Free First Saturday: Celebrate Summer
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Free First Saturday: Celebrate Summer

Multicolored illustration of surreal elements including elephant, iPad, cherries, people, cables.
Illustration by Gabriel Alcala.

Let’s celebrate the end of summer and welcome the beginning of fall with a party on the Walker hillside! Koo Koo Kanga Roo are here to get the party started, then you can learn some new dance moves in an interactive performance with Cypher Side Dance School and make art inspired by sculptures in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

Hillside Performances

10:30 am and 1:30 pm: Cypher Side Dance School
Instructors and students from Cypher Side Dance School are here to teach you some new dance moves in an interactive performance!

12 noon: Koo Koo Kanga Roo!
Learn new dance moves, sing loudly, and laugh a lot along with Koo Koo Kanga Roo. Don’t miss THE live performance of summer 2021!

Get creative with projects inspired by artworks from the Walker and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden! Each kit will contain instructions and all the materials you need to create your own artwork. For ages 5 and up, young children will need some help from an adult. Quantities are limited.

Koo Koo Kanga Roo is the dance-a-long comedy show from Bryan and Neil, two friends who set out to experiment with live music and make it more fun. Armed with nothing more than an iPod, two mics, and some gold sneakers, Koo Koo Kanga Roo puts on an all-ages dance party that invites everyone to join in. They are psyched to perform on the Walker hillside this summer!

Cypher Side Dance School is a dance studio based in St. Paul specializing in hip-hop and break dancing for all ages. Cypher Side offers classes to students aged 5 and up.

Mask-wearing is recommended for outdoor performances. Lawn furniture and smoking are not allowed. There will be a food truck, a water bottle refill station, and a handwashing station at the bottom of the hill.

There will be two accessible seating spaces on level grassy areas on the hillside—one at the bottom of the hill and one halfway up the hill. These spaces are next to a paved path and will have chairs for people who need them. Staff members stationed around the hillside will be able to assist with accessible seating.

To request accommodations for this program or for more information about accessibility, call 612-375-7564 or email

For more information about accessibility at the Walker, visit our Access page.

Free First Saturdays also feature free gallery admission on the first Saturday of every month. Gallery admission tickets must be reserved separately, please click here.

On Free First Saturdays we require visitors over the age of 2 to wear face masks inside the building to support the safety and comfort of families and attendees. We ask that you continue to maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet away from people not in your household group.

Free First Saturday is sponsored by

  • Ameriprise Financial

This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services

  • Logo: Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • Education and Public Programs are supported by the Hearst Foundation.