For the Kids

Summer Faire

Don’t miss the free live music from talented local musicians. Summer Faire is an annual warm-weather tradition for families, couples and music-lovers everywhere. Grab your family, friends and a lawn chair for relaxing in The Shoppes’ central courtyard while enjoying sounds from Minnesota’s favorite musicians. Take advantage of the Shoppes popular retail offerings and fine restaurants before and after the concert. Free. 6-8 p.m. The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, 12459 Elm Creek Blvd. Read more about Summer Faire

Operation Kidsafe Child Safety Event

Join Delmonico Dance, local law enforcement, first responders and Operation Kidsafe for a free child safety fair. There will be an ice cream truck for the kids.  Parents will receive a lifetime record of their child's digital fingerprints and a form that is ready to hand to law enforcement in an emergency, as well as valuable safety tips. Operation Kidsafe uses the latest equipment like the FBI and Secret Service. Read more about Operation Kidsafe Child Safety Event

Maple Grove Days

It’s time for Maple Grove Days. With more than 40 events over the course of the four-day festival, there are plenty of opportunities for fun. The festival kicks off on Thursday with the Pierre Bottineau Parade at 6:30 p.m. You will find teen and children’s events on Friday and the art fair on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, enjoy a car show, inflatable rides, entertainment on two stages, a business expo with 130 vendors, the Rice Lake Classic Run, and many other events. Free. Read more about Maple Grove Days

State Arbor Month Celebration and Minnesota Tree Climbing Championships

This year the DNR is celebrating Arbor Day and Arbor Month by encouraging families to play in natural settings such as your backyard, a nearby woodlot, or forested area.

The 2014 State Arbor Month Celebration will be at Oak Hill Park in St. Louis Park. The event will give families a chance to play with nature, while watching some of the best tree climbers in the state compete at the Minnesota Tree Climbing Championship.

State Arbor Month Celebration Schedule: Read more about State Arbor Month Celebration and Minnesota Tree Climbing Championships


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