Fall Events

In Minneapolis, there’s always something going on! Check out our picks for the week, month and fall season.

The Great Pumpkin Fest

September 21st - October 27th, 2019
Saturdays & Sundays only
Valleyfair

During the day, tiny terrors can join Snoopy and the rest of the PEANUTS gang for some not-so-scary Halloween activities for kids at The Great Pumpkin Fest! Enjoy your favorite rides, live entertainment and great fall activities at The Great Pumpkin Fest including Trick or Treat Street, Peppermint Patty's Haybale Maze, Sally's Craft Corner, the Great Pumpkin Parade and more!

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

October 1st - November 3rd, 2019
Sunday - Thursday: 7:00pm-10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 7:00pm-11:00pm
The Minnesota Zoo

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is back for a second year at the Minnesota Zoo! An enchanted forest, nestled in the heart of the Zoo, plays host to this strolling exhibit. The trail features over 5,000 illuminated pumpkins of all different sizes, shapes and faces creatively carved and displayed from ground to tree-top. A variety of musical vignettes and fog make the perfect back drop for a special date night or family-friendly, fall outing!

Body Worlds Rx

October 4th, 2019 - January 5th, 2020
Science Museum of Minnesota

Discover the human body exhibition that has dazzled and inspired 47 million people around the world! Curated by Dr. Angelina Whalley, medical doctor and strong health advocate, the Body Worlds Rx human body exhibit gives us a better understanding of diseases and illnesses that may affect us or someone we know such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, dementia, arthritis, and obesity.

Lakes & Legends 3rd Annual Harvest Fest

October 12th, 2019
12:00-11:59pm
Lakes & Legends Brewing Co

Come celebrate the season of harvest with local farmers to acknowledge the wonderful things they provide for the community. They'll be closing down 14th street for a mini farmer's market with Pearson Organics, music from Kind Country, food from Butcher Salt and Gastrotruck as well as local vendors curated by Minneapolis Craft Market. They'll be releasing limited Farm Series beers made with Minnesota Grown ingredient. This is a FREE all ages event rain or shine, so please invite your friends and family (dogs included)!

Zombie Pub Crawl

October 12th, 2019
Downtown Minneapolis

Certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the “World’s Largest Gathering of Zombies,” the ZPC gathers thousands of undead souls into the streets, bars, and taprooms of Minneapolis for a night of pub crawling, dancing, world-class live entertainment, and all sorts of other fiendish fun. Costumes encouraged—the gorier, the better! Featuring three outdoor stages, dozens of food trucks, tons of great live music, the World Brain-Eating Championships, carnival rides and games, and so much more. It all began when 150 zombies got together in Northeast Minneapolis in 2005. Get your tickets today!

Twin Cities Black Film Festival

October 16th, 2019
7:00pm
Canopy by Hilton Minneapolis

4 days of films, panel discussions and mixers with film creatives in the Twin Cities!

Timberwolves Home Opener

October 27th, 2019
6:00pm
Target Center

Get your tickets for the Timberwolves home opener, where the wolves will take on the Miami Heat!

Cine Latino

November 1st-7th, 2019
St. Anthony Main Theatre

Cine Latino, the region’s only showcase of Ibero and Latin American cinema, features a rich tapestry of narrative and documentary films from across the globe from some of the world’s most acclaimed and up-and-coming Spanish- and Portuguese-language filmmakers. Cine Latino is enriched by the presence of visiting filmmakers and community events, featuring Ibero and Latin food and music. MSP Film Society developed Cine Latino in response to demand from the growing Spanish-speaking populations in Minnesota, and curates the annual series of films from countries with rich filmmaking histories and cutting-edge film industries in collaboration with Argentinian guest artistic director Hebe Tabachnik.

Art Attack 2019

November 1st-3rd, 2019
Northrup King Building

Enjoy a weekend packed with the visual artworks of over 300 visual artists and the sounds of a variety of singer/songwriters and composers. Put on your walking shoes and allow plenty of time to explore the 4 floors of the Northrup King Building, talk with the artists, listen to the music and try your hand at an interactive art activity.

Las Flores de Zapata – Film, Ofrenda, and Community

November 2nd, 2019
Weisman Art Museum

Join Cuernavaca-based filmmaker Francesco Taboada Tabone, Emiliano Zapata’s grandson Don Manuel Manrique Zapata, Monica Vega, and the Cuernavaca Sister City delegation members for a panel and community discussion about the life and legacy of Emiliano Zapata. Celebrating one hundred years of remembrance, the panelists will invoke Zapata’s spirit as they trace the ways in which his vibrant struggle lives on in the every day experience of today’s Mexican people and social justice allies throughout the world.

After the film and artist talk, we invite you to stay for a bite to eat and share refreshments with our special guests. Linger to observe the ofrenda’s nighttime glow and visit with our beautiful Minneapolis community.