Education & Community

Memorial Day Weekend at Historic Fort Snelling

Honor the history of Minnesota at Fort Snelling this Memorial Day. Learn the stories of the fort’s role in the youth of our country. See demonstrations of centuries-old ways of living, join activities on the parade grounds, and maybe hear the old cannons fire. All ages.

Shelter Vet Camp at the Animal Humane Society

If your child wants to grow up to be a veterinarian, this 3-hour program can set them down the right path. They’ll learn about surgery skills using a pretend patient, how to recognize common illnesses and what it’s like to work at a shelter. Kids grades 3-6.

Arts, Crafts and Gift Show

Browse through a variety of unique handiwork made from local artisans. Featuring glassware, ceramics, fashion jewelry, giftware, floral design and more. Visitors can immerse themselves in a handmade paradise. All ages. Free. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Make an impact on your community by walking or running in time or untimed races ranging in distances from 1K to 5K. Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure is invested in raising awareness, funding and support for curing breast cancer. All ages. Prices vary. All day.

Friends School Plant Sale

Start your gardening with the biggest plant sale around. For three days in the State Fair Grandstand, find over 2,400 varieties of plants, including 370 new offerings. Looking for a deal? All plants are 1/3 off on the last day. All Ages.

Festival of Nations

Discover more about the world and embrace the rich cultural diversity that the globe has to offer. As the longest running multicultural festival in the Midwest, Festival of Nations will collaborate with more than 90 ethnic groups to create a unique experience that celebrates heritage and provides the community’s immigrants with the ability to express their stories through cuisine, performances and exhibits. All ages. Free.

First Avenue Exhibit

Celebrate the musicians who made First Avenue and 7th Street Entry the legendary rock ‘n’ roll venue that is the heart of the Minnesota music scene. Explore five decades worth of sounds and stories on this landmark club through the lens of music. All ages. Prices vary.

Arboretum & Audubon: A Day of Birding Walks and Workshops

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and the Audubon Society partner for a day of avian fun and education. The event will feature presentations, workshops, nature walks and book signings featuring noted naturalists and authors Jim Gilbert, Stan Tekiela, Matt Schuth, Alan Branhagen and the Audubon Society’s expert on bird habitats and native plants, John Rowden. 

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