What to do in Minnesota: 5 things to do this weekend (August 10-13)

Head to a unique date night, dance at a family-friendly block party, or grab a bite to each at a food truck festival this weekend.

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Museum of Illusions Date Night:

  • Mall of America, Bloomington
  • August 10 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • $24 admission

Head to the Museum of Illusions inside the Mall of America for a special date night event. Small bites and mocktails will be provided for guests, as well as plenty of photo opportunities throughout the Museum.

Eagan Food Truck Festival:

  • Eagan Festival Grounds
  • August 11
  • Free admission

Bring your friends and family out for a night of great food, awesome music and local beer. Over 20 food trucks come to town, showing off flavors from around the world.

All About Dogs Day:

  • Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska
  • August 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • $30 per person 

Bring your pup to the Arboretum's 65-acre Dog Commons for a day of fun. A pet expo features 40 pet vendors with events that include a scavenger hunt, contests, dog yoga, agility demos and more. All dogs must remain on-leash at all times and be up-to-date on all vaccinations in order to attend the event.

Minnesota Children’s Museum’s Summer Block Party:

  • Minnesota Children's Museum, St. Paul
  • August 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Free admission

A live DJ, two blow-up slides, and family-friendly activities will fill the street outside the Children's Museum this weekend. Museum admission is not included.

Dakota County Fair:

  • 4008 220th St W, Farmington
  • August 7 through August 13
  • $10 parking passes, Grandstand tickets are sold separately

This county fair offers bingo, axe throwing, a demolition derby, pony rides, and rodeo events. There will also be a car show, local vendors, and a craft beer garden at the event.