Things To Do This Weekend: Twin Cities Northeast Metro, Feb 17-18, 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 17-18, 2024 — President’s Day Weekend in the Twin Cities. Not finding the city you’re searching for? We also cover fun family events in the areas of:

Our kids are pumped up for a long President’s Day weekend over here while we’re busy scrambling to pump up our list of suggestions for keeping them entertained. Relatable? If you don’t find what you’re looking for here, make sure to check our Minneapolis & St Paul weekend page for plenty of stuff to choose from indoors and out. As always, you can also hop over to our FEBRUARY FAMILY GUIDE or our FAMILY FUN CALENDAR. Happy weekending wherever it ends up taking you!

Winter festivals this weekend in the Twin Cities Northeast Metro

Winter festivals have just about melted to a trickle by this weekend in the Twin Cities. Our unseasonably warm weather is partly to blame – but in general, around President’s Day, Twin Cities-area communities have tired of frosty festivities and are looking ahead to spring. Here’s one final celebration in the Northeast Metro to sign off winter; check our Twin Cities Winter Festival Family Calendar for more details.

STILLWATER Winterfest 

The majority of events on the Winterfest lineup appeal to adults (beverage crawls, shopping deals and late-night live music) but Saturday features a few highlights a family could participate in: kids activities at the Loft at Studio J, a hot air balloon basket and a fireworks display. February 17, 2024.

MORE WINTER FESTIVITIES IN STILLWATER: Chestnut Street in downtown Stillwater is still decorated with its winter lights display. The free LED show set to music lights up starting at 5pm through the end of February.

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

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

Need indoor activity ideas? Try a new indoor play space!

For Minnesota parents it’s essential to know where to escape the elements and still keep the kids active and happy. During the months of November through March we try to highlight the best indoor playgrounds in the Minneapolis-St Paul area in the hopes of helping you add a new space to your list: This weekend we feature TROPICAL ADVENTURES INDOOR PLAYGROUND in Shoreview. My littles have had a ball climbing through the jungle-themed apparatus with its customary slides and caves. Make a day of visiting the Shoreview Community Center by hitting Tropics Indoor Waterpark (extra charges apply). $6.25-$6.75/child. 4580 Victoria St N, Shoreview, MN 55126.


Tropical Adventures Play Area at Shoreview Community Center, Shoreview Minnesota

More indoor playground fun in the Twin Cities North Metro:

President’s Day Open Play at Plymouth Community Center

14800 34th Ave N, Plymouth, Minnesota 55447
Here’s a sweet score on indoor play while the kids have a school break – $10 wristbands permit access to inflatables in the fieldhouse, the KUBE Indoor Playground and open gym time. A full day of fun that should wear the kids out! February 19, 2024, 9am-2pm. $10/child.

Kids Ultimate Backyard Experience (KUBE) in Plymouth, Minnesota

Family Tot Time Open Gym at Hayes Elementary

615 Mississippi St NE, Fridley, MN 55432
As it cools off outside, heat up indoors with large-motor activities such as balls, hoops, scooters and jump ropes. February 17, 2024, 10:15am-12:15pm. $2/child or $4/family.

Free Open Skate at TCO Sports Garden

1490 Co Rd E East, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110
We missed outdoor ice skating this year – but there’s still a chance to skate indoors for FREE at the Training Haus rink. Skates included. February 17, 2024, 7:10-8:30pm.

Cozy up with the cats this weekend

Visit the Cafe Meow Roseville

1718A Lexington Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113
Here’s a cozy indoor activity idea for you: My youngest daughter simply loves cats but mean old mom just can’t add the responsibility of a pet to the family. Our solution? We book an hour at this sweet rescue coffee shop and she gets a fix without the extra work at home. Kids over 7 (with a parent) can show some love to the cats and sip a warm beverage. 11am-7pm, $10.50/pp.

SOMETHING TO DO WITH YOUR TEEN! I’ve got a 16-year-old daughter who appreciates a gentle yoga session. She also has a soft spot for cats. Cafe Meow’s Sunday Yoga With Cats event is a perfect blend of the two and a unique way for us to spend an hour together. Book online, ages 16+ only. February 17, 7:30pm. $25/pp.

Bell Museum: Space Fest

2088 Larpenteur Ave W, Falcon Heights, MN 55113
Far-out fun all weekend long at this natural history museum! Space enthusiasts will be excited to do hands-on demos with researchers, explore interactive activities featuring the moon and mars, and watch special planetarium shows. My family enjoys the museum enough that we have purchased a year’s membership. February 17-18, 2024, starting at 10am. Admission $12-$15/pp, planetarium $8-$10 extra or save with a combo ticket.

Girl viewing planetarium at Bell Museum of Natural History

Building Together at Lakeshore Learning

1721 Beam Ave A, Maplewood, MN 55109
Hands-on STEM fun this month includes a design and building challenge kids can work on in pairs to earn a small prize. No registration, just walk in and explore the store. February 17, 2024, 11am-3pm. FREE.

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 Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken. February 16-19, 2024.

Wild Mountain Starlight Snow Tubing

37200 Wild Mountain Rd, Taylors Falls, MN 55084
There’s snow on the ground somewhere, you say? Yes, it’s been pretty scarce around the Twin Cities this winter but the white stuff is still available on Wild Mountain where we think the cosmic Starlight Snow Tubing looks pretty rad. A quick check of their calendar says that Sunday is already sold out, but there are tickets available for both Saturday and President’s Day Monday! Take a little day trip to the far northeast metro and seek out what might be the last you’ll see of winter (this year). Sat 12-8pm & Mon 12-4pm. $27/2-hr session.

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