Free First Saturday: Garden Quest
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Free First Saturday: Garden Quest

Is there a troll under that bridge? A gnome lurking among the trees? In August, LARPing (live action role-playing) transforms the Walker into a land of mythical heroes and foes!

Join us on a quest through the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Make a costume, grab a map, and encounter a cast of characters—a ferryman, a siren (who might try to lure you), a pixie, a fortune teller, a hermit, and many others.

Haggle with a shopkeeper in the marketplace, wield a sword at the battle school, cast spells with a witch, and liberate friends and revelers captured by the troll during this day of epic outdoor adventures.

Gallery admission is free for everyone on the first Saturday of each month from 10 am to 5 pm, with a variety of family activities scheduled from 10 am to 3 pm.

Performance: Tom Thumb the Great by Music:Baroque

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, 11 am and 1 pm

Stop by for a fantastic show about giants, kings, and a princess who falls in love with our hero—a teeny fellow the size of a thumb. Be on the lookout for a special appearance by Merlin. Laugh, sing, and maybe even play a part yourself while you discover how much fun baroque music can be!