Events Calendar

Live music, Food Truck Fairs, golf tournaments, riverfront fireworks and family-fun parades are just a few of the events happening this summer. Get outside, explore the city culture, and enjoy the many events in Minneapolis this summer season. With this events calendar, sort by event type and dates to find out what’s happening each day. The events listed on this page are one time events. If you are looking for more ideas check out our seasonal events calendar where you can find exhibits and shows that are around for months at a time.

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E.g., 2014-12-22
E.g., 2014-12-22

Macy's Santaland

November 22nd to 24th

Take in the magical, animated display of "A Day in the Life," telling the story of Santa's elves as they prepare for Christmas. Visit Santa and get memorable photos to last a lifetime. Don't forget to stop at Mrs. Claus' bakery and Santa's toy shop for treats and holiday shopping. Opening date November 22. See schedule for more details.

700 On The Mall Macy's Downtown Minneapolis-8th Floor Auditorium
Minneapolis, MN 55402

The Danger Committee Presents: A Stocking Full of Awesome IV

November 28th to 3rd

The Danger Committee's hilarious holiday tradition, A Stocking Full of Awesome, continues with this year's installment, HUP!  The Herald Angels Sing.  A Stocking Full of Awesome is a two act show with intermission. Run time is 90 minutes, followed by Q&A with the performers.  Appropriate for the whole family.  

824 Hennepin Ave Brave New Workshop
Minneapolis, MN 55403

British Arrows Awards at Walker Art Center

December 6th to 6th

This holiday season, the Walker Art Center will carry on the 25-year tradition of hosting the witty and awe-inspiring British Arrow Awards.  These awards showcase an elcectic mix of riveting mini-dramas , outrageous wit, and creative inspiration.  Tickets go on sale October 1st and October 15th for the public! 

1750 Hennepin Avenue Walker Art Center
Minneapolis , MN 55403

Motown The Musical

December 16th to 28th

It began as one man's story, became everyone's music, and is now Broadway's musical. Motown the Musical is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. 

910 Hennepin Ave Orpheum Theatre
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Cirque Du Soleil

December 25th to 28th

Minneapolis Cirque Du Soleil is pleased to announce that its newest arena show, Varaekai, will be p;erforming over the holiday season.  Performances will be held at Target Center from December 25th through the 28th 2014.  Varekai is the perfect holiday treat for the entire family! 

600 First Avenue North Target Center
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Ice Castles

December 26th to 10th

The Ice Castles will be in Eden Prarie this December! Crews will form 5,000 icicles a day and then hand craft them, while lighting up the creation with colorful LED lights.  Tickets will go on sale Mid-November.  The Ice Castles will be open from December 26th through March 2015.  Check out this amazing creation with the whole family!

8208 Eden Prairie Road Eden Prairie Miller Park
Eden Prairie , MN 55347

Run Westy Run

December 26th to 26th

Founded in the mid-1980s by Kraig Johnson and his brothers from St. Louis Park, Run Westy Run has recorded two albums for famed punk label SST and another for Twin/Tone with R.E.M.'s Peter Buck and Husker Du's Grant Hart as producers. 

701 N 1st Avenue First Avenue & 7th Entry
Minneapolis, MN 55403

MJG Presents: Throwdown 2 Motown NYE

December 31st to 31st

New Year's Eve at Nomad World Pub Minneapolis to boogie down to the classics. Music by Useful Jenkins, Circle of Heart, DJ Elsewhere, and Hosted by Heatbox, Alex Steele and Reed Grimm. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Doors open at 8pm. Must be 21+. Dress to impress. 

501 Cedar Avenue Nomad World Pub
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Sharks After Dark

January 2nd to 2nd

Discover over 10,000 sea creatures at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium... after dark! Snack on the nacho bar and enjoy our Live DJ at the Aquarium. Then, get your game on with unlimited non-ticketing games at Sky Deck on the 4th floor. Fun activities will be available throughout the night with tons of exciting prizes!

Ticket includes:
- Aquarium Admission ($21 value)
- 2 Hours Unlimited Sky Deck Game Card ($20 value) 
- Valid only for non-ticketing games
- Live DJ at Aquarium
Complimentary Nacho Bar
- Drink Specials at Sky Deck
- Scavenger Hunt and other fun activities
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