Rock out with the Shaw Brothers or grab your kids for a pontoon ride.
For the Kids
Keep it classic this year and start your morning off with Tom Thumb donuts or shake it up with all new DIY donut flights from the Hangar. Whether you’re visiting the award-winning livestock barns or taking a turn on the giant slide, be sure to keep sunscreen applied and one hand free at all times for that next new confection on-a-stick.
Join us for our annual Pops on the Porch celebration on the lawn of the Fillebrown House. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnic supper, if you wish and enjoy the Big Band sounds of the Moonlight Serenaders.
AARP Minnesota will be hosting the Fifth Annual Movie Night at the Ballpark at St. Paul’s CHS Field on August 1st, where we will be screening A League of Their Own (rated PG). Moviegoers can take in the event in the stands or they can bring a blanket to enjoy the movie from the outfield of the park. The event is free to movie-lovers of any age, family-friendly and inclusive to all, and a fantastic way to connect to the richness and heart of St. Paul.
Unleash your cold blooded side and marvel at reptiles such as snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs, chameleons, geckos, dragons and more. Gawk at small exotic mammals, such as sugar gliders, and hedgehogs or browse through various animal vendors for the latest food, cages and toys for your next pet.
2:00 pm - Jake Nelson Music
4:30 pm - WBL Drumline
5:30 pm - Pandora's Other Box
8:00 pm - Fireworks & National Anthem
- Community Performances
- Car Show
Food trucks, bouncy houses, family-friendly activities, and a silent auction – what more could you ask for on a Sunday in early fall? Come out to Southwest Park in Mahtomedi for the Family Fun Festival to support Aaron’s Playground, a memorial playground to be built in the park early next year. Entrance is free!
What better way to start your summer than by building a good old-fashioned sand castle or crazy sand creature? Bring your family, sand sculpture tools and your A-game because there will be prizes for the winners.
If your child wants to grow up to be a veterinarian, this 3-hour program can set them down the right path. They’ll learn about surgery skills using a pretend patient, how to recognize common illnesses and what it’s like to work at a shelter. Kids grades 3-6.
(FOR CHILDREN BIRTH-5 YEARS, BEFORE KINDERGARTEN) OAKLEY- MIN 4 KIDS, MAX 15 KIDS
AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER, 2659 E. 7TH ST., MAPLEWOOD, MN 55119Make nature discoveries, and meet new friends! This class is offered at the Maplewood Nature Center in collaboration with Early Childhood and Family Education (ECFE) staff. Parents stay with their children during the entire class. Preregistration is required