go outside with hennepin county

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.

**WEATHER UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, tonight’s Outdoor Movie Night showing of “Spaceballs” has been canceled.

Don’t miss out on FREE Alchemy 365 classes on four Thursdays in August (1, 15, 22, and 29)! No need to pre-register, just round up the crew and show up for a fun yet challenging Thursday night outside. Bring your own mat!

Here’s what we have in store for you:

Thursday 8.1: Free A10 https://alchemy365.pike13.com/e/104413314

Thursday 8.15: Free A10 https://alchemy365.pike13.com/e/104413316

Thursday 8.22: Free A10 https://alchemy365.pike13.com/e/104413317

Thursday 8.29: Free A10 https://alchemy365.pike13.com/e/104413318

What’s an A10 all about? Glad you asked! This class is our bread and butter. Think: power yoga warm-up, 10 minutes of high intensity workouts with movements that change daily, power yoga cool-down. Every class starts with an overview of the class and workout structure followed by demos of the movements and modifications.

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.

Plan on spending your lunch hour at South Plaza!

Go Outside with Hennepin County

target field station activities
(June 1 – August 31)

monday movie nights | 7-9 pm
june 10, june 24, july 8, july 29, august 26


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 listed below.

thursday trivia nights | 7-8 pm
june 6, july 11, july 25, august 13


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, 5/7-9/24: 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

Outdoor Movies

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 29 | 7-9 pm | “Moana”

Monday, August 26 | 7-9 pm | “Spaceballs” (**Canceled due to weather)

Trivia Night

Thursday, June 6 | 7-8 pm

Thursday, July 11 | 7-8 pm

Thursday, July 25 | 7-8 pm

Tuesday, August 13 | 7-8 pm

Fitness Nights

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

about target field station

Target Field Station (335 N. 5th Street) is a dynamic transportation hub that connects Downtown Minneapolis with 500 light rail lines and 1,900 buses each day as well as the Northstar Commuter Rail. But it is also a major entertainment destination. Opened in May 2014, Target Field Station offers a large green space for gathering, a big screen for movies and other viewing opportunities, and an amphitheater for musical performances. Located next to Target Field and nestled into the Warehouse District/North Loop, it is close to downtown residential communities, businesses, entertainment, dining, breweries and coffee shops.

about hennepin county government center south plaza

Hennepin County Government Center South Plaza (300 S. 6th Street) is a tree-lined, circle plaza with a grassy knoll located between 6th and 7th Streets in Downtown Minneapolis. Stop by the Government Center South Plaza to enjoy an outdoor piano, added seating options and great special events each week.

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.

You can learn more by following @mplsdowntown on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

join us this summer

go outside with hennepin county