Looking for fun activities to do with your kids over the long weekend in the south metro or surrounding areas? Check out these family friendly events! Alphabetized by city name.
6:00pm-8:00pm—Casting with the Cops (bait and treats provided, preregistration required)
5:00pm-9:00pm—Classic Car Show
5:00pm-9:00pm—Family Fun Night with petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, food, dance, games and big trucks and police/fire truck tours
6:00pm-10:00pm—Music, dancing, games, playground for kids, food vendors followed by fireworks at dusk
1:00pm-2:00pm—Food, drinks, music, trolley rides and kids activities
4:00pm-10:30pm—Activity booths, face painting, balloon animals and more. Live music. Fireworks at dusk (one of Minnesota’s largest displays)
12:00pm-12:30pm—Bike Parade (Decorate a bike and come join in!)
12:30pm-2pm—Teddy Bear Band
12pm-3pm—Yellow Ribbon Car Show
6:00pm-9:45pm—Free, kid-friendly event with self-directed activity stations (dance party, hands-on crafts, inflatables, lawn games, street art, mini fireworks display at the end of the night)
11:00am-dusk—Beach, food trucks, music, fireworks at dusk.
Daily admission is $5.
See the website for schedule details, but events and entertainment include: rides; FFA Kiddie Barnyard; Chalk the Wall; Old Tyme Photos; horse, Sheep, Beef, Goat, Rabbit, Dairy Show Show; Wanda the Clown; Dave the Yo-Yo Master; Kids Power Pedal Tractor Pull; Balloon Twisting and Artistry; Demo Derby; Harness Horse Racing; Grande Day Parade; Fireworks and more
4:00pm-11:00pm—Carnival (discount day)
12:00pm-11:00pm—Carnival and live entertainment
Noon-11:00pm—Carnival, entertainment, hot dog eating contest, bingo, food stands and more
10:00am—Kids Fishing Contest
11:00am—Bean bag tournament
12:00pm-11:00pm—Carnival, entertainment, bingo, food stands followed by fireworks at dusk
12:00pm-11:00pm—Carnival, entertainment, food stands, bingo
6:00pm-dusk—Inflatables, concessions, live music followed by fireworks at dusk
5:00pm-8:30pm—Family Tailgate Party with hotdogs, drinks, cotton candy, rock climbing, archery ranges bounce houses, face painting and yard games.
1-3pm—Ice Cream Social (live music, carnival games, ice cream & cookie dough)
12pm-10pm—Festival of Asian Nations & Night Market
9:30am—Big Wheel Race (ages 2-6)
11:30am—Pedal Tractor Pull (ages 4-11)
5:00pm-11:00pm—Family Fun Fair & Carnival
12:00pm-11pm—Family Fun Fair & Carnival
10:00am-11:00pm—Family Fun Fair & Carnival (also on July 10)
10am-11am—Free parade; bring your decorated, bike, wagon or trike!
SHAKOPEE Canterbury Park Fireworks Spectacular & Live Racing
4:00pm – 11:00pm—Racing, pony Rides, face painting, fireworks at dusk
1:00pm-6:00pm—Racing, Fourth of July activities and fun, pony rides and face painting