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Special Event: Education, Living History, History/Science
WW1 America-Minnesota History Center
The WW1 era—1914 to 1919—saw America transformed. The United States emerged as a confident global superpower while at home Americans grew more divided. Through original artifacts, images, voices, interactives and multimedia presentations, “WW1 America” wil...
Minnesota History Center
St. Paul, MN

Thu 6/29/17 - Mon 9/4/17
Special Event: Circus, Puppet Theater
Circus 1903: The Golden Age of Circus
The producers of the world’s biggest magic show, "The Illusionists," have teamed up with the award-winning puppeteers from "War Horse" to present a thrilling turn-of-last-century circus spectacular. "Circus 1903" is a show that takes aspects of the traditi...
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
St. Paul, MN

Thu 6/29/17 - Fri 6/30/17 at 7:30pm
Sat 7/1/17 at 2pm
Special Event: Social Event
Trivia Mafia at NorthGate Brewing in Northeast Minneapolis
NorthGate Brewing hosts trivia night every Thurs at 7PM at its Northeast Minneapolis taproom. Come join in on the fun, bring your friends, and show off your trivia smarts!
NorthGate Brewing
Minneapolis, MN

Thu 6/29/17 at 7pm-10pm
Thu 7/6/17 at 7pm-10pm
Thu 7/13/17 at 7pm-10pm
Thu 7/20/17 at 7pm-10pm
Thu 7/27/17 at 7pm-10pm
Special Event: Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Community Event, General, Fair/Festival
Wanderlust 108: The World's Only Mindful Triathlon
Wanderlust 108, the world’s only “mindful triathlon,” to the Twin Cities on July 1, 2017. Wanderlust’s signature triathlon, which is produced in partnership with adidas, attracts thousands for a five-kilometer run (or walk), an outdoor 90-minute yoga clas...
Harriet Island Park and Pavilion
Saint Paul, MN

Sat 7/1/17 at 7:30am-3:30pm
Special Event: For the Family, Food/Tasting, Fireworks
Mystic Lake's Rock and Rockets
Mystic Lake’s Rock and Rockets Fourth of July Celebration returns this year with a spectacular fireworks display. The free all-ages event will take place outside Mystic Lake beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, and will feature live music and food trucks. ...
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
Prior Lake, MN

Tue 7/4/17 at 5pm
Special Event: Volunteering
JUNIOR VOLUNTEERS!
Discover nature, seek new discoveries, and take some action! Make new friends and learn outdoor skills- cook with a solar oven, identify poisonous and edible plants, care for live animals and more!  Assist the naturalist with on-going land management ...
Maplewood Nature Center
Maplewood, MN

Wed 7/5/17 at 9:30am-11:15am
Wed 7/12/17 at 9:30am-11:15am
Wed 7/19/17 at 9:30am-11:15am
Wed 7/26/17 at 9:30am-11:15am
Wed 8/2/17 at 9:30am-11:15am
Special Event: Nature, Education, Children
FIREFLY MAGIC NIGHT HIKE
Early registration recommended.  Fireflies are magical bugs with a built-in night light. Learn how and why they light up, and take a hike in search of them. Listen to a firefly story and make your own glow-in-the-dark firefly to take home.
Maplewood Nature Center
Maplewood, MN

Thu 7/6/17 at 8:30pm-10pm
Special Event: Nature, Children
Nature After Dinner
Nature After Dinner 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays March 9, April 6, May 11, June 8, July 6, August 10 Location: Dodge Nature Center, Main Office Entrance 1, 365 Marie Ave. W in West St. Paul Nature After Dinner is offered in the evening for families with c...
Dodge Nature Center
West St. Paul, MN

Thu 7/6/17 at 6:30pm-7:30pm
Thu 8/10/17 at 6:30pm-7:30pm
Special Event: Pageant, For the Family
DCI Minnesota Presented by the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps
Sixteen of the world’s best drum and bugle corps -- featuring nearly 2,000 performers and six former world champions -- meet at TCF Bank Stadium as part of the Drum Corps International 2017 tour.
University of Minnesota – TCF Bank Stadium
Minneapolis, MN

Sat 7/8/17 at 4:50pm-11pm
Special Event: Fair/Festival
The Color Run® Dream Tour, Presented by Lay’s® in Twin Cities
Join us at the start line at The Color Run Dream Tour, Presented by Lay’s in Twin Cities as you take your first steps towards making dreams a reality. The Color Run Dream Tour, Presented by Lay’s creates a world where anything is possible, unicorns are rea...
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
St. Paul, MN

