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

Things to do in the Twin Cities Southwest 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 Bloomington, Burnsville, Chaska, Eden Prairie, Edina, Hopkins, Minnetonka, New Hope, Prior Lake, Richfield, Shakopee, St Louis Park, Victoria & Waconia.

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 living the sweet life over here at FFTC – busily rounding up as many TWIN CITIES VALENTINE’S DAY FAMILY EVENTS as we can find in all corners of the Metro. If that piques your interest, jump over to the list for weekend inspiration or hop over to our FEBRUARY FAMILY GUIDE or FAMILY FUN CALENDAR. Guaranteed to give you some warm and fuzzy feelings during the colder temps.

Winter festivals this weekend in the Twin Cities Southwest Metro

Rounded up in our Twin Cities Winter Festival Family Calendar are the top picks of the Twin Cities’ seasonal celebrations – this weekend and beyond. By this weekend, most of the classic frosty Minnesota festivals have passed (or, more accurately, cancelled.) Here’s a festival idea in the Southwest Metro to tide you over until spring; consult our calendar for a complete lineup:

Lunar New Year Celebration at the MOA

Huntington Bank Rotunda, Mall of America, 60 E Broadway, Bloomington 55425

Immerse yourself in the joyous Lunar New Year celebration! Revel in the “Year of the Dragon” amidst vibrant cultural presentations, dazzling performances, and stunning Lunar New Year decor. February 10, 2024 and February 11 2024; 2:30-5pmFREE.

Text: "Twin Cities Lunar New Year with Kids". Background: Girl with red dress holding a handful of gold coins.

More Twin Cities-area community winter festivals this weekend:

  • BROOKLYN PARK: Winterfest – Still expected are a touch-a-truck event, bonfire and treats. February 10, 2-4pm.
  • BURNSVILLE: Polar Fest – Activities still on the schedule include free carriage rides, a DJ, bonfire and food trucks. February 10, 11am-2pm.
  • MENDOTA HEIGHTS: Frozen Fun Fest –  Family-friendly Cupid Crawl with a magic show and live music at Market Square. February 10, 5-8pm.
  • 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 Southwest Metro parks this weekend 

We’ve got the details on dozens of outdoor activities presented by local, county and regional park systems across the greater Twin Cities. The following are a few of our best suggestions for activities near your neighborhood this weekend. You can get more ideas on our FAMILY FUN CALENDAR or peruse the links below to seek out local outdoor things to do with kids this weekend in the parks.

Parks events that don’t require snow!

Candlelight Trail & Community Night

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 3815 American Blvd E, Bloomington
No snow necessary to stroll along a gentle, quarter-mile luminary trail. And definitely no chill inside the visitor center where nature activities await. February 10, 2024, 5-8pm. FREE.

Pond Dakota Mission Park: Fun & Frightful Frontier Winters

Pond Dakota Mission Park, 401 E 104th St, Bloomington, MN 55420
Hands-on living history programs fun and free of charge. This week, take tours of the historic home and hear stories about winter on the frontier. February 11, 2024, drop in between 1-4pm. FREE.

Nature Rocks! Outdoor Center Open House

Eden Prairie Outdoor Center, 13765 Staring Lake Parkway
Drop in to meet the resident animals, learn about programs and events. February 10, 2024, 10am-1pm. FREE.

Centennial Lakes Park Carriage Rides

7499 France Avenue S, Edina, MN 55424
The annual Winter Ice Festival was cancelled last month due to, well, lack of ice. But the traditional horse-drawn carriage rides through the park have been moved to this weekend – and they’re free! February 11, 2024, 11am-2pm.

Horse-drawn wagon in Centennial Lakes Park in Edina Minnesota.
Snowy Day at Centennial Lakes Park, Edina

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

Ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day as a family

Show some big love to your little sweeties simply by spending time with each other. Need some ideas for what to do to celebrate a family Valentine’s Day in the Twin Cities Southwest Metro? Inspiration ahead:

Valentines Day Stuff & Fluff Party

Shakopee Community Center, 1255 Fuller St S, Shakopee, MN 55379
Help your child or grandchild stuff a new furry toy, make a craft and decorate a cookie together. February 10, 2024, 10-11am. $20/pair.

Sunday Funday Valentine Kids Craft at Ullsperger Brewing

2314 Louisiana Avenue South, St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Each Sunday in February features a free valentine craft to keep kids busy. February 11, 2024, 11am-8pm.

Lunar New Year Family Zumba

Eden Prairie Community Center, 16700 Valley View Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55346
Zumba is a fitness dance class – and this Lunar New Year edition is designed to include the whole family (ages 6 & up, please). Register online. February 10, 2024, 11am-12pm. $5/pp.

Marcus Theatres Kids Dream Family Film Series

8380 Hansen Avenue, ShakopeeMN 55379
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 PetsFebruary 9-11, 2024. 

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