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., 2014-10-21
E.g., 2014-10-21

The Halloween Capital of the World

October 19th to 31st

It's treats over tricks for Anoka Minesota!  Named the Halloween Capital of the World by congressional proclamation, Anoka hosts a variety of fun Halloween events!  The festivities will kick off with a Medallion Hunt on October 19th, followed by a variety of other events including the Gray Ghost 5k Run on October 25th!  Don't miss out on the festivities of the Spooktacular Carnival and Grand Day Parade! This family-friendly celebration is full of safe and affordable events to help you celebrate Halloween all week long!  

Anoka, MN 55303

Celebrity Lip Sync for Smiles

October 22nd to 22nd

Cheer on your favorite local celebrities as they are transformed into their "musical alter egos" and compete in the premier Twin Cities "Sync-Off" event. Join us Wednesday, Oct 22nd from 6pm to 8pm at the Muse Event Center. Tickets are $20 General Admission; $45 VIP.  You won't want to miss the fun night of music, dance, and theatrics!

107 3rd Ave. N. Muse Event Center
Minneapolis , MN 55403

Southdale Desire's Album Release Party

October 22nd to 22nd

Wednesday, October 22nd at 8:00pm 

Southdale Desire's new self-titled second album release show will be taking place at 7th Street Entry.  Check out the release party where Mary ALlen & the Percolators, Red Daughters, and Southdale Desire will be performing.  Tickets are $5 in advance, $7 at the door.  Must be 18+ to attend. 

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

Trapped In A Room With a Zombie

October 23rd to 25th

In this room escape event, up to 12 participants are locked in a room with a chained zombie. They'll have one hour to find clues and solve riddles that lead to a hidden key and freedom. To add to the challenge, every five minutes the zombie's chain gets a bit longer.

Tickets are made available one month before session dates.  Private parties can be scheduled for anytime there are twelve tickets available for a regularly scheduled session date/time.  Prepare for an hour of insane fun

17585 Highway 7 Big Thrill Factory
Minnetonka, MN 55345

Paul Chirlders & The Black Tie Affair Concert

October 23rd to 23rd

Paul Childers & The Black Tie Affair have been featured on Jimmy Kimmel, the Today Show, Miss USA, and more.  From Jazz to Rock-sell out performances.  Join us for a concert benefiting the ClearCause Foundation.  The event is from 7pm to 11pm at Minnesota Music Cafe.  Tickets are $20.

499 Payne Avenue Minnesota Music Cafe
St. Paul , MN 55130

Sharks After Dark

October 24th to 24th

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

Big Buck World Championship 2014

October 24th to 25th

Each year, the Big Buck World Championship brings the top players and fans together for an unforgettable, 2-night celebration of all things Big Buck. This year's party is at the Pourhouse in Minneapolis. On Oct. 24th the most epic Big Buck party will by thrown, kicking off with drinks, food and entertainment. Be sure to practice up on one of the many Free Play Big Buck HD games around the event floor. On Oct. 25th it is the big time! The world's best Buck Hunters will face off in a double elimination, bracketed shootout (2 Guns) tournament. 

10 South 5th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Macy's: Men's Style Event

October 25th to 25th

Join Macy's as they kick off their Semi-Annual Men's Style Event with fresh looks, refreshments, great music and more. Plus, Macy's customers will save 25% off any menswear purchase of $100 or more while shopping the newest fall trends. 

12411 Wayzata Boulevard Macy's Ridgedale
Minnetonka , MN 55305

Prince '77 And After-Hours: Historic Photographs by Robert Whitman

October 25th to 25th

Join us for a monumental exhibition as New-York-based photographer Robert Whitman puts his 1977 photos of Prince on display in Minneapolis for the very first person. One year before the release of Prince's dubut album For You, Whitman shot the artist's first professional portrait sessions in his Minneapolis studio, on the streets of downtown, and in producer Owen Husney's Linden Hill's home. Free Valet Parking, DJ Girl Named Jane will be performing. Afterparty will be held at Louie's Wine Dive Minneapolis. 

818 West Lake St. Douglas Flanders & Associates
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Nomad Punkin' Carving Party

October 26th to 26th

Head to the Nomad World Pub October 26th for pumpkin carving with friends.  FREE pumpkins.  Doors open at 8pm with no cover charge.  Enjoy this inexpensive way to celebrate fall. 

501 Cedar Avenue Nomad World Pub
Minneapolis, MN 55454


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