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Minnesota State Fair @ Minnesota State Fairgrounds
Daily through Monday, 6 a.m. – midnight
After your annual descent down the Giant Slide, you can meander over to several new kid-friendly attractions at the Great Minnesota Get Together. The Extreme Canines Stunt Dog Show is excellent.
Adults $13, seniors $8, children 5-12 years old $11, children 4 and younger free
Minnesota Renaissance Festival @ Shakopee
Daily, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Kids can explore the Fairy Wing Forest and Mermaid Cove (complete with fairies and mermaids), make their own fairy wands and pirate hats, conduct bubbly science experiments, play old-timey games, and watch the daily Grand March Parade at 11:30 a.m.
Adults $22.95, seniors $20.95, children 5-12 years old $13.95, children 4 and younger free
Labor Day Weekend @ The Landing
Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Monday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Like a real time machine, The Landing is a living history museum that lets you step into a recreation of 19th-century life in Minnesota. This weekend’s event celebrates a successful farming season with horse-drawn trolley rides, nature hikes, and craft and farm exhibits.
Adults $5, seniors and children 2-17 years old $3, children younger than 2 years free
Prairie Pollinators @ Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Saturday and Sunday, 12 – 4 p.m.
The kids can learn all about our local, late-blooming prairie plants, spot them along the Arboretum trails, and select seeds to start their own prairie meadows at home.
Free with Arboretum admission: Adults $11, kids 12 years and younger free
Music in the Parks @ Lake Harriet Bandshell
Saturday – Monday, various times
The final weekend of the Minneapolis Music in the Parks series concludes with a smorgasbord of Indie rock, Americana, country, and ’80s pop acts. Check out the concert schedule to find what suits your fancy.