What to do in Minnesota: 5 things to do this weekend (Feb. 24-26)

After a significant winter storm this week, everyone deserves a great weekend activity! Find themed bars, dog racing, and bobsleds in this weekend's event roundup.

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Horse Skijoring and Dog Races:

Head to Canterbury Park for Skijoring, a winter sport that involves a horse and a rider in a stock saddle. They run pulling a skier through a demanding course complete with gates and jumps as they compete against the clock and another team to qualify for the finals. More than 100 teams, with competitors from around the country, have registered for this event.

Corgi and wiener dog racing will also take place at this winter event.

Winter Beer Dabbler:

Beer Dabbler began hosting beer festivals in Minnesota in 2008 and has been connecting consumers with craft beer brands ever since. Come and sample great beer from breweries all over the United States, an amazing selection of cider and wine from renowned producers, and the tastiest seltzers on the market. You can also enjoy music, food trucks and more.

Colors of Kindness Creations:

Create colorful crafts and learn about kindness at this family-friendly event at the Mall.


  • Peace Plaza, Rochester
  • February 24 and February 25
  • Free admission

Downtown Rochester transforms into an icy oasis with themed bars — each with its own signature drink. See full-scale ice sculptures illuminated with vibrant hues light up the winter-drab night and dance with nightly live DJ entertainment. 

Bottles and Bobsleds:

Take a sleigh ride through the pines at a local winery this Saturday.

Tickets include a ride plus one glass of wine for riders over the age of 21. In order to ensure you get a ride, pre-purchasing a reservation is strongly recommended.

STEM Family Day:

  • Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
  • February 25 from 11 a.m. to 3p.m.
  • Free, admission required for access to the museum floor

Guest organizations and museum staff will present a variety of STEM-related programs, highlighting the ways STEM affected the Minneapolis riverfront and still affects us today.