Snow and cold doesn't slow us down. There are still plenty of winter activities and events keeping us busy in Minneapolis.
U.S. Bank Stadium’s Winter Warm-Up November 27th, 2019 - February 10th, 2020 5:00-9:00pm U.S. Bank Stadium
Inline Skating and Indoor Running returns this season for U.S. Bank Stadium’s Winter Warm-Up, a series of twelve recreational fitness nights at U.S. Bank Stadium. These public events are open to all ages and will take place on the stadium’s main and upper concourses! Tickets on sale November 20th.
Northeast Winter Market January 19th, February 16th, March 15th & April 19th, 2020 10:00am-2:00pm Chowgirls at Solar Arts
Support local food vendors and artisans throughout the winter months! The market will feature music on vinyl by The Ring Toss Twins, prepared foods, local beer and Bloody Mary bar, monthly kids activities and a variety of local vendors.
The Great Northern January 23rd-February 2nd, 2020 Times and Locations Vary Check out the schedule of events
The Great Northern is here to showcase The North at its wintry best. 10 days of events and programming across Minneapolis and Saint Paul. A new, annual tradition that promotes year-round outdoor activity and provides fun and accessible programming for locals and visitors of all ages. Have fun at the City of Lakes Loppet Ski Festival, the 130-year-old Saint Paul Winter Carnival, and the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships among other major events!
15th Annual U.S. Pond Hockey Championships January 23rd-26th, 2020 Lake Nokomis
Have a ball at this Great Northern event! Celebrate the joy of hockey "the way nature intended" on Lake Nokomis!
St. Paul Winter Carnival January 23rd-February 3rd, 2020 Times and locations vary
Have a ball at this Great Northern event! Through city-wide special events, fun activities and more, the Saint Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation celebrates winter like only Minnesotans can! Most events are FREE, open to the public, and will take place in downtown Saint Paul.
Discover Dinkytown: Winter Wander January 25th, 2020 1:00-5:00pm Dinkytown
This event will bring together University students, other community members and businesses in a novel community building event celebrating and supporting Dinkytown! Help support businesses, build community relationships, and generate positive energy around the area. Event goers will be able to sample area businesses, enjoy local performers, engage in fun activities, register to win prizes, and connect with others!
Powderhorn Park Art Sled Rally January 25th, 2020 2:00-4:00pm Western slopes of Powderhorn Park
Create your sled and see how fast it can take you! Participate in or just come to watch the 13th annual Powderhorn Park Art Sled Rally. Dress warm and bring your helmet!
Lake Harriet Kite Festival January 25th, 2020 Lake Harriet
Kites of all shapes, sizes, colors and themes will fly over frozen Lake Harriet. Other fun family activities at the festival include ice fishing, fat bike riding, snowshoeing, and a marshmallow roast! This year will also feature special Art Shanty Projects!
Luminary Loppet: A Celebration of Winter in Minnesota February 1st, 2020 6:00-10:00pm Lake of the Isles
Have a ball at this Great Northern event! This annual winter tradition returns with a slew of extraordinary frozen features including the famous illuminated arctic puppets, an ice concert, and so much more. Walk, snowshoe, or ski along candlelit trails on frozen Lake of the Isles – with plenty of hot cocoa stops along the way – right in the heart of Uptown!
WinterFest February 8th, 2020 1:00-3:00pm Loring Park
Enjoy an afternoon of winter fun featuring skating, carriage rides, ice fishing, music, crafts, face painting, hot cocoa, s'mores, bonfire and so much more!
The 3rd Annual Big Northeast Bar Crawl February 15th, 2019 5:00pm-12:00am Gasthof zur Gemutlichkeit
Be a part of the biggest bar crawl in Northeast! Three free drinks, 14+ venues and free party buses. Make your own adventure this time around!
2020 Winter Beer Dabbler February 22nd, 2019 Minnesota State Fairgrounds
The 11th Winter Beer Dabbler returns to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in 2020. Don't miss the biggest outdoor winter beer festival around!
Twin Cities Auto Show March 7th-15th, 2020 Minneapolis Convention Center
The Twin Cities Auto Show is your chance to compare more than 575 vehicles from 37 foreign and domestic brands side by side - without driving all over town. You will see new models in every category, from compacts and family sedans to the latest in SUVs and luxury cars. You'll hear about financing options. You will learn about on-board navigation and communication technology and see the growing variety of electric and hybrid vehicles. And of course - instead of just dreaming about it - the Auto Show is where you can actually sit behind the wheel of one of those sleek, shiny new sports cars!