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.
Join us for a FREE showing of “The Naked Gun”, critically-acclaimed as one of the funniest comedies ever, as Go Outside with Hennepin County helps kick off the Mpls Comedy Festival on Monday, June 24 at Target Field Station. Join us at 7 pm for a showing of the film, including an introduction and Q&A from one of movie’s writers, Pat Proft. Then, enjoy the full Mpls Comedy Festival lineup with an all-star lineup of shows June 24-30.
Pat Proft is a comedian and writer who, over his career, has worked with and wrote for Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke, the Smothers Brothers, Bob Hope and more. A Columbia Heights-native, Proft has written for movies including The Naked Gun trilogy, Hot Shots!, Scary Movie 3 & 4, Wrongfully Accused and more.
hennepin county government center south plaza activities
(June 1 – August 31)
tuesdays (10 am – 1 pm)
Beginning May 7 and running through the summer, the Downtown Farmers Market will be on site at South Plaza again in 2019. The farmers market 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 performers will be announced soon. Plan on spending your lunch hour at South Plaza!
target field station activities
(June 1 – August 31)
monday movie nights | 7-9 pm
june 10, june 24, july 8, july 15, july 29
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.
thursday trivia nights | 7-8 pm
june 6, june 20, july 11, july 25
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.
thursday fitness nights: august 1, 15, 22, 29 | 5-6 pm
most epic family day | august 18 | 12-4 pm
Throughout the summer, you’ll be able to enjoy family events like our Most Epic Family Day, which is always full of family fun activities, plus outdoor fitness classes on the Target Field Station grass and much more.
go outside with hennepin county events schedule
Go Outside with Hennepin County South Plaza events schedule
Tuesdays, 5/7-10/29: farmers market | 10 am – 1 pm
Wednesdays, 6/5-8/28: yard games and more | 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Thursdays, 6/6-8/29: piano music | 12 pm – 1 pm
Go Outside with Hennepin County Target Field Station schedule
Monday, June 10 | 7-9 pm | “Angels in the Outfield”
Monday, June 24 | 7-9 pm | “The Naked Gun” (part of Mpls Comedy Festival)
Monday, July 8 | 7-9 pm | “Mary Poppins Returns”
Monday, July 15 | 7-9 pm | “Spaceballs”
Monday, July 29 | 7-9 pm | “Moana”
Thursday, June 6 | 7-8 pm
Thursday, June 20 | 7-8 pm
Thursday, July 11 | 7-8 pm
Thursday, July 25 | 7-8 pm
Thursday, August 1 | 5-6 pm
Thursday, August 15 | 5-6 pm
Thursday, August 22 | 5-6 pm
Thursday, August 29 | 5-6 pm
Most Epic Family Fun Day
Sunday, August 18 | 12-3 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.