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Join us at Get Out and Grow! 

A free, fun, family event 

Experience the mental health benefits of spending  time with family, friends and your community while  exploring the world outside your door.  

Saturday, October 8, 2022  

10:00 am- 1:00 pm 

St. David’s Center | 3395 Plymouth Road | Minnetonka MN  

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Registration is encouraged, but not required.
To register, fill out the form below. 


Admission to our event and all of the activities at our event are free! We will be accepting donations to help cover the cost of the event and to support mental health services at St. David’s Center.


Limited parking will be available in the St. David’s Center lot. Overflow parking will be available at neighboring Mills Church located at 13215 Minnetonka Dr, Minnetonka


Complimentary refreshments will be available for all throughout the event. Guest are welcome to bring additional snacks if they chose to.

Water stations will be available throughout the festival for drinking and to refill water bottles.

Health and Safety

Masks are not required at our outdoor event. If you, or a member of your party are feeling unwell, please do not attend.


As always, service animals are welcome at our event and on our campus. Please leave other furry friends at home while you enjoy the festival.


We host our event rain or shine, warm or cold. In the event of inclement weather, activities that can be moved indoors will be available to enjoy inside our center building.


  • Corn Pit
  • Mini Golf
  • Trackless Train Rides
  • Bug Meet and Greet with Bruce the Bug Guy
  • Succulent Planting
  • Live Music
  • Tricycle, Pedal Car, and Wiggle Car Races
  • Pumpkin Bowling
  • Clay Pot Painting
  • Mini Horse Meet and Greet
  • All About Bees with the Bee Squad
  • Mindfulness Nature Walks
  • Birdhouse Building
  • Balloons
  • Animal Mask Decorating
  • Adaptive Obstacle Course
  • Campsite Bingo
  • Nature Touch and Feel Boxes
  • Family Fun Zones
  • Digital Photo Booth
  • Arts and Crafts
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Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Inclusion and accessibility are the top priority of our event. Our relaxed and sensory friendly event is open to all. Below is some information and resources to help you plan your visit to the Get Out and Grow Festival.


Accessible parking is available on our campus grounds at 3395 Plymouth Road Minnetonka. Our festival entrance is located adjacent to our accessible parking area. Signs on Plymouth road will direct you toward our accessible parking area.


Accessible portable restrooms are located in the southeast corner of our festival grounds near the playground. They are indicated on our festival map. If these restrooms do not meet the needs of your group, please see a volunteer or staff member at St. David’s Center Central for access to additional restrooms.


Hearing protection is available for checkout and fidgets are available at St. David’s Center Central near the entrance of the festival.

A sensory break space is available for use inside our lobby. Signs will be located near the entrance to the festival and the sensory break space will be indicated on our festival map.

A social story for the Get Out and Grow Festival is available here.


If you have any questions, please email

St. David’s Center promotes healthy development in over 4,000 children and families each year through early childhood education, mental health and pediatric therapies, autism treatment, in-home support, and therapeutic recreation. ​ 

The  Get Out and Grow Festival is intended to raise awareness around the importance of prioritizing your mental health and overall wellbeing by spending time with family, friends, and the community, while exploring the world outside your door.  

Sign up now to support our main event or our Minnetonka or Minneapolis events  

Research tells us — and we see the positive effects firsthand — that a child who spends time outside experiences better mental health outcomes, has increased cognitive functioning, feels less stressed, and learns the wonders of nature. ​ 

By volunteering, you will: ​ 

  • Support families being together outside ​ 
  • Help provide families with Get Out and Grow strategies children and parents can implement at home ​ 
  • Celebrate (and connect with) the St. David’s Center community ​ 

For more information or questions email 

The annual Get Out and Grow Festival is intended to raise awareness around the importance of prioritizing your mental health and overall wellbeing by spending time with family, friends, and the community, while exploring the world outside your door.  

St. David’s Center has been committed to supporting parents and families on their path for more than sixty years. Meeting families where they are, we serve children and adults facing a variety of concerns and challenges in our clinics, day treatment settings, and in their homes, schools, and community settings.  

We know that healthy development depends on the quality of the relationship children have with their parents and caregivers. Our therapists and caregivers provide children and families with a strong foundation—giving them tools in their toolbox—to navigate challenges and thrive in their daily lives. 

But this work is not possible without the support and generosity of friends. St. David’s Center is committed to serving all families, which is only possible with philanthropic support. Your gift—of any size—helps fill the gap created by poor reimbursement rates.   

Spending time outside is not only fun, it’s vital to our health and development. At St. David’s Center we focus on building relationships that nurture the development of every child and family. Research tells us that a child who spends time outside experiences better mental health outcomes, has increased cognitive functioning, feels less stressed, and learns the wonders of nature.  To learn more about the mental health benefits of getting out and growing check out some of our articles below.

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