Community Activities 

Upcoming Kinship Events and Activities

August 2018


Hello Kinship families and mentors!



Uptown Art Fair
August 3rd-4th | starts Friday Aug 3rd at 12 pm
Minneapolis, MN 55408



Join us for the 55th Annual Uptown Art Fair, featuring over 350 artists, fine food and beverages from over 20 vendors, family activities, an outdoor performance stage, a youth art fair and culinary arts competition.



Kids Fest!
August 4th | 1pm-4pm
7545 Brooklyn Blvd
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 55443
Low Cost



Kids Fest is back! Join us for a fun-filled day on the lanes with great deals and awesome eats!
FREE Bowling, FREE Shoe Rental, FREE $5 Arcade Card, $1 Hot Dogs, $1 Soft Drinks, and $2 Pizza Slices. Plus enjoy deals on bowling for adults! Mark your calendars to join.

Minnesota State Fair
August 23rd-September 3rd
1265 Snelling Ave N
St Paul, MN 55108

Often referred to as the “Great Minnesota Get-Together,” the annual Minnesota State Fair is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the region. The fair attracts nearly 2 million guests annually.  With free live music and shows, great food, and games! It will be fun for the whole family!

Kinship invites you to attend our annual--BACK TO SCHOOL Event! 
 August 11, 2018 |  1pm-3pm                                                                                                     
St. Philip’s Lutheran Church                                                                                                        6180 Hwy 65 NE, Fridley, MN 55432

FREE Admission

Join us for awesome Giveaways, Backpacks and Supplies, Food, Fun, and First Responder Vehicle Tours From the Fridley Fire Department!

RSVP Required: Contact Taneal Palmer or 612-276-1558 FREE Admission
Please Limit guests to siblings or 2 additional friends of the family.


Table Top Games for Everyone

August 10th  | 2pm-3pm

Mounds View Library

Mounds View, MN 55112


Learn a new game and meet some new people. Players of all ages can come and learn new card and board games – or have fun playing old favorites. 

Saturday Family Fun at the Springbrook Nature Center

August 11th | 10am-11am

Springbrook Nature Center

100 85th Ave NW

Fridley, MN 55432

Low Cost 

Bring the whole family and experience the wild at Springbrook! Explore trails, learn new skills, meet live animals and more. Dress to enjoy the weather. Activities geared to elementary school-age children, but all are welcome!

Taiko Arts Midwest

August 14th | 6pm

Brooklyn Center

6301 Shingle Creek Pkwy

Brooklyn Center, MN 55430


End of summer bash with Asian Invasion Food Truck, Games and Activities! Enjoy fun for the entire family at Brooklyn Center's Entertainment in the Park!





10,000 Lakes Wakesurf Open

August 4th | starts at 8am

Near Plymouth Bridge

1501 W. River Road,

Minneapolis MN 55411

Free admission

Welcome to the 8th annual 10,000 Lakes Wakesurf Open.  This event is one of the biggest and baddest wakesurf competitions out there.  As part of the World Series of Wakesurfing, riders of all levels have a great time and compete for cash prizes and a chance to ride in the World Wakesurf Championship.  Combine Minnesota nice, the Big City, a huge wave, and you have a very solid weekend!


Really Really Free Market   

August 4th | 2pm-4pm

East Phillips Park

2307 17th Ave S,

Minneapolis, MN 55404




Everything here is FREE: offer what you'd like to give and take what you would like to receive. Food, music, and company are welcome. Enjoy an afternoon in the gift economy.

Free Crafts for Kids

Every Saturday starting August 4th  | 11am-3pm

Lakeshore Learning Store

5699 W 16th St

St Louis Park, MN 55416

Free, no reservation necessary

Come in each Saturday to make a different craft throughout the month of August! You can purchase the craft items in store or prepare some ahead of time!


Heritage Days Festival

August 17th-19th | 10am

St Paul Park

St. Paul MN 55071


Grande Day Parade, Kids Zone filled with games and a petting zoo, fireworks.

Fiesta Latina  

August 18th  | 11am-4pm


St Paul, MN 55106


Family-friendly community festival celebrating Latin culture through arts, health & wellness, fitness, food and entertainment.

Ice Cream Sundaes at Gibbs Farm  

August 26th | 10am-4pm

Gibbs Farm

2097 Larpenteur Ave W.

St Paul, MN 55113

Low cost

A delicious treat for the heat of summer. Enjoy their homemade ice cream while experiencing the beauty of the Gibbs Farm, gardens and prairie. Ice cream is included in general admission.


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Kinship’s Next Info Session:

July 18th @ 5:30 p.m. St. Phillips Lutheran Church, Fridley Room #3

July 28th @10:30 a.m.

1100 East Lake St.

Minneapolis, MN 55407


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