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

Things to do in the Twin Cities Southeast 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 Afton, Apple Valley, Burnsville, Cottage Grove, Eagan, Farmington, Hastings, Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville, Mendota Heights, Rosemount, West St Paul & Woodbury.

This guide covers the weekend of February 10-11, 2024. Not locating the city you’re looking for? We also cover tons of fun family events in the areas of:

We’re in the business of helping hearts melt over here at FFTC – busily compiling as many TWIN CITIES VALENTINE’S DAY FAMILY EVENTS as we can scout in the four corners of the Metro. Not that you need an excuse to love on your littles any old day of the year. We adore the idea of providing inspiration for memorable family outings – if you don’t find what you’re seeking on this page, jump over to our FEBRUARY FAMILY GUIDE or FAMILY FUN CALENDAR. Guaranteed to give you those warm fuzzies.

Winter festivals this weekend in the Twin Cities Southeast Metro

Rounded up in our Twin Cities Winter Festival Family Calendar are the best picks of the Twin Cities’ seasonal celebrations this weekend and beyond. In the Southeast Metro keep an eye on these Saturday festivals:


North River Hills Park, 11501 19th Avenue, Burnsville, MN 55337
Activities still on the schedule include free carriage rides, a DJ, bonfire and food trucks. February 10, 11am-2pm.


Friendly Hills Park, Pueblo Ln, Mendota Heights, MN 55120
Family-friendly Cupid Crawl with a magic show and live music at Market Square. February 10, 5-8pm. 

SOUTH ST PAUL Flannel Fest

Jefferson Park, 125 21st Ave N, South St Paul, MN 55075
Particularly kid-friendly, this day originally featured a Starlight Skate & Sled event with ice bowling and hot cocoa served by the SSP police department. We’re guessing the bowling event has been shelved but check the link for updates. February 10, 2024, 5-7pm. FREE.

More Twin Cities-area community winter festivals this weekend:

  • BROOKLYN PARK: Winterfest – Minus the ice skating, there will be a touch-a-truck event, bonfire and treats. February 10, 2-4pm.
  • MINNEAPOLIS: Lunar New Year at Midtown Global Market – Crafts for kids, story time, dance performances and great food. February 10, 12-3pm.
  • RAMSEY: Frost Fest – Keep watch to see if the chili cook-off goes ahead as scheduled. February 10, 12-6pm.

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 Southeast Metro parks this weekend

We’re bringing you the scoop on dozens of outdoor activities this weekend in Twin Cities parks carefully curated on our FAMILY FUN CALENDAR. Here’s a sampling of our top picks in your area of the metro – some fun family ideas! Scoop them up now…before they melt away.

Twin Cities Southeast Metro winter activity update

Exploring the Twin Cities’ best ice rinks

We’d encourage you to get out and take a slide down a thrilling slope listed in our sledding hill guide or glide on one of the free ice skating rinks – but this hasn’t been a typical winter. We’ll continue to monitor the outdoor activities this weekend. Here’s what still hanging on in the Southeast Metro:

  • Winter SKOLstice ice rink at Viking Lakes – You can ice skate for free this weekend on the outdoor refrigerated Market Rinks (5-10pm Fri & Sat, BYO skates or rent a pair for $5). Ice is scheduled to be open February 10 & 11, 2024. Please check the website to confirm as status may change with the weather. 2685 Vikings Cir, Eagan, MN 55121

Snow tubing in the Southeast Metro

BUCK HILL, Burnsville: The tubing lanes are currently open and were advertised as $18/2 hrs when we last checked. (However, when you attempt to reserve tickets the price appears to be $24 – you’ll want to call to confirm.) There is an onsite restaurant for your warm-up and snack-craving needs. 15400 Buck Hill Rd, Burnsville, MN 55306.

Snow Tubing For the Family - Best Hills in the Twin Cities - Family Fun Twin Cities

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

Need indoor activity ideas? Try a new indoor play space

12117 Riverwood Dr, Burnsville, MN 55337
When it’s no longer park & playground weather, the parents and kiddos of the Twin Cities still need sanity-saving play spaces where energy can be expended followed by a good naptime (or bedtime) for all. During the cold-weather months we attempt to introduce you to the best indoor play spaces in the Minneapolis-St Paul area. This weekend we highlight IGM Gymnastics in Burnsville. Your kiddos will FLIP for the preschool open gym sessions, presented each Friday from 9:30-11:30am. Try out trampolines, the foam pit, balance beams and the springy gym floor for just $10/kid or $15/family.
SPECIAL EVENT THIS WEEKEND! Valentine’s Parents Night Out – Drop off the kids (ages 6+) for three hours of supervised open gym while you and your sweetheart have some time away. Price includes a pizza dinner, snacks, crafts and games. Must pre-register. February 10, 2024, 6:30-9:30pm. $40/child, $5 sibling discount.



Indoor Playgrounds in the Twin Cities, Minnesota - Child Playing in a Ball Pit

Ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day as a family

On a hunt for ways to celebrate a family Valentine’s Day in the Twin Cities Southeast Metro? Inspiration ahead; make sure to check our complete guide to Twin Cities Valentine’s Day Events for Families for ideas across the metro.

Color Me Mine Daddy Daughter Valentine Date

3324 Promenade Ave #100, Eagan, MN 55121
Paint a ceramic keepsake and enjoy a cup of cocoa with donuts. Studio fee is $12/pp plus price of ceramic. February 10, 2024, 9-10:30am.

Marcus Theatres Kids Dream Family Film Series

15280 Carrousel Way, Rosemount, MN 55068
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 DC League of Super Pets. February 9-11, 2024. 

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