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!

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! 

Twins Home Opener

March 28th, 2019
Target Field

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


March 30th, 2019
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.

MSP International Film Festival

April 4th-20th, 2019
Films & Events

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!

Art in Bloom

April 11th-14th, 2019
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 35th annual Art in Bloom—a FREE four-day festival of fresh floral arrangements and fine art, presented by Friends of the Institute at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Delight in 165 floral designs that interpret objects from Mia’s collection. A Twