Photo courtesy of The Floating Library
Floating Library Moonlight Paddle @ Silver Lake (St. Anthony)
Saturday 8:30–11 p.m.
There’s nothing quite like a floating library to inspire an early love of reading. Take the fam on a nighttime paddle and discover The Floating Library’s books and poetry under a full summer moon. You can bring your canoe or borrow one free of charge when you arrive. Late-bedtime bonus: They’ll sleep in on Sunday so you can, too.
Shakopee Derby Days @ various locations in Shakopee
Saturday all day
Because where else can the children dig through a gigantic pile of sawdust for money and prizes? Daylong festival fun begins with a kiddie parade at 10 a.m. and ends with fireworks at dusk.
Free First Saturday: Global Games @ Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
It’s music, games, and crafts from around the world, with free admission to the Walker Art Center, too.
Paws on Grand @ Grand Ave. (St. Paul)
Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Bring the family dog for a canine festival along Grand Ave. Among the spoils: Treat bags, nail trims, grooming and hair styling, a pet photo booth, photo and costume contests, doggie pools, and dozens of dog-friendly patios.