Things to do in Minneapolis & St Paul this weekend!
This Twin Cities Family Weekend Guide covers the weekend of October 30-31, 2021. To find our most recent guide, click here.
There is no shortage of not-so-spooky family events haunting the Twin Cities area this year. Pick your poison – do you want to trick-or-treat? Still hunting for that perfect pumpkin to carve up? We’ve got bunches of ideas for things to do this weekend with your kids on our FAMILY FUN CALENDAR, our GUIDE TO FALL FUN IN THE TWIN CITIES or browse our ultimate TWIN CITIES GUIDE TO HALLOWEEN FUN IN 2021 (if you dare!).
family Halloween Events & Fall festivals this weekend in the twin cities
Trick-or-treating in the Twin Cities
Hey families! There are some great trunk-or-treat events and trick-or-treat trails going on across the Twin Cities this weekend if you’re looking for an alternative to the usual door-to-door routine. FAR TOO MANY to list here in the weekend guide, in fact. Most of these are FREE and do not require registration! Hit up the guide for details.
Free Halloween Parties in the Twin Cities
More Halloween parties, trick-or-treat & trunk-or-treat events than we can list in this weekend guide! Hit the link for FREE Halloween fun Friday-Sunday.
Including Anoka’s Halloween Grande Day Parade, a trunk-or-treat in Maple Grove, an exciting firetruck Halloween event in Fridley and more.
Including free trick-or-treating in local businesses districts.
More Halloween Fun this weekend
All the fun of the Jackson Street Roundhouse (train rides, too) with a slightly spooky air. Ross Sutter will perform family music, plus treat bags & a scavenger hunt with prizes. Located in St Paul. Oct 30, $7-$15/pp or $45/family.
The museum’s annual Night Trains beings with a “spooky trains” edition complete with treats. Costumes are welcome. Located in St Paul. Oct 29, 2022, $10/pp age 4+.
Union Depot, 214 4th Street East, St. Paul, MN 55101
Halloween activities, crafts and costume contest, trick-or-treating, face painting and more. Oct 30, 2022, 10am-2pm. FREE.
fun outdoor activities in the parks this weekend in the twin cities
Featured here for the weekend is just a taste of all that’s going on across the incredible Twin Cities park systems. You can get more ideas on our FAMILY FUN CALENDAR or browse the links below to search for local fun events & things to do with kids this weekend in the parks.
SOME FUN FAMILY IDEAS FOR THIS WEEKEND
MISSISSIPPI GATEWAY REGIONAL PARK in Brooklyn Park is connected to COON RAPIDS DAM REGIONAL PARK by an exciting walk across the dam. So it’s really a double feature – two parks in one straddling the river with things to do on both sides including a visitor center, nature play area, bike trails and a playground.
Trick-or-treat by geocaching your way around the park. Also, meet animals and wear your Halloween costume if you’d like. Registration required. Oct 30, 10am-3pm, $10/pp.
Also to think about this weekend, each Sunday in October, Mississippi Gateway hosts a FREE FAMILY FUN DAY with drop-in activities from 1-3pm. This weekend the activity is a Storywalk featuring the book Stellaluna. Oct 31, drop in between 1-3pm.
Want to explore more nature centers this weekend? Check out the links on our big list of Twin Cities nature & interpretive centers for all the details.
Featured Twin Cities Park Events this weekend
Lake Nokomis Bike-o-ween | Minneapolis
Bring your bike to the park for Halloween decorating then take it out on the skills course. Free refreshments provided. Pre-registration required. Oct 30, 10am. $5/pp.
Live owls w/Wildlife Science Center, Outdoor story trail & carnival games, Barrel train rides by Kaptain Kirby, Indoor Halloween craft, Fireside music by Bill Cagley, Trunk & Treat organized by Calvary Church youth, and refreshments included. Oct 30, $7.50-$8.50/child, registration required.
Dress up and explore “Legends Crossing” outdoors at the Eagan Community Center while visiting trick or treat stations and playing games. A local DJ will share music. Oct 30, 11am-3pm, $5/child; Adults free with food donation. Pre-registration required.
Visit a twin cities pumpkin patch or corn maze this weekend
This weekend’s highlighted fall fun pumpkin patches & corn mazes:
PUMPKIN PATCH PICKS
Patches are in full swing this weekend, and we’ve got the details on 15 on our list we think are worth checking out for their fall activities, farm animals, and fresh produce. This weekend we highlight
Jump over to Pick One: Twin Cities Pumpkin Patches or click the graphic for more outing ideas.
KIDS IN THE (CORN) MAZES
Love them, fear them, however you feel about corn mazes, they are a staple of outdoor fall fun in Minnesota. This weekend, we share
Find more Twin Cities corn mazes for all ages on our TOP 10 CORN MAZES FOR FAMILIES LIST.