Summer vacation has arrived for kids!  I know I'm not the only mom that is looking for fun activities to keep my kids busy...at least I hope I'm not the only one scrambling as I do this #MomLife.  If you are in the Rochester, Minnesota area, there are a few places that are helping us, parents, out and providing some fun that your kids will love.  FYI...these are FREE!

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#1 - Summer Playlist Back in Rochester, Minnesota For Kids and Adults!

Back by popular demand is the Summer Playlist at the Rochester Public Library in Rochester, Minnesota.  Below is everything you need to know about this free program for kids and adults.

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    • Who can participate:  Everyone!  This program is extremely popular with kids but adults can join in on the fun too.
    • Where to find the Summer Playlist logs:  According to the Rochester Public Library, you can pick up a log at the Rochester Public Library, the Bookmobile, the BookBike, or print them off at the Rochester Public Library website here.
    • How it works:  Fill out the log, have fun with the suggested activities, and fill it out!
    • Don't miss the deadline!  All logs need to be turned in by 6 pm on Sunday, August 28th at the Rochester Public Library or the Bookmobile.
    • Fun prize for participants:  Individuals who participate and fill out a summer playlist will receive a teal Summer Playlist bookbag and a library sticker.  If you'd like, your log can also be part of an art display that will be up for the community and go in the 2022 Summer Playlist book that will be printed.
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#2 - Everything you Need to Know About the Kids Bowl Free Program in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois

Did you know that your kids can bowl for free all summer in RochesterMinnesota?  It's true!  In fact, kids can bowl free all summer long at 36 bowling alleys in Minnesota and a whole bunch more in IowaWisconsin, and Illinois!  My kids took advantage of this amazing freebie a few years ago and they had a blast.  If you are looking for something fun for your kids this summer, everything you need to know is at the link below.

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After you go bowling, go eat at one of the spots in Rochester, Minnesota where kids eat free!

If you are paying for your kids' meals at restaurants, you must not know about this list of free meals. Yes, your kids can actually eat for free in Rochester. Keep scrolling to see the list of spots that should be next on your eating-out list.

8 Places in Rochester Where Kids Can Eat Free

Going out to eat as a family is fun but can be an extremely expensive outing. If you are looking for a deal, check out these 8 spots where kids can eat free in Rochester.