Faeries, Sprites, & Lights

July 25-27/MINNETRISTA PKWY –  From 5-9 p.m., imagine and play in a magical faerie wonderland! Enter Minnetrista’s enchanted Oakhurst Gardens and experience crafts, music, dancing, and much more. Enjoy an event for the whole family. Cost: $8; $7 members; $6 presale through July 10 Kids 2 and under FREE

National Mascot Hall of Fame

WHITING – An interactive children’s museum full of silliness, fun, and hijinks. The Mascot Hall of Fame has its own mascot, Reggie, who enjoys interacting with visitors. The place is filled with interactive exhibits and honors some of the collegiate and professional mascots which enliven our experiences at sporting events. The Build-A-Bear® kiosk allows visitors to create their own souvenir to bring home. There’s a little indoor play area for active little ones to climb and crawl around in. The Parent’s Penalty Box is a place with comfortable seats, convenient and exhibits are easily viewable to keep an eye on the kids. Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (8 p.m. Thursdays), tickets are $12.