Adult Night at the Zoo – Thursday, August 18th


Sure it’s great to take the kids to the Minnesota Zoo and watch them experience all the animals, but half the time they are just running away and you aren’t able to see anything for yourself. Well, now is your chance to see all the animals during adult night at the zoo. You can even grab a drink and some food while you’re there and experience a special keeper talk at 6:30 & 7:30 p.m. at the Lakeside Terrace about different animals.

Open Streets Minneapolis (Franklin) – Sunday, August 21st


Even though we love our cars, sometimes you just have to close down a street and have some fun while not on four wheels. All Summer long Minnesota has different areas and neighborhoods that will close down a main street to have vendors, walking, bikers and skaters all come together and enjoy the open road! We love the idea, and what better thing to do when the weather is nice than get out and discover our lovely city.

Franklin: Between Portland & 28th

11:00am – 5:00pm

Mighty Mississippi River Paddle – Saturday, August 20th


10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Start: Hidden Falls Regional Park (North Gate) (View Map)
End: Harriet Island (View Map)
Fee: $45
Description: Day trips are an introductory half-day canoe experience on the Mighty Mississippi River. They’re a great way for you and your family to experience our community and its wild places from a whole new vantage point. Looking for adventure in the heart of the Twin Cities? Explore the Mighty Mississippi River up close and personal. Paddling the Mississippi in a beautiful 24-foot cedar strip canoe is easy and fun–everyone enjoys it! Built by hand in St. Paul, MN, these Voyageur canoes seat up to nine people.

Victoria Classic Car Show Night – Wednesday, August 17th


Once again the city of Victoria will be holding the Wednesday evening classic car show in the downtown area. The weather is looking promising for tomorrow evening so get out there and have some fun. Need a way to be part of the show? You can rent a classic car to bring and MHCC has you covered! Check out “The Cars” and pick one today!

Minneapolis Institute of Art – Thursday, August 18th


“The Minneapolis Institute of Art will celebrate nature with fun activities both inside and outside of the museum. During the celebration, guests will be invited to explore “Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection” for free (admission is normally $20). The exhibition includes scenic landscapes and other pieces showcasing the great outdoors from major artists like Monet, Klimt, and O’Keeffe. There will be plenty of other things to see and do as well, including sun-print creations with Emma Freeman, a photobooth to commemorate your evening, and various parks and rec groups available to chat. Natural foods will be served by the Tatanka Truck, and live music will be provided by Ben T. Lubeck of Farewell Milwaukee. 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

JOIN Mia and see “Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection” free!
MAKE & TAKE cyanotype sun prints with natural objects, lead by artist Emma Freeman.
CONNECT with Mississippi Park Connection and National Park Service to find your masterpiece.
TRY YOUR HAND at painting en plein air.
GET NATURAL in the Photobooth.
LOOK CLOSER at nature with Silverwood Park.
ENJOY natural food offerings from the Tatanka Truck.
TAKE IN live music from Ben Lubeck of Farewell Milwaukee.