Things To Do This Weekend: Twin Cities Southeast Metro, Feb 17-18, 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 17-18, 2024 — President’s Day Weekend in the Twin Cities. Not locating the city you’re looking for? We also cover tons of fun family events in the areas of:

As parents with twelve kids between our team, we understand that a school break does not always equal instant family fun. Extra days at home means we kick it into extra advance-planning mode to bring you suggestions for both indoor and outdoor activities over President’s Day weekend in the Twin Cities. Choose from kid-friendly live entertainment to art and nature activities and ways to get your body moving and grooving. For more ideas, hop over to our FEBRUARY FAMILY GUIDE or our FAMILY FUN CALENDAR

Winter festivals this weekend in the Twin Cities Southeast Metro

This winter has not been kind to the classic outdoor festival circuit as it winds down President’s Day weekend without ever really having got off the ground. Until next year…we hope. For updates or to reminisce about what could have been, check our TWIN CITIES WINTER FESTIVAL CALENDAR.

COTTAGE GROVE Blizzard Bash at Cottage Grove Ravine Park

9653 Keats Ave S, Cottage Grove, MN 55016
The classic winter activities for sure won’t be happening, but there may still be a bonfire, crafts and food trucks. February 18, 2023, 11am-4pm, FREE admission.

WEST ST PAUL Dodge Nature Center Winter Fun Festival

1701 Charlton Street, West St. Paul, MN 55118
Live DJ, bonfires and outdoor heaters, horse-drawn sleigh rides, icy games, snow sports, nature activities and crafts. Food & beer available. February 18, 2023, 2-5pm, FREE. CANCELLED.

More Twin Cities-area community winter festivals this weekend:

  • OTSEGO: Winter Festival – Events requiring snow (dogsledding, snowman-building) won’t happen, but the medallion hunt may proceed. February 17, 10am-2pm. FREE.
  • STILLWATER: Winterfest – Kids activities at the Loft at Studio J, a hot air balloon basket and fireworks. February 17, 2024.

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 the last of the winter family fun ideas in the Southeast Metro:

Winter SKOLstice ice rink at Viking Lakes

The Mauer GMC outdoor ice rink is still scheduled to be open President’s Day weekend. You can ice skate for free 5-10pm Fri & Sat, BYO skates or rent a pair for $5). February 17 & 18, 2024. Please check the website to confirm as status may change with the weather. 2685 Vikings Cir, Eagan, MN 55121

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

President’s Day Open Gym at IGM Gymnastics

12117 Riverwood Dr, Burnsville, MN 55337
Your little balls of energy will FLIP for open gym at IGM Gymnastics in Burnsville. At this special school-break session they can try out trampolines, the foam pit, balance beams and the springy gym floor. Not limited to preschoolers! You can bring your big kids as well. February 19, 2024, 9:30-11:30am. $15/child, $10/sibling.



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

…or a balmy indoor park

Thoughts of winter will melt away in Woodbury’s CENTRAL PARK as you stroll around the landscaped rocks and tricking water fountains. Under one roof, kids can cozy up with books at a branch of the Washington County Library and work off the wiggles at LOOKOUT RIDGE INDOOR PLAYGROUND.

Psst – this is just one of our ideas for cozy indoor play on our list of frigid-free activities during the month of February!

Girl walking along paths in Woodbury Minnesota's Indoor Central Park

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 Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken. February 16-19, 2024.

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