Things To Do This Weekend: Twin Cities Northeast Metro, Feb 10-11, 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 February 10-11, 2024. Not finding the city you’re searching for? We also cover fun family events in the areas of:

We know you don’t need our complete list of TWIN CITIES VALENTINE’S DAY FAMILY EVENTS to get that loving feeling on with your family this weekend. But it’s packed with ideas for sweet family outings if you’re inclined to celebrate – and as always, for more seasonal inspo consult our FEBRUARY FAMILY GUIDE or our FAMILY FUN CALENDAR.

Winter festivals this weekend in the Twin Cities Northeast Metro

By this weekend, most of the classic frosty Minnesota festivals have passed (or, more accurately, cancelled.) Here are a few festival ideas sprinkled across the greater Twin Cities metro area to tide you over until spring; consult our calendar for a complete lineup:

Wintertime in Stillwater Lights Display

Chestnut Street in historic downtown Stillwater has transformed into a winter wonderland. Last year, our family visited the free LED light show set to music one magical Friday night and had the whole street to ourselves! Come see for yourself while exploring the downtown shops and spots to grab dinner. Lighting up now thru February 2024, 5-10pm nightly.

More Twin Cities-area community winter festivals this weekend:

  • BROOKLYN PARK: Winterfest – Minus the ice skating, there will be a touch-a-truck event, bonfire and treats. February 10, 2-4pm.
  • BURNSVILLE: Polar Fest – Activities still on the schedule include free carriage rides, a DJ, bonfire and food trucks. February 10, 11am-2pm.
  • MENDOTA HEIGHTS: Frozen Fun Fest –  Family-friendly Cupid Crawl with a magic show and live music at Market Square. February 10, 5-8pm.
  • MINNEAPOLIS: Lunar New Year at Midtown Global Market – Crafts for kids, story time, dance performances and great food. February 10, 12-3pm.
  • RAMSEY: Frost Fest – Keep watch to see if the chili cook-off goes ahead as scheduled. February 10, 12-6pm.

Twin Cities Minnesota Festivals banner showing Rice Park in St. Paul Minnesota in the Winter - Family Fun Twin Cities

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

The following is just a sampling of all we’re keeping track of 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: Go without snow

Winter Scavenger Hunt at Willow River State Park

1034 Co Hwy A, Hudson, WI 54016
Jump across the border for a winter-themed scavenger hunt in this lovely state park with a picture-perfect waterfall. Check off the list to claim a prize at the nature center. February 10, 2024, 10am-12pm. $5/pp or $10/family.

Art & Nature Exploration at Silverwood Park

2500 County Rd E, St Anthony, MN 55421
Stop by the park first for a family-friendly storytime, then try hands-on nature activities and make a nature-inspired art project. Learn more about SILVERWOOD PARK. February 11, 2024, 1-3pm. FREE.

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

Oakdale Indoor Market & Discovery Center

4444 Hadley Avenue N, OakdaleMN 55128
After browsing the indoor vendors to pick up tasty local treats, definitely stop in at the Discovery Center so kids can play around with natural objects and view an aquarium and a beehive. February 10, 2024, 9am-1pm. FREE admission.

Girls exploring at the Oakdale Discovery Center in Oakdale Minnesota

Ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day as a family

Seeking out ways to celebrate a family Valentine’s Day in the Twin Cities Northeast Metro? Inspiration indeed; make sure to check our complete guide to Twin Cities Valentine’s Day Events for Families for ideas across the metro.

Northtown Mall Family Valentine’s Day

398 Northtown Dr, Blaine, MN 55434
All things valentine: crafts for kids, face painting and balloon animals, a fashion show and giveaways. February 10, 2024, 1-3pm. FREE.

Mounds View Valentine’s BINGO

Mounds View Community Center, 5394 Edgewood Dr, Mounds View, MN 55112
BINGO cards are just a buck each – all ages can enjoy a few games of Valentine BINGO. February 10, 2024, 2-4pm. FREE admission.

Marcus Theatres Kids Dream Family Film Series

5677 Hadley Ave N, Oakdale, MN 55128
Marcus Kids Dream series entitles ticket holder to two free passes to the movie of the weekend. You do need to get an e-voucher prior to the show! Grab popcorn and drink specials for just $3.50 each plus tax. This weekend screens DC League of Super Pets. February 9-11, 2024.

Little House on the Prairie – The Musical

Hanifl Performing Arts Center, 4941 Long Ave., White Bear Lake, MN
FINAL WEEKEND! Lakeshore Players Theatre presents the beloved story you grew up with: a young girl and her family settling the frontier. A Minnesota original! February 10, 2024, at 2pm and 7:30pm. February 11, 2024, at 2pm. Tickets $17-$42.

Little Star Storytime at Forgotten Star

38 Northern Stacks Drive, Fridley, MN 55421
A children’s story followed by songs, crafts and the chance for littles to get bodies moving. Note this is held an hour before Forgotten Star opens, but beverages are served. Hosted by North Suburban Center for the Arts, a fine arts facility in Fridley. February 11, 2024, 11am-12pm. FREE.

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