It’s February in the Twin Cities and that means it’s time to get out and embrace the cold. If you’re looking for family friendly events in the Twin Cities this February, then look no further than exciting and invigorating events taking place all month long. The Winter Carnival is wrapping up and Crashed Ice is just getting started so if being outdoors is your thing, there’s plenty to do.

Events in the Twin Cities this February

Events in the Twin Cities this February

St. Paul Winter Carnival
When: January 26th – February 5th, 2017
Where: Various Locations in the Twin Cities

Join fellow winter lovers for the 131st Saint Paul Winter Carnival, the “Coolest Celebration on Earth™” since 1886! It continues to bring family-friendly events and community pride to Saint Paul and the Twin Cities metro area. The Saint Paul Heritage and Festival Foundation manages and produces the Saint Paul Winter Carnival.

Frozen Film Festival
When: Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
Where: Landmark Center
75 W. 5th Street
St. Paul, MN

The festival will celebrate Independent Film, while enhancing the global recognition of St. Paul, MN as an artistic center for the Midwest, and a future filmmaking destination and hub for the indie and mainstream world. The mission is to utilize the festival as a catalyst for continued economic growth and stability in the downtown Saint Paul areas.

Red Bull Crashed Ice
When: February 3rd and 4th, 2017
Where: St. Paul Cathedral

For the past five winters, Saint Paul has hosted the ice cross downhill competition, with huge crowds of more than 100,000 people converging under the gaze of the imposing Cathedral of Saint Paul to witness the high-speed action that features skaters competing in four-man heats in a race to the bottom of a long ice track filled with obstacles. The sport appeals to what Americans like most in sports – a physically challenging, rough, tough sport coupled with high-speed action and agility.

Doggie Depot
When: Saturday, February 4th, 2017
Where: Union Depot
214 4th Street East
St. Paul, MN

On Saturday, February 4th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Union depot will go to the dogs and be the bark of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival. Join Union DepotSidewalk DogmyTalk 107.1, KS95 and sponsor Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota for the doggie event of the year at Union Depot. Representatives from Sidewalk Dog will be on hand to share tips with guests about the Twin Cities’ most pet-friendly restaurants, retailers and more. The event is free and open to the public and guests are encouraged to bring their dogs to Union Depot for this special event.

Healthy Life Expo
When: February 4th – 5th, 2017
Where: Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Mpls, MN

The LARGEST health, wellness, and fitness show in the upper Midwest. Whether you’re an experienced fitness enthusiast or just beginning your health and wellness journey, the Healthy Life Expo is your one place to find the products, services, and information that you’re looking for.

See up to 200 local and national exhibitors showcasing everything to help you look, feel, and be your very best including: doctors, clinics, nutritionists, healthy cooking chefs, in-home fitness products, authors, women’s & men’s health, yoga, martial arts, and more!

A Beautiful Planet
When: Now through March 2nd, 2017
Where: Omnitheater of St. Paul
120 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN

A Beautiful Planet is a breathtaking portrait of Earth from space, providing a unique perspective and increased understanding of our planet and galaxy as never seen before. Made in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the film features stunning footage of our magnificent blue planet — and the effects humanity has had on it over time — captured by the astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

Winter Beer Dabbler
When: Saturday, February 4th, 2017
Where: Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1265 N. Snelling Ave.
St. Paul, MN

For eight years, hardy Midwesterners have left behind the warmth of their homes to join us for the Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival, the biggest outdoor beer festival in Minnesota. With unlimited samples of the nation’s best craft beer, great live music, and fun activities, the Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival is a true celebration of winter in Minnesota.

The Highwaymen
When: February 4th – 26th, 2017
Where: History Theater
30 East 10th Street
St. Paul, MN

In 1956 the construction of Interstate 94 destroyed the thriving, tight-knit Rondo neighborhood where homes, stores and businesses once stood. The new freeway tore through the heart of St. Paul’s largest African-American community. This powerful new drama explores the dynamics surrounding the decision-making process that shattered the lives of thousands of middle-class residents and changed the face of St. Paul forever.

Home Improvement & Design Expo
When: February 18th, 2017
Where: Canterbury Park
1100 S. Canterbury Rd
Shakopee, MN

Attention all home improvement enthusiast! Don’t miss your opportunity to explore up to 150 exhibitors featuring the latest products, services and information to help turn your dream home into a reality. Start your next projects off to the right start. Talk with the experts and get free tips and renovation ideas! Meet builders, remodelers, landscapers, designers, painters, architects, interior designers and more. Everything from bathroom and kitchen renovations to lawn and landscape. Even get help with your home décor! It’s everything from inside/out to basement/roof! Main Stage filled with on-going speaker presentations, demonstrations and entertainment all day long.

Fire & Ice
When: Now through February 19th, 2017
Where: AZ Gallery
308 Prince Street
St. Paul, MN

The St Paul Art Collective, in conjunction with the St Paul Winter Carnival, is excited to announce Fire & Ice, the first annual Winter Carnival Art Show.  The show will be held at AZ Gallery, 308 Prince St in the Northern Warehouse and is meant to celebrate art and St Paul artists during the nation’s oldest and largest celebration of winter.  We are hoping this will become a new tradition for the Winter Carnival.