You can pre register here and sign your waiver form to bring along. Bring your child to Lowe’s to build this PLANTER BOX project! After they’re done, plant a seed near the acrylic window and they can watch their plant begin to grow!
Time: 10am - 11am
Horse-Drawn Trolley Rides
Oliver Kelly Farm
15788 Kelley Farm Road Elk River, MN 55330
Get up close and personal with farm animals, tend vegetables in the garden, help cook a meal on the wood-burning stove in the farmhouse, and hop on the new horse-drawn trolley to ride along the Mississippi River.
Take a hike to enjoy the sound of male frogs "singing" and learn to identify several species of frogs by their distinctive songs. After the hike, see frogs up close and help feed them in the nature center.
Catch, identify, and release snails, waterbugs, and minnows from the floating boardwalk. Fred the Fish teaches kids to protect wetlands and water quality. Register in advance. Children must be accompanied.
Lakewood Cemetery is located on Hennepin Avenue at 36th Street between Lakes Calhoun and Harriet in South Minneapolis.
The venerable Lakewood Cemetery once again marks Memorial Day with activities that give families a chance to reflect, learn, and have fun. The day begins with a service and dove release (10:30am); visitors are welcome to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Family activities (12n-4pm) include live music in the chapel, tours, horse and carriage rides, historical exhibits, and more. Head over on the Como-Harriet streetcar (9am-dusk; $2/person) to avoid parking hassles. The Dupont & 42nd Street entrance is open to the public on Memorial Day only (in addition to the main entrance at 36th and Hennepin), but drivers should expect significant congestion and delays.
Veterans are honored during an annual, contemporary Ojibwe pow-wow rooted in traditional ceremonies. People are invited to come together to listen to and dance to the drum on the shores of Mille Lacs, eat fry bread, and shop for authentic American Indian goods in the adjacent Trading Post. This year's event also includes a moccasin-game tournament.