Things To Do This Weekend: Twin Cities Northwest Metro, Feb 3-4, 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 3-4, 2024. Not finding the city you’re searching for? We also cover fun family events in the areas of:

Feeling the nag of missing your classic winter favorites during this atypical season? We’re with you. This weekend we have suggestions for outdoor activities, but also a mix of things to do this weekend indoors. There’s lots to choose from! For more ideas, hop over to our FEBRUARY FAMILY GUIDE or our FAMILY FUN CALENDAR.

Winter festivals this weekend in the Twin Cities Northwest Metro

If you’re keen on an outdoor celebration of all things chilled, we recommend a few happenings in communities north of Minneapolis & St Paul this weekend:

Columbia Heights SnowBLAST 2023

Huset Park, 40TH Ave, Columbia Heights, MN 55421
Lots of free activities: mini pony rides, free popcorn & smores and hot beverages. The traditional winter activities like skating and sledding will not be happening. February 3, 2024, 4-7pm. FREE.

Crystal Winterlude

Valley Place Park, 6822 32nd Ave N, Crystal, MN 55427
Ice bocce, anyone? And a sledding contest, kicksledding and kits to build snow people?
10am-1pm. CANCELLED.

Maple Grove Wonders of Winter

Maple Grove Central Park, 2000 Central Park Way, Maple Grove, MN 55369
We have no idea what “Crokicurl” is, but it’s happening at the festival along with skating on the loop in Central Park and horse-drawn wagon rides. February 3, 2024, 1-4pm. FREE.

More Twin Cities-area community winter festivals this weekend:

  • APPLE VALLEY: Mid-Winter Fest – Frozen kite flying, horse-drawn wagon rides and fireworks. 3-7:30pm.
  • BLOOMINGTON: Pond Dakota Winter History Festival – Play frontier games, explore outdoors and take a guided tour of the historic house. 10am-3pm.
  • EDEN PRAIRIE: Staring Lake Winter Blast – Learn about winter with the Outdoor Center, skate to music on ice (if ice) and try out winter rec. 12-4:30pm.
  • MINNETONKA: Kids Fest – Horse-drawn trolley rides, face painting and more weather-dependent activities. Sunday, February 4, 2024, 11am-2:30pm.

For further planning, don’t forget that our  Twin Cities Winter Festival Family Calendar keeps track of the best Twin Cities’ seasonal celebrations from top-to-bottom, side-to-side of the Metro area.

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.

Some fun family ideas for this weekend:

Winter Snow Days at Eidem Farm 

4345 101st Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
Borrow snowshoes or a kicksled to trek around the historic property, or simply play in the snow. However, the weather forecast may dictate otherwise so stay tuned. February 3, 2024, FREE, 12-3pm. FREE. UPDATE: There is, of course, no snow, but come on out to explore the farm!

Free Family Fun Day at Mississippi Gateway Regional Park

10360 W River Rd, Brooklyn Park, MN 55444
This weekend,  Learn more about MISSISSIPPI GATEWAY REGIONAL PARKFebruary 4, 2024, 1-3pm. FREE admission.

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

Home Depot Kids Workshops

6701 Boone Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
15800 Grove Cir N, Maple Grove, MN 55369
1705 Annapolis Ln N, Plymouth, MN 55441
Kids can put together simple DIY projects the first Saturday of the month for free. This month kids can craft a mini Home Depot delivery truck. February 3, 2024, 9am-12pm.

Art Stories at Maple Grove Library

8001 Main St. N, Maple Grove, MN 55369
All ages can participate in a special storytime followed by an art project hosted by the Maple Grove Arts Center, all materials provided. February 3, 2024, 9:30-11am. FREE.

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