go outside with hennepin county this summer
Enjoy outdoor movies, trivia and fitness at Target Field Station (335 N. 5th Street) and Hennepin County Government Center South Plaza (300 S. 6th Street), including classic movies, trivia, fitness classes, the Downtown Farmers Market, food trucks, music and more. Don’t miss out this summer! The full activities schedule is listed on this page.
Get ready for another season of Go Outside with Hennepin County!
Beginning May 1, Hennepin County Government Center South Plaza will host the Mpls Farmers Market weekly on Tuesdays from 9 am-3 pm.
And from June 1 – August 31, Go Outside will have regularly scheduled programming at Target Field Station and South Plaza, including:
**Outdoor movies, trivia and fitness classes at Target Field Station
**Farmers Market, yard games and music at South Plaza
hennepin county government center south plaza activities
(June 1 – August 31)
tuesdays (9 am – 3 pm)
Beginning May 1 and running through the summer, the Downtown Farmers Market will be on site at South Plaza again in 2017. The farmers market moved here during the Nicollet Mall Project, and it provides a great way to bring people together on the South Plaza lawn to browse fresh produce, flowers and more. The farmers market has a wide variety of friendly local vendors that have great products to share.
wednesdays (11:30 am – 1:30 pm)
Every Wednesday, South Plaza will be transformed into an outdoor recreation room! The space will feature fun activities like yard games (bean bags, connect four, etc.), a meditation area with colorful blankets and yoga mats there for you to enjoy a brief get-away, special options for food and entertainment, and the Pianos on Parade piano if you’d like to play a song or two yourself.
thursdays (12 pm – 1 pm)
Stop by for piano performances each Thursday throughout the summer from 12-1 pm during your lunch hour! Grab some food and enjoy a gift of music each week.
Our full list of weekly performersr will be announced soon. Plan on spending your lunch hour at South Plaza!
target field station activities
(June 1 – August 31)
june12 & 26, july 17 & 24
Trivia has always been a fun and trendy after work activity! We are bringing trivia outside at Target Field Station on select evenings this summer. Gather a group of colleagues, friends or family and test your knowledge. Questions will be read aloud along with use of the big screen.
june 13 & 27, july 2, 16 & 23, august 8 & 22
On select evenings this summer, you can enjoy outdoor movie nights at Target Field Station. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, find a spot on the green grass outside the Twins’ ballpark and enjoy an evening watching a movie under the stars and the downtown skyline. Movie info coming soon.
family events, outdoor fitness & more
august 6, 12, 13, & 20
Throughout the summer, you’ll be able to enjoy family events like our Most Epic Family Day (August 12), which is always full of family fun activities, plus outdoor fitness classes on the Target Field Station grass on three Mondays in August (6, 13 and 20) and much more.
go outside with hennepin county events schedule
Go Outside with Hennepin County South Plaza events schedule
Tuesdays, 6/1-8/31: farmers market | 9 am – 3 pm
Wednesdays, 6/1-8/31: yard games and more | 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Thursdays, 6/1-8/31: piano music | 12 pm – 1 pm
Go Outside with Hennepin County Target Field Station schedule
Wednesday, June 13 | 7 pm “A League Of Their Own”
Wednesday, June 27 | 7 pm “Space Jam”
Monday, July 2 | 7 pm “The Lion King”
Monday, July 16 | 7 pm “Princess Bride”
Monday, July 23 | 7 pm “Raiders of the Lost Ark”
Wednesday, August 8 | 7 pm “Coco”
Wednesday, August 22 7 pm “Mary Poppins”
Tuesday, June 12 | 7 pm – 8 pm
Tuesday, June 26 | 7 pm – 8 pm
Tuesday, July 17 | 7 pm – 8 pm
Tuesday, July 24 | 7 pm – 8 pm
Family events & fitness
Sunday, Aug 12: The Most Epic Family Day | 12 pm – 4 pm
Monday, August 6: Monday Fitness Night | 5 pm – 6 pm
Monday, August 13: Monday Fitness Night | 5 pm – 6 pm
Monday, August 20: Monday Fitness Night | 5 pm – 6 pm
don’t miss out on the fun
The Go Outside with Hennepin County program is filled with fun activities and events for all ages and abilities throughout the year. Stop by Target Field Station and South Plaza to get in on the festivities.
While you’re here, don’t miss out on the opportunity to share your experience with others. Invite friends, family and colleagues to come with you, and share your experience on social media using the hashtags #gooutside and #mymplsdt.