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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.

Autism and Sensory Friendly Early Entry Day
Como Zoo will open at 9 a.m. for an inclusive experience for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. Those attending will have the opportunity to spend time exploring exhibits, and participate in activities designed specifically for them.
Where: Como Zoo and Conservatory, St. Paul
Cost: FREE
Website: comozooconservatory.org/education/kids/sensory-friendly-mornings
Snow White
This comedic adaptation of the Brothers' Grimm fairy tale is performed by two adult actors who portray all characters in the story. Because it contains some moments that may frighten young children, the show is best for kids 5 and older.
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
Spookley the Square Pumpkin
When Spookley arrives in the pumpkin patch, he is teased by all the other pumpkins because of his odd shape. For all ages.
Where: Stages Theatre Company, Hopkins
Cost: $17-$24
Website: stagestheatre.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
Expectation Station
DanceCo, in collaboration with the Roe Family Singers and Engineer Paul of the "Choo Choo Bob's Train Show," present this interactive one-hour show combining dance and musical theater with a little history. Tickets include a free pre-show workshop (25 minutes before curtain), to teach audience members about dance and movement elements of the production. Participants will be invited to perform in a section of the show.
Where: SteppingStone Theatre, St. Paul
Cost: $0-$16
Website: dancecomn.com
Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze
This year's 20-acre maze honors the Minnesota Lynx and includes team trivia questions throughout. Jump in the corn pit; stroll through the straw bale maze; and enjoy live music, a petting zoo, duck and goat races, a hayride, inflatables and a giant slide.
Where: 8001 109th Ave. N., Brooklyn Park
Cost: $12 per person; children under 36" are free
Website: twincitiesmaze.com
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
Snow White
This comedic adaptation of the Brothers' Grimm fairy tale is performed by two adult actors who portray all characters in the story. Because it contains some moments that may frighten young children, the show is best for kids 5 and older.
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
Spookley the Square Pumpkin
When Spookley arrives in the pumpkin patch, he is teased by all the other pumpkins because of his odd shape. For all ages.
Where: Stages Theatre Company, Hopkins
Cost: $17-$24
Website: stagestheatre.org
Expectation Station
DanceCo, in collaboration with the Roe Family Singers and Engineer Paul of the "Choo Choo Bob's Train Show," present this interactive one-hour show combining dance and musical theater with a little history. Tickets include a free pre-show workshop (25 minutes before curtain), to teach audience members about dance and movement elements of the production. Participants will be invited to perform in a section of the show.
Where: SteppingStone Theatre, St. Paul
Cost: $0-$16
Website: dancecomn.com
Harvest Days
At the historic farmstead, visitors can help finish up field work, husk corn, and store produce in the root cellar. Then, help finish the last batches of pickles, make corn husk dolls, or join a quilting bee.
Where: Oliver Kelley Farm, Elk River
Cost: Included with $6-12 site admission/MNHS members free
Website: mnhs.org/event/6823