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Minnesota Parent welcomes information about events for families throughout the state of Minnesota. Calendar listings are FREE and can submitted here.

You can submit a listing at any time, but the deadline for possible inclusion in the print publication is six weeks prior to the month of the publication. (For example, June 15 for the August issue.)

All events are subject to change. Be certain to check with the event sponsor either by visiting the website or calling, to ensure the featured event is still viable.

Events taking place for more than one weekend in length will be listed in our "Ongoing" area.

Twin Cities Jazz Festival
One of the largest civic jazz festivals in the Midwest, this popular event draws top talent and brings out more than 30,000 people a year.
Where: Venues are in St. Paul, including a main stage at Mears Park
Cost: FREE
Website: hotsummerjazz.com
Back to the Fifties Weekend
More than 12,000 custom, classic and restored cars - all dated 1964 and earlier - will cover the fairgrounds, along with entertainment, live music, games, food, crafts and more as part of the Minnesota Street Rod Association's annual event.
Where: Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul
Cost: $12; free for ages 12 and younger
Website: msra.com
Shrek: The Musical
This Tony Award-winning musical - based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film -follows the adventures of a green ogre, a wise-cracking donkey, a feisty princess, a short-tempered villain, a cookie with an attitude and dozens of other fairy-tale misfits, who stir up the kind of muddled mayhem that only a true hero can calm. June 23-July 30
Where: Stages Theatre Company, Hopkins
Cost: $12-$16; lap passes are $5 for ages 3-4 and free for ages 2 and younger.
Website: stagestheatre.org
Shrek: The Musical
This Tony Award-winning musical - based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film -follows the adventures of a green ogre, a wise-cracking donkey, a feisty princess, a short-tempered villain, a cookie with an attitude and dozens of other fairy-tale misfits, who stir up the kind of muddled mayhem that only a true hero can calm. June 23-July 30
Where: Stages Theatre Company, Hopkins
Cost: $12-$16; lap passes are $5 for ages 3-4 and free for ages 2 and younger.
Website: stagestheatre.org
Back to the Fifties Weekend
More than 12,000 custom, classic and restored cars - all dated 1964 and earlier - will cover the fairgrounds, along with entertainment, live music, games, food, crafts and more as part of the Minnesota Street Rod Association's annual event.
Where: Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul
Cost: $12; free for ages 12 and younger
Website: msra.com
Eagan Market Fest
This award-winning farmers market event features 60-plus vendors, free art projects for kids, a Power of Produce kids' club and concerts in the park (at the adjacent bandshell), plus theme nights (family night is June 21). 4-8 p.m. Wednesdays June 7-Aug. 30 and 3-7 p.m. on Wednesdays in September
Where: Eagan Festival Grounds at Central Park, Eagan
Cost: FREE
Website: cityofeagan.com/marketfest
Groovin' in the Garden
This Wednesday-night concert series lets grownups rock out with some of the Twin Cities' best bands while the kids are entertained by a climbing wall, a bouncy house and lawn games, all outdoors, all free. 6-8 p.m. June 7, 14, 21 and 28 with more concerts to be announced for July and early August
Where: Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, St. Paul
Cost: FREE
Website: comozooconservatory.org
Shrek: The Musical
This Tony Award-winning musical - based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film -follows the adventures of a green ogre, a wise-cracking donkey, a feisty princess, a short-tempered villain, a cookie with an attitude and dozens of other fairy-tale misfits, who stir up the kind of muddled mayhem that only a true hero can calm. June 23-July 30
Where: Stages Theatre Company, Hopkins
Cost: $12-$16; lap passes are $5 for ages 3-4 and free for ages 2 and younger.
Website: stagestheatre.org
Shrek: The Musical
This Tony Award-winning musical - based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film -follows the adventures of a green ogre, a wise-cracking donkey, a feisty princess, a short-tempered villain, a cookie with an attitude and dozens of other fairy-tale misfits, who stir up the kind of muddled mayhem that only a true hero can calm. June 23-July 30
Where: Stages Theatre Company, Hopkins
Cost: $12-$16; lap passes are $5 for ages 3-4 and free for ages 2 and younger.
Website: stagestheatre.org
Shrek: The Musical
This Tony Award-winning musical - based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film -follows the adventures of a green ogre, a wise-cracking donkey, a feisty princess, a short-tempered villain, a cookie with an attitude and dozens of other fairy-tale misfits, who stir up the kind of muddled mayhem that only a true hero can calm. June 23-July 30
Where: Stages Theatre Company, Hopkins
Cost: $12-$16; lap passes are $5 for ages 3-4 and free for ages 2 and younger.
Website: stagestheatre.org
Shrek: The Musical
This Tony Award-winning musical - based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film -follows the adventures of a green ogre, a wise-cracking donkey, a feisty princess, a short-tempered villain, a cookie with an attitude and dozens of other fairy-tale misfits, who stir up the kind of muddled mayhem that only a true hero can calm. June 23-July 30
Where: Stages Theatre Company, Hopkins
Cost: $12-$16; lap passes are $5 for ages 3-4 and free for ages 2 and younger.
Website: stagestheatre.org
Shrek: The Musical
This Tony Award-winning musical - based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film -follows the adventures of a green ogre, a wise-cracking donkey, a feisty princess, a short-tempered villain, a cookie with an attitude and dozens of other fairy-tale misfits, who stir up the kind of muddled mayhem that only a true hero can calm. June 23-July 30
Where: Stages Theatre Company, Hopkins
Cost: $12-$16; lap passes are $5 for ages 3-4 and free for ages 2 and younger.
Website: stagestheatre.org
Gibbs Farm Ice Cream Sundays
Enjoy ice cream made the old-fashioned way, meet farm animals and take tours at this farm, featuring hands-on programming by the Ramsey County Historical Society. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 4 and 18, July 2, 16 and 30 and Aug. 13 and 27
Where: Gibbs Farm, St. Paul
Cost: Free ice cream is included with farm admission of $8 for adults, $7 for ages 62 and older and $5 ages 3-16.
Website: rchs.com/gibbs-farm
Red, White and Boom
Celebrate Independence Day on the downtown Minneapolis riverfront with morning races, live music, food, family-friendly activities (jugglers, magicians, face painting, caricature artists and balloon artists) and a grand finale of fireworks. Family activities from 6-10 p.m. and fireworks at 10 p.m.
Where: Father Hennepin Bluff Park, Mill Ruins Park and Boom Island, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
Website: mplsredwhiteboom.com
Shrek: The Musical
This Tony Award-winning musical - based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film -follows the adventures of a green ogre, a wise-cracking donkey, a feisty princess, a short-tempered villain, a cookie with an attitude and dozens of other fairy-tale misfits, who stir up the kind of muddled mayhem that only a true hero can calm. June 23-July 30
Where: Stages Theatre Company, Hopkins
Cost: $12-$16; lap passes are $5 for ages 3-4 and free for ages 2 and younger.
Website: stagestheatre.org