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2016 Summer Events Kick Off

January 1, 1970, 12 a.m. – 12 a.m., Saint Paul

To help us kick off our summer events, you’re invited to a special party at the Minnesota Children’s Museum on February 23. Register for the Baby Steps 3K, HeartBeat 5000 and/or Pine Tree Runs 5K and 10K; connect with other families and employees; learn about our interactive fundraising platform; enjoy snacks and tour the museum – all for free.

Granite City – Roseville

January 1, 1970, 12 a.m. – 12 a.m., Saint Paul

On Wednesday, Feb. 10, Granite City of Roseville will donate 20% of your TOTAL tab to Children's! All you need to do is print or mention their Dine-To-Donate flyer. Takeout orders are also included in this generous promotion!

Pinot’s Palette

March 2, 9600 2:56 p.m. – January 1, 1970 12 a.m., St. Louis Park

Save the date for the grand opening of Pinot's Palette in St. Louis Park on February 27th! Join us for an evening of fun, friends and art as you create your own version of Van Gogh's Starry Night. For each seat filled, $10 will be donated to support the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Children's - Minneapolis. Limited seats available. Tickets can be purchased on Pinot's Palette's website.

Love Your Melon

Children's Minnesota and Love Your Melon have partnered to create a limited edition Children's Minnesota Love Your Melon hat! All proceeds from this hat will benefit Children's Cancer Kids Fund.

Minneapolis Home + Garden Show

March 2, 0800 2:56 p.m. – January 1, 1970 12 a.m., Minneapolis

For two weekends only, come out to the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show February 26-28 and March 4-6 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. See Drew and Jonathan Scott of the hit HGTV show Property Brothers. Purchase your tickets online and use the promo code CHILDRENS to save $3. From each online sale, $1 will be donated to Children's Minnesota. Click here to purchase your ticket.

Water Park of America

March 2, 6400 2:52 p.m. – March 2, 8740 2:59 p.m., Bloomington

Enjoy 85 degrees of family fun and support Children’s Minnesota!

WonderBall

March 3, 2018 7 p.m. – March 4, 2018 1 a.m., Minneapolis

WonderBall is gala fundraiser that unites young professionals from throughout the Twin Cities. Our goal is to unite creative, intelligent and dedicated individuals to have a good time while serving our community. WonderBall will benefit Children's Department of Developmental and Rehabilitation Services.

Famous Dave’s Wilbur Cares Party

January 28, 2017 4 p.m. – January 23, 2016 8 p.m., Minneapolis

Join us on January 28 for the 2017 Wilbur Cares Party, hosted by the Famous Dave’s Jazz Club in Calhoun Square! This event will feature live music, a silent auction, balloon pop and their famous BBQ! All proceeds from the party will contribute to Famous Dave’s pledge of $50,000 to fund a private patient room in the Karen and George Benz Family Pediatric Neuroscience Center inside Children’s – St. Paul. The Neuroscience Center brings Children’s expertise together under one roof so that kids with brain injuries and other neurological illnesses can benefit from the seamless and integrated care needed to treat these complex disorders. The private patient rooms allow families to stay close during their child’s stay, and bring the comforts of home to the hospital setting.

2017 Team Superstars Kick-Off

January 26, 2017, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Minneapolis

Interested in running for a good cause? Join us on Thursday, January 26 to learn about opportunities to run and fundraise for Children's at Grandma's Marathon, the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon or the Twin Cities Marathon (full or 10 mile options). Mix and mingle with Children's Team Superstars athletes, mentors and running coaches. Enjoy free food and discount shopping (20% off). We’ll have a special drawing for people who sign up to run the Twin Cities Marathon on behalf of Children’s that evening, as well as a drawing for anyone who shows up.

Gifts of Stock

You can give Children’s Minnesota a gift of securities (including stocks) or mutual funds that have appreciated in value. Gifts of publicly traded securities provide a double tax benefit. You avoid a capital gains tax on appreciated securities, and you receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the securities.