Schools out for summer – What do we do now?

Farmers Market with Family Fun Activities
Don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes to these fun farmers markets!

Eat Local
Get onboard the farm-to-table movement as a family.

Summer Music in the Park Series
Grab the picnic blanket and get ready to listen to live music in the park!

Puppet Wagons
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!

Pizza Farms
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.

Man-Made Swimming Ponds
They look like a lake. They’re surrounded by a beautiful (clean) sandy beach. And best yet, the water is filtered, lightly chlorinated and without fish! No mysteries in the deep and no off-putting smells.

Ice Cream Shops
I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice Cream! We have nearly 100 sweet ice cream shops in our collection. Oh the flavors to enjoy!

Check out one of our Outdoor Categories for many more summer fun ideas!

Don’t forget to save all the places you want to visit to your profile so that your Bucket Listis ready to go. Have an amazing summer!