For the Kids

ZooBoo

Families and young children can interact with more than 200 live costumed characters around the zoo. Kids can go trick-or-treating and enjoy many other Halloween surprises.

Pumpkin Nights Comes to the Twin Cities

From the creators of The Color Run comes Pumpkin Nights, a one mile long walking path with 12 worlds of marvelous art and Halloween fun, lined with over 3,000 hand-carved pumpkins in larger than life displays. Launching in Twin Cities at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on Friday, October 14, Pumpkin Nights will be open for 18 days until Halloween Day—Monday, October 31.

Birchwood Cafe's Poppin' Party!

Birchwood Cafe is celebrating its 21st Birthday this year, and we'd grin from ear to ear if you'd come celebrate with us!

We'll be roasting corn on the cob, popping popcorn, and passing out cupcakes all night! Plus there will be $2 kids root beer floats and $3 taps.

The party will be POPPIN’ on Saturday, September 17 from 4-8 pm. Bring your family and friends! Find more event details on the website or Facebook!

Flint Hills International Children's Festival

The Flint Hills International Children’s Festival is one of the largest children’s festivals of its kind in the country. The festival features local, regional and international professional artists representing more than 25 countries on seven indoor and outdoor stages. Tickets for all indoor performances are $5. Free outdoor performances and activities will also be held throughout the weekend in Rice Park, Landmark Plaza and surrounding areas.

GRAMMY® Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers Perform LIVE! at St. Therese of Deephaven

On Thursday, May 5, St. Therese welcomes the Grammy Winning Okee Dokee brothers for a free concert! The Okee Dokee brothers perform American Folk music focused on families and the great outdoors. They inspire children to get out and get creative through their music; believing they can motivate kids to gain a greater respect for both their communities and themselves. All are welcome!

Booseum & Ghost Trolley

The Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society will once again team up with the Minnesota Streetcar Museum to present the annual Booseum & Ghost Trolley on Friday and Saturday, October 23 and 24 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Society’s museum. This event is fun for all ages. It features live music by Mystic 5, costume parade, youth performances, tours of our haunted museum, and a thrilling trolley ride with Halloween characters along the route.

Nativity County Fair

The Nativity County Fair began in 1975. The Nativity community pulled together in order to facilitate a fun way of giving to the school that has given so much to their children and their community. The early start of the fair was a small group of volunteers who organized the parish to provide games, food, fun and even a helicopter ride in order to draw the community together in the spirit of giving. Since then many things have changed but one thing has stayed the same the NCF is a group of volunteers that come together to support our school.

The Little Mermaid Jr.

Can’t get the kids to stop watching Disney’s Little Mermaid? Take them to a live performance of this classic. Join Ariel on her quest to become human through true love’s kiss with the help of Ursula, the evil sea-witch. Get ready for a little musical magic, with songs like “Part of Your World,” “Under the Sea” and “Kiss the Girl.” All ages. Price and times may vary; check online. Stages Theatre, 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins; 952.979.1111; stagestheatre.org.

Pre-K Extreme LEGO

Love a good day of LEGO fun, but hate stepping on them? Leave the mess at camp and let your kids explore the wonderful world of design and engineering with all kinds of LEGO blocks, large and small. It’s a challenge, too: In each class, the kids get an assignment to build, modify and test. They’ll have fun while learning. Ages 4–6. $107. 9–11 a.m.

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