Events For Winter

Did you know we’re one of the Top 10 Best Winter Vacations in the nation? With events like the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships, City of Lakes Loppet, great shows at the Minneapolis Convention Center and numerous outdoor activities, it’s no secret as to why we’ve ascended into “Winter Wonderland” status. Check out these cool (pun absolutely intended) events going on during the winter in Minneapolis.

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JANUARY EVENTS  |  FEBRUARY EVENTS  |  MARCH EVENTS

JANUARY


US Pond Hockey Championships Minneapolis

US Pond Hockey Championships
Lake Nokomis
The 2014 outdoor hockey tournament returns to Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis. Hundreds of teams formed from NHL legends, high school greats, and neighborhood stars compete for the Golden Shovel.

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TwinsFest
Mall of America Field
More than 60 current, former and future Twins players are expected to appear throughout the course of the weekend. For the first time ever, TwinsFest will be at Target Field, featuring many new and returning attractions.

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Minneapolis Boat Show 2013

Progressive Boat Show 
Minneapolis Convention Center
Find your dream boat and everything that goes with it. With the upper Midwest's best selection of new boats and hundreds of booths showcasing the very latest in engines, electronics, fishing gear and accessories, there's no better place to get a head start on a summer full of fun!

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City of Lakes Loppet Minneapolis 2013

City of Lakes Loppet
Twin Cities
The City of Lakes Loppet is a cross-country ski festival featuring the beautiful trails and lakes of the Twin Cities. Join us on the first weekend in February for this celebration of winter in Minnesota!

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NEED A PLACE TO STAY FOR ALL THESE EVENTS?
The Hotel Minneapolis offers contemporary convenience, exceptional service, award winning cuisine and richly appointed accommodations.

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Monthly Winter Farmers Market

Mill City Museum

Starting November 8th, the Mill City Farmers Market head indoors with over 40 fabulous vendors. One Saturday a month, from 10am to 1pm, visitors can choose from an abundance of fresh produce, locally milled grains and flours, preserves, artisan cheeses, pastured meates, beautifully crafted ceramics, kitchen utensils, jewelry, and much more. 

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FEBRUARY


Valentine's Day Run

Valentine’s Day TC 5K Run/Walk
Lake Harriet
Join in for a Valentine- inspired 5K fun run around Lake Harriet in Minneapolis! Run with your sweetie or search for your soulmate. Running with us is guaranteed to get your heart racing, in more ways than one!

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Tristan and Yseult
Guthrie Theater
February 13-March 23
This season marks the triumphant return of the acclaimed Kneehigh Theatre – best-known for their wildly popular and evocative adaptation of Brief Encounter – to present the celebrated show that catapulted them onto the national stage. King Mark of Cornwall is at war; he rules with his head not his heart. But he hasn’t counted on falling head over heels for his enemy’s sister Yseult or the arrival of the enigmatic Tristan.

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The Doyle and Debbie Show
New Century Theatre
February 21-March 30
The Doyle & Debbie Show is the spot-on, critically acclaimed country music parody that simultaneously lampoons and pays homage to the genre’s tradition of iconic duos. 

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Freud’s Last Session
Guthrie Theater
February 25-March 16
Freud’s Last Session depicts Sigmund Freud in the weeks before his death consulting with the young C.S. Lewis on the existence of God, love and the meaning of life.

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NEED A PLACE TO STAY FOR ALL THESE EVENTS?
The Holiday Inn Express Downtown offers easy access to everything downtown, making everything you want within a short walking distance.

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MARCH


Othello
Guthrie Theater
March 8-April 20
Shakespeare’s great tragedy of sweeping passions and murderous jealousy is a thrilling meditation about the power of love and the destructiveness of doubt and suspicion, triggered by one of literature’s most manipulative villains: Iago.

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Minnesota Wild vs St Louis Blues
Xcel Energy Center
March 3
See the Minnesota Wild take the ice vs the St Louis Blues.

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Irish

100% Irish For A Day TC 5K and 10 Mile Run
Lake Harriet
March 8
Not Irish? No problem! We’re calling lads and lassies for a wee bit o' fun at Lake Harriet for a fun run-5K or timed-10 mile race complete with a technical race shirt and pint glass with registration and a free beer at the finish line beer garden.

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Miley Cyrus
Xcel Energy Center
March 10
"Bangerz" has been getting rave reviews including Entertainment Weekly calling it “…utterly fresh, a pop blitz from a hip-hop blueprint, and proof that Miley won't settle for just shocking us.” US Weekly declared it “the year's most titillating pop explosion” awarding the album “4 stars (out of 4).”

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Peter and the Starcatcher
Orpheum Theatre
March 11-16
Peter and the Starcatcher, the most magical evening of madcap fun is now on tour! Hailed by The New York Times as "the most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades," this musical play takes a hilarious romp through the Neverland you never knew. 

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Imagine Dragons
Xcel Energy Center
March 12
One of music's breakout artists of 2013, Imagine Dragons have become touring sensations as they played sold-out shows throughout their latest Night Visions Tour. 

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Home Free Mill City Nights

Home Free Concert
Mill City Nights
March 21
Watch Minnesota's Home Free from NBC's The Sing Off perform at Mill City Nights. Doors open at 7pm. Ages 15+. $35 ($49.50 DOS).

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NCHC Frozen Faceoff
Target Center
March 21-22
Watch eight titans of college hockey square off for NCHC championship glory at the Target Center for the NCHC Frozen Faceoff.

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Minnesota Wild vs Detroit Red Wings
Xcel Energy Center
March 22
See the Minnesota Wild take the ice vs the Detroit Red Wings.

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Northwest Sports Show Minneapolis

Northwest Sportshow
Minneapolis Convention Center
March 26-30
Whether you’re an avid outdoorsman or are just looking for a way to escape winter for the day, the Progressive® Insurance Northwest Sportshow is YOUR show! This annual 4-day event turns the Minneapolis Convention Center into a one-stop marketplace for outdoor fun— the best place to see and buy everything you need for your outdoor adventures! 

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