Twin Cities Weekend Events Family Guide

Things to do in Minneapolis-St Paul this weekend!

February 29-March 1, 2020

What are YOU planning to do with your Leap Day weekend? For more inspiration, check our March Family Guide or our Family Fun Calendar.


Free Play Snow Day | Three Rivers Parks
Make the best of our extended winter with FREE events across several Three Rivers Parks: free ski and snowshoe rentals, free beginner ski lessons, discounted tubing, free maple syrup programs, bonfires and more. Sat, Feb 29.

Phalen Freeze Fest | St Paul
Try ice fishing, fire building, arts & crafts, outdoor cooking, snowshoeing and a story stroll. Sat, Feb 29. 1-4pm, FREE.

Plan ahead for more outdoor winter fun in March with our Winter Family Festival Calendar.

Winter Festivals


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Sure the temperatures could go subzero at any time and sure we can barely move in all our layers, but we’re Minnesotans. We love all kinds of weather!

Let’s Hygge! | Roseville Cedarholm
Hygge is a characteristic of Danish culture that refers to a quality of coziness. Spend an afternoon snowshoeing, kicksledding, storytelling and crafting with Visit Roseville. Free cocoa!
Sat, Feb 29, 10am – 1pm. $5/pp, 3 & under are FREE.

An Extra Day to Explore Outdoors! | Afton State Park
Weather permitting, enjoy the park by snowshoe, learn to build a fire and warm up, geocache or look for animal tracks. Meet at the visitor center. Sat, Feb 29. 10am-12pm. $7/vehicle permit required.

Leap Year Day Event | North Mississippi Regional Park
Find out how animals battle for survival, then play a predator-prey survival game. Sat, Feb 29. 1-3pm. Free, but please register online.


Family Day at American Swedish Institute | Minneapolis
The new ASI Family Gallery calls on the ocean and sky to spark imagination in play. A special Family Day celebrates the opening of the new exhibit with games, crafts and interactive storytelling. Sun, March 1. 12-5pm. $6-$12/pp.

Learn all about the family-friendly American Swedish Institute.

Dala Horse at American Swedish Institute

Super Saturday at InnerCity Tennis | Minneapolis
InnerCity Tennis’ Super Saturdays Program is a chance for Twin Cities families to bring kids of all ages to learn tennis fundamentals for from trained staff. The entire 12 court facility is provided for this program at no charge. Sat, Feb 29. Ages 3-10 play from 3:30-5pm. Ages 11-18 play from 5-6:30pm.

Learn more about Inner City Tennis programs for the family.

Read a Story Theater | Wood Lake Nature Center, Richfield
Be entertained by terrific storytellers. A crackling fire will be lit to set the atmosphere. Sun, March 1. 3-4:30pm. $3/pp. Limit 25.

Always free to visit weekends

Find hundreds more things to do in Minneapolis & St Paul with kids!

During this cold weather, find tons of fun indoor games for kids you can play right at home.

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