Sun 7/9/17 at 9am-2pm
Special Event: Nature, Education
BAT SURVEY
Hike the trails at twilight to listen for bat clicks and chirps with our electronic echo-locator. Help identify and record species flying over the nature center pond. ? What do bats eat? Where do bats live? ? Examine a bat house and receive free ba...
Maplewood Nature Center
Maplewood, MN

Thu 7/13/17 at 8:30pm-10pm
Special Event: General
Just Jules Jewelry Trunk Show & Designer Appearance at Max's
Stop by Max’s at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand July 14-15 to meet award-winning jewelry designer Julie Romanenko of Just Jules. Julie will visit Max’s for a trunk showing of her collections of wedding and everyday jewelry. Her work has a playful, Bohemian...
Max's
St. Louis Park, MN

Fri 7/14/17 - Sat 7/15/17 at 10am-6pm
Special Event: Fair/Festival, Food/Tasting, For the Family
Middle Eastern Festival
St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in West St. Paul hosts its 10th Annual Middle Eastern Festival on July 14th, 15th, and 16th, 2017. Highlights include Middle Eastern cuisine, live entertainment, a traditional marketplace, a silent auction, games for ...
St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church
West St. Paul, MN

Fri 7/14/17 - Sun 7/16/17 at 12pm-10pm
Special Event: Auto Show
O'Reilly Auto Parts Street Machine Nationals
Get ready Motorheads - the legendary O'Reilly Auto Parts Street Machine Nationals revs into the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul July 14-16, 2017. It's the biggest muscle car party of the year with over 7,000 muscle cars and more than 50,000 hardcor...
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
St. Paul, MN

Fri 7/14/17 - Sun 7/16/17 at 10am-7pm
Special Event: General
Bastille Day Block Party
Free! Rain or Shine! There’s no one better than Barbette to pay homage to the national French celebration. For 14 years it’s been voila! As guests are transported to France for an afternoon of frites, drink and entertainment. Featuring MC Foxy Tann, Aby W...
Cafe Barbette
Minneapolis, MN

Sun 7/16/17 at 3pm-10pm
Sun 7/16/17 at 3pm-10pm
Special Event: For the Family
Lutz Railroad Garden Open House
Stop by and visit Conductor Bud and his charming railroad garden. The railroad garden, located in Eagan, has free public open houses on the third Sunday of the month (June - September) from 1 - 4 pm. It's a fun place for families and Conductor Bud enjoys s...
Lutz Railroad Garden
Eagan, MN

Sun 7/16/17 at 1pm-4pm
Sun 8/20/17 at 1pm-4pm
Special Event: Gardening, Auction
GARDEN TOUR - NATIVE PLANTS FOR POLLINATORS!
Tour the nature center butterfly and rain gardens to see the colorful flowers. Learn how to attract butterflies to your yard by planting native plants with nourishing leaves for caterpillars and flower nectar for adults. Learn which flowers attract bee...
Maplewood Nature Center
Maplewood, MN

Tue 7/18/17 at 7pm-8pm
Special Event: Nature, Children
Nature Play Date
Nature Play date 10-11:15 a.m. Fridays March 17, April 14, May 12, June 16, July 21, August 4 Location: Dodge Nature Center, Farm Entrance 3, 1701 Charlton St. , West St. Paul Dodge naturalists make spending time in nature easy by providing new experi...
Dodge Nature Center
West St. Paul, MN

Fri 7/21/17 at 10am-11:15am
Fri 8/4/17 at 10am-11:15am
Special Event: Nature, Animals, Education
MEET THE ANIMALS
Meet a snake, salamander, and toad, to learn more about Minnesota’s wild animals and where they live in the summer. You can share your stories about real wild animal encounters, if you choose! Make a slithering craft, and have a hoppy good time!
Maplewood Nature Center
Maplewood, MN

Sat 7/22/17 at 2pm-3am
Special Event: Benefit/Fundraiser
SUMMERBRATION@THE FARM
Join us from 5:30-9 p.m., for a very special evening to benefit the Three Rivers Park District Foundation. Taste a variety of delicious dishes prepared with local food products fresh from Gale Woods Farm. Also, enjoy beverages from Fulton Brewery, and pop...
Gale Woods Farm
Minnetrista, MN

Sat 7/22/17
    

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