Grab a blanket and bug spray -- Ramsey County is offering free summer movies suitable for the whole family.

The county's Parks and Recreation will host the free outdoor movie series June through October at five Ramsey County parks. Movies will be shown starting at dusk on the third Thursday of the month. Come early and bring a blanket or lawn chair. No tickets or registration required.

The lineup:

June 18: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

  • White Bear County Park, 5050 Lake Avenue, White Bear Lake

July 16: Elf

  • Lake McCarrons, 1795 North Rice Street, Roseville

August 20: Viewers’ Choice!

  • Long Lake, 1500 Old Highway 8, New Brighton
  • Choose between Big Hero 6, Despicable Me 2, Honey I Shrunk the Kids and The Goonies!
  • Vote now!

September 18 (Friday): Grease

  • Keller Golf Course, 2166 Maplewood Drive, Maplewood

October 15: Miracle

  • Vadnais Sports Center, 1490 County Road E East, Vadnais Heights

The movie series is sponsored by Ramsey County Parks and Recreation, the Herb Brooks Foundation and Minnesota Made Hockey.

For more information, contact the Ramsey County Parks and Recreation office at (651) 748-2500.