Things To Do This Weekend: Twin Cities Southeast Metro, March 16-17, 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 March 16-17, 2024. Not locating the city you’re looking for? We also cover tons of fun family events in the areas of:

Welcome to March in the Twin Cities!

Forward March your way into a fun and spring-like mix of things to do this weekend indoors and out. 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 budget, style, size and spot in the Minneapolis-St Paul Metro Area.

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

We’re bringing you the scoop on dozens of outdoor (and some indoor) activities this weekend in Twin Cities parks carefully curated on our FAMILY FUN CALENDAR. Our top picks for the Southeast Metro center on the season of flowing sap and maple syrup in Minnesota.

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

Maple Syruping at Carpenter Nature Center

12805 St Croix Trail S, Hastings, MN 55033
Families will learn about maple trees as they hike to the sugarbush. Then tap the trees and learn the process of turning sap into syrup, with a sample at the end. Learn more about CARPENTER NATURE CENTER.  March 16, 2024, 1-3pm. $8. Registration is required – Call 651-437-4359.

Maple Syruping at Dodge Nature Center

365 Marie Avenue West St. Paul, MN 55118
Ages 6+ with caregivers can observe the process of turning tree sap into syrup at Dodge Nature Center. Visit the evaporator and sample real maple syrup and sugar if you like. DODGE NATURE CENTER includes a working farm on its property and trails that wind through trees that can be tapped for maple syrup programs. Registration required. March 16, 2024. $8/pp.

Collage of spring farm baby event at Dodge Nature Center in South St. Paul, Minnesota

MORE MAPLE SYRUP THIS WEEKEND: An extra mild winter means the sap gets flowing extra early. 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 ideas for things to do this weekend in the Twin Cities with kids – Southeast Metro

Twin Cities Easter egg hunts & events

It’s about time to dig out your Easter basket and get ready for the hunt, Twin Cities. Easter is March 31st this year, but events are already warming up in the Southeast Metro. Here are a couple picks for this weekend; find the whole lineup on our giant list of 2024 TWIN CITIES EASTER EGG HUNTS.

Farmington Breakfast with Bunny

Rambling River Center, 325 Oak St, Farmington, MN 55024
Included in your ticket are a continental breakfast, a craft, and time visiting with bunnies from Skyview Ranch. Bring your own camera. March 16, 2024. $6/pp. Register early – event fills quickly. 

Aqua Egg Hunt

Veterans Memorial Community Center, 8055 Barbara Ave, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
Dive for eggs to trade in for goodies. Registration is required for one of two time slots (9:30 or 10:30am). March 17, 2024, $8/pp.

Easter egg hunts & activities in the Twin cities

March Lowe’s Kids Workshop

1795 Robert St, West St Paul, MN 55118
Free Lowe’s kids workshops are geared towards your “mini-DIYer” about age 4-11. Caregivers will need to remain onsite to supervise. This month at Lowe’s West St Paul, build a flower-shaped birdfeeder. Learn more about Lowe’s Kids WorkshopsMarch 16, 2024, 10am. FREE.

Gril with Lowe's Kids Workshop Kit and Hammer

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