Festivals | Fairs
The word "boring" just isn't in our vocabulary.
Minneapolis is a city that likes to celebrate, and we're one of the best in the nation at doing it. We have the largest 12-day state fair in the nation - The Minnesota State Fair - where over 450 different types of food can be found; deep fried, on a stick or even in a bucket. There are larger state fairs (Texas for example)…but it's a month long, and they count attendance differently. Iowa is a 10-day fair. Indiana is also a 10-day fair. You can step back in time to the days of fair damsels and court jesters with the Renaissance Festival, a seven week ode to the olden times where you can eat oversized turkey drumsticks and cheer on your favorite jouster. In the winter, we light up the streets with the nationally - acclaimed Holidazzle Parade - a three week celebration of the serene beauty of the holiday season.
Whatever the season, whatever the day, you're bound to find a celebration breaking out in the streets of Minneapolis.
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Saint Paul, Minnesota has been a fixture on the calendar of the fastest sports on skates for the past five seasons, but in 2016 it will host the thrilling season finale for the first time. The Minnesota course usually takes the form of a track of around 500m in…Read More
The Minneapolis Healthy Life Expo is the largest show of its kind in the entire Midwest! Produced each October and February, it's the place to find the latest health & fitness products, services, and information. Meet up to 200 experts and experience tons of…Read More
The Minneapolis Home Improvement and Design Expo is the SMART place to start your next home improvement project. Meet up to 200 home improvement experts showcasing everything from, landscaping, remodeling, interior designing, and more - all to help you turn…Read More
Ice castles is the must-see winter wonderland where fairy tales are brought to life with twinkling lights, magnificent archways and towers, ice-carved tunnels, fountains and slides ready to be explored. By day this frozen castle glimmers with glacial blues and…Read More
Offering everything from heirloom vegetables and organic fruits to flowering plants, pastured meats, dairy, and eggs. Check out Mill City Farmers Market's wide selection of specialty foods including farmstead cheeses, preserves, breads, and more. Weekly kitchen…Read More
The Annual Minneapolis Home + Garden Show, only place for you to experience what's new in home, gardening, remodeling, home decor, and more! You'll have the opportunity to meet over 1,000 experts and experience thousands of products and services.
Journey back in time to a 16th-century village with the Renaissance Festival. This Minnesota tradition features entertainment, artisans, food, history and more!
Always 12 days of fun ending Labor Day, the Great Minnesota Get-Together welcomes 1.9 million guests annually to a world-class showcase of livestock, agriculture, horse, art, talent and creative activities competitions; 500 food items; 900 free entertainment…Read More
Twin Cities In Motion is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization promoting healthy lifestyles through running events and community outreach since 1982. Our goal is simple--to inspire millions of miles and create billions of smiles among runners, friends, families…Read More
The Twin Cities Pride Celebration includes a festival, parade along Hennepin Avenue, boat cruise, picnic, block party and much more with 400,000 plus attendees.