Education & Community

Dog Days Downtown

Stroll about with your pooch, or just come and feel all the canine love. Enjoy pet-friendly activities and relax on a restaurant patio with your four-legged friend. Need a dog in your life but don’t have one? Dogs Days is the perfect place to learn more about pet adoption. 

Maple Grove Days Library Book Sale

With a variety of literature ranging from fiction to nonfiction, children and adults alike can get their hands on a diverse selection of books at a fair price. Sponsored by Friends of the Maple Grove Library, all proceeds will be donated to the library collection and its programs.

Minnesota Reptile Show

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.

Lumberjack Days

Providing an engaging and educational event for 85 years, Lumberjack Days welcomes all community members to gather at the heart of Minnesota’s birthplace. Learn about our state’s cultural heritage, marvel at Stillwater’s historic charm and see all the local talent that this river town has to offer.

Aquatennial Celebrations

Kick off the week of celebrations with Minnesota’s largest nighttime parade along Hennepin Avenue, marvel at the Twin Cities River Rats as they perform entertaining tricks on the water, up your fitness game and partake in the Torchlight 5k or sit back and watch in awe at one of the top five annual firework displays in the nation on Saturday evening. With a wide range of events, there is something fit for all shapes and sizes.

Family Fun Festival

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!

Pride Parade and Festival

Celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in the heart of Loring Park with nearly 400 exhibitor booths, 40 delectable food vendors and four stages equipped with a live music and a variety of performances.

Stone Arch Bridge Festival

Kick off Father’s Day weekend with a stroll across the Mississippi River and Main Street to enjoy cuisine from a variety of food trucks, live music, art from local artists and more.

Manitou Days Parade

For over 50 years, Manitou Days has celebrated everything about White Bear Lake. From Marketfest on Thursdays to events on the lake, it kicks off with the parade that goes through downtown and along Lake Avenue to a party on Memorial Beach.

Giving Insights Forum: The impact of Catholic education

A moderated panel of local and national experts will discuss the extent to which Catholic education impacts our families, parishes, and our community at large. This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Registration is required.

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