When: Sep 3 to Sep 7 Where: Civic Center Park, Burnsville Cost: Buttons, required for ages 5 and older, are $5 or three for $10 in advance. Buttons are required to gain entrance into Civic Center Park after 5 p.m. on Friday or Saturday (Sept. 6 and 7). Website: burnsvillefiremuster.com
When: Through Sep 28 Where: Locations include In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre and Open Eye Figure Theatre, both in Minneapolis, among others. Cost: Single and multi-day passes are available. Website: handmadeworlds.org
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.
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
Mothers, bellies, birth and babies are all celebrated at this fifth-annual yoga festival for expecting mothers, new moms and their families. Enjoy music, dancing, yoga, face painting, vendors and giveaways for all ages.
Learn about American Indian cultures and traditions at this celebration featuring food, activities, educational opportunities and exhibits featuring local Native American drumming, dancing, storytelling and ricing methods.
When: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: Harriet Alexander Nature Center, Roseville Cost: FREE Contact: 651-765-4262 Website: wildricefestival.org
Nationally and regionally touring bands such as The Okee Dokee Brothers, Monroe Crossing, Roe Family Singers and the Blackburn Trio take the stage at this first-ever community celebration of music, a fundraiser for Caponi Art Park.
When: Noon-6 p.m. Where: Caponi Art Park, Eagan Cost: $20, FREE for ages 12 and younger Contact: 651-454-9412 Website: caponiartpark.org
Pages from books will be on display along the park path to read as you walk on this self-guided tour. This month's book is Leaves by David Ezra Stein (recommended for ages pre-K through early elementary).
When: 1-3 p.m. Where: Begin at Summit Monument at the intersection of Mississipi River Boulevard and Summit Avenue, St. Paul Cost: FREE Website: sppl.org/grade-school/storywalk