go outside with hennepin county

go outside with hennepin county this summer

Enjoy outdoor activities at Target Field Station (335 N. 5th Street) and Hennepin County Government Center South Plaza (300 S. 6th Street), including classic movies, trivia, fitness classes, the Downtown Farmers Market, food trucks, music and more. Don’t miss out 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 from 12-1 pm during your lunch hour! Grab some food and enjoy a gift of music each week.


August 22: Stephen Elsinger

August 29: Tom & Mira  Kehoe



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.

Go Outside with Hennepin County

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: K-Town Street Foods

August 9: Market Bar-B-Que

August 16: Taste of Target Field

August 23: TBD

August 30: Heavy Metal Grill

Thursdays, 6/1-8/31: farmers market | 6 am – 6 pm


Go Outside with Hennepin County Target Field Station schedule

Thursday Movies

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 | 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:30 pm

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, August 22 | 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

about target field station

Target Field Station (335 N. 5th Street) is a dynamic transportation hub that connects Downtown Minneapolis with 500 light rail lines and 1,900 buses each day as well as the Northstar Commuter Rail. But it is also a major entertainment destination. Opened in May 2014, Target Field Station offers a large green space for gathering, a big screen for movies and other viewing opportunities, and an amphitheater for musical performances. Located next to Target Field and nestled into the Warehouse District/North Loop, it is close to downtown residential communities, businesses, entertainment, dining, breweries and coffee shops.

about hennepin county government center south plaza

Hennepin County Government Center South Plaza (300 S. 6th Street) is a tree-lined, circle plaza with a grassy knoll located between 6th and 7th Streets in Downtown Minneapolis. Stop by the Government Center South Plaza to enjoy an outdoor piano, added seating options and great special events each week.

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.

You can learn more by following @mplsdowntown on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

join us this summer

go outside with hennepin county