Annual Events

Every year, Minneapolis is flush with fairs, festivals, and parades that highlight the artistic and cultural diversity at the heart of this city. No matter the season, each month holds exciting and eye-opening affairs sure to be the highlight of your visit.

JANAURY
> Polar Dash
> Lake Harriet Kite Festival
> Minneapolis Boat Show
> TwinsFest
> U.S. Pond Hockey Championships
> Saint Paul Winter Carnival

FEBRUARY
> Saint Paul Winter Carnival
> International Motorcycle Show
> City of Lakes Loppet
> RV, Vacation and Camping Show
> Home and Garden Show
> Lake Home and Cabin Show
> Skyway Open mini golf tournament

MARCH
> Twin Cities Auto Show
> National Collegiate Hockey Conference Championships
> St. Patrick’s Day Parade
> Macy’s Bachmann’s Flower Show
> Northwest Sportshow

APRIL
> Macy’s Bachmann’s Flower Show
> Minnesota Twins Home Opener/Season begins
> Minnneapolis - St. Paul International Film Festival
> Art in Bloom at Minneapolis Institute of Arts
> Get In Gear Race

MAY
> May Day Parade
> Northeast Minneapolis Art-a-Whirl
> Minneapolis and Mill City Farmer’s Markets open
> Dandelion Day at the Ard Godrey House
> Cinco de Mayo Mexican Fiesta
> Festival of Nations

JUNE
> Northern Spark
> Juneteenth
> Stone Arch Festival of the Arts
> Midsummer at the American Swedish Institute
> Rock the Garden at Walker Art Center
> Twin Cities Pride Festival

JULY
> Red, White & Bloom TC Half Marathon
> Basilica Block Party
> Mill City Live Concerts at Mill City Museum
> Minnesota Orchestra’s Sommerfest
> Dakota Street Festival
> Minneapolis Aquatennial

AUGUST
> Macy’s Glamorama
> Uptown Art Fair
> Loring Park Art Festival
> Powderhorn Art Fair
> Minnesota Fringe Festival
> Minnesota Renaissance Festival
> Minnesota State Fair

SEPTEMBER
> Minnesota Renaissance Festival
> Minnesota State Fair
> Minnesota Golden Gophers Football at TCF Bank Stadium
> Minnesota Vikings football

OCTOBER
> Twin Cities Marathon
> U.S. Open Racquetball Championship
> Zombie Pub Crawl
> Como Zoo’s Zoo Boo
> ValleyScare at Valleyfair in Shakopee
> HalZOOween at Minnesota Zoo

NOVEMBER
> Calhoun Square Annual Coffee Festival
> Macy’s Holiday Display

DECEMBER
> ”A Christmas Carol” at Guthrie Theater
> Macy’s Holiday Display
> Noon Year’s Eve at Como Zoo


 

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