Maple Syruping @ Cleary Lake Regional Park
Friday 2–4 p.m. and Saturday 1–3 p.m.
Take the kids out into nature to show them how real maple syrup is made. Tap a tree, collect the sap, and then watch as it’s boiled down into America’s favorite pancake topping. It’s $5 per person and you can register online.
Family Day @ The Ordway
Saturday 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
It’s a kid-focused intro to live music. There will be kids music in the Concert Hall, storytelling in the Drake Room, and an instrument “petting zoo” in the lobby, along with dance lessons, face painting, and plenty of artsy-craftsy fun. It’s free.
Target Free Third Sunday @ Minnesota Children’s Museum
Sunday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Send the children adventuring into the museum’s giant anthill, let them tinker in the Creativity Jam workshop, and watch them splash themselves silly in the bubble station, which serves as a surprisingly effective impromptu bath. Bring an extra shirt. Free.
Day of Irish Dance @ Landmark Center
Sunday 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
More than 500 Irish dancers will kick off St. Patrick’s Day week by performing on two stages throughout the day. Also on tap: Live music, traditional food, and a Celtic marketplace. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and children ages 5-12, and free for children 4 years and younger.