Education & Community

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. 

National Public Gardens Week

Celebrate National Public Garden Week with buy one, get one free admission from May 13-16 at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 10 percent off at the gift store, 10 percent off memberships and more.

Experience the new Three Mile Walk, starting and ending in the Oswald Visitor Center.

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All About Dogs Day

Take your canine companion to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum for a day of fun including a dog expo, fashion parade, doggie obstacle course and walk around Three Mile Drive!

Tech Dump's 3rd Annual Robot Fashion Show

Electronics recycler Tech Dump celebrates Earth Month with the 3rd Annual Robot Fashion Show at Can Can Wonderland. Volunteer teams create and model their own unique robot looks—with the caveat that entrants incorporate a minimum of 25% repurposed electronic items.

Teams are encouraged to get creative and think outside the box. The audience will then vote live for their favorite bot-couture and the winning teams will take home some amazing prizes!

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