Fall Events

Welcome to fall in Minneapolis. Take a look at the annual events for September and October. For a full listing of events, please see the Event Calendar.

James J. Hill Days
James J. Hill House
Sept. 11-13

Wayzata celebrates community tradition with the 41st Annual James J. Hill Days. Family-friendly activities all weekend long including a carnival, street market, fireworks, beer gardens, live music, water-ski show, dachshund races, kids zone, food trucks, coaster cart races, classic car show, parade and more.


Sept. 10

Dedicated to the latest must-haves in fashion, this event will highlight the fall fashion trends that you won't want to miss. Plucked from the pages of our September style issue, models will walk the runway in styles from the hottest Twin Cities boutiques and retail destinations. Allison Kaplan will host the festivities.


Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association Fall Fine Arts Show
Solar Arts Building
Sept. 18 through Sept. 27

Presented by the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA), the Fall Fine Arts Show is an annual exhibition of more than 150 of our memebers' artwork. It's a great opportunity to view a vast collection of quality and diverse artwork, including painting, photography, sculpture, mixed-media art, and much more.


Brave New Workshop: Throwback "Junk from our Trunk"
Brave New Workshop
Now though Oct. 31

In our latest best-of show, "Throwback BNW: Junk from our Trunk," the cast takes a look in the BNW archives for the best sketches from the last decade. The show will feature recent favorites as well as older gems for a night full crowd-pleasing sketches and songs


Swedes Rock!
American Swedish Institute
Now through October 25

Swedes Rock! and you can too! Families can explore the world of modern music this summer in the ASI Family Gallery (third floor of Turnblad Mansion). Grab a prop, jump on the stage and rock out to your favorite music from yesterday and today made famous by Sweden’s hottest rock stars. When you are ready for a break, hit the Swede’s Rock! Cafe for a summer fika. Explore language of music behind the scenes, learn a musical alphabet, and set a tempo for a great summer! Included with museum admission. 


Art at the Center: Recent Acquisitions
Walker Art Center

The Walker Art Center’s celebration of 75 years of collecting continues in the Burnet Gallery with a selection of recent acquisitions. Global, cross-disciplinary, and diverse, the exhibition reflects the Walker’s continued efforts to collect the most adventuresome works being made today. Curators: Olga Viso and Joan Rothfuss, with Andrew Blauvelt, Jill Vuchetich, and Mia Lopez


US Open Racquetball Championships
Target Center
Play begins Wednesday, Oc

Witness racquetball’s premiere “Grand Slam”- the US OPEN Racquetball Championships. See all of the top players in the world from the IRT, WPRO and CPRT compete for the largest prize money purse in the sport.


The Jungle Book
Childrens Theatre Company
September 29- December 6

In Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale, Mowgli is adopted by Baloo, Bagheera, and all the beasts who call the mysterious wilderness home. This fast-paced retelling will keep you perched on the edge of your seat. 
Recommended for grades K+


Twin Cities Marathon
Twin Cities

Tagged as the “Most Beautiful Urban Marathon in America,” the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon has a proud 32 year tradition of being one of the premier marathons in the entire nation.


Zombie Pub Crawl
Minneapolis Bars

You haven’t lived until you’ve pretended to be undead. When the sun goes down, the streets become swarmed with all sorts of zombies screaming “BRAAAAIIINNNNSSSSSSS  BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRR!” The Zombie Pub Crawl is one of the coolest events all year in Minneapolis, as you wander from bar to bar in some extremely creative zombie costumes.


We Are Hmong
Minnesota Historical Center
Now through Nov. 29

For 40 years, the Hmong have made a profound impact on their adopted home of Minnesota. This is their story, told in their voices. Dont' miss it.


Flashdance- The Musical 
Mystic Lake 
October 29-31

Based on the smash hit movie, _Flashdance – The Musical_ is now live on stage and making a stop in the Mystic Showroom Thursday, October 29, through Saturday, October 31, at 8 p.m. nightly. 


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