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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.

Rockin' Reader
Every Thursday a Burnsville elementary school principal will read his or her favorite books geared toward elementary and preschool children, followed by a concert for preschoolers at noon.
When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Nicollet Commons Park, Burnsville
Cost: FREE
Website: ommunityed191.org/page/2735
Minnesota State Fair
Celebrate summer at one of the best state fairs in the country, the Great Minnesota Get-Together, featuring food, activities, animals, rides, games, music and shows for all ages.
When: 6 a.m.-Midnight
Where: Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul
Cost: $13; $11 for seniors and ages 6 to 12; FREE for ages 5 and younger
Contact: 651-288-4400
Website: mnstatefair.org
Passport to Invention
The Bakken's Student Workshop is open for young makers and inventors.
When: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Where: The Bakken Museum, Minneapolis
Cost: $25 for single-use pass, or $20 per visit with purchase of a 3- or 6-visit pass
Contact: 612-926-3878
Website: thebakken.org/passport-to-invention
Mommy+Me Music Class
Encourage a sense of rhythm, music and movement for ages 3 and younger.
When: 3:30-4:15 p.m.
Where: Teeny Bee Boutique, St. Paul
Cost: FREE
Contact: 612-644-2540
Website: teenybeeboutique.com
Family Fridays at the Global Market
Enjoy free live music, a children's play area and free balloons for the first 50 children. Businesses will validate your parking (for up to three hours) with purchase if you park in the 10th Avenue parking ramp.
When: 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Midtown Global Market, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
Contact: 612-872-4041
Website: midtownglobalmarket.org
Minnesota State Fair
Celebrate summer at one of the best state fairs in the country, the Great Minnesota Get-Together, featuring food, activities, animals, rides, games, music and shows for all ages.
When: 6 a.m.-Midnight
Where: Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul
Cost: $13; $11 for seniors and ages 6 to 12; FREE for ages 5 and younger
Contact: 651-288-4400
Website: mnstatefair.org
Free Family Flicks
Enjoy a free movie - first-come, first-serve to theater capacity.
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Theaters at Mall of America, Bloomington
Cost: FREE
Website: theatresmoa.com
Minnesota State Fair
Celebrate summer at one of the best state fairs in the country, the Great Minnesota Get-Together, featuring food, activities, animals, rides, games, music and shows for all ages.
When: 6 a.m.-Midnight
Where: Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul
Cost: $13; $11 for seniors and ages 6 to 12; FREE for ages 5 and younger
Contact: 651-288-4400
Website: mnstatefair.org
Saturday Live!
Events at this literary-based program will feature puppets, magicians, wild animals and storytellers.
When: 11:15 a.m. to noon
Where: St. Paul Public Library, Central Library
Cost: FREE
Contact: 651-266-7034
Website: www.sppl.org
Free Sensory Flicks
Enjoy a free movie, with accommodations for children with developmental disabilities. Lights are left up, sound is reduced and audience members are welcome to dance, sing and move around during the film - first-come, first-serve to theater capacity.
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Theaters at Mall of America, Bloomington
Cost: FREE
Website: theatresmoa.com
Minnesota State Fair
Celebrate summer at one of the best state fairs in the country, the Great Minnesota Get-Together, featuring food, activities, animals, rides, games, music and shows for all ages.
When: 6 a.m.-Midnight
Where: Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul
Cost: $13; $11 for seniors and ages 6 to 12; FREE for ages 5 and younger
Contact: 651-288-4400
Website: mnstatefair.org
Minnesota State Fair
Celebrate summer at one of the best state fairs in the country, the Great Minnesota Get-Together, featuring food, activities, animals, rides, games, music and shows for all ages.
When: 6 a.m.-Midnight
Where: Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul
Cost: $13; $11 for seniors and ages 6 to 12; FREE for ages 5 and younger
Contact: 651-288-4400
Website: mnstatefair.org
Monarch Festival
Using art, music, dance, games and more, this festival raises awareness about the monarch butterfly's 2,300-mile migration to Mexico. Festivalgoers can get an up-close view at monarch eggs, caterpillars and butterflies - and enjoy food, music and activities.
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Lake Nokomis Naturescape Gardens, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
Website: monarchfestival.org
Free First Saturdays at The Walker
Families can enjoy live performances, films, adventures and art-making, plus free gallery admission. Activities are recommended for ages 6 to 12.
When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
Contact: 612-375-7600
Website: walkerart.org/free-first-saturdays
Sundays at Landmark
This cultural series celebrates community with arts experiences for families on select Sundays Sept. 7 through May 10. September events include a Mid-Autumn Moon Festival Sept. 7 and a Landmark Center Nook and Crannies Building Tour Sept. 21.
When: 11 a.m.-noon
Where: Landmark Center, St. Paul
Cost: $10 for ages 12 and older, $5 for ages 4-11
Contact: 651-292-3225
Website: landmarkcenter.org