Kids Activities in the Minneapolis Minnesota Area | Kids Out and About Minneapolis/St. Paul

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O'Reilly Auto Parts Street Machine Summer Nationals

Get ready Motorheads - the legendary O'Reilly Auto Parts Street Machine Summer Nationals revs into the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul, MN July 19-21, 2019. It's the biggest muscle car party of the year, a national celebration of horsepower & torque that draws some of the rarest muscle cars on the planet. Get ready to hear screechin' tires on the Autocross, smell the burnin' rubber of the Burnout Contests and listen to throaty exhausts as they glide thru the cruise lanes. You don't want to miss this.

Dates: 
07/19/2019
07/20/2019
07/21/2019
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Location:

1265 Snelling Avenue
St. Paul, MN, 55108
United States

Phone:

(651) 288-4400

Sea Song - Hobey Ford's Golden Rod Puppets

Sea Song, is the story of a boy's discovery of the natural world at the seaside. This production follows the life cycle of the sea turtle and the fragile interwoven environment of animals living at the edge of land and sea. Sea Song is performed in the style of Ford’s Animalia series featuring his beautiful carved foam animals performed in full view of the audience.

Dates: 
07/20/2019
10:45 AM – 11:30 AM and 4 PM – 4:45 PM
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Location:

Rarig Center
330 21st Ave S,
Minneapolis, MN, 55455
United States

Phone:

612-821-2382

2019 National Puppetry Festival

They say “birds of a feather flock together” and the 2019 National Puppetry Festival is a time for the community to flock together to acquire new knowledge, preserve puppetry arts, be inspired and invite the community to engage with the art. In this festival we will welcome over 1,000 people to Minneapolis to experience the range of expression in puppetry arts. Attendees will include professional puppeteers, teachers, librarians, therapists, professors, musicians, craftsman, technicians, enthusiastic fans and general audience. Our community is diverse spanning all ages, all races and ethnicities, all socio-economic classes and multiple languages. Everyone is welcome! All different birds coming together creating an eclectic flock.

Dates: 
07/18/2019
07/19/2019
07/20/2019
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Location:

University of Minnesota
3 Morrill Hall 100 Church St. S.E.
Minneapolis , MN, 55455
United States

Phone:

612-821-2382

The Magic Tree - US Karagoz Theatre Company

Adapted from a play named Kanl Kavak of Turkish shadow theatre performer Muhittin Sevilen, The Magic Tree is a story about nature and protecting the environment. A tree grows green in the middle of a neighborhood Karagoz cuts the branches from the tree for firewood. After some time he learns the tree was magical. He and his friend are punished by the trees magic and transformed into a donkey and goat.

Dates: 
07/19/2019
4 PM – 4:35 PM
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Location:

Rarig Center
330 21st Ave S,
Minneapolis, MN, 55455
United States

Phone:

612-821-2382

Speechless Storytellers - Poncili Creación

Speechless Storytellers is based on the beautiful nothing; something raw and incomprehensible can be beautiful and interesting. Twin brothers, Pablo and Efain Del Hierro breath life into "Pan de Plastico", the objects they have created from garbage foam and foam rubber. Using music, gutural sounds, and humor they feed on audience interactions in this somewhat improvisational performance as they manipulate and transform the objects.

Dates: 
07/19/2019
4 PM – 4:45 PM and 9 PM – 9:45 PM
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Location:

Rarig Center
330 21st Ave S,
Minneapolis, MN, 55455
United States

Phone:

612-821-2382

Caws & Effect - Mind of A Snail

Crows are re-dreaming the world. Is the future all it’s cracked up to be? Large scale shadow theatre from a bird's eye view. Funny, beautiful and unique, with handmade layered projections, puppetry, masks, & an original musical score.

Dates: 
07/19/2019
4 PM – 5 PM and 9 PM – 10 PM
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Location:

Rarig Center
330 21st Ave S,
Minneapolis, MN, 55455
United States

Phone:

612-821-2382

The Pied Picker - All Hands Productions

Picker Pete sets off on a journey to become a rich and famous banjo picker in the town of Hamlin and meets a host of familiar fairy tale characters along the way. He also saves the town from a herd of hungry roaches. He also meets a band of hillbilly roaches and learns the value of making music with others.

Dates: 
07/20/2019
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM and 7 PM – 8 PM
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Location:

Rarig Center
330 21st Ave S,
Minneapolis, MN, 55455
United States

Phone:

612-821-2382

12th Annual St. George Middle Eastern Festival

Experience a bit of the Middle East in the Midwest! The 12th Annual Saint George Middle Eastern Festival brings a taste of the Middle East to the Twin Cities July 19th through the 21st, 2019. Enjoy three fabulous days of delicious Middle Eastern food, music, dancing, festivities, and fun for the entire family!

Dates: 
07/19/2019
07/20/2019
07/21/2019
12 - 6 pm
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Location:

The Saint George Middle Eastern Festival
1250 Oakdale Ave, West
Saint Paul, MN, 55118
United States

Phone:

(651) 457-0854

Highland Fest

Highland Fest is back and better than ever! We are celebrating our 36th year in the Highland Park neighborhood of Saint Paul. Highland Fest marks summer's mid-point with a place to gather with friends and neighbors and activities for everyone.

Dates: 
07/19/2019
07/20/2019
07/21/2019
Times vary, see site
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Location:

790 Cleveland Ave. So.
St. Paul, MN, 55116
United States

Phone:

(651) 699-9042

The Chicken & The Egg - Red Herring Puppets

"Which came first...? “The Chicken and the Egg” illuminates the life cycles of plants, insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Explore the “birds and the bees” through colorful shadow puppets, original songs, rhymed text, and one really big bird. We promise you’ll learn at least a thing or two about the animal kingdom that you never knew before!

Dates: 
07/18/2019
9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
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Location:

Rarig Center
330 21st Ave S,
Minneapolis, MN, 55455
United States

Phone:

612-821-2382

Resist the Gloom - The Society of Realistic Optimists

We live in an ever-changing uncontrollable reality! At times it becomes difficult to make sense of all that is happening. Anxiety is growing and many people are entirely overwhelmed! To cope with this anxiety we must "Resist the Gloom" and Cornelius the Collector, Eschatologist R.O. a professional realistic optimist is here to help! Concerned with the end of time and the role we humans play in it, Cornelius asks the audience to embark on a journey of discovery that involves a puppet worm manifesto, an exploration of gloom rates, some out of tune singing, a giant flip book, and a series of questions that simply must be considered. A celebration of all that it means to be messy humans, Cornelius and his cohorts will forever attempt to persistently resist the gloom!

Dates: 
07/20/2019
7 PM – 7:30 PM
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Location:

Rarig Center
330 21st Ave S,
Minneapolis, MN, 55455
United States

Phone:

612-821-2382

Under the Puppet w/ Trace Beaulieu - National Puppetry Festival

Join me for a special LIVE recording of Under the Puppet at the 2019 National Puppetry Festival at the University of Minnesota - Minneapolis! My guest will be none other than Trace Beaulieu, the original Crow T. Robot on Mystery Science Theatre 3000! Trace and I will talk his puppetry career and then open the floor to questions from the audience!

Dates: 
07/19/2019
7 PM – 8:15 PM
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Location:

University of Minnesota
3 Morrill Hall 100 Church St. S.E.
Minneapolis , MN, 55455
United States

Phone:

612-821-2382

Penguin in my Pocket - Kurt Hunter Marionettes

Penguin in my Pocket tells the fun-filled and quirky tale of a penguin scientist who crash lands in the jungle when her experimental jetpack fails, and how she works with an artistic monkey to find her way home – encountering a sea monster along the way. It’s a solo show featuring marionettes, rod puppets, audience member puppeteers and live concertina music. The production was supported by a grant from the Jim Henson Foundation.

Dates: 
07/18/2019
2 PM – 3 PM and 7 PM – 8 PM
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Location:

Rarig Center
330 21st Ave S,
Minneapolis, MN, 55455
United States

Phone:

612-821-2382

Harmonious Migrations - IBEX Puppetry

Harmonious Migrations has been developed to teach children ages 5-12 about the inter-connectivity of the elements in the environment as they relate to crane flyways. This workshop will illustrate how Native people of North America participate in the same planetary dance as the crane and all creations.

Dates: 
07/20/2019
Monday, July 15 7 PM – 8 PM; Saturday, July 20 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM and 2 PM – 2:45 PM
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Location:

Rarig Center
330 21st Ave S,
Minneapolis, MN, 55455
United States

Phone:

612-821-2382

Mario the Maker Magician

As seen on Sesame Street and Sprout and live on tour in 2018 with David Blaine, MARIO THE MAKER MAGICIAN is known for his dedication to the Maker Movement and his clever and refreshing integration of DIY electronics and robotics into his performance. His menagerie of handmade props include several autonomous, robotic sidekicks that straddle the words of magic, robotics, and puppetry. It’s vintage meets the future; Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin for the modern age.

Dates: 
07/20/2019
07/21/2019
Saturday, 7 PM – 7:45 PM; Sunday, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
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Location:

Rarig Center
330 21st Ave S,
Minneapolis, MN, 55455
United States

Phone:

612-821-2382

The Macanuda - Deborah Hunt

A magical masked creature (The Red Macanuda) is the caretaker of journeys. She operates a suitcase on legs connected to a large antenna, communicating with other creatures in her world. Her story is one of compassion in troubling times.

Dates: 
07/18/2019
4 PM – 4:40 PM and 9 PM – 9:40 PM
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Location:

Rarig Center
330 21st Ave S,
Minneapolis, MN, 55455
United States

Phone:

612-821-2382

Loring Park Art Festival

The stunning wildflower gardens of Loring Park create an idyllic setting for art, food, music and entertainment. 140 high quality artists circle the large pond in Loring Park. View and purchase one-of-a-kind artwork, listen to music and participate in activities for all ages.

Dates: 
07/27/2019
07/28/2019
10 am - 5 pm
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Location:

1382 Willow Street
Minneapolis, MN, 55403
United States

Phone:

612-203-9911

85th Annual Hopkins Raspberry Festival

The Hopkins Raspberry Festival has become a Twin Cities institution, held in the middle of July. The raspberry fields are long gone, but the town has cause to celebrate anyway and so it does.

Dates: 
07/20/2019
07/21/2019
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Organization:

City of Hopkins

Location:

1010 1st St S
Hopkins, MN, 55343
United States

Phone:

952-548-6304