go outside with hennepin county this summer
Go Outside this summer and join us at Target Field Station (335 N. 5th Street) and Hennepin County Government Center South Plaza (300 S. 6th Street). Activities will include movie nights, trivia, fitness classes, lawn games, music, special events and more. Don’t miss out this summer! The full activities schedule is listed on this page.
We’d like to invite your neighborhood to our Epic Family Fun Day on Sunday, August 14th at the Target Field Station Amphitheater. Themed Wild Minnesota, we’ll have an array of activities dedicated to the exploration and understanding of our surrounding natural landscapes, wildlife, & cultures! Enjoy:
A Rock-Climbing Wall
Forest Animals from Sustainable Safari (Fox, Otters, and more!)
Movie: Brother Bear
Rock Scavenger Hunt Activity
• Animal Face-Painting
• Corn-Pit Animal Excavation
• Sun-Printing and Tree Identification with Hennepin County Department of Environment
Mosaic Art Activity with Beans, Grains, and Peas!
Minnesota-based Children’s Book Readings
It’s sure to be a blast for the whole family, so come out and join us between 11am and 1pm to learn, play, and connect.
hennepin county government center south plaza activities
(June 1 – August 31)
lawn games at South Plaza | 11:30am – 1:30pm
dates | every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday starting June 7
Take a break during your lunch hour and get outside! Challenge your friends and co-workers with some lawn games at South Plaza. Take in the fresh air while playing Ping Pong, Bag Toss, Connect 4, Jenga, or Tic-Tac-Toe!
epic go outside days | 11:30am – 1:30pm
dates | June 9, July 14, August 11
Join us at South Plaza to enjoy some fresh air and fun activities! Challenge your friends and colleagues to some lawn games, enjoy live music, grab some free food, and more!
target field station activities
(June 1 – August 31)
movie nights | 7-9 pm
movie dates | June 16, June 30, July 7, July 21, August 11, August 25
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.
trivia nights | 7-8 pm
trivia dates | June 14, July 19, August 9
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.
go outside with hennepin county events schedule
Go Outside with Hennepin County South Plaza events schedule
Epic Go Outside Days
Thursday, June 9
Thursday, July 14
Thursday, August 11
Pianos on Parade
Thursdays, June – August, from 12pm – 1pm
Lawn Games on South Plaza
Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday starting June 7th from 11:30am – 1:30pm
Go Outside with Hennepin County Target Field Station schedule
Thursday, June 16 at 7 pm: In the Heights
Thursday, June 30 at 7pm: Moana
Thursday, July 7 at 7pm: Paw Patrol
Thursday, July 21 at 7 pm: Aquaman
Thursday, August 11 at 7pm: Luca
Thursday, August 25 at 7 pm: The Lost City
Thursday, September 8 at 7 pm: Disney’s Brother Bear (2003)
Tuesday, June 14 from 7pm – 8pm (Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place include: Trax & Fulton gift cards)
Tuesday, July 19 from 7pm – 8pm (Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place include: O’Donovan’s and Gluek’s gift cards)
Tuesday, August 9 from 7pm – 8pm (Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place include: Dakota Jazz Club, O’Donovan’s and Gluek’s gift cards)
Most Epic Family Fun Day
Sunday, August 14 from 11am – 1pm
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.
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