I went last year with my daughter and one of her friends, and we had a blast! There are free activities for the kids to do, free samples of organic foods, free samples of organic products and information that you never knew you needed to know. Plan a whole day for it, and bring the kids. This year there is a Go Greener pass to ride the Metro Bus, it might be worth it as parking is always hard inside the fairgrounds. I promise it is worth your time.
Here are some other activities for this weekend:
Minneapolis Institute of Arts free except during special exhibits 2400 3rd Ave Minneapolis, Minnesota 612-870-3131
Kids can meet costumed Nick characters such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora and Diego, the Backyardigans, and Blue at the new Nickelodeon Universe amusement park in the Mall of America - another excuse to check out all the new rides and features at the redesigned park! Meet-n-Greets take place at both the Green (on the half-hour) and Blue (on the hour) entertainment "Spots" on weekends, with appearances only at one or the other on weekdays. Check the website for times and details.
Watch as Raptor Center staffers return rehabilitated birds to the wild! Enjoy live music by Michael Monroe, join hands-on kids' activities (including a rock climbing wall), peruse educational displays, learn about these magnificent creatures, and celebrate their release. Admission - FREE
Mall of America
Saturday May 3rd 10:00am - 3:00pm
Join Dora and Diego for a meet-and-greet, songs, crafts, and more.
Join Heart of the Beast for the 34th annual MayDay Parade and Festival in the Powderhorn neighborhood. The unique and colorful parade of large puppets and floats starts at 26th and Bloomington, and ends in Powderhorn Park with the moving - literally and figuratively! - Tree of Life Ceremony.
This year's theme is A New Bridge: Infrastructure for the Future Beings.
The Minnesota Thunder men's pro soccer team plays its home opener against the Rochester Rhinos. The first 500 fans attending get season schedule t-shirts; the first 1,000 get souvenir license plate holders; and the first 3,000 get Nic Platter schedule posters.