Looking for deals and free things to do with dad this weekend in the Twin Cities?
Here’s a list of deals, activities and freebies for dad! If you have any freebies or events to add, let me know! (email@example.com)
Como Zoo. Always free (though donations are welcome).
Twin City Model Railroad Museum, St. Paul. DADS GET IN FREE on Father’s Day! “Bring your dad to the museum on Father’s Day between 10-5 and he will get in free!”
Nintendo Switch Summer of Play Tour. June 15 – 18. Mall of America. To celebrate summertime gaming, Nintendo is hosting the Nintendo Summer of Play tour to give guests of all ages the chance to discover their favorite Nintendo characters and learn more about the worlds they come from.
North St. Paul History Cruze Car Show. Friday from 6:00 – 10:00pm. (Every Friday this summer.) History Cruzers Car Show is in downtown North St. Paul on 7th Avenue, between 1st Street & Henry Street.
Stone Arch Bridge Festival – Take dad to this 28th annual Art Festival this weekend! On Saturday and Sunday enjoy 2 days of art and music from 200+ artists on 2 performance stages, plus family activities, and a car show. FREE admission.
Crystal Airport Open House. County Rd 81 & 58th Avenue N., Crystal, MN. Sunday from 8:00am – 3:00pm. Belgian Waffle Breakfast ($8 per person – makes a great meal out for dad!), Flyover, airplane and helicopter rides and more! FREE admission, though there’s a charge for some activities.
Stone Arch Bridge Festival– Take dad to this 28th annual Art Festival this weekend! On Saturday and Sunday enjoy 2 days of art and music from 200+ artists on 2 performance stages, plus family activities, and a car show. FREE admission.
Historic Hastings Car Show. 11:00am – 4:00pm. Sunday, June 19th. In downtown Hastings on the third Sunday of the month this summer. This historic main street bordering the Mississippi River fills with classic cars, piped in music, and great food.
Minnesota Sinfonia Summer Pops Concert. Sunday at 7:00pm. Caponi Art Park, Eagan.
There are so many things going on this weekend that I added a few that aren’t free but sound fun!
Strawberry Fest. June 15 – 18. Cottage Grove.
Food Truck Extravaganza. 11:00am – 8:00pm. Saturday, June 17th. Washington County Fairgrounds. This is a family-friendly, PET friendly (must be leashed) outdoor event-rain or shine. On-Site Entry Fee: $5/person; children under 5 are FREE. Cash and credit cards accepted for entry fee and at most food and Marketplace vendors. Free parking.
Minnesota Children’s Museum – The new Disney’s Inside Out exhibit is now open! Save $3 per ticket with my code TCFM when you buy tickets in person or online, or use for $20 off a membership.
Valleyfair Discounted Tickets – I am SUPER excited to share with you that you can purchase DISCOUNTED Valleyfair tickets right here from my site! And they’re the LOWEST-PRICED that you’ll find!
Free Paper Craft to make for dad!
Make this FREE Super Dad Paper Craft! I have a free template and instructions here:
Here’s my guide to free summer fun 2023:
Deals & Events Calendar – View my calendar of local family fun.
MELSA SmARTPass Program – FREE passes to local museums and performances! Includes more than I’ve listed above. You just need a library card from one of the 8 library systems in the Twin Cities area.
Groupon – For discounted tickets, dining, shopping, travel and so much more.
Goldstar – See my Half Price Tickets page for half price and otherwise discounted tickets on local events from Goldstar!
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