Things To Do This Weekend: Twin Cities Northeast Metro, April 6-7, 2024

Things to do in the Twin Cities Northeast 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 Blaine, Centerville, Forest Lake, Fridley, Hugo, Lino Lakes, Maplewood, Mounds View, New Brighton, Roseville, Oakdale, Scandia, Shoreview, St Anthony, Stillwater, Vadnais Heights & White Bear Lake. 

This guide covers the weekend of April 6-7, 2024. Not finding the city you’re searching for? We also cover fun family events in the areas of:

Welcome to April in the Twin Cities!

We’re all in a spring fever here at FFTC to bring you fresh family fun ideas for the new season. You can find a bunch here in our weekend guide and even more ideas over in our GUIDE TO SPRING IN THE TWIN CITIES or our Family Fun Calendar. We try to keep it stocked with options to fit your family’s needs, tastes, size and budget no matter the season or reason.

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

Home Depot Kids Workshops

2360 White Bear Ave No, Maplewood, MN 55109
Kids can put together simple DIY projects the first Saturday of the month for free. This month kids can build a spring mini-planter. Please register ahead. April 6, 2024, 9am-12pm.

Crack the Case! at Lakeshore Learning

1721 Beam Ave A, Maplewood, MN 55109
Hands-on, inquisitive fun this month includes a detective challenge you’ll need to crack codes and investigate clues to solve. No registration, just walk in and explore the store. April 6, 2024, 11am-3pm. FREE.


Hanifl Performing Arts Center, 4941 Long Ave., White Bear Lake, MN
Lakeshore Players Theatre presents the beloved story of the wooden puppet who longed to be a real boy. This version has a family-friendly twist great for all ages. Runtime is about 2 hours. April 6 at 11am & 2pm and April 7 at 1pm & 4pm.  Tickets $17-$42.

Super kid-friendly brunches this weekend!

Three Twin Cities Northeast Metro communities are tempting families to come out and enjoy breakfast with some especially kid-appealing elements:

Kung Fu Panda Breakfast at Hy-Vee

2501 White Bear Ave, Maplewood, MN 55109
7180 10th St N, Oakdale, MN, 55128

Did you know that Hy-Vee serves a hot breakfast weekends from 6am-2pm? This Sunday have your eggs kung-fu style with visiting characters from Kung Fu Panda. No reservations necessary. April 7, 2024, characters from 8-11am.

Vadnais Heights Lions Waffle Breakfast

Vadnais Heights Commons, 655 E County Road F
A great price for all-you-can eat waffles (with toppings included) plus an extra side of family fun: firetruck tours and the county sheriff’s K-9 unit visiting. April 7, 2024, 8am-1pm. $9/adults, $5/kids. 5 & under eat FREE!

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