10 Free Events In March


10 Free Things to Do in March in the Twin Citie

1) Free maple syrup programs

Finding a fun, family maple syrup program that’s as FREE-flowing as the sap from Minnesota maples in March is not easy. We’ve found, however, a couple sweet options in the Twin Cities.

Eastman Nature Center, Maple Grove
Learn about the history of maple syruping and get a taste of it, too. Sunday in March thru 3/24/19, 1-4.

Maple Sugaring   Pond-Dakota Mission Park, Bloomington 
Indoor and outdoor activities for all ages. 3/10/19, drop-in program, 2-4 pm. FREE.

It’s Tapping Time!   Harriet Alexander Nature Center, Roseville
A FREE event, volunteers welcome. 3/23/19 & 3/24/19, 10am-4pm.

2) St Patrick’s Day parades

 St. Paul’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Rice Park, 12pm) & Minneapolis’ 50 Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade(Marquette Ave, 6:30pm).


3)Have you made your way to the brand new Bell Museum yet? Here’s a chance to get a FREE taste of the new planetarium – and explore the night sky with the aid of pros and a telescope on the museum’s outdoor observation deck. The program is recommended for families with kids ages 7 & up. Reservations are required. March 15, 8-9:30pm. 

4) MPLS Winter Skate, treats you to a view of the downtown skyline. The rink offers free skating, a warming house and also has free skates to loan on a first come-first served basis. This is your last chance for outdoor skating this season; the ice melts away on March 10. Open Mon-Fri: 3-9pm, Sat: 9-9 & Sun: 10-6.

5)Spring at Como Zoo & Conservatory

A trip to the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory can instantly lift the spirits in those first few fickle weeks of spring in Minnesota. Here’s what you can catch blooming in the month of March – the cost is only what you choose to donate:

6) Rock the Cradle  Minneapolis Institute of Art

The Current’s annual music & arts festival for the 8-and-under set, arrives on the scene March 24, 11am.

7)Kids Weekend  Cabelas, Rogers

Come for the free activities: a fishpond, crafts, giveaways and a kids workshop. March 2, 12-5pm & March 3, 12-4pm.

8)Free Ink Day  Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis

Free Ink Day is a program hosted three times annually at Highpoint Center for Printmaking. It’s the perfect way for an interested person of any age to dabble in printmaking without committing to a full class. Activities are open to all ages, but most kids 5 & under will need a significant amount of help with the printmaking tools.  3/23/19, 1-4pm.

9)Start the Music: Spirited Strings  Ordway Center

Introduce kids to the three members of the string instrument family: the violin, viola and cello as they spin a version of the classic  story, The Three Bears. Designed for kids ages 3–6 and their families. Join in crafts, games and activities, followed by a 30-minute concert. March 16, concerts at 9:15 & 10:30am. Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance.

10)Searching for spring at Twin Cities nature centers

Get started on the hunt with FREE events at the following Twin Cities nature centers:



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