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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.

Summer Concert Series
Enjoy free kid-friendly, parent-approved music along with a different weekly activity.
When: 10-11 a.m.
Where: Creative Kidstuff, West End Location, St. Louis Park
Cost: FREE
Contact: 952-540-0022
Website: creativekidstuff.com
Crafts for Kids
Have fun learning a new craft each week.
When: 5-7 p.m.
Where: Riverview Library, St. Paul
Cost: FREE
Contact: 651-292-6626
Website: sppl.org
Playdate Wednesday
Playdate for parents and children at the boutique store and play area.
When: 10:30 a.m.-noon
Where: Teeny Bee Boutique, St. Paul
Cost: FREE
Contact: 612-644-2540
Website: teenybeeboutique.com
Wee Wednesdays
Crafts, educational programming, live puppet shows, dancing and meal deals. Designed for children age 5 and younger.
When: 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Midtown Global Market, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
Contact: 612-872-4041
Website: midtownglobalmarket.org
Wee Wednesdays
Crafts, educational programming, live puppet shows, dancing and meal deals. Designed for children 5 and under.
When: 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Where: Midtown Global Market, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
Contact: 612-872-4041
Website: midtownglobalmarket.org/events
Playdate Wednesday
Teeny Bee Boutique offers a weekly playdate for parents and kids.
When: 10:30 a.m.-noon
Where: Teeny Bee Boutique, St. Paul
Cost: FREE
Contact: 612-644-2540
Website: teenybeeboutique.com
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
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
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
Target Free Third Sundays
Explore the museum for free!
When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Minnesota Children's Museum, St. Paul
Cost: FREE
Contact: 651-225-6000
Website: mcm.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
Preschool Sunshine Club
Each week, ages 3 to 5 learn about a new animal through stories, crafts and nature hikes. Bring a white T-shirt to the first session to make a Sunshine Shirt to be worn each week.
When: 10-11:15 a.m.
Where: Maplewood Nature Center, Maplewood
Cost: $15 per child for the series, $5 per session. Register online by Aug. 6, 13 or 20.
Contact: 651-249-2170
Website: maplewoodnaturecenter.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
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
Itty Bitty Beach Party
Music and fun for children ages 6 and younger.
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Round Lake Park, Eden Prairie
Cost: FREE
Contact: 952-949-8470
Website: edenprairie.org