What: Free summer programming in downtown Minneapolis
When: Beginning June 1
Where: Target Field Station, Hennepin County Government Center South Plaza,and throughout downtown
Info: The mpls downtown council and Hennepin County announced today a free lineup of summer activities headlined by Go Outside with Hennepin County. The majority of these events will take place during June through August in the heart of our city.
Go Outside with Hennepin County is a collection of free activities taking place at Target Field Station (335 N. 5th Street) and Hennepin County Government Center South Plaza (300 S. 6th Street). A partnership between Hennepin County and mdc and now in its third year, Go Outside features a variety of events for all ages to enjoy.
Target Field Station’s activities include free outdoor movie nights (June 1, 8 & 29, July 13, August 10 & 24), trivia nights (June 6 & 27, July 11 & 25), The Most Epic Family Day (August 13) and outdoor fitness (September 11, 18 & 25). Trivia nights will include prizes to winning teams, and The Most Epic Family Day will include games and activities with a Minnesota lake theme.
Go Outside with Hennepin County Target Field Station schedule
Tuesday Trivia Nights
Tuesday, June 6: Tuesday Trivia Night | 7 pm – 8 pm
Tuesday, June 27: Tuesday Trivia Night | 7 pm – 8 pm
Tuesday, July 11: Tuesday Trivia Night | 7 pm – 8 pm
Tuesday, July 25: Tuesday Trivia Night | 7 pm – 8 pm
Thursday, June 1: “The Sandlot” | 7 pm
Thursday, June 8: “Footloose (1984)” | 7 pm
Thursday, June 29: “The Parent Trap (1961)” | 7 pm
Thursday, July 13: “Inside Out” | 7 pm
Thursday, July 20: Aquatennial Candid Canines Film Fest | 7 pm
Thursday, Aug 10: “Finding Dory” | 7 pm
Thursday, Aug 24: “Free Willy” | 7 pm
Family events & fitness
Sunday, Aug 13: The Most Epic Family Day | 12 pm – 4 pm
Monday, Sept 11: Monday Fitness Night
Monday, Sept 18: Monday Fitness Night
Monday, Sept 25: Monday Fitness Night
At South Plaza from June through August, enjoy piano performances on Tuesdays, food trucks, yard games, meditation areas and an art cart on Wednesdays, and the Downtown Farmers Market on Thursdays (open through the end of October). For more information, visit www.mplsdowntown.com/gooutside.
Go Outside with Hennepin County South Plaza events schedule
Tuesdays, 6/1-8/31: piano performances | 12 pm – 1 pm
Wednesdays, 6/1-8/31: food trucks, yard games | 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Thursdays, 6/1-8/31: downtown farmers market | 6 am – 6 pm
Pianos on Parade returns for a second year and will offer pianos painted by local artists with a “summer in downtown Minneapolis” theme at 25 different locations in our city’s core. The pianos are free for public use daily from June 1 through June 30, and each piano will have a free outdoor performance on Tuesdays in June from 12 pm – 1 pm. More information on Pianos on Parade, produced by the mpls downtown council and mpls downtown improvement district in partnership with Keys 4/4 Kids, can be found at www.mplsdowntown.com/pianos.
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