Minneapolis Events Calendar

If there is one thing this city knows, it’s how to keep the calendar full all year long.

May Day parades. Colorful Pride celebrations. Hot Chocolate Winter Runs. Improv Festivals. Pond hockey tournaments. Seasonal Beer Celebrations. There is no shortage of events happening in Minneapolis all year long. We are an extremely active community of artists, creators, musicians, foodies, dancers, runners & bikers – a community of doers that can’t stand the thought of missing out.  With something always going on, we’re confident you’ll find something you won’t want to miss too.

To make the most out of your time in Minneapolis, don't worry about driving home. Make a weekend out of it! Book your stay at Hotel Ivy downtown and be right where all the action is. 

CONSTRUCTION ALERT: I-35W, a major interstate that passes through Minneapolis, is under construction for a 2.5 mile stretch – between 43rd and 15th Street. The project is ongoing through fall of 2021 and may affect transport in and out of the city. For more information, refer to the MN Department of Transportation’s detailed report.

Winter Igloo Experience

Dec 2

Ever wish you could dine outside in the heart of winter (but still be warm)? Well, now you can! Introducing, the first year of winter igloos on our patio! Three beautiful - and heated - igloos will feature special menus, decorations, and a wonderful...

Union Depot North Pole Express

Dec 6

Children and trains go together during the Holiday Season like colorful lights, brightly iced cookies, festively wrapped gifts, family and friends. Please join the nonprofit Friends of the 261 annual journey on the North Pole Express. The North...

It's A Wonderful Life

It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, performed at The Saint Paul Hotel, presents playwright Joe Landry's acclaimed take on the classic 1946 Frank Capra film, It's a Wonderful Life. The shows are accompanied by a three-course luncheon...

Prints on Ice 2019 Opening Reception

Dec 13

Highpoint Center for Printmaking is pleased to present Prints on Ice, an exhibition of prints by members of its artists’ studio cooperative. This summer’s show features the work of 41 printmakers currently working in Highpoint’s...

Big Band Holidays: Jazz at Lincoln...

Dec 13

It’s the most wonderful time of year! The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and music director Marcus Printup continue a beloved annual tradition with Big Band Holidays. Featuring soulful, big band versions of classics like...

Ebony, Ivory & Spruce - Beethoven's...

Dec 13

After 2018's sold out performance at the Music Factory, the amazing virtuoso trio, Ebony, Ivory & Spruce, is back for a 2nd annual performance of "Beethoven's Christmas Carol"! Hear a concert re-imagining of Dicken's classic "A Christmas Carol"...