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Don’t You Feel It Too? @ Peavey Plaza in Minneapolis
Friday 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
The ultimate way to embarrass/bond with the children: Everyone pops on their headphones and dances down Nicollet Mall to playlists only they can hear. It’s shameless, glorious, and free!
Free Ink Day @ Highpoint Center for Printmaking
Saturday 1 – 4 p.m.
Make your own color-saturated monoprints to take home, and then take in a puppet show by Open Eye Figure Theatre's Driveway Tour at 4:30 p.m. Free!
Take a Bite, Shape the State! @ Walker Art Center’s Open Field
Saturday 12 – 3 p.m.
Take a bite out of a piece of bread to depict the physical shape of Minnesota, and then add it to a growing collection. After comparing your bite marks to others, take the kids across the street to run wildly around the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden before naptime. Free!
Aquatennial’s Target Fireworks @ West River Parkway in Minneapolis
Saturday 6 – 10:30 p.m.
They’re among the top 5 annual fireworks displays in the nation. You can head over there early to claim your viewing spot and enjoy pre-fireworks festivities beginning at 6 p.m. Ah, summer. Free!
Music in the Parks: Minneapolis Pops Orchestra @ Lake Harriet Bandshell
Sunday 5:30 – 7 p.m.
The Minneapolis Pops Orchestra will close out its 65th anniversary season with a People’s Choice lineup of classical and contemporary pieces. Pack your own picnic for family dinner al fresco, or just grab an ice cream cone from the Lake Harriet Pavilion, take a seat, and enjoy. Free!