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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.

Groovin In The Garden
While the grownups get their groove on with some of the Twin Cities best bands, the kids will be entertained by a climbing wall, bouncy house, and lawn games.
Where: Enchanted Garden, Como Conservatory
Cost: FREE
Website: comozooconservatory.org/events/special-events/
Frozen Jr.
Frozen Jr. follows sisters Anna and Elsa, who live in the mythical land of Arendale. This musical production is a culmination of three weeks of intense work by students from the Northside and surrounding metro area. Ranging from ages eight to seventeen, these students have studied ballet, tap, hip hop, voice and acting in preparation of their performances.
Where: Lundstrum Performing Arts, Minneapolis
Cost: $12 per person
Website: lundstrum.org
Wee Wednesdays
For little ones age 5 and younger accompanied by their caregivers, Midtown Global Market offers educational events every week. Activities may include dancing, live puppet theater, cooking activities and even live animals from the Como Zoo. 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: Midtown Global Market, Minneapolis
Cost: Free
Website: midtownglobalmarket.org/events
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Mr. Fox is smart, clever and rather fantastic, but can he save his family and friends from a trio of spiteful, nasty, smelly farmers who are out to get them?
Where: Sidekick Theatre, Bloomington
Cost: Adult: $18, children (17 & younger): $16, lap pass (2-4 years old): $5
Website: sidekicktheatre.com
Music in the Zoo Concert Series
The lineup features a blend of fan favorites and new artists to the Zoo, ranging from Rosanne Cash to Belle and Sebastian. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and take place on the Sue McLean Stage in the Weesner Family Amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo.
Where: Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley
Cost: Varies
Website: suemclean.com/zoo
Autism and Sensory Friendly Early Entry Day
Como Zoo will open at 9 a.m. for an inclusive experience for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. Those attending will have the opportunity to spend time exploring exhibits, and participate in activities designed specifically for them.
Where: Como Zoo and Conservatory, St. Paul
Cost: FREE
Website: comozooconservatory.org/education/kids/sensory-friendly-mornings
Twin Cities River Rats
The Twin Cities River Rats put on themed water ski shows all summer long on the Mississippi River in the heart of Northeast Minneapolis, just south of the Broadway Avenue bridge. The team began back in the 1970s and has grown over the years into a 100+ member, nationally ranked team.
Where: 1758 West River Rd N, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
Website: tcriverrats.com/events
White Bear Lake Marketfest
More than 130 local businesses and vendors offer a wide variety of food, merchandise, art, and handcrafted goods. And there are numerous activities for children including a petting zoo and games.
Where: Downtown White Bear Lake
Cost: FREE
Website: marketfestwbl.com
Frozen Jr.
Frozen Jr. follows sisters Anna and Elsa, who live in the mythical land of Arendale. This musical production is a culmination of three weeks of intense work by students from the Northside and surrounding metro area. Ranging from ages eight to seventeen, these students have studied ballet, tap, hip hop, voice and acting in preparation of their performances.
Where: Lundstrum Performing Arts, Minneapolis
Cost: $12 per person
Website: lundstrum.org
Big Truck Day
Climb inside, touch and explore trucks and other vehicles from Dakota County's large fleet of equipment. Ages: 2-12.
Where: Inver Glen Library, Inver Grove Heights
Cost: FREE
Website: dakotacountylibrary.libcal.com
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Mr. Fox is smart, clever and rather fantastic, but can he save his family and friends from a trio of spiteful, nasty, smelly farmers who are out to get them?
Where: Sidekick Theatre, Bloomington
Cost: Adult: $18, children (17 & younger): $16, lap pass (2-4 years old): $5
Website: sidekicktheatre.com
Junie B. Jones, The Musical Jr.
Based on the best-selling book series, this show follows Junie B. Jones as she fills her "Top Secret Personal Beeswax Journal" with the story of her first-grade life.
Where: SteppingStone Theatre, St. Paul
Website: steppingstonetheatre.org
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Mr. Fox is smart, clever and rather fantastic, but can he save his family and friends from a trio of spiteful, nasty, smelly farmers who are out to get them?
Where: Sidekick Theatre, Bloomington
Cost: Adult: $18, children (17 & younger): $16, lap pass (2-4 years old): $5
Website: sidekicktheatre.com
Babies at the Castle
Designed for babies from newborn to 15 months and their caregivers. Leave your strollers at the door and carry your baby through the Mansion before it opens to the general public. Immerse yourself and your young one in bright patterns, colors and textures. The tours are approximately 30 minutes long followed by an additional 15 minutes of sensory play, which could include circle time and sharing touchable objects.
When: 9:15 to 10 a.m.
Where: American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis
Cost: $15 for caregiver and child
Website: asimn.org
Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka
Hop on a ride through the land of pure imagination with this adaptation, featuring memorable songs from the 1971 film.
Where: Stages Theatre Company, Hopkins
Cost: $14-$21
Website: stagestheatre.org