Mar 28, 2024 - Things to Do

Twin Cities weekend guide: Easter egg hunts, Beyoncé dance party, outdoor gear swap

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Whether you're in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Chanhassen, Bloomington, St. Louis Park, Blaine, Burnsville or any other part of the metro, there's an egg hunt for you this weekend.

What's happening: Highlights of this weekend's festivities include the North Loop Candy Grab, which features age-specific hunts and "parent eggs," the 50th & France party in Edina with appearances from the Easter Bunny, and the James J. Hill House hunt, where eggs are scattered throughout the historic St. Paul home-turned-museum.

  • All are on Saturday morning. North Loop and Edina's hunts are free, James J. Hill House's is $8/person.

Plus: Eden Prairie is hosting an adults-only egg hunt all Easter weekend, featuring 200 eggs filled with coupons and prizes that have been hidden at nine local businesses.

More things to do...

🌷 ICYMI: Our spring guide is out now and includes plenty of activities this weekend and beyond — like Galleria's Floral Experience, a flower show in Edina with over 20 installations inspired by sea creatures. Free

🤠 This ain't Texas, but the Pourhouse in Minneapolis will celebrate Beyoncé's new country album coming out tomorrow with a Bey-themed dance party and drag entertainment. The new album will also be played in its entirety starting at 11pm. $15

🎉 Anime Detour, Minnesota's biggest and longest-running anime convention, returns to Minneapolis Friday through Sunday for a weekend of gaming, panels, cosplay competitions and more. Tickets start at $75

🕊️ Extend a joyous welcome to beloved birds at Welcome Back the Herons, a birdwatching party celebrating the return of great blue herons to their rookery on the Mississippi River in Northeast Minneapolis on Saturday morning.

  • Park rangers will be on-site giving educational talks and assisting with spotting scopes, but BYOB (bringing your own binoculars) is encouraged. Free, registration required

🥾 Declutter your gently used equipment at the Unruly Outdoor Gear Exchange on Saturday afternoon in Minneapolis. Any outdoor recreational gear is welcome, but newcomers are encouraged to check out the event even if they don't have anything to bring. Free

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