Things To Do This Weekend: Twin Cities Southeast Metro, Feb 24-25, 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 24-25, 2024. Not locating the city you’re looking for? We also cover tons of fun family events in the areas of:

What month is this, anyway?

We’re looking out the window and scratching our heads, too. Is it time to tune up the lawn mower or should we keep the snowblower at the ready? No matter what color the sky or lawn is out there, it’s always the perfect season in Minnesota for family fun. And that’s why we scramble around each week to round up the best of it. For ideas beyond this page, hop over to our FEBRUARY FAMILY GUIDE or our FAMILY FUN CALENDAR.

Fun outdoor activities in the Twin Cities Southeast Metro parks this weekend

We’re bringing you the scoop on dozens of indoor and outdoor activities this weekend in Twin Cities parks carefully curated on our FAMILY FUN CALENDAR. Here’s our top pick for family fun in the Southeast Metro:

Final Weekend! Winter SKOLstice ice rink at Viking Lakes

The Mauer GMC outdoor ice rink closes for the winter after this weekend – but goes out in style with a free concert Saturday night by the Johnny Holm Band (7pm). Ice skate for free 5-10pm Fri & Sat, BYO skates or rent a pair for $5). February 24, 2024. Please check the website to confirm as status may change with the weather. 2685 Vikings Cir, Eagan, MN 55121.

Masters of the Sky at Carpenter Nature Center

12805 St. Croix Trail South, Hastings, MN 55033
Here’s an educational (but still fun) outing idea for your school-aged kiddos: learn about and meet many birds of prey – including eagles, hawks, falcons, and owls. The visiting birds have traveled to Minnesota from the World Bird Sanctuary in Missouri and should put on a fascinating show. February 24 & 25, 2024. One-hour programs from 11am-4pm. $15/pp.

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

Try Hockey for Free Day in Minnesota

Burnsville Ice Center, 251 Civic Center Pkwy, Burnsville, MN 55337
Not quite ready to go all in and make the investment to put your kid in hockey? We understand because we’ve been there! And we recommend you try before you buy – FREE! – first. This event gives kids (ages 4-9)  a feel for the basics of hockey without the often pricey commitment. Coaches will be on hand to offer tips and provide free equipment. Just make sure to register in advance. February 24, 2024, 2-3pm.

Need indoor activity ideas? Try a new indoor play space

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 months of November through March we feature the best indoor playgrounds in the Minneapolis-St Paul area on our site, hoping to help you discover something new. This weekend we highlight LOOKOUT RIDGE in Woodbury. We urge you to make haste and visit as it will be your last chance to say good-bye to the old “north woods” design before the playground closes March 1. It will re-open with a new layout fall of 2025 (and, we’re guessing, a price increase.) $5.50/ages 1-17. Woodbury Central Park, 8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury, MN 55125. 

Lookout Ridge Indoor Playground in Woodbury Minnesota

More at Woodbury Central 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 Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie. February 23-25, 2024.

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