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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.

Playdates
Keep little ones busy with preschool-appropriate activities and live theater acts. Playdate tickets include admission to galleries, a take-home science experiment, Science Live performances and demonstrations and discounts on dining and merchandise. 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays
Where: Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul
Cost: Age 5 and younger can attend for free with a paid adult admission. Regular museum admission is $18.95 for adults and $12.95 for ages 4-12 and 60 and older.
Website: smm.org/playdates
A Year With Frog and Toad
Waking from hibernation in the spring, the perky Frog and the worrywart Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons through four, fun-filled seasons in this musical adaptation -based on Arnold Lobel's Newbery-winning and Caldecott-honored books - nominated for three Tony Awards including Best Musical. Show times and dates vary.
Where: Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis
Cost: Tickets start at $15.
Website: childrenstheatre.org
A Year With Frog and Toad
Waking from hibernation in the spring, the perky Frog and the worrywart Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons through four, fun-filled seasons in this musical adaptation -based on Arnold Lobel's Newbery-winning and Caldecott-honored books - nominated for three Tony Awards including Best Musical. Show times and dates vary.
Where: Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis
Cost: Tickets start at $15.
Website: childrenstheatre.org
A Year With Frog and Toad
Waking from hibernation in the spring, the perky Frog and the worrywart Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons through four, fun-filled seasons in this musical adaptation -based on Arnold Lobel's Newbery-winning and Caldecott-honored books - nominated for three Tony Awards including Best Musical. Show times and dates vary.
Where: Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis
Cost: Tickets start at $15.
Website: childrenstheatre.org
Playdates
Keep little ones busy with preschool-appropriate activities and live theater acts. Playdate tickets include admission to galleries, a take-home science experiment, Science Live performances and demonstrations and discounts on dining and merchandise. 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays
Where: Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul
Cost: Age 5 and younger can attend for free with a paid adult admission. Regular museum admission is $18.95 for adults and $12.95 for ages 4-12 and 60 and older.
Website: smm.org/playdates
A Year With Frog and Toad
Waking from hibernation in the spring, the perky Frog and the worrywart Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons through four, fun-filled seasons in this musical adaptation -based on Arnold Lobel's Newbery-winning and Caldecott-honored books - nominated for three Tony Awards including Best Musical. Show times and dates vary.
Where: Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis
Cost: Tickets start at $15.
Website: childrenstheatre.org
Edina Art Fair
More than 300 fine artists and crafters from around Minnesota, the U.S. and Canada will share and sell their work alongside local and regional musicians, fashion shows, cooking and lifestyle demonstrations, food and a kids-art zone. June 2-4
Where: 50th & France neighborhood of Edina
Cost: FREE
Website: edinaartfair.com
WaterFest
Celebrate local lakes and outdoor fun with hands-on learning opportunities, including canoe rides, fishing lessons, swimming, a bouncy castle, games, live animals, music, dance performances, food trucks and more. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 3
Where: Lake Phalen Pavilion, St. Paul
Cost: FREE
Website: rwmwd.org/waterfest
Edina Art Fair
More than 300 fine artists and crafters from around Minnesota, the U.S. and Canada will share and sell their work alongside local and regional musicians, fashion shows, cooking and lifestyle demonstrations, food and a kids-art zone. June 2-4
Where: 50th & France neighborhood of Edina
Cost: FREE
Website: edinaartfair.com
A Year With Frog and Toad
Waking from hibernation in the spring, the perky Frog and the worrywart Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons through four, fun-filled seasons in this musical adaptation -based on Arnold Lobel's Newbery-winning and Caldecott-honored books - nominated for three Tony Awards including Best Musical. Show times and dates vary.
Where: Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis
Cost: Tickets start at $15.
Website: childrenstheatre.org
Flint Hills International Children's Festival
Local, regional and international professional artists will represent more than 25 countries on various stages, indoors and out at this popular annual event. Family weekend is June 3-4. All outdoor performances and activities are free. This year, tickets to all indoor shows will be "pay what you can," with tickets available the day of the performances on a first-come, first-served basis; $8 tickets can be purchased online for guaranteed admission.
Where: In and around the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, St. Paul.
Cost: All outdoor performances and activities are free.
Website: ordway.org/festival
A Year With Frog and Toad
Waking from hibernation in the spring, the perky Frog and the worrywart Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons through four, fun-filled seasons in this musical adaptation -based on Arnold Lobel's Newbery-winning and Caldecott-honored books - nominated for three Tony Awards including Best Musical. Show times and dates vary.
Where: Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis
Cost: Tickets start at $15.
Website: childrenstheatre.org
Edina Art Fair
More than 300 fine artists and crafters from around Minnesota, the U.S. and Canada will share and sell their work alongside local and regional musicians, fashion shows, cooking and lifestyle demonstrations, food and a kids-art zone. June 2-4
Where: 50th & France neighborhood of Edina
Cost: FREE
Website: edinaartfair.com
Flint Hills International Children's Festival
Local, regional and international professional artists will represent more than 25 countries on various stages, indoors and out at this popular annual event. Family weekend is June 3-4. All outdoor performances and activities are free. This year, tickets to all indoor shows will be "pay what you can," with tickets available the day of the performances on a first-come, first-served basis; $8 tickets can be purchased online for guaranteed admission.
Where: In and around the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, St. Paul.
Cost: All outdoor performances and activities are free.
Website: ordway.org/festival
A Year With Frog and Toad
Waking from hibernation in the spring, the perky Frog and the worrywart Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons through four, fun-filled seasons in this musical adaptation -based on Arnold Lobel's Newbery-winning and Caldecott-honored books - nominated for three Tony Awards including Best Musical. Show times and dates vary.
Where: Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis
Cost: Tickets start at $15.
Website: childrenstheatre.org