Minnesota has 4 incredible seasons. Make the most out of each of them!
Farmers Market with Family Fun Activities
Don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes to these fun farmers markets!
Summer Music in the Park Series
Grab the picnic blanket and get ready to listen to live music in the park!
Summer season is here and the Puppet Wagons are out!! You can find these wagons cruising through parks and libraries across the following cities
Pick Your Own (PYO) Orchards – Minnesota farms will soon be ripe with strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and much more. Minnesota strawberry season usually begins in early to mid-June, followed by raspberries and blueberries — beloved fruits for kids of all ages — in July and August. And of course, apple picking in the fall is a must!
- Pick Your Own (PYO) Orchards – Strawberry Farms Harvesting in June
Minnesota strawberry season generally begins in early to mid June. The length of the season varies from year to year depending on the weather conditions but usually lasts at least 2 full weeks, sometimes closer to 4 weeks.
- Pick Your Own Orchards – Raspberry Farms Harvesting in July
The start of the Minnesota raspberry summer bearing season usually begin in late June/early July (in between the start of strawberry season and blueberry season), and the second seasons bears around September.
- Pick Your Own Orchards – Blueberry Farms Harvesting in July
These lovely berries are generally prime for picking in mid to late July. Lucky for us, we don’t have to wait long because it’s an early season this year.
Pizza Farms began popping up in the last few years as a way for farmers to generate income and also as a way to invite people to their farms for a very memorable experience. Most pizza farms are open only one or two days per week, and there are several you can find within an hour of the Cities.
Free (or Mostly Free) Indoor Summer Movie Series
Are the free outdoor summer movie series either too late or too buggy for your kiddos? How about a nice, air-conditioned, morning movie?
Kids Bowl Free All Summer
Did you know that a number of bowling alleys offer free kids bowling all summer long?
Park Nature Programs
If you haven’t heard about our Minnesota’s amazing nature programs then it’s time to get educated. There are LOADS of neat park programs going on throughout the summer.
Outdoor Movies in the Cities
Thanks to The Current, you can find a movie in the park almost every day of the summer.
Be Thankful and Give Back (with your kids and from the comfort of your own home)
Have fun with your children at home while making a difference in your community.
Volunteer Opportunties with Your Kids Outside of Your Home
We have a huge collection of kid friendly volunteer projects around the Cities and available year round
Fall Family Festivities
Fall is one of the most special seasons in Minnesota. There are so many activities to choose from, like corn mazes, corn pits, pumpkin and apple picking, wagons rides to name a few. Here are some ideas of fun fall festivities to get you in the spirit.
Pick Your Own Orchards – Apples, Pumpkins, and Second Harvest Raspberries
Apple picking generally begins mid-August and runs through October. Earlier in the season you can pick apples such as Paula Reds and Crab Apples. September gets into McIntosh and Haralson. Mid September gets into Honeycrisps and more. Check the farm’s picking schedule before making the trip.
Want to celebrate Halloween more than one night a year? The Twin Cities is full of family friendly Halloween happenings all throughout the month of October.
MEA Actitivites – Gotta love the fall MEA break when the kids have four fun filled days out of school. Here are some ideas of family friendly events and activities going on around MN to help you make the most of the long weekend.
Outdoor Winter Fun in Minnesota
Fresh snow on the ground, bright blue skies above, and that crisp, cool air in the lungs. It’s time to pull out the boots, mittens, and sunglasses… and enjoy one of Minnesota’s many wonderful outdoor winter activities.
Winter Camper Cabins
Camping in the winter is beautiful, relaxing, and totally enjoyable from inside a warm camper cabin.
Black Friday Kid-Friendly Alternatives
Looking for a family friendly alternative to Black Friday shopping? Look no further. Visit one of the many festive events on November 25th, or search through our collection to find the perfect fit for you.
Christmas Tree Farms
Make a tradition of cutting down your own Christmas Tree. Perspective from a converted artificial Christmas tree owner.
Minnesota Christmas Light Displays
Get ready to light up the night with our collection of Minnesota Christmas light displays.
Minnesota Christmas Festivals & Events
Deck the halls and Fa-La-La all around Minnesota at one of these magical festive events.
Winter Break Events & Activities
From events to day camps to outdoor winter fun and much, much more. sKIDaddlers will help keep your kids happily occupied over winter break.
Experience Gift Guide: Kid Friendly and Pennywise
The holidays can put a serious dent in your wallet. Skip the expensive toys, and give a child the gift of a special day with you.
Places to Enjoy Spring in Minnesota
Spring is here! Let’s get out and celebrate. Here are our top picks for places to enjoy the season.
Egg Hunt Festivities
Dig out the Easter baskets and head to your nearest egg hunt event. The hunts occur a couple weeks leading up to the big day. So whether you travel or stay in town for Easter you’ll be sure to be able to find one that works for your family.
Maple Syrup Festivals across Minnesota
Spring is upon us and Minnesota is ready celebrate the sweet flowing sap of the maple tree. Get out and taste the sugary goodness.
Spring Break Ideas
Don’t get stir crazy – Get out and discover something new! Here are some ideas for inspiration.
Get out and celebrate our Earth at one of the Twin Cities many special events!
Mothers’ Day Events
This year Mother’s Day lands on Sunday May 14th, 2017. We’ve collected special Twin Cities Mother’s Day events for all types of moms. Find the one that’s right for yours.
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