go outside with hennepin county

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!

Go Outside with Hennepin County

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

Outdoor Movies

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)

Trivia Night

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

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

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