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!

By: Heidi | May 30, 2019

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!

Story Squad

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.

June 6
“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!

June 13
“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.

June 20
“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.

June 27
“Grow Together” with Northern Plains Botanic Garden Society. Join us after story time for gardening activities! Find more details here.

July 11
“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.

July 18
“All About Art” with a local artist guest reader!
Join us after story time as we get our creativity flowing with a “Create Your Own Canvas” art activity! Find more details and set yourself an event reminder here.

July 25
“Get Up & Groove” with guest readers – The Y94 Morning Playhouse!
Join us for a fun dance party, led by Red River Dance & Performing Company, after story time. Find more details and set yourself an event reminder here.

August 1
“Birthday Party & Play” with guest readers from West Acres!
We’re celebrating our 47th birthday this year! Join us for a family-friendly birthday party after story time. Find more details and set yourself an event reminder here.

August 8
“Mad Science Lab” with guest reader from the Concordia Science Academy! Join us for interactive science experiments after story time. Find more details and set yourself an event reminder here.

August 15
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, July 27th | 10 am – 2 pm

Join us for our fourth Pop Up Play event! Enjoy interactive stations throughout the mall, including activities like: activities with Legacy Toys, story time with Fargo Public Library, dancing with Gasper’s School of Dance & Performing Arts, Zumbini with Zumbini with ROZ, 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.

Kid-Approved Activities

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.

Keep checking back as we continue to update this blog post with even more family-fun events at West Acres throughout the summer. Plus, keep an eye on our Instagram and Facebook to be the first to know about events, announcements, and what’s new!


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