150+ Fun Things to Do in Minneapolis & St Paul MN

Looking for some awesome things to do in Minneapolis or St Paul this weekend? Look no further because we’ve got you covered! Whether you live in the Twin Cities or are just visiting for a few days, we guarantee that there are some hidden gems on this list of attractions that will make your time in Minneapolis and St Paul great! Enjoy!

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See the Spoon & Cherry at the Sculpture Garden Outdoor – Free – Website >> Reviews >>
Watch the US Pond Hockey Championships Outdoor – Free – Website >> Reviews >>
Watch the Fireworks from Stone Arch Bridge Outdoor – Free – Website >> Reviews >>
Watch a Movie Under the Stars at Loring Park Outdoor – Free – Website >> Reviews >>
Visit the Minneapolis Institute of Art Indoor – Free – Website >> Reviews >>
Walk around the Lyndale Park Rose Garden Outdoor – Free – Website >> Reviews >>
Walk Around Minnehaha Falls Outdoor – Free – Website >> Reviews >>
Lay on the Beach at Lake Calhoun/Harriet Outdoor – Free – Website >> Reviews >>
Explore the Minneapolis Skyway System Indoor – Free – Website >> Reviews >>
Bike around the Lakes Outdoor – Free – Website >> Bike Trails >>
Attend the Twin Cities LGBT Pride Parade Outdoor – Free – Website >> Reviews >>
Sample Local Food at the Mpls Farmers Market Outdoor – Free – Website >> Reviews >>
Visit the Ice Shanty Projects on a Frozen Lake Outdoor – Free – Website >>
Take the Family to Macy’s Santaland Indoor – Free – Website >>
Explore Grand Avenue in St Paul Outdoor – Free – Website >> Reviews >>
Walk through the Como Conservatory Indoor – Free – Website >> Reviews >>
Celebrate Cinco De Mayo in St Paul Outdoor – Free – Website >>
Wander Around the Mall of America Indoor – Free – Website >> Reviews >>
Go to the May Day Parade at Powderhorn Park Outdoor – Free – Website >>
Watch the Minnesota Vikings at Training Camp Outdoor – Free – Website >>
Go Ice Skating Outdoors at Popular Local Rinks Outdoor – Free – More Info >>
Experience the World at the Midtown Global Market Indoor – Free – Website >> Reviews >>
Take a Ride on the Harriet Streetcar Line Outdoor – Free – Website >> Reviews >>
Drink a Classic Gin Martini at Marvel Bar Indoor – Paid – Website >> Reviews >>
Take a Bike Ride on the Many Miles of Mpls Trails Outdoor – Free – Website >>
Find Your Dream Boat at the Minneapolis Boat Show Outdoor – Free – Website >>
Watch a Free Music Concert at Minneapolis Parks Outdoor – Free – Website >>
Volunteer at a Local Twin Cities Organization Indoor/Outdoor – Free – Website >>
Appreciate Fiber Art at the Textile Center Exhibits Indoor – Free – Website >> Reviews >>
Take a Tour of the Minnesota State Capitol Indoor – Free – Website >> Reviews >>
Experience Winter Sports at the City of Lake Loppet Ski Festival Outdoor – Free – Website >> Reviews >>
Join the Northeast Arts Scene at the Art a-Whirl Festival Outdoor – Free – Website >> Reviews >>
Gaze in awe at a Frozen Minnehaha Falls in the winter Outdoor – Free – Website >> Reviews >>
See a Free Concert at The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Indoor – Free – Website >> Reviews >>
Take a Drive along the scenic West & East River Parkways Outdoor – Free – Website >> Reviews >>
Take a Snowshoeing or Cross Country Skiing Day Trip Outdoor – Free – Website >>
Run in or just watch the Twin Cities Marathon Outdoor – Free – Website >> Reviews >>
Go to an Open Mic Night at Acme Comedy Club Indoor – Free – Website >> Reviews >>
Take a Tour of the Cathedral of St Paul Indoor – Free – Website >> Reviews >>
Visit the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden & Bird Sanctuary Outdoor – Free – Website >> Reviews >>
Walk Around Lake Harriet & Leave the Tree Elf a Question Outdoor – Free – Website >>
<Fly at kite at the annual Winter Kite Festival on Lake Harriet Outdoor – Free – Website >>
Head to the Irish Fair on Harriet Island for all things Irish Outdoor – Free – Website >>
Groove to some Jazz at the Summer Jazz Festival Outdoor – Free – Website >> Reviews >>
Take the Kids to Wild Rumpus Book Store Indoor – Free – Website >> Reviews >>
Celebrate Culture at the Twin Cities Polish Festival Outdoor – Free – Website >>
Attend the St Paul Winter Carnival Outdoor – Free – Website >> Reviews >>
Watch the Twin Cities River Rats perform a Water Ski Show Outdoor – Free – Website >> Reviews >>
Enjoy the Annual Pizza Luce Block Party Downtown Outdoor – Free – Website >> Reviews >>
Take a drive down St Paul’s Summit Avenue Outdoor – Free – Reviews >>
Listen to Music at Grand Old Day Festival Outdoor – Free – Website >> Reviews >>
Watch Sleds take to the Slopes at the Art Sled Rally Outdoor – Free – Website >>
Visit the Dragon Festival to discover Asian Culture Outdoor – Free – Website >>
See the St Patricks Day Parade in St Paul Outdoor – Free – Website >>
Go Sledding at One of Many Hills to Choose From Outdoor – Free – Website >>
Grab a Rod and Go Fishing at any of the Surrounding Lakes Outdoor – Free – DNR Website >>
Get some Friends and Go Ice Fishing on a Frozen Lake Outdoor – Free – DNR Website >>
Experience Greek Culture at the Minneapolis Greek Festival Outdoor – Free – Website >>
Stroll around and Admire Art at the Uptown Art Fair Outdoor – Free – Website >> Reviews >>
Do a Brewery Tour at Summit Brewing Indoor – Free – Website >> Reviews >>
Read and Browse Books at the Minneapolis Central Library Indoor – Free – Website >> Reviews >>
Explore the 50th & France Shopping District Outdoor – Free – Website >> Reviews >>
Celebrate Minneapolis at the Aquatennial Days Outdoor – Free – Website >>
Bring the whole family to the Northstar Bicycle Festival Outdoor – Free – Website >> Reviews >>
Watch an Art Car Parade Go By Outdoor – Free – Website >>
Visit a local Nature Center and take a Hike Outdoor – Free – Website >>
See some free live music and entertainment at the 331 Club Indoor – Free – Website >> Reviews >>
Take a picture sitting in the Large Green Chair in St Paul Outdoor – Free – Reviews >>
Tour the inside of the Landmark Center in St Paul Indoor – Free – Website >> Reviews >>

Twin Cities fun things to do

There’s plenty of things to do in Minneapolis & St Paul but we might have missed something! We based our selections on reviews and our personal favorites but if you think that there’s places to see that aren’t mentioned, make sure to tell us! Please contact us with any suggestions. Don’t forget to check out what else is going on in Minnesota!