Spring Events

Kick hibernation to the curb. It's time to awake from that wintery slumber and spend some time in the sweet spring air!

Due to recent events regarding COVID-19, please be sure to check the official event website or with event organizers for up to date cancellations and postponements.

Minneapolis is a four-season city, and there are always things to do whether you prefer being indoors or out. The city has a reputation for being one of the nation’s healthiest cities, and its award-winning parks and trails systems are accessible year-round. Once winter comes to a close, trees and flowers begin to bloom and parks explode in bright colors.

We are a city with both award-winning museums and gorgeous parks. It has beautiful riverfront trails and fun professional sports stadiums. Enjoy a cold beverage at one of our local breweries or revisit your childhood at an adult arcade. Families can rent bikes and ride along the river or head to the Science Museum for a day full of exploration. Come experience the unique intersection of a vibrant, bustling downtown with an amazing outdoor landscape. There's nothing quite like spring in Minneapolis! 

Minnesota United Home Opener - POSTPONED

March 15th, 2020
Allianz Field

MNUFC will kick off the inaugural season in its new home against the New York Red Bulls!

Twins Home Opener - POSTPONED

April 2nd, 2020
Target Field

Come on down for the Minnesota Twins home opener. Watch the Twins take on the Oakland Athletics at Target Field. Be one of the first 30,000 through the gates and receive a Twins quarter-zip pullover! If you can't make it, check out Twins theme nights and other specials!

MSP International Film Festival - GOING VIRTUAL

May 15th-23rd, 2020

MSPIFF is Minnesota’s largest film event and one of the longest running film festivals in the country. Each year, the festival presents more than 250+ bold, exciting, and moving works from new and veteran filmmakers from around the globe. Join us for the 38th annual event!

University of Minnesota Spring Jam - CANCELLED

April 18th, 2020
All Day
UMN Campus

Spring Jam™ is a celebration that brings the U of M together for an over-the-top festival experience. Complete with live music, carnival rides, and food, Spring Jam™ is the perfect welcome party for warm weather!

Art in Bloom - CANCELLED

April 23rd-26th, 2020
Minneapolis Institute of Art

View fresh floral creations and the artworks that inspired them. Enter a world of timeless art and fresh flowers during the 36th annual Art in Bloom—a FREE four-day festival of fresh floral arrangements and fine art. Delight in over 160 floral designs that interpret objects from Mia’s collection. A Twin Cities rite of spring!

New this year: Free rides on Metro Transit to and from the event on Saturday, April 25 & Sunday, April 26. Check back on their website for details as they come!

Fashion Week Minnesota - CANCELLED

April 26th-May 2nd, 2020
Locations Vary

Fashion Week MN (FWMN) is a community-driven initiative celebrating the talent of the Minnesota fashion industry and creative community. Every spring and fall, FWMN organizes a week-long installment of events showcasing the designers, brands, retailers, producers, stylists, artists, influencers, models, photographers and other creatives who are elevating the Minnesota style scene. Join fellow fashion lovers for the Spring FWMN!


May 15th-17th, 2020
Northeast Minneapolis

Presented by the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA), Art-A-Whirl is a free open studio tour in Northeast Minneapolis. It’s a great opportunity to tour private artist studios and galleries, connect with the artists, and purchase original artwork. Over the last 25 years, it has become the largest open studio tour in the country.

Doors Open - POSTPONED

*New Date: September 12 & 13
Various Locations

Get free behind-the-scenes access to over 100 venues all over Minneapolis. This is your chance to tour the city in way you’ve never seen it before. Last year's event allowed the public 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. And while we wait for the postponed event, check out their new initiative: Strolls Through the Streets. You’ll find venues by neighborhood and can learn architectural facts about each venue as well as how organizations inside are responding to this pandemic. Feel free to enter their photo contest through May 11th for a chance to win $250 cash and the opportunity to direct $250 to one of several COVID-19 relief-based organizations!

Minnesota Lynx Home Opener - POSTPONED

May 17th, 2020
Target Center

The Minnesota Lynx will start off their season at home vs. the Indiana Fever. Come cheer them on!

Maplefest - CANCELLED

May 23rd, 2020
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

From Grandpa Alan's Sugar Shack to Maplefest Brunch Buffet and the Maple Trail and Sugarhouse Tours, you'll find plenty to keep you occupied! Hibernation is over and it's maple season. Celebrate the spring awakening at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum with Maplefest.

Prince Celebration 2020 - POSTPONED

June 4th-7th, 2020
Paisley Park

The Celebration 2020 welcomes fans from around the world into an immersive four-day experience at Paisley Park honoring the life and legacy of Prince. Past years have welcomed exclusive musical guests including long-time Prince collaborator and friend Sheila E.

Minnesota Craft Beer Festival - POSTPONED

*New Date: September 19th, 2020
Minneapolis Convention Center

Come on down to the Minneapolis Convention Center on April 25th for the annual Minnesota Craft Beer Festival! With more than 400 beers from 100+ breweries from Minnesota, you'll get the taproom experience of them all. Enjoy limited release beers, world-class breweries, unlimited pours and live music.