For the Kids

Maple Syrup Festival

Who needs Mrs. Butterworth? Forego the store-bought concoction for the real deal. Line up your silver dollar pancakes at the Maple Syrup Festival with freshly tapped maple syrup; you can even tap a tree and boil sap. $5, children under 2 free; discounts are available for groups of four or more Read more about Maple Syrup Festival

Willy Wonka Jr.

You’ve got the golden ticket! Rediscover the magic of the classic Roald Dahl tale. See Charlie and Gramps float their way to the top, Violet balloon like a blueberry, the Oompa Loompas bob up and down and Willy Wonka’s shenanigans. Sing along to the well-known hits and dream of gooey Wonka chocolate bars. Read more about Willy Wonka Jr.

CC & Mays Cover Child Model Search

New children’s boutique CC & Mays is searching for their next cover model. Shuttle your cute kiddo over to the shop to pose. CC & Mays is seeking one toddler age 2 to 5 and one school-age child 6 to 12 years old. Winners receive a CC & Mays photo shoot with 3 Peas Photography, a CC & Mays gift card, one digital image and a voucher for a mini-session with 3 Peas.  Read more about CC & Mays Cover Child Model Search

Sprouts Alive!

Saturdays and Sundays in March, It’s alive! Has your little one ever wondered how plants grow? Visit the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum to learn the process from seed to sprout. Visitors view shoots through microscopes, prepare a sprout snack, design seed pictures and plant seeds to take home. Read more about Sprouts Alive!

Magician Matt Dunn

See magician Matt Dunn as he performs a new family-friendly show weeknights at Big Thrill Factory in Minnetonka. Billed as his “biggest magic show to date,” Dunn says guests can expect sawing in half, levitation, new live animals and more at the dinner and magic shows.  Read more about Magician Matt Dunn

FARE Walk for Food Allergy, Minneapolis

The Fare Walk for Food Allergy brings together thousands of people seeking a safer world for the 15 million Americans with food allergies. The walk is a family-friendly event that will raise funds for food allergy research, education, advocasy and awareness. This special day in Minneapolis will include fun activities for the entire family. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. The walk begins immediately following the walk ceremony at 10:00 a.m. Check out Foodallergywalk.org\minneapolis2014 for more information. Read more about FARE Walk for Food Allergy, Minneapolis

HERO Dog Product Launch

HERO, a new Minnetonka-based pet product company is launching a line of “HERO” products to raise awareness, money and hope for rescue dogs.  The company, which will donate a percentage of profits to rescue dog causes, is launching the brand through a crowdfunding IndieGoGo campaign that kicks off February 22 at Bubbly Paws at Excelsior and Grand. Read more about HERO Dog Product Launch

Kids Fest

February is “We Love Our Kids” month, and to celebrate, Minnetonka hosts an annual event geared just for the little ones. Planners create a wintry wonderland chock-full of kid-friendly activities and events. Last year’s event lineup included dog sled rides, s’mores, crafts, ice skating, bingo, magic shows and ice sculpture demonstrations. 952.939.8390. Read more about Kids Fest

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