Start your gardening with the biggest plant sale around. For three days in the State Fair Grandstand, find over 2,400 varieties of plants, including 370 new offerings. Looking for a deal? All plants are 1/3 off on the last day. All Ages. Read more about Friends School Plant Sale
Education & Community
Discover more about the world and embrace the rich cultural diversity that the globe has to offer. As the longest running multicultural festival in the Midwest, Festival of Nations will collaborate with more than 90 ethnic groups to create a unique experience that celebrates heritage and provides the community’s immigrants with the ability to express their stories through cuisine, performances and exhibits. All ages. Free. Read more about Festival of Nations
Celebrate the musicians who made First Avenue and 7th Street Entry the legendary rock ‘n’ roll venue that is the heart of the Minnesota music scene. Explore five decades worth of sounds and stories on this landmark club through the lens of music. All ages. Prices vary. Read more about First Avenue Exhibit
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and the Audubon Society partner for a day of avian fun and education. The event will feature presentations, workshops, nature walks and book signings featuring noted naturalists and authors Jim Gilbert, Stan Tekiela, Matt Schuth, Alan Branhagen and the Audubon Society’s expert on bird habitats and native plants, John Rowden. Read more about Arboretum & Audubon: A Day of Birding Walks and Workshops
Celebrate National Public Garden Week with buy one, get one free admission from May 13-16 at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 10 percent off at the gift store, 10 percent off memberships and more.
Experience the new Three Mile Walk, starting and ending in the Oswald Visitor Center.
Take your canine companion to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum for a day of fun including a dog expo, fashion parade, doggie obstacle course and walk around Three Mile Drive! Read more about All About Dogs Day
Saint Thomas Academy offers an educational experience unlike any other school in Minnesota. Prospective middle school students (entering 6-8 grades) and their families can learn more about this experience at the Admissions Showcase, which will include:
Tours led by current students.
A short program providing an overview of the Academy and the admissions process.
Opportunities to talk with faculty, admissions and financial aid staff, current students and parents. Read more about Middle School Admissions Showcase
Family Night: Friday, April 26, 6-9 p.m.
A variety of events will keep all ages entertained. There will be games (including the popular Heads ‘n’ tails game, a dunk tank and cake walks), food and a silent auction. There is no cost to attend. Read more about 2019 Community Auction: “Brotherhood: Past, Present, Future”
The Father’s Club of Saint Thomas Academy will host a public event featuring motivational speaker Jake Olson, the former University of Southern California Trojan football long snapper, who is blind. Olson has shared his moving and inspirational story with millions of people through the media and motivational appearances. He was born with retinoblastoma, a rare form of eye cancer and lost his sight at age 12. Read more about Motivational Event with Blind USC Longsnapper Jake Olson