Things To Do This Weekend: Twin Cities Northwest Metro, March 23-24, 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 23-24, 2024. Not finding the city you’re searching for? We also cover fun family events in the areas of:

Welcome to spring in the Twin Cities!

Even after such a mild winter we’re still excited at the prospect of sharing a fresh new season of ideas and reasons for getting out and enjoying family fun around the Twin Cities. For  ideas past this weekend guide, 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 size, budget, styles and other 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.

We’re now deep into the season of transforming sap into maple syrup here in Minnesota. There are still many chances to observe this sweet process at an event at these Twin Cities parks or see our weekend schedule below for MAPLE SYRUP FAMILY PROGRAMS:

Maple Syruping at Eidem Farm

4345 101st Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
Follow farm staff as they collect and cook up maple syrup on the farm. A tasty maple treat around the bonfire follows. Must pre-register. Learn more about year-round programming at HISTORIC EIDEM FARM. March 23, 2024, 2pm-3:30pm. $6/pp. 

Eastman Maple Syrup Festival

Eastman Nature Center, 13351 Elm Creek Road, Dayton, MN 55369
Hike to the Eastman sugarbush, help collect maple sap and watch it cook into the syrup we’re more familiar with. Learn more about what you’ll find at EASTMAN NATURE CENTER. March 23, 2024, 1-4pm. $6/pp. 

Maple Syruping at Baker Outdoor Learning Center

2309 Baker Park Road, Maple Plain, MN 55359
Take a trip out to BAKER OUTDOOR LEARNING CENTER northwest of MSP to experience a spring maple syrup program. Learn about tree tapping and boiling sap into syrup then take a taste test. Registration is required by two days prior. March 24, 2024, slots from 2-4pm. $6/pp.

MORE MAPLE SYRUP THIS WEEKEND: We’re closing in on the end of tapping programs in the Twin Cities Metro this weekend. Find our quicklist here or more details in 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 park events this weekend in the Twin Cities Northwest Metro

Free Family Fun Day at Mississippi Gateway Regional Park

10360 W River Rd, Brooklyn Park, MN 55444
This weekend, take a  search for signs of spring. Check in at the visitor center to learn more about what you might find at MISSISSIPPI GATEWAY REGIONAL PARKMarch 24, 2024, 1-3pm. FREE admission.

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

According to our bursting guide to EASTER EGG HUNTS IN THE TWIN CITIES this weekend is the big ticket when it comes to finding one (or a dozen) near you. So hop on over and check it out – along with noting our highlights for communities in the Northwest Metro here:

Anoka Women of Today Bunny Party & Egg Hunt

George Enloe Park, 631 Lund Blvd, Anoka MN 55303
Egg hunt at park; party to follow with craft & coloring stations. March 23, 2024, 10am-noon. FREE.

Fisher Farms Easter Egg Hunt & Event

16900 N Diamond Lake Rd, Dayton, MN 55327
A spring egg hunt open to all kids who want to take pictures with the Easter bunny, egg race, paint their faces, snack from food trucks and, of course, hunt for Easter eggs. March 23, 2024. 11am-3pm. $5/pp.

Valley Community Presbyterian Church Easter Egg Hunt

3100 Lilac Dr N, Golden Valley, MN 55422
All are invited and welcome to attend the egg hunt (starting at 2pm sharp) followed by cookie decorating and more refreshments. March 23, 2024, 2pm. FREE.

Maple Grove Easter Egg-stravaganza

10402 73rd Ave N, Maple Grove, MN
Join in Easter egg hunts, games and activities hosted by TruHaven Homes Minnesota. Tickets are going fast; grab yours now. March 23, 2024, 11am-2pm, FREE.

Osseo Easter Egg Hunt

Boerboom Park, 415 Central Ave, Osseo MN
Kids 10 & under are invited to an egg hunt sponsored by Osseo Fire Dept. Arrive at 11:30am to prepare for a noon start. March 23, 2024, FREE.

Otsego Easter Egg Hunt

Prairie Park, 13355 90th St NE, Otsego, MN 55330
Follow the Prairie Park bunny trail to collect candy filled eggs at special stations, then take a selfie with the Easter Bunny. The trail takes place in two waves, please register your family for just one. Slots from 10am-12pm. March 23, 2024, FREE.

Hy-Vee Plymouth Easter Bunny Breakfast & Egg Hunt

16705 County Rd 24, Plymouth, MN 55447
Gather around for breakfast with the Bunny from 8-10am, have your picture taken and then hunt eggs in the store. March 24, 2024. Egg hunt FREE (10am), breakfast not included.

Robbinsdale EGGstravaganza

Robbinsdale City Hall, 4100 Lakeview Avenue N, Robbinsdale, MN 55422
Kids ages 9 and under are given eggs to draw for prizes. Doors open at 1PM, but line starts about noon. Entertainment, treats and prizes provided by local businesses and organizations. March 23, 2024, 1pm. FREE.

Easter Egg-stravaganza at Northridge Fellowship

12522 Main Street Rogers, MN 55374
All are invited to participate in a huge indoor egg hunt, games, prizes and a telling of the Easter story. Please pre-register. March 23, 2024, 10:30am-12pm. FREE.

Spring Lake Park Easter Egg Hunt

Lakeside Lions Park, 7840 Pleasant View Drive, Spring Lake Park, MN 55432
Egg hunts for three age groups: Ages 2-4 at 12:40pm, ages 5-7 at 1pm and ages 8-12 at 1:20pm. Arrive by 11:30-12:15 to sign in your child. No outside baskets permitted. March 23, 2024, FREE.

Bunny Trail at St Michael Cinema

4300 O’Day Avenue E, St Michael MN
The first 500 kids will receive treats, prizes and coupons from local businesses. Plus, free screenings of HOP between 9:25-10:35am. March 23, 2024, entire event 9-11am, FREE.

Easter egg hunts & activities in the Twin cities

More free or low cost things to do this weekend in the Twin Cities - Northwest Metro

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. March 23, 2024, 10-11am.

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 23, 2024, 10am. FREE.

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