June is here and that means summer is just around the corner! It almost feels like summer too. If you’re looking for family friendly events in the Twin Cities there are plenty of offerings. From Father’s Day to Juneteenth, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!
Events in the Twin Cities this June
Eagan Market Fest
When: June 1,8,15,22,29
Where: Eagan Community Center
1501 Central Parkway
It’s the time of year again where you can get outside and enjoy shopping local and fresh at Eagan Market Fest. As the growing season starts to take off look for early season vegetables like lettuce and peas. Vendors will also have bread, sweet treats and handmade soaps. Follow @cityofeagan on Facebook and Instagram to see what products and vendors make appearances each week.
All About Dogs
When: June 4, 2022
Where: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Dr
Back by pup-ular demand! All About Dogs Day is a perfect opportunity to walk the trails, heel for photos and meet other dog-lovers amid the beauty of our 65-acre Dog Commons. This event is open to all dog owners and their pups. Shop with up to 40 local pet vendors at our Dog Expo while also enjoying door prizes, a scavenger hunt and dog-friendly contests.
The Arboretum’s Dog Commons area is not “just an on-leash dog trail.” It is about the entire experience of being outside in a plant-rich landscape with an animal companion. A goal of the Dog Commons is to inspire a shift from walking the dog as a chore to walking the dog as a mindful and restorative experience that benefits health and well-being for humans and pets.
All dogs must remain on-leash at all times and be up to date on all vaccinations.
St. Anthony Park Arts Festival
When: June 4, 2022
Where: St. Anthony Park Library
2245 Como Ave
St Paul, MN 55108
The Saint Anthony Park Arts Festival brings artists, musicians, art lovers, families, and community together for a one-day outdoor celebration on the first Saturday in June in a charming neighborhood of St. Paul.
Set around the picturesque library grounds and nearby shops, the festival features 70+ juried artists as well as a community area, plant sale, one of the best used book sales in the metro area, art activities for the whole family, good food and great music. The festival attracts high quality artists from across the region.
Union Depot Train Days
When: June 4 & 5, 2022
Where: Union Depot
214 4th Street East
St. Paul, MN
Join us for a FREE celebration of trains and transportation! Train Days will be in-person and ready to welcome you back. Train Days will include train equipment tours, a vendor marketplace, showcase of the 2020 Virtual Train Days mini-series, model trains, concessions, Union Depot photography exhibit, family friendly activities and more!
Franconia Art & Farmers Market
When: June 5, 2022
Where: Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN 55074
The first Sunday of each month, May-October from 10am-2pm, local farmers and artists come together to provide a variety of fresh produce and handmade crafts to our 180,000 annual visitors. Each event is a fun way for people to connect directly with the local farmers and artists in the St. Croix River Valley.
Good Neighbor Days 2022
When: June 10 – 12, 2022
Where: Handful Fields
Come out and meet your nieghbors! Carnival rides, beer garden and Bloody Mary bar, craft fair, food trucks, kid zone inflatables and live music every night!
Rock the Garden
When: June 11, 2022
Where: Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
725 Vineland Pl
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Music returns to the garden.
Channel alternative energies with great music in the great outdoors! Enjoy two stages of indie music, food trucks, and beer tents while you soak up the sights and sounds of summer in the iconic Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. It’s a perfect summer day.
When: June 16 – July 4, 2022
Where: White Bear Lake, MN
Manitou Days is a three-week summer festival showcasing the great lakeside community of White Bear Lake. For 50+ years this annual summer ritual has been a favorite of locals and visitors.
The fun kicks-off with Marketfest and ends on the Fourth of July with a spectacular fireworks display to music over the lake. Festival highlights include the Grande Parade, the Beach Dance, Medallion Hunt, Kiddie Parade, Community Garage Sale, and more.
Build a sand castle. Enter a fishing contest. Shop Downtown White Bear Lake. Do yoga on the beach. Hunt for a medallion. Dance under the stars. Watch fireworks on the beach. With 50+ events, this is something for everyone!
When: Thursdays, June 16 – July 28, 2022
Where: White Bear Lake, MN
Family-friendly summer festival in beautiful downtown White Bear Lake.
Thursday Evenings 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. RAIN OR SHINE.
Stone Arch Bridge Festival
When: June 18 & 19, 2022
Where: Stone Arch Bridge Festival Grounds
W. River Parkway from 11th Ave S to N. 4th Avenue
The core of the festival is the 200+ juried artists. Categories including; photography, painting, jewelry, sculpture, woodworking, ceramics, printmaking, glass and fine crafts.
The festival also hosts three specialty markets:
Culinary Arts Market – located under the Hennepin Avenue Bridge
The Black Market – located on West River Parkway across from Mill City Museum
Vintage and Vinyl Market – located on West River Parkway across from the Guthrie
When: June 23 – 29, 2022
Where: Roseville, MN
Roseville Parks and Recreation is looking forward to a summer filled with in-person events and programs. “We are just thrilled to bring people back together for a summer that looks and feels more like the summers before the pandemic,” says Roseville Parks and Recreation Superintendent Carrie Anderson. “The Rose Parade, Run for the Roses, Taste of Rosefest, and Party in the Park are back in the lineup after a 2-year hiatus.”
The parade committee, a group of volunteers who plan the annual Rose Parade, selected “Rendezvous in ‘22” for this year’s Rosefest slogan because the community is energized and excited to get together again.
“It’s a great feeling,” expresses Lorraine Hansen. “People are getting excited about doing things again!” This year marks 31 years that Hanson has volunteered for Rosefest, most notably the Rose Parade. The parade features dozens of community organizations and one of the largest high school marching band competitions.
“Rosefest is a great opportunity to celebrate our wonderful community,” says Assistant Parks and Recreation Director Matthew Johnson. “We’re excited and hoping to reconnect with some of our long-time residents and friends, and hope to meet some of our newer community members at this summer’s events. There’s something for everyone.”
When: June 24 & 25, 2022
Where: Walton Park
1584 Hadley Avenue N
Come together for the annual Oakdale Summerfest Celebration! Put up your lawn chair and collect candy at the parade, dance to live music at the bandshell, feast at the food trucks, race in the 5K, bring the kiddos for youth activities, hunt for the medallion, and finish the event with a fireworks extravaganza!
Afton Strawberry Fest
When: June 25 & 26, 2022
Where: 3418 St Croix Trail South
This unique community festival honors the long, rich heritage of strawberry crops grown in the area since the 1800’s. This free, two-day outdoor festival will feature a blend of 80+ artist vendors showcasing and selling their goods, vintage and 2nd-hand vendors selling repurposed or vintage treasures and a business expo. Great food, live music and fun activities for the entire family in Afton Town Square Park.
Twin Cities Pride Festival & Parade
When: June 25 & 26, 2022
Where: Loring Park
1382 Willow Street
Twin Cities Pride Festival is a CELEBRATION of the LGBTQ+ Community and ALL LGBTQ+ people and allies are welcome!
As always, Twin Cities Pride Festival is FREE!