Arts in the Parks
Arts in the Parks includes not only musical performances from classical to 80s, but also offers everything from moonlight movies to exploding fireworks. All of our programs are completely free of charge and open to the public. For a complete listing of all Arts in the Parks programs please see our brochure, or view our Arts in the Parks calendar of events at the bottom of this page!
Monday Morning Kids Series
Wake up to Monday's at Moir Park! Bring your families and friends out to Moir Park and select Monday morning's throughout the summer to enjoy music, dancing and lots of FUN! All shows start at 10:30 a.m. and as always, are free and open to the public.
Evening Performance Series
The sounds of summer will echo throughout Normandale Bandshell (unless otherwise noted) with the Twin Cities most sought after musicians and concert bands.
Our Thursday Blockbusters are part of our Evening Performance Series at Normandale Lake. On select Thursdays throughout the summer we will be hosting some of the best entertainment in the Twin Cities as well as food vendors to handle your dinner plans. Food vendors will begin serving at 6:30 p.m. The Thursday Blockbusters music begins at 7 p.m. and as always, is free and open to the public.
The Moonlight Movies Series kicks off at Red Haddox Field before moving to Normandale Lake Park, but also includes the new Classic Director Series at Civic Plaza featuring the movies of Alfred Hitchcock. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a movie under the stars on our 30-foot screen! Popcorn and water will be available for purchase.
Be sure to vote for our Viewer's Choice movie on August 12th! Click here to vote!
Arts in the Parks Events
|Moonlight Movie: The Sandlot at Red Haddox Field||Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 9:00pm||PG 101 minutes A new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his team. Together, they get themselves into many...|
|Monday Morning Kids Series: Minnesota Zoomobile||Monday, June 13, 2016 - 10:30am||Zoomobile Naturalists use live animals, biological artifacts, theater techniques, storytelling, and audience participation to create a...|
|Evening Performance Series: Minnesota Symphonic Winds||Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 7:00pm||Performs concert band classics and is considered by many to be the finest concert band in the state. This group will kick off the Evening...|
|Classic Director Movie Series: Dial M for Murder||Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 9:00pm||PG - 105 min - 1954 An ex-tennis pro carries out a plot to murder his wife. When things go wrong, he improvises a brilliant plan B.|
|Thursday Blockbuster: Celtic Solstice||Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 7:00pm||Featuring: The Sweet Colleens There’s nothing like this fiddle-fueled, accordion-infused, celti-cajun folk pop! Food will be available for...|
|Moonlight Movie: Kung Fu Panda 3||Friday, June 17, 2016 - 9:00pm||PG - 105 min - 2016 Continuing his "legendary adventures of awesomeness", Po must face two hugely epic, but different threats: one...|
|Monday Morning Kids Series: Bob the Beachcomber||Monday, June 20, 2016 - 10:30am||Everyone loves to beach party, and now the kids can join in the fun with this special show for families and children.|
|Evening Performance Series: The Percolators||Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 7:00pm||Since 1992, the Percolators have brought to life rock, blues, country, R&B, and even an occasional polka!|
|Thursday Blockbuster: Blues/Rock Bash||Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 7:00pm||Featuring: The Paul Holland Band This dynamic five-piece group featuring Minnesota Music Award winners highlight classic blues and R&B...|
|Moonlight Movie: Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2||Friday, June 24, 2016 - 9:00pm||PG-13 - 137 min - 2015 As the war of Panem escalates to the destruction of other districts, Katniss Everdeen, the reluctant leader of the...|
|Monday Morning Kids Series: Wiggle, Jiggle, and Jam||Monday, June 27, 2016 - 10:30am||Join Wendy as she entertains with her original songs. Every child will be encouraged to participate with movement, engaging props, and fun...|
|Evening Performance Series: Jazz on the Prairie Big Band||Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 7:00pm||These horns have been blasting the best of big band and swing since 1986!|
|Thursday Blockbuster: Suburban Country||Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 7:00pm||Featuring: Devon Worley Band Minneapolis native and vocal powerhouse Devon Worley fronts this unqiue band that has performed with some of...|
|Moonlight Movie: Minions||Friday, July 1, 2016 - 9:00pm||PG - 91 min - 2015 Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband...|
|Thursday Blockbuster: British Invasion||Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 7:00pm||Featuring: Revolver and the Secret Agents Playing retro dance music from the 60’s & early 70’s, Revolver & The Secret Agents is a...|
|Moonlight Movie: Jurassic World||Friday, July 8, 2016 - 9:00pm||PG-13 - 124 min - 2015 A new theme park is built on the original site of Jurassic Park. Everything is going well until the park's newest...|
|Monday Morning Kids Series: Rachael Kroog||Monday, July 11, 2016 - 10:30am||Rachael’s various themes include: the power of kindness, the value of respect, our spiritual connection to the earth and its animals, and...|
|Evening Performance Series: Riddle Brothers||Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 7:00pm||With strong ties to their Southern heritage, the Riddle Brothers play an eclectic acoustic blend of pure Americana, folk, and original...|
|Thursday Blockbuster: Shake, Rattle and Roll||Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 7:00pm||Featuring: The Rockin' Hollywoods Audiences of all ages will love these classic rock sounds of the 50’s through the 80’s. Food will be...|
|Moonlight Movie:Pitch Perfect 2||Friday, July 15, 2016 - 9:00pm||PG-13 - 115 minutes - 2015 After a humiliating command performance at The Kennedy Center, the Barden Bellas enter an international...|
|Monday Morning Kids Series: Tricia and the Toonies||Monday, July 18, 2016 - 10:30am||The puppet characters, along with Tricia, share life’s experiences with big helpings of kindness, encouragement, support and humor!|
|Evening Performance Series: Dirty Shorts Brass Band||Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 7:00pm||This New Orleans style brass band plays everything from jazz to dixie to funk to blues to rock n' roll to gospel to swing.|
|Classic Director Movie Series: Rear Window||Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 9:00pm||PG - 112 min - 1954 A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them...|
|Thursday Blockbuster: Latin Music Night||Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 7:00pm||Featuring: Salsa del Soul Salsa del Soul performs various styles of dance music from the Spanish-speaking regions of the Caribbean. The...|
|Moonlight Movie: Inside Out||Friday, July 22, 2016 - 9:00pm||PG - 95 min - 2015 After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust...|
|Monday Morning Kids Series: Mike Monson||Monday, July 25, 2016 - 10:30am||Juggling and tricks come to life in this show that starts with demonstrations and lessons and then finishes with a chance for the kids to...|
|Evening Performance Series: Continental Ballet Company||Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 7:00pm||Continental Ballet Company’s mission is to enrich the community by preserving the art of classical ballet through professional performances...|
|Thursday Blockbuster: 80's Music Explosion||Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 7:00pm||Featuring: Time Machine A Time Machine show is a highly energized party, with songs that are recognizable and are meant to pack the dance...|
|Moonlight Movie: Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation||Friday, July 29, 2016 - 8:30pm||PG-13 - 131 min - 2015 Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate - an International rogue...|
|Monday Morning Kids Series: Sticks and Tones||Monday, August 1, 2016 - 10:30am||The fun and exciting Sticks and Tones provide a familiar blend of rock songs! Bring your dancing shoes!|
|Evening Performance Series: Middle Spunk Creek Boys||Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 7:00pm||Banjo, guitar, bass, mandolin, and fiddle have brought the sounds of bluegrass to Minnesota for over 45 years!|
|Thursday Blockbuster: Blues and Bar-B-Q||Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 7:00pm||Featuring: The Groove Merchants Featuring Jimmy “Primetime” Smith With the guitar playing and smooth vocals of Jimmy, the Groove Merchants...|
|Moonlight Movie: The Peanuts Movie||Friday, August 5, 2016 - 8:30pm||G - 88 min - 2015 Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis, while his...|
|Monday Morning Kids Series: Summer Break Storytellers||Monday, August 8, 2016 - 10:30am||Recreating some of your favorite classic stories, along with some originals, kids and parents alike will love watching characters come to...|
|Evening Performance Series: Brio Brass||Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 7:00pm||Brio Brass has delighted and entertained audiences throughout Minnesota's Twin Cities metro area since 1999. Formed of over 50 adult...|
|Thursday Blockbuster: Classical||Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 7:00pm||Featuring: the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra Founded in 1963, this is one of Minnesota’s premier community orchestras, under the direction...|
|Moonlight Movie: Viewer's Choice||Friday, August 12, 2016 - 8:30pm||Be sure to vote at any Arts in the Parks event or online below for the final movie to be shown this summer at Normandale Lake Bandshell!...|
|Classic Director Movie Series: The Birds||Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 9:00pm||PG-13 - 119 min - 1963 A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly...|
Become a sponsor!
The Arts in the Parks program provides free outdoor entertainment throughout the summer to the public. With your support in becoming a sponsor you can help provide more exciting outdoor entertainment opportunities to our community. This summer our Arts in the Parks program will be hosting a variety of events including the Thursday Blockbusters, Moonlight Movies in the Park, and Sandcastles! With your sponsorship or donation you will receive many incentives! Check out specific information below.
Sponsorship Information for 2016 - coming soon!