Kids Summer Series: Family-Friendly Events at West Acres
Stay busy with the kiddos all season long with the fun events taking place at West Acres this summer!
With school out and beautiful days ahead, we know how important it is to take full advantage of summertime with your kiddos, which is why we’ve filled our calendar full of events that the whole family can enjoy!
As a part of our Kids Summer Series, we have a wide variety of activities for your kiddos going on all summer long. Get all the details below!
We’re excited to bring back Story Squad with United Way of Cass-Clay this summer – a story time held every Thursday at West Acres, featuring a new book, activity, and guest reader from our community each week. At the end of each event, the kids will be able to take home a book from Imagination Library.
This event is free & open to the public.
Who: Kids of all ages (books geared towards ages 5 & under)
What: Children’s story time
When: Thursdays from 9:30-10:00am
Where: Center Court (in front of Macy’s) at West Acres
Weekly Mini Events
Every Thursday, kids can participate in a themed mini event or activity that take place immediately following Story Squad.
“Fairytale Fun” with guest readers – Anna, Elsa, and Ariel!
Join us after story time for meet & greets with the characters & an enchanting activity. Find more details and set yourself an event reminder here!
“Safety First” with the West Fargo Police Department and West Fargo Fire Department. Join us after story time for tours of a squad car and fire truck, plus safety demos and more! Find more details and set yourself an event reminder here.
“Toy Story Roundup” with guest readers – Woody + Jessie!
Join us after story time for meet & greets with the characters along with exciting games and activities. See more details here.
“Grow Together” with Northern Plains Botanic Garden Society. Join us after story time for gardening activities! Find more details here.
“SUPER Story Squad” with guest reader – Captain America!
Join us after story time for meet & greets with the characters along with an exciting activity. See details and set yourself a reminder here.
Reader + theme coming soon!
“Get Up & Groove” with guest readers – The Y94 Morning Playhouse!
Join us for a fun dance party, lead by Red River Dance & Performing Company, after story time.
“West Acres Birthday Bash” with guest readers from West Acres!
Join us for a birthday party after story time.
“Mad Science Lab” with guest reader from the Concordia Science Academy! Join us for interactive science experiments after story time.
Reader + theme coming soon!
Summer Movie Series
Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday at 10 am.
West Acres Cinema is showing family favorites this summer, and tickets are just $3! See more details here.
The Lego Movie 2: June 16, 17 & 19
The Lorax: June 23, 24 & 26
A Dog’s Way Home: June 30, July 1 & 3
Smallfoot: July 7, 8 & 10
Hotel Transylvania 3: July 14, 15 & 17
Despicable Me: July 21, 22 & 24
Wonder Park: July 28, 29 & 31
Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch: August 4, 5 & 7
How to Train Your Dragon 3: August 11, 12 & 14
Pop Up Play
Saturday, June 29th | 10 am – 2 pm
Join us for our third Pop Up Play event! Enjoy interactive stations throughout the mall, including activities like: storytime and activities with Fargo Public Library, cookie decorating with Creative Kitchen, Create a Constellation with MSUM Planetarium, a Mad Science Lab activity with Concordia Science Academy, Zumbini (a singing, dancing, and playing activity), a mall scavenger hunt and so much more.
This is a free event open to all ages.
Family Game Night
Join Legacy Toys for a night full of family fun! Try out an abundance of games while enjoying time with family and friends in the Food Court.
Game Night will take place every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 6-9pm.
Family Night: ’50s Classic Car Show
Join Chick-fil-A for a trip back in time in their parking lot! From 5-8 PM on Friday, June 14th, bring the family for music, games, photos with the Chick-fil-A Cow, a milkshake special, and a cool display of classic cars. Join us for a fun night with family and friends!
Find more details and set yourself an event reminder here.
When it comes to fun activities for kiddos, we trust the experts. Some of our littlest visitors showed us their perfect afternoon at the mall and took us to all of their favorite places.
Between playing, exploring, learning, and even indulging in some sweet treats, their top choices quickly became ours, too! See the activities here.