go outside with hennepin county this summer
hennepin county government center south plaza activities
(June 1 – August 31)
tuesdays (12 pm – 1 pm)
Stop by for piano performances each Tuesday throughout the summer during your lunch hour! Through Pianos on Parade program, a partnership between mdc, mpls downtown improvement district & Keys 4/4 Kids, a piano at South Plaza will include programmed musical performances each Tuesday. Grab some food and enjoy a gift of music each week. You never know who will be tickling the ivories!
wednesdays (11:30 am – 1:30 pm)
Every Wednesday, South Plaza will be transformed into an outdoor recreation room! The space will feature a food truck each week, yard games (bean bags, connect four, etc.), an art card (adult and youth coloring, bubbles, plado, yarn, paper, wasabi tape), a meditation area with colorful blankets and yoga mats there for you to enjoy a brief get-away, and the Pianos on Parade piano if you’d like to play a song or two yourself.
thursdays (6 am – 6 pm)
Beginning May 5 and running through October, the Downtown Farmers Market will be on site at South Plaza again in 2017. The farmers market moved here during the Nicollet Mall Project, and it provides a great way to bring people together on the South Plaza lawn to browse fresh produce, flowers and more. The farmers market has a wide variety of friendly local vendors that have great products to share.
target field station activities
(June 1 – August 31)
tuesday trivia nights
june 6 & 27, july 11 & 25
Trivia has always been a fun and trendy after work activity! We are bringing trivia outside at Target Field Station on select Tuesdays 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.
thursday movie nights
june 1, 8 & 29, july 13, august 10 & 24
On select Thursdays throughout the 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.
family events, outdoor fitness & more
august 13, september 11, 18 & 25
Throughout the summer, you’ll be able to enjoy family events like our Most Epic Family Day (August 13), fitness classes outdoors on the Target Field Station grass and much more. Our Monday fitness nights in September will coincide with National Yoga Month.
go outside with hennepin county events schedule
Go Outside with Hennepin County South Plaza events schedule
Tuesdays, 6/1-8/31: piano performances | 12 pm – 1 pm
Wednesdays, 6/1-8/31: food trucks (schedule below), yard games | 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
June 7: Gastrotruck
June 14: K-Town Street Foods
June 21: O’Cheeze
June 28: Foxy Falafel
July 5: Butcher Salt
July 12: Taste of Target Field
July 19: Foxy Falafel
July 26: O’Cheeze
August 2: Butcher Salt
August 9: Foxy Falafel
August 16: Turbo Taco Truck
August 23: O’Cheeze
August 30: Foxy Falafel
Thursdays, 6/1-8/31: farmers market | 6 am – 6 pm
Go Outside with Hennepin County Target Field Station schedule
Thursday, June 1: “The Sandlot” | 7 pm
Thursday, June 8: “Footloose (1984)” | 7 pm
Thursday, June 29: “The Parent Trap (1961)” | 7 pm
Thursday, July 13: “Inside Out” | 7 pm
Thursday, July 20: Aquatennial Candid Canines Film Fest | 4-9 pm (multiple showings)
Thursday, Aug 10: “Finding Dory” | 7 pm
Thursday, Aug 24: “Free Willy” | 7 pm
Tuesday Trivia Night
Tuesday, June 6 | 7 pm – 8 pm
Tuesday, June 27 | 7 pm – 8 pm
Tuesday, July 11 | 7 pm – 8 pm
Tuesday, July 25 | 7 pm – 8 pm
Family events & fitness
Sunday, Aug 13: The Most Epic Family Day | 12 pm – 4 pm
Monday, Sept 11: Monday Fitness Night
Monday, Sept 18: Monday Fitness Night
Monday, Sept 25: Monday Fitness Night
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.