Summer Fun: Family-Friendly Edina Events

School’s out for the summer, and the warm weather has arrived! Minnesotans know to savor summer while it’s here – it won’t be long before we have to bundle up and hibernate again. (Sorry, too soon!)

Want the scoop on the best family-friendly events and activities in Edina and the surrounding area? Read on below for our favorite parks, events, places, and ideas for creating summer family fun!

Outdoor Fun and Lake Life
If laying on the beach, swimming, fishing, exploring a Rose Garden, biking, taking a walk, picnicking, hammocking, or renting a paddleboat or canoe is your cup of tea, then you must visit Lake Harriet Park! Kiddos can also enjoy slides, diving boards, a water playground, and surf the wave simulator at the Edina Aquatic Center. Lastly, work on your swing or putting skills together at Braemar Golf Course!

Arts and Entertainment
Want to watch a movie under the stars or hear live music this summer? Through June, July, and August, the city of Edina is hosting outdoor family-friendly films at beautiful Centennial Lakes Park. In nearby South Minneapolis, Lake Harriet Park also hosts to all sorts of live music and movies as well. (Psst: don’t forget to grab dinner or snacks at Bread & Pickle; yum!)

Festivals and Events
Want to shop till you drop, walk with the Mayor, or enjoy a Family Fun Night? Check out Crazy Days or Open Streets on 50th and Frace for shopping, food, music and more! Get to know your local government leaders on the City of Edina’s monthly, Walk With the Mayor. Or drop in on the city’s monthly Family Fun Nights at rotating Edina parks, they’re free and open to everyone!

Health and Fitness
Lastly, if teaching your kids healthy habits is part of your summer agenda, there are lots of options available! Centennial Lakes hosts a weekly Farmers Market on Thursdays from 3 -7 pm where you can shop and explore fresh produce together. Edina is also hosting new Fitness in the Parks events this summer, which includes free exercise classes throughout the city.

We hope you take advantage of these fun and free family events this summer – maybe our team will see you at one of them!