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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.

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
Minnesota State Fair
The Great Minnesota Get-Together showcases Minnesota's finest agriculture, horticulture, art and industry, plus carnival rides (including a Kidway for tots), games, live music and food vendors aplenty. This year's newest feature is a Great Big Wheel - a 156-foot-tall Ferris wheel with 36 enclosed gondolas each carrying six people. Set discount days feature reduced gate admission prices for kids, seniors, military and other groups.
Where: Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul
Cost: Advanced tickets start at $11. Advanced ride and game tickets cost $15 for a 25-ticket sheet. Daily gate admission is $14 for ages 13-64; $12 for ages 5-12 and 65 and older; and free for ages 4 and younger.
Website: mnstatefair.org
Minnesota State Fair
The Great Minnesota Get-Together showcases Minnesota's finest agriculture, horticulture, art and industry, plus carnival rides (including a Kidway for tots), games, live music and food vendors aplenty. This year's newest feature is a Great Big Wheel - a 156-foot-tall Ferris wheel with 36 enclosed gondolas each carrying six people. Set discount days feature reduced gate admission prices for kids, seniors, military and other groups.
Where: Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul
Cost: Advanced tickets start at $11. Advanced ride and game tickets cost $15 for a 25-ticket sheet. Daily gate admission is $14 for ages 13-64; $12 for ages 5-12 and 65 and older; and free for ages 4 and younger.
Website: mnstatefair.org
Minnesota State Fair
The Great Minnesota Get-Together showcases Minnesota's finest agriculture, horticulture, art and industry, plus carnival rides (including a Kidway for tots), games, live music and food vendors aplenty. This year's newest feature is a Great Big Wheel - a 156-foot-tall Ferris wheel with 36 enclosed gondolas each carrying six people. Set discount days feature reduced gate admission prices for kids, seniors, military and other groups.
Where: Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul
Cost: Advanced tickets start at $11. Advanced ride and game tickets cost $15 for a 25-ticket sheet. Daily gate admission is $14 for ages 13-64; $12 for ages 5-12 and 65 and older; and free for ages 4 and younger.
Website: mnstatefair.org
Renaissance Festival
King Henry and his court invite one and all to his immersive 16th-century European village, featuring 12 stages of musicians, magicians, jugglers and mimes, including more than 500 engaging memorable characters. More than 250 artisans fill the festival marketplace to create a unique shopping experience. Themed weekends include Oktoberfest, Shamrocks & Shenanigans, Highland Fling and more. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. weekends Aug. 19-Oct. 1, plus Monday, Sept. 4 (Labor Day) and Sept. 29 (Festival Friday); go early in the day for a kid-friendly atmosphere and easier parking. Buy tickets online or at local stores to save money and avoid lines at the event.
Where: Rural Shakopee
Cost: $14.95 for ages 5 to 12, $21.95 for ages 62 and older and $23.95 for adults.
Website: renaissancefest.com
Minnesota State Fair
The Great Minnesota Get-Together showcases Minnesota's finest agriculture, horticulture, art and industry, plus carnival rides (including a Kidway for tots), games, live music and food vendors aplenty. This year's newest feature is a Great Big Wheel - a 156-foot-tall Ferris wheel with 36 enclosed gondolas each carrying six people. Set discount days feature reduced gate admission prices for kids, seniors, military and other groups.
Where: Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul
Cost: Advanced tickets start at $11. Advanced ride and game tickets cost $15 for a 25-ticket sheet. Daily gate admission is $14 for ages 13-64; $12 for ages 5-12 and 65 and older; and free for ages 4 and younger.
Website: mnstatefair.org
Renaissance Festival
King Henry and his court invite one and all to his immersive 16th-century European village, featuring 12 stages of musicians, magicians, jugglers and mimes, including more than 500 engaging memorable characters. More than 250 artisans fill the festival marketplace to create a unique shopping experience. Themed weekends include Oktoberfest, Shamrocks & Shenanigans, Highland Fling and more. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. weekends Aug. 19-Oct. 1, plus Monday, Sept. 4 (Labor Day) and Sept. 29 (Festival Friday); go early in the day for a kid-friendly atmosphere and easier parking. Buy tickets online or at local stores to save money and avoid lines at the event.
Where: Rural Shakopee
Cost: $14.95 for ages 5 to 12, $21.95 for ages 62 and older and $23.95 for adults.
Website: renaissancefest.com
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
Minnesota State Fair
The Great Minnesota Get-Together showcases Minnesota's finest agriculture, horticulture, art and industry, plus carnival rides (including a Kidway for tots), games, live music and food vendors aplenty. This year's newest feature is a Great Big Wheel - a 156-foot-tall Ferris wheel with 36 enclosed gondolas each carrying six people. Set discount days feature reduced gate admission prices for kids, seniors, military and other groups.
Where: Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul
Cost: Advanced tickets start at $11. Advanced ride and game tickets cost $15 for a 25-ticket sheet. Daily gate admission is $14 for ages 13-64; $12 for ages 5-12 and 65 and older; and free for ages 4 and younger.
Website: mnstatefair.org
Minnesota State Fair
The Great Minnesota Get-Together showcases Minnesota's finest agriculture, horticulture, art and industry, plus carnival rides (including a Kidway for tots), games, live music and food vendors aplenty. This year's newest feature is a Great Big Wheel - a 156-foot-tall Ferris wheel with 36 enclosed gondolas each carrying six people. Set discount days feature reduced gate admission prices for kids, seniors, military and other groups.
Where: Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul
Cost: Advanced tickets start at $11. Advanced ride and game tickets cost $15 for a 25-ticket sheet. Daily gate admission is $14 for ages 13-64; $12 for ages 5-12 and 65 and older; and free for ages 4 and younger.
Website: mnstatefair.org
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
Minnesota State Fair
The Great Minnesota Get-Together showcases Minnesota's finest agriculture, horticulture, art and industry, plus carnival rides (including a Kidway for tots), games, live music and food vendors aplenty. This year's newest feature is a Great Big Wheel - a 156-foot-tall Ferris wheel with 36 enclosed gondolas each carrying six people. Set discount days feature reduced gate admission prices for kids, seniors, military and other groups.
Where: Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul
Cost: Advanced tickets start at $11. Advanced ride and game tickets cost $15 for a 25-ticket sheet. Daily gate admission is $14 for ages 13-64; $12 for ages 5-12 and 65 and older; and free for ages 4 and younger.
Website: mnstatefair.org
Minnesota State Fair
The Great Minnesota Get-Together showcases Minnesota's finest agriculture, horticulture, art and industry, plus carnival rides (including a Kidway for tots), games, live music and food vendors aplenty. This year's newest feature is a Great Big Wheel - a 156-foot-tall Ferris wheel with 36 enclosed gondolas each carrying six people. Set discount days feature reduced gate admission prices for kids, seniors, military and other groups.
Where: Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul
Cost: Advanced tickets start at $11. Advanced ride and game tickets cost $15 for a 25-ticket sheet. Daily gate admission is $14 for ages 13-64; $12 for ages 5-12 and 65 and older; and free for ages 4 and younger.
Website: mnstatefair.org
Minnesota State Fair
The Great Minnesota Get-Together showcases Minnesota's finest agriculture, horticulture, art and industry, plus carnival rides (including a Kidway for tots), games, live music and food vendors aplenty. This year's newest feature is a Great Big Wheel - a 156-foot-tall Ferris wheel with 36 enclosed gondolas each carrying six people. Set discount days feature reduced gate admission prices for kids, seniors, military and other groups.
Where: Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul
Cost: Advanced tickets start at $11. Advanced ride and game tickets cost $15 for a 25-ticket sheet. Daily gate admission is $14 for ages 13-64; $12 for ages 5-12 and 65 and older; and free for ages 4 and younger.
Website: mnstatefair.org
Renaissance Festival
King Henry and his court invite one and all to his immersive 16th-century European village, featuring 12 stages of musicians, magicians, jugglers and mimes, including more than 500 engaging memorable characters. More than 250 artisans fill the festival marketplace to create a unique shopping experience. Themed weekends include Oktoberfest, Shamrocks & Shenanigans, Highland Fling and more. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. weekends Aug. 19-Oct. 1, plus Monday, Sept. 4 (Labor Day) and Sept. 29 (Festival Friday); go early in the day for a kid-friendly atmosphere and easier parking. Buy tickets online or at local stores to save money and avoid lines at the event.
Where: Rural Shakopee
Cost: $14.95 for ages 5 to 12, $21.95 for ages 62 and older and $23.95 for adults.
Website: renaissancefest.com