Top 5 Things We're Looking Forward To This Spring In Minneapolis

Spring is an exciting time in Minneapolis. The snow is melting and the layers of clothes start coming off, which means everyone is ready to start exploring the city from the outdoors. Check out all the things happening this time of year that we can't wait for!

1. Minneapolis St. Paul Film Festival

The 2019 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF) brings bold, exciting and inspiring works by emerging and veteran filmmakers to the Twin Cities. The carefully curated selection of 250+ new films represents some 100 cultures and countries.

When: April 4-20

2. Celebration 2019 at Paisley Park

Honor Minneapolis’ most famous and favorite icon, Prince. Celebration 2019 takes place at the late musician’s historic home, Paisley Park and will include numerous activities dedicated to the talent and influence Prince had over all our lives. Musical guest performances, panel discussions and special presentations are just a few of the things planned for this year’s festivities.

When: April 25-28

3. Wordplay Book Festival

Book lovers unite! The Loft’s first ever Wordplay festival will be a weekend celebrating readers, writers and their favorite books. This festival will take over Mill City District area with book related activities, workshops, conversations, kids’ activities, demonstrations, books signings, food trucks, beer tents and more. Catch a glimpse of some the famous authors planning to attend: Stephen King, Mitch Albom, Amy Tan, Dave Barry, Bill McKibben, Tommy Orange, Jared Diamond, and Jamaica Kincaid to name a few.

When: May 11-12

4. Doors Open

For the first time ever get behind-the-scenes access to over 100 iconic Minneapolis buildings and businesses. This is your chance to tour the city in way you’ve never seen it before. Take a sneak peek inside places like First Avenue, the Foshay Tower, the Hotel Ivy, Witch’s Hat Tower, the Government Center, the Minneapolis Convention Center, and the Basilica of St Mary.

When: May 18th-19th

5. Dear Evan Hansen

The musical Dear Evan Hansen will be making it’s Minneapolis debut at the Orpheum Theatre in late May. This 2017 Tony Award®-winning Best Musical, has captivated audiences and is a highly sought-after ticket in the theater community. Take advantage of your chance to see one of the most talked about musicals.

When: May 28th – June 9th

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