Things to do in the Twin Cities Southeast Metro this weekend – with kids & family!

the Twin Cities at different seasons

This Weekend Family Guide includes events and activities near the Twin Cities, Minnesota, communities of Afton, Apple Valley, Burnsville, Cottage Grove, Eagan, Farmington, Hastings, Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville, Mendota Heights, Rosemount, West St Paul & Woodbury.

This guide covers the Memorial Day weekend of May 25-26, 2024. Not locating the city you’re looking for? We also cover tons of fun family events in the areas of:

It’s Memorial Day Weekend in the Twin Cities!

For more inspiration on spending family time together this Memorial Day weekend, check our MAY FAMILY EVENTS GUIDE or our FAMILY FUN CALENDAR. We also encourage you to enjoy some fun-in-the-sun planning with our TWIN CITIES SUMMER FUN GUIDE.

Schubert Club Music Museum

FamilyJam is a new free program for kids and families at the Schubert Club Music Museum in St. Paul's Landmark Center which comprises short 25-30 minute concerts followed by Music Museum activities, including hands-on instrument playing, instrument demonstrations and musician meet and greets. All FamilyJam concerts and Music Museum admission are free. Registration is required.

Twin Cities Southeast Metro Family Fun Calendar

Fun outdoor activities in the Twin Cities Southeast Metro parks this weekend

We’re bringing you the scoop on dozens of spring outdoor activities this weekend in Twin Cities parks carefully curated on our FAMILY FUN CALENDAR. Our top picks for the Southeast Metro:

Campfire Program: Chickens, Chickens Everywhere

St Croix Bluffs Regional Park, 10191 St. Croix Trail South, Hastings, MN 55033
Registered campers and interested visitors alike are invited to attend tonight’s campfire program. Hosted by Dodge Nature Center, we’re guessing you’re going to learn a whole lot about chickens. This could cap off a nice day in the park after a picnic dinner. May 25, 2024, 7-8pm. $7 vehicle permit required.

Story Trail at Thompson County Park

360 Butler Ave E, West St Paul, MN 55118
Walk at your own pace around Thompson Lake while reading picture book pages displayed along the trail. Do NOT miss the new(ish) inclusive playground! May 24-27, 2024.

More ideas for things to do this weekend in the Twin Cities with kids – Southeast Metro

Swimming season: Beaches, pools, waterparks & splash pads opening Memorial Day Weekend 2024

Spend the holiday weekend at the beach! Several in the Minneapolis & St Paul Southeast Metro are open strictly for the purpose of swimming, splashing and FUN starting Memorial Day Weekend. You’ll find our complete listing in SPLASH HAPPY: A GUIDE TO WATER FUN IN THE TWIN CITIES.


  • Dakota County manages SCHULZE LAKE BEACH within Lebanon Hills Regional Park, Eagan and LAKE BYLLESBY BEACH if you drive a little further south to Cannon Falls. Both are free to swim at.


  • Washington County manages POINT DOUGLAS BEACH and ST CROIX BLUFFS BEACH, both in Hastings. A $7 vehicle permit is required in Washington County parks (with the exception of the first Tuesday of each month – AND Point Douglas Beach is FREE).

Find more Twin Cities outdoor swimming pools & waterparks to splash the summer away!

Sibley Historic Site Tours 

1357 Sibley Memorial Hwy, Mendota, MN 55120
The historic site re-opens Friday, May 24 and note it offers tours through the holiday weekend, including Memorial Day. Discover the historic trading post nestled in one of Minnesota’s first settlements. One-hour tours kick off from 1-4pm. May 24-27, 2024. $6-$10/pp.

Sibley Historic Site

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