Twin Cities Free & Frugal Family Fun this weekend

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There’s so much for families to do together in the Twin Cities and most of it’s FREE! Here’s a listing of some of my favorite ideas.

Saturday, May 17

Arts in the Park, Purgatory Creek Park, Eden Prairie, 9 AM – 4 PM, FREE!

Browse artwork for sale and enjoy children’s activities, live entertainment, face painting and more.  

Family Flicks at Theatres of Mall of America, 10 AM, The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl 

F.A.N.tastic Saturday at Eagan Community Center, 5 – 9 PM, $3, Family fun for all ages, including admission to The Blast indoor playground, gym games and equipment, a movie and crafts. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Fraconia in the City, at Art-A-Whirl, Minneapolis, Behind Casket Arts Building, FREE!
Franconia Sculpture Park hosts a family-friendly event featuring food and drink, sculpture exhibitions and live music as part of the Art-A-Whirl event. 

Lowry Nature Center, Victoria, Bird Banding, 9 AM – 12 PM, all ages, FREE!

Saturday Morning on the Gale Woods Farm, Minnetrista, 9:30 AM – 12 PM, all ages, $5

SpringCon Comic Book Celebration, State Fairgrounds Grandstand,10 AM – 5 PM, $10, FREE for children 9 and younger.

Sunday, May 18

Fraconia in the City, at Art-A-Whirl, Minneapolis, Behind Casket Arts Building, FREE!
Franconia Sculpture Park hosts a family-friendly event featuring food and drink, sculpture exhibitions and live music as part of the Art-A-Whirl event.

Holz Farm: Spring Festival, Eagan, 11 AM – 4 PM, FREE! 

Lowry Nature Center, Victoria
Raptors in the Yard, 2 – 4 PM, all ages, FREE! 

Mall of America’s American Girl, Kit’s Tree House Craft, 1 – 4 PM, FREE!

SpringCon Comic Book Celebration, State Fairgrounds Grandstand, Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18, 10 AM – 5 PM, $10, FREE for children 9 and younger.

Target Free Third Sundays at Children’s Museum, 9 AM – 5 PM, FREE!, 3 hour parking $4

Urban Expedition, Landmark Center, 1 – 3 PM, FREE!

Monday, May 19

During the month of May, Noodles is offering a free kid’s mac and cheese meal with an adult meal. Click here for additional kids eat free deals around the Twin Cities.

Tuesday, May 20

Mall of America’s Toddler Tuesdays: ZumbaJr., 10 AM – 12 PM, Rotunda, FREE!

Wednesday, May 21

Home School Open House at Color Me Mine, Eagan, 11 AM – 3 PM, FREE for K-8 Home School students and families.

Find more ideas on my Alphabet Adeventures blog. For more family fun ideas, look for my book Twin Cities Free & Frugal Family Fun in local bookstores around the Tiwn CIties.