Things To Do This Weekend: Twin Cities Northwest Metro, Feb 10-11, 2024

Things to do in the Twin Cities Northwest 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 Albertville, Andover, Anoka, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Coon Rapids, Crystal, Elk River, Golden Valley, Maple Grove, Otsego, Plymouth, Robbinsdale, Rogers & St Michael.

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:

Of course, any weekend is a good one to show some love to your family. But this particular weekend happens to be the one ahead of Valentine’s Day – so if you’re hunting for inspiration for an extra-sweet outing check our complete list of TWIN CITIES VALENTINE’S DAY FAMILY EVENTS. And as always, for more ideas consult our FEBRUARY FAMILY GUIDE or our FAMILY FUN CALENDAR.

Winter festivals this weekend in the Twin Cities Northwest Metro

Winter festivals in Minnesota have begun to melt away already (even earlier than usual, we regret to remind you). But there are still a few happenings in communities north of Minneapolis & St Paul this weekend on our radar:

BROOKLYN PARK Winterfest

8440 Regent Avenue N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55429
Winterfest activities will mostly be indoors this weekend – free indoor ice skating, BINGO, a touch-a-truck opportunity, hot cocoa and smores. The fun will go on! February 10, 2024. 1-3pm, FREE.

RAMSEY Frost Fest

Central Park, 161st Avenue, Ramsey MN
Winter activities planned (that likely will not go through) sound super fun – a snow luge, snow maze and luminary ice skate. What may go on is the chili cook-off in the park – $5 to sample the entries. February 10, 2024, 12-6pm.

More Twin Cities-area community winter festivals this weekend:

  • 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.

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 Northwest 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.

Free Family Fun Day at Mississippi Gateway Regional Park

10360 W River Rd, Brooklyn Park, MN 55444
This weekend, observe and learn about the birds that stop by the feeding stations at the nature center. Learn more about MISSISSIPPI GATEWAY REGIONAL PARKFebruary 11, 2024, 1-3pm. FREE admission.

Coon Rapids Snowflake Days Skate

Coon Rapids Ice Center, 11000 Crooked Lake Blvd, Coon Rapids MN
Part of the community’s annual winter festival, the ice skate was planned to be outdoors but will now take place inside. Free and open to the public. February 11, 2024, 5:30-7:30pm.

More park events nearby in the Twin Cities North Metro:

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 – Northwest Metro

Family Valentine’s Day ideas in the Twin Cities Northwest Metro

Celebrate your love or the sweethearts in your life – both big AND little! Need some ideas for what to do to celebrate a family Valentine’s Day in the Twin Cities Northwest Metro? Inspiration incoming:

Valentines & Friendship Bracelets at Arbor Lakes

The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, 12459 Elm Creek Blvd N Maple Grove, MN 55369
Valentine crafts, selfies and friendship bracelet-making for kids ages 5-12 while supplies last. Located in the empty space next to GoodThings. February 10, 2024, 1-2pm. FREE.

Family Valentine Adventure Trail

Eastman Nature Center, 13351 Elm Creek Rd, Maple Grove, MN 55369
The hour-long program includes valentine-themed stations along a trail, valentine-making, a bonfire and treats. Ages 3+. February 10, 2024. Register for spots between 10am & 2pm. $6/pp. 

Family Art Day with Rumriver Art Center

Take a free art class from resident mentors at the art center. Registration in advance is required as spots fill quickly. If you’re not able to snag one, you can join the waitlist or plan ahead for next month. February 10, 2024, 10-11am.

Buffalo Community Theater: Finding Nemo Jr

Discovery Auditorium, 210 1st Ave. NE, Buffalo, MN 55313
Who can resist this sweet, hopeful show based on the Disney-Pixar hit movie? Just keep swimming! February 10, 7pm & February 11, 2pm, 2024. Tickets just $8-$15/pp.

Avant Garden Bookstore: Children’s Storytime

215 E Main St, Anoka, MN 55303
Kids will enjoy a storytime just for them, their grown-ups might appreciate that that the bookstore is also a coffee shop. Ongoing Saturdays. February 10, 2024, 10am. FREE.

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