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Vadnais Heights Heritage Days @ various locations in Vadnais Heights
Saturday and Sunday, all day
Because watermelon and face painting and a coloring contest and a bouncy village! Fireworks set to music will launch Saturday at dusk, too. Ah, summer.
Civil War Weekend: Coming Home @ Fort Snelling
Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Experience what the Civil War’s end was like for Minnesota's returning soldiers and their families with 200 re-enactors on site, live musket and cannon firings, historic speeches and other 1860s festivities. Admission is $11 for adults, $6 for kids, and free for children 5 years and younger.
Art Crawl Through The Gardens @ Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Browse local arts and crafts while the kids gallivant around the Arb’s wide-open spaces. On Saturday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., bring children to the Dahlberg Terrace for coloring alongside artist Shawn McCann, who will be creating a large-scale chalk illustration. Admission is $12 for adults and free for kids 12 years and younger.
Target Free Third Sunday @ Minnesota Children’s Museum
Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wander the museum galleries gratis, including special exhibits Arthur’s World and Broken? Fix it!