Best Bets: June 1-5

Things to do this week: All About Dogs, Classic Car Roll-in, Train Days, and more
Train Days
Train Days


Auto Show

What: The Henderson Classic Car Roll-In
When: Tuesdays through Sept. 27
Where: 520 Main St., Henderson

This auto show of classic cars and motorcycles will be lining the streets of downtown Henderson every Tuesday night. Food is supplied by restaurants, food trucks, and farmers markets. Enjoy viewing over 275 vehicles while also exploring the businesses in the area.

Concert of Country

What: Home Free
When: June 2, 6-8 p.m.
Where: IRA Civic Center Pavilion, 1401 NW Third Ave., Grand Rapids

In addition to performing covers of country favorites—from the likes of Blake Shelton, Maren Morris, Keith Urban, and more—Home Free will include new, unreleased music on their setlist. This a cappella group will be sure to lure you in with harmonies.

Spoon Carving Festival 

What: Spoon Gathering
When: June 2-4
Where: Milan Village Arts School, 97 Washington Ave., Milan

This annual gathering of woodworkers is open to both beginners and experienced carvers. Carving is not the only event offered at this festival; it also includes presentations and workshops led by experts. Stop by the Milan Village Arts School with your family. 

Theater Opening

What:  The Roommate
When:  June 3-19
Where: Mixed Blood Theatre, 1501 S. Fourth St., Minneapolis
“Sassy, saucy, and shrewdly funny,” “The Roommate” pairs Ivey Award-winning Greta Oglesby with Alison Edwards in a production about a Bronx vegan with a shady past who moves in, sight-unseen, with a divorced Midwestern housewife.

Dog Exposition 

What: All About Dogs
When: June 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: MN Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska

Bring your dog to the Dog Commons, where you can walk the trails and meet other dog-lovers. This event, held in a 65-acre area, includes friendly contests, dog yoga, a scavenger hunt, and many pet vendors. All About Dogs Day is grounded in its goal of supporting the connection between human-dog duos and nature.

Train Celebration

What: Train Days
When: June 4-5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Union Depot, 214 Fourth St. E., St. Paul

Train Days, located in the Union Depot, is full of family-friendly activities, fitting for all ages. If you join in on this free two-day event, then you can look forward to model trains, photography exhibits, and a vendor marketplace. You won’t go hungry throughout the day with all the food trucks around.

Twin Cities Kayaking
Twin Cities Kayaking


Lake Kayaking

What: Wednesdays on the Water
When: Wednesdays through Oct. 5
Where: Lake Johanna, 3500 Lake Johanna Blvd., Arden Hills

Starting on June 1, join Twin Cities Kayaking on Lake Johanna for a perfect and peaceful Wednesday evening. This is a great way to connect with nature and bond with friends and family. You don’t need to be a master in paddling to join in—all skill levels are welcome.

Farmers Market

 What: Farmers Market in Central Park
When: Saturdays through Oct. 1
Where: Central Park, 100 East Main St., Owatonna

A farmers market that’s open every Saturday is a great way to spend your summer weekends. Make sure to visit so you can grab vegetables and artisanal products from local vendors and enjoy sunny Saturdays around the park’s fountain and flowers.

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