Things To Do This Weekend: Twin Cities Northwest Metro, March 2-3, 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 March 2-3, 2024. Not finding the city you’re searching for? We also cover fun family events in the areas of:

Welcome to March!

This weekend will be ideal for getting outside and enjoying a break from the cold. We also offer a mix of things to do this weekend indoors. There’s lots to choose from! For more ideas, hop over to our MARCH FAMILY GUIDE or our FAMILY FUN CALENDAR. We try to keep it stocked with options to fit your family’s needs.

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 Northwest Metro parks.

Featured family fun ideas for this weekend: It’s maple syrup month!

"Maple Syrup Time" Background shows golden color of maple syrup in the shape of a maple leaf.

Maple Syruping at Baker Outdoor Learning Center

2309 Baker Park Road, Maple Plain, MN 55359
Learn about maple tree tapping and boiling sap into syrup. Then, taste test to see if you can tell which the real deal and which one imitates. This is an outdoor program so dress accordingly. Registration is required by two days prior. March 3, 2024. $6/pp.

MORE MAPLE SYRUP THIS WEEKEND: With the mild winter we’ve had, the sap gets flowing even earlier. Find more tapping programs in the Twin Cities Metro this weekend on this quicklist or our guide to MAPLE SYRUP PROGRAMS FOR FAMILIES:

Volunteer showing girls how to tapa maple tree at a Warner Nature Center maple-syruping event, Minnesota

More activities in the parks this weekend

Free Family Fun Day at Mississippi Gateway Regional Park

10360 W River Rd, Brooklyn Park, MN 55444
This weekend, learn all about Minnesota owls at the visitor center. Note that the activities could be both indoors and out. Learn more about what you might find at MISSISSIPPI GATEWAY REGIONAL PARKMarch 3, 2024, 1-3pm. FREE admission.

Duck, Duck, Wood Duck – Build a House Class

7000 142nd Ave NW, Anoka, MN 55303
The Wood Duck Challenge is a great family event – teams work together to build and decorate a wood duck house (with all materials and tools provided) that will be personalized with your family’s name and installed in a Ramsey park. Pre-registration required as space is limited. March 2, 2024, 10am-12pm. $10/family.

Low cost & free things to do this weekend in the Twin Cities – 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 build a butterfly house to try and attract pollinators. March 2, 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 with all materials provided. March 2, 2024, 9:30-11am. FREE.

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. March 2, 2024, 10am. FREE.

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