Looking for deals and free things to do with dad this weekend in the Twin Cities?
Here’s a list of deals, activities and freebies for dad!
Caribou Coffee. If you’re a Perks member (free), Buy One Get One Drink FREE 6/17 – 6/18.
Firehouse Subs – Firehouse Subs restaurants across the nation are celebrating the everyday heroes in our lives by offering a free medium sub with the purchase of an additional medium or large sub, chips and drink this Father’s Day – June 18. To claim the offer, dads can redeem a coupon online via this link.
Bunker Beach Water Park. Make a Dad sized splash this Father’s Day. Enjoy 50% off admission when you bring your dad. Not valid with any other offers or coupons.
Como Zoo. Always free (though donations are welcome). This weekend visit the new “Blooming Butterflies,” opening June 16th. The wildly popular exhibit can once again be found in a colorful 2,500 square foot greenhouse. Featuring a thriving butterfly habitat that over the course of the summer will become home to over 100 species of butterflies from around the world, guests will delight in their interactions with the fascinating winged-creatures.
Cottage Grove Strawberry Festival. June 15 – 18. The Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest is a four-day, family focused event that offers something for everyone. An estimated 15,000 to 20,000 people will enjoy wonderful food, fantastic bands, a carnival and much, much more! FREE!
Crayola Experience – This Sunday, June 18th, dads get in FREE. PLUS they have a special Father’s Day perk for Annual Pass Holders! See more here –> http://bit.ly/2s95TA9. For the rest of the family, get discount tickets via my special link!
Crystal Airport Open House. County Rd 81 & 58th Avenue N., Crystal, MN. Sunday from 8:00am – 4:00pm. Pancake Breakfast, Flyover, airplane and helicopter rides and more! FREE admission.
Father’s Day Tractor Show. This Saturday and Sunday, Pahl’s Market will have tractors covering over 75 years of Pahl family farming on display in their parking lot. Stop by and check out the modern equipment and vintage tractors that are still being used today.
FlyOver America. At the Mall of America. FATHER’S DAY SPECIAL! Celebrate dad by taking him on a high-flying adventure! Dad can get 50% off a general admission ticket with the purchase of a full-priced ticket on Father’s Day! Just show their Facebook page post (click here) at the FlyOver America admissions counter to receive your discount! It’s an adventure he won’t forget! (Note – they now have a FlyOver Canada ride!) *discount valid onsite on 6/18/17 only.
GermanFest. Historic Schmidt Brewery, St. Paul. Both Saturday and Sunday. German musicians, dancers and vendors. This family-friendly event will not be similar to the stereotypical “Oktoberfest” festival. Instead it will be focused on celebrating German culture through food, music, dance, art, education, and other activities. FREE.
Midtown Global Market. Saturday, June 17th from 12:00 – 8:00pm. Experience music and dance from around the world and grab a bite from Midtown Global Market Merchants. Bring family and friends out for fun activities along Lake Street.
Minnesota Children’s Museum – You can get FREE Museum admission all day Sunday 9:00 – 5:00. Admission is free the 3rd Sunday of every month. However, tickets must be reserved in advance (SOLD OUT).
Minnesota Parent’s Kid Fest. At this 4th annual FREE event, families can enjoy entertainment, live music, activities, face painting and more at the Lake Harriet Bandshell on Saturday from 10 -1. FREE. (Stop by the Twin Cities Kids Club booth for your FREE family membership card!)
Minnesota Zoo. Bring your dad to the Zoo on Sunday, June 18 for free admission for all dads plus other discounts. Sponsored by Cub.
Oliver H. Kelley Farm – Dads get in free Saturday (10-5) and Sunday (10-5) when accompanied by a child. Check out my review with photos here. This Father’s Day join the Kelley Farm staff as they work on typical 19th-century “fancy chores,” such as building feed boxes, repairing equipment and fences, and caring for the livestock. Guests can also bake treats in the farm house and help water and weed in the garden.
Science Museum of Minnesota. On Sunday, Dads enjoy free admission with any paid admission.
Stone Arch Bridge Festival – Take dad to the Minneapolis Riverfront this weekend! On Saturday and Sunday enjoy 2 days of art and music from 250 artists on three performance stages, plus activities, a family art park and a Father’s Day car show. FREE admission.
Three Rivers Park District. The Three Rivers Park District is offering a FREE Family Fun Day event at Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park from 1:00 – 3:00pm on Father’s Day!
The Works Museum. Bloomington, MN. Dads and grandpas get in FREE 6/16 – 6/18!