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Summer Attractions and Events in Little Falls, Minnesota!
Warmer weather means endless fun at summer attractions and events in Little Falls, Minnesota! Enjoy events on the Mississippi River, outdoor tours and markets, hands-on adventures, and much more in beautiful northern Minnesota. You’ll find plenty to do and see, and discover a welcoming community on your next trip to Little Falls.
For a day full of tours, demonstrations, events, and up close experiences with beautiful, exotic animals, try out the Pine Grove Zoo. Any day of the week during the summer, take a self-guided tour of the zoo, or sign up for a Behind The Scenes Exploration tour for an educational, guided tour of various types. The Pine Grove Zoo also holds many events at the zoo throughout the summer, including Yoga with the Roos and Yoga with the Big Cats, Critter Encounters, and Zoo Gone Wild with a performance by the Deuces Wild at the Falls Ballroom.
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The Little Falls’ Ride The River event is a day of fun and entertainment in the Minnesota outdoors. Bring your own canoe or kayak, or rent one from local outfitter Shirley Mae’s Outfitters, and spend a couple of hours paddling the Mississippi from Belle Prairie Park to Le Bourget Park. While you’re out there, be sure to take in the sights and sounds of the river and be on the lookout for wildlife. Afterwards, join the fun at the park with music, food trucks and beverages, and activities. An event ticket includes a shirt, food and beverage tickets, and a chance to win a new kayak.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Linden Hill Historic Estate is an elegant destination next door to the Weyerhaeuser Home and Musser Mansion. Within walking distance of historic downtown Little Falls, Linden Hill and the surrounding homes are living museums with time period furnishings and beautiful estate grounds and gardens available for touring throughout the year. Learn about what living in the early 1900s was like on a guided tour, or participate in one of the many events held on the grounds. Summer events include the Midsummer Soiree, the LogJam5 – Havin’ Fun in ’21 concert, the Community Garden Tour, and the “Raise the Roof” Fundraiser.
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Markets and Music on the Mississippi is a free event held from 3pm-9pm at Le Bourget Park along the Mississippi River banks. Get to know the Little Falls community by visiting the 60+ vendors along market lane. You can also view military vehicles, police trucks, and DNR displays, grab a bite at the food trucks, and enjoy children’s activities if you’re travelling with the kids. In the evening, you can look forward to live musical performances by local musicians and spending time with family and friends.