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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.

David Dimitri's L'homme Cirque: The One-Man Circus
Dubbed "Lord of the Wire" by The New York Times, this world-famous high-wire dancer and veteran of Cirque du Soleil and Big Apple Circus balances dramatic feats like high-wire flips and a human-cannon launch with humor, poetry, and serenades on the accordion.
Where: L'homme Cirque's big top, which will be erected on the St. Paul Parks property adjacent to the Circus Juventas big top, St. Paul
Cost: $30
Website: circusjuventas.org
Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams
The rhythm of Ethiopia comes alive as this internationally acclaimed display of athleticism and acrobatics makes its Minneapolis debut. For all ages, the show features Ethiopian music and is primarily non-verbal.
Where: Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis
Cost: From $15
Website: childrenstheatre.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
Tots & Trains
Every first and third Wednesday come for storytime, craft and snack. Then stick around to have fun playing at the train table, exploring the trains, touring the restoration shop, and more.
Where: Minnesota Transportation Museum, St. Paul
Cost: $11 adult, $9 senior/child, $7 toddler
Website: transportationmuseum.org
David Dimitri's L'homme Cirque: The One-Man Circus
Dubbed "Lord of the Wire" by The New York Times, this world-famous high-wire dancer and veteran of Cirque du Soleil and Big Apple Circus balances dramatic feats like high-wire flips and a human-cannon launch with humor, poetry, and serenades on the accordion.
Where: L'homme Cirque's big top, which will be erected on the St. Paul Parks property adjacent to the Circus Juventas big top, St. Paul
Cost: $30
Website: circusjuventas.org
Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams
The rhythm of Ethiopia comes alive as this internationally acclaimed display of athleticism and acrobatics makes its Minneapolis debut. For all ages, the show features Ethiopian music and is primarily non-verbal.
Where: Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis
Cost: From $15
Website: childrenstheatre.org
Apollo to the Moon
Learn about human space trips to the Moon from blastoff at Kennedy Space Center to splashdown in the Pacific Ocean. Science teacher Rob Ellos uses props, theatrical techniques, humor and audience participation to teach about how humans got to the Moon, what they did there and what they brought back. Ages: 2-8.
Where: Robert Trail Library, Rosemount
Cost: FREE
Website: dakotacountylibrary.libcal.com
Lil' Explorer Thursdays
Perfect for the 1-3 year old to meet animal and plant visitors, see story time, play games and many other fun activities. Different theme each week.
Where: Como Zoo and Conservatory, St. Paul
Cost: FREE
Website: comozooconservatory.org
David Dimitri's L'homme Cirque: The One-Man Circus
Dubbed "Lord of the Wire" by The New York Times, this world-famous high-wire dancer and veteran of Cirque du Soleil and Big Apple Circus balances dramatic feats like high-wire flips and a human-cannon launch with humor, poetry, and serenades on the accordion.
Where: L'homme Cirque's big top, which will be erected on the St. Paul Parks property adjacent to the Circus Juventas big top, St. Paul
Cost: $30
Website: circusjuventas.org
Sever's Fall Festival and Corn Maze
Guests will enjoy their favorite Sever's activities and attractions including the extreme corn pit, zip lines, tire mountain, jumping pillows, pumpkin blaster, hayride, food trucks and more.
Where: Sever's Fall Festival, Shakopee
Cost: $17, groups/seniors/military: $14
Website: seversfallfestival.com
Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams
The rhythm of Ethiopia comes alive as this internationally acclaimed display of athleticism and acrobatics makes its Minneapolis debut. For all ages, the show features Ethiopian music and is primarily non-verbal.
Where: Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis
Cost: From $15
Website: childrenstheatre.org
Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach
When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach and launches a voyage of gigantic proportions. For all ages.
Where: Stages Theatre Company, Hopkins
Cost: $17-$24
Website: stagestheatre.org
Kids at the Castle
During this regular morning playdate - an hour before the public can enter the museum - kids can enjoy visual games, storytelling and music-and-movement activities geared toward ages 2 to 5.
Where: American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis
Cost: $8 per family; registration is not required.
Website: asimn.org
Karaoke for All Ages
Come sing your heart out, enjoy the participatory sing-a-longs and spontaneous dance parties, cheer on other singers, and it's all ages! Hosted by the always amazing Silly Miss Tilly (pictured).
Where: Can Can Wonderland, St. Paul
Cost: $2
Website: cancanwonderland.com
Nature Playdate: Bugs and Slugs
Come along on a hunt to look high and low for insects, snails and slugs. This is a sensory early childhood experience for age 2 through Pre-K. Please come dressed for the weather. All children must be accompanied by their adult at nature playdates. Pre-registration is required.
Where: Dodge Nature Center, West St. Paul
Cost: $10
Website: dodgenaturecenter.org