galleries will also be open for visitors. Families and art lovers alike are invited to view a wide variety of art media...

  St. Paul Sommerfest
German cars on Saturday, vintage cards on Sunday! Featuring live music, food, and more. Visit www.saintpaulsommerfest.org for more info, or call 651.489.9623.

  Stone Arch Festival of the Arts
This juried art festival has it all: 200+ artists with art for sale, three stages featuring musical performances, a Guthrie Theatre costume display, artist demonstrations, kids' art activities, a pet spa, a classic car display, a "Budding Artist" co...

  Summer concerts in Wayzata - they're outdoor and free!
The Wayzata Depot, a beautiful venue on the shores of Lake Minnetonka, is home to free outdoor concerts throughout the summer! Relax by the lake and listen to a diverse range of musical talent, including "Gaelic Tribe," "The Whistlepigs String Band,...

  Summer Entertainment in the Park ~ Roseville
This outdoor series features a variety of musical and artistic performances throughout the Summer. For more information, including a complete schedule, click the weblink below.

  Sundance Golf and Bowling Center
This location has a golf course and a bowling alley. The bowling alley is open throughout the year with 24 quality lanes, automatic scoring, arcade games, refreshments, free poker tournaments, live music, and more. Use the contact information below t...

  Superbowl Bowling
This bowling alley has plenty of lanes, arcade games, and refreshments. Visit web site for more info, including open bowling schedules.

  Swedish Midsommar Celebration
This Swedish-style celebration of Summer features authentic Swedish music, maypole dance lessons, folk sing-alongs, children's activities, and crafts. Oh, and swedish food. Check out this web site
  Target Center
The Target Center features Timberwolves and Lynx basketball, as well as a great variety of other exciting events. Visit their web site to learn about upcoming circuses, rodeos, professional wrestling matches, big name concerts, and many other specta...

  Texas Hold 'Em ~ Learn and Play for FREE
This is a great opportunity for people who like poker. Every Friday night, this venue offers free lessons on how to play Texas Hold 'Em. Then, after the lesson, there is a weekly tournament that costs nothing to enter, but pays out up to $200! Real l...

  Texa-Tonka Lanes
This bowling alley has plenty of lanes, arcade games, and refreshments. Call for more info, including open bowling schedules.

  The annual Used Book Fair ~ Enrich your summer!
Whether you're looking to expand your collection, your mind, or both...the Used Book Fair is a sea of literature that will include rare and out-of-print books, recent books, first editions, children's books, maps & prints, fine bindings, mysteries, p...

  The Bakken Museum is a scientific work of art!
There is much to be learned at the Bakken Museum and library, which focuses on electricity and magnetism in life. Exhibits include "The Spark of Life" (learn interactively how electricity works and how people came to harness it), "The Electrarium" (...

  The Ball of Twine Museum
In Darwin, MN a fellow named Francis A. Johnson had a ball of twine that just kept getting bigger, until it found itself in the Guinness Book of World Records. Mr. Johnson began the ball in 1950 and it grew in his yard for 39 years. When Francis die...

  The Blast Indoor Playground
This playground is a dream come true for imaginative and energetic kids. The entire room is painted like a gigantic galaxy! Kids can climb through the Space Shuttle Tower and Rocket Launch Pads, ascend through two Apollo Rocket Propulsion Launchers,...

  The Gallery of Wood Art
Located on the 2nd floor of the Landmark Center, this unique gallery features five to six shows each year, as well as interesting vintage lathes, a gift shop, and a resource library. If you're interested in wood art from all over the world, check it ...

  The Minnesota Irish Fair
This festival is a pot-o-gold! The Minnesota Irish Fair, situated on Harriet Island in St. Paul, is a dazzling festival of Irish culture that includes music and dance from some of the world's premier Irish performers, food, children's activities, cu...

  The Works Museum and Technology Learning Center
The Works is a "hands-on, minds-on" museum that makes learning about technology and science interesting, understandable and fun! The Works uses participatory exhibits that engage visitors of all ages. The museum is divided into three areas: Gears ...

  Three Rivers Park District
Formerly Hennepin Parks,Three Rivers Park District is a natural resources-based park system located in the suburban Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area of Minnesota that manages nearly 27,000 acres of park reserves, regional parks, regional trails and sp...

  Toddler Tuesdays® at the Mall of America
Grab your kids and head out to Toddler Tuesdays® for a morning of fun! Toddler Tuesdays is a program, sponsored by Delta Dental and Radio Disney Junior, that provides events, free entertainment and discounts especially for toddlers. Events include sp...

  Tom's Logging Camp
At Tom's Logging Camp, you'll learn how the Minnesota loggers lived and worked before the chainsaw. Try your hand at blacksmithing, or feed the tame deer, pygmy goats, bunnies and rainbow trout. Don't forget your camera! Step inside the gravity hou...

  Twin Cities Book Festival
This event is not a piece of fiction! The 5th annual Twin Cities Book Festival will feature Readings and Talks by talented writers from around the country, Book Arts Demonstrations run by the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Rain Taxi's annual Used Bo...

  Twin Cities Winter Jazz Fest
Warm yourself up with four stages of live jazz music, featuring David 'Fathead' Newman, Laura Caviani, Clearwater Hot Club, and many more. There will also be lifetime achievement presentation, a silent auction for KBEM-FM Jazz 88 and the Hot Summer J...

  Twin City Model Railroad Museum Inc.
This unique establishment features an elaborate spread of model trains and scenery designed to invoke the romanticism, beauty, and history of the American train. The trains and scenery are a working portrait of the 30's, 40's, and 50's, when trains ...

  Ultimate Events Party & Tent Rental
Ultimate Events is the premier tent and party rental provider in the Twin Cities and Upper Midwest. Bring us your vision and we will help you transform it into reality, we will work with you every step of the way to insure that your event is a succes...

  Underwater Adventures Aquarium ~Life Pages Supporter~
Underwater Adventures has been voted "Best Shark Encounter" by Discovery Channel's travelchannel.com! Mingle with the creatures of the sea as you walk though 1.2 million gallons of water while staying completely dry. Sharks, stingrays, octopii, sea...

  Union Depot
Built in 1917, this used to be a bustling train station before it was recently converted into a vintage shopping, dining, and entertainment complex. Characteristic of the massive buildings which were built early in the Twentieth Century, the Saint P...

  Victoria Volksfest
This is a new community fall festival will take place in downtown Victoria. The festival has been properly named 'Victoria Volksfest.' Volksfest is a German word that means 'Public Festival.' Click the link below for more information about this e...

  Vietnamese Tet New Year
Experience the mystery and beauty of Vietnamese culture at this Vietnamese New Year Celebration! Activities include a fashion show, dance, karaoke, Vietnamese food, martial arts demonstrations, contests, community resource information, and more. ...

  Washington County Fair
Another great county fair with an eclectic mix of activities, including: stiltwalkers, magicians, live music, pig races, jugglers, fireworks, tractor pulls, arts and crafts, a hypnotist, and oh so much more. Click the link below for more info on the ...

  Water Park of America
It's America's Biggest Indoor Water Park! Surf on Minnesota's only Flow Rider Surf Simulator, catch a wave in the Lake Superior wave pool or challenge your fears in America's longest indoor family raft ride at ten stories tall and over a mile long! T...

  West Teen Explorers
This social club for youth with disabilities (ages 13-21) is a great way to expand leisure options and make new friends. Activities include swimming, bowling, going for pizza, and more. For more information on joining, call Reach for Resources at the...

  Wild Mountain Water Park ~Life Pages Supporter~
You'll be coming down the mountain when you come...to Wild Mountain, which features six waterslides, ranging from downright scary to totally relaxing. For those who want to stay dry, there are 1700 ft. alpine slides and formula one go-karts! Kids a...

  Wood Working Class
Students in this class will learn simple carpentry skills as they build their own project. Skills include design concepts, measuring, sawing wood, gluing and nailing, sanding, and staining. This class is only three weeks in length. Consistent atte...

  World of Wheels ~ Car Show
This car show is a must for people who love cars, trucks, hot rods, motorcycles, and anything else that runs on wheels and looks great. The show features a stunning array of custom rides, as well as antiques, celebrity appearances, vendors, BMX stun...

  World's Oldest Rock
In the parking lot of the Yellow Medicine County Historical Museum, just south of downtown Granite Falls, is the world's oldest rock. It is said to be 3.6 billion years old - and you can sit right on it! The planet itself is 4.5 billion years old. It...

  Wright County Fair
Another classic county fair, featuring: truck, tractor and ATV pulls, live music, games, food and drink, talent show, fiddler contest, demo derby, and contests of all sorts. For more information, click the weblink below!

  Youth Artists Initiative (YAI)
The Young Artists Initiative (YAI) believes that the arts should be accessible to all young people regardless of their race, beliefs or economic status. Too many young artists have been unable to participate in arts training because of the high tuit...

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