Looking for events in the Twin Cities this February 2023? You’ll find them all here. February is the shortest month, but feels like the longest. It’s also going to be cold so if you haven’t gotten your furnace checked, now is a great time to make that call.

February is also when we all start thinking about home projects, remodeling and landscaping. The Pratt Homes Team is flying to Las Vegas for the International Builders’ Show and will be updating from the show so stay tuned to the blog or on Facebook and Instagram.

Events in the Twin Cities this February 2023

Doggie Depot
When: February 4, 2023
Where: Union Depot
214 4th Street E
St. Paul, MN

Union Depot is going to the dogs!

Activities, vendors, and shopping galore! If your pooch only puts one thing on their social agendog this winter, make it Doggie Depot 2023.
On Saturday, February 4, from 10 AM to 3 PM, Union Depot will be transformed into Doggie Depot, the bark of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival.
There will be pet-friendly vendors for shopping, rescues for adopting, the crowning of the St. Paul Winter Carnival’s Canine King Boreas and Canine Queen of Snows at 11:00 a.m. and tons more fun!
Doggie Depot 2023 is FREE and open to the public, and there’s plenty of on-site parking. No tickets are required, so leash up your pup and join us for this furbulous event inside the Waiting Room at Union Depot!

The Great Northern

When: January 25 – February 5, 2023
Where: Minneapolis & St. Paul
Various Locations

Embrace winter at its wintry finest! At The Great Northern, a 10-day winter celebration across Minneapolis and Saint Paul, visitors and locals alike will find amazing winter sports to spectate like pond hockey, skijoring, and fat-tire bike racing along with ice and snow sculpture competitions. Not to mention food-focused events featuring our thriving culinary community, outdoor concerts, and more.

This annual celebration brings together legacy festivals, including the City of Lakes Loppet Ski Festival, where cross-country skiing competitions excite and ice luminaries delight, the Saint Paul Winter Carnival, where kings and snow queens add to the magic of the season, and the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships (opens in new window), where locals and players around the world show off their skills on Lake Nokomis.

These legacy events along with original, uniquely North programming are largely free to attend. So bundle up, get outside, and leave the hibernating to the bears!

St Paul Winter Carnival

When: January 26 – February 5, 2023
Where: Various locations in St Paul, MN

Join us for the 137th Saint Paul Winter Carnival, the “Coolest Celebration on Earth” since 1886.

The Winter Carnival continues to bring family-friendly events and community pride to Saint Paul and the Twin Most activities Cities metro area.

Dozens of free events, both traditional favorites and new attractions, will entertain those of all ages. Most events take place in downtown Saint Paul, in and around Rice Park and Landmark Center, as well as at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

The Saint Paul Festival & Heritage Foundation manages and produces the Saint Paul Winter Carnival.

Night Trains

When: Saturdays through February 25, 2023
Where: Twin City Model Railroad Museum
668 Transfer Road, Suite 8
Saint Paul, MN
The museum’s collection of model trains of all scales and toy trains of yesteryear come alive throughout the MuseumNight Trains Season magic begins as the lights are turned down and the buildings and street lights glow warmly, setting the scene for specially lighted models of operating vintage passenger trains. The make believe town of Matlin is buried in a blizzard, and throughout the Museum the layouts are adorned with miniature Christmas lights and decorations.

Ice Castles

When: January 6 – March 6, 2023
Where: Long Lake Regional Park
1500 Old Highway 8
New Brighton, MN

Back again January 2023! Tickets go on sale November 28th.
Don’t miss your moment. Your moment of imagination, exploration, and magic awaits at Ice Castles. Escape into a world of ice caves, frozen waterfalls, and glaciers formed into archways, caverns and tunnels.
Time is limited, but memories last forever. Make them magical. Freeze Time.

Dates and hours are weather dependent. Closed on Tuesdays.

Minnesota Ice Maze

When: January 6 – February 19, 2023
Where: Viking Lakes
2685 Viking Circle
Eagan, MN

The Minnesota Ice Maze is coming to Eagan’s very own Viking Lakes! Taking place during the amazing annual event, Winter SKOLstice, this year’s maze will be comprised of 1 million pounds of ice and half a mile of passages. Enjoy the true Minnesota Ice Maze experience with ice thrones, weekend theme nights, scavenger hunts, fire pits, hot chocolate, s’mores, an ice bar, and much more.

Other Winter SKOLstice installations will include pond hockey, curling, a Warming Haus with food, beverages and more.


When: January 13 – February 12, 2023
Where: Stages Theatre Company
111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN

An expansive portrayal of the endless potential in us all!

A dance-inspired, original musical about the magical, immeasurable possibilities that make up who we are and what we can do. From the award-winning author of What Do You Do with An Idea? comes the story of everything that makes us unique.

In collaboration with Escalate Theatre & Dance Studio