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Lakeville’s Pan-O-Prog @ Lakeville (multiple locations)
Saturday 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
The final weekend of Lakeville’s summer festival kicks off with a waffle breakfast, followed by a kiddie parade. Stick around for art making, the Fun Fair (with 35-foot water slide), birdhouse building, music from the Teddy Bear Band, and the Grand Day Parade at 5:30 p.m. Most activities are free.
Robbinsdale Whiz-Bang Days @ Robbinsdale (multiple locations)
Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. – dusk
On Saturday, Robbinsdale’s city celebration will host a car show, pickleball, a youth fishing derby, a cake walk, log rolling, and more. Come back on Sunday for the Whiz-Bang Days Parade at 3 p.m., and stick around for fireworks at dusk in Hollingsworth Park. Most events are free.
2015 International Festival of Burnsville @ Nicollet Commons Park
Saturday 3–9 p.m.
It’s an outdoor festival with a global flair. There will be face painting, crazy hair, and henna tattoos, along with family crafts, animals of both the balloon and origami variety, and dances from around the world. Most activities are low or no cost.
Family Day: Mothersbaugh’s “Myopia” @ Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
After glasses corrected his severe myopia in the second grade, Mark Mothersbaugh became an artist of all trades, from drawing and sculpting to filmmaking and music. The children can make a musical instrument from everyday materials (and meet real musician and instrument-maker Douglas Ewart), design their own crafty glasses, hunt for instruments in the galleries and more. It’s free!
Storyteller Beverly Cottman + Dakota Valley Symphony @ Caponi Art Park (Eagan)
Sunday 6:30–8:30 p.m.
BYO lawn chairs and listen to master storyteller “Auntie Beverly” tell tales reflecting her African American culture and heritage, then take in the sounds of a 90-member pops orchestra and chorus in the park’s Theater in the Woods. It’s free with a $5 suggested donation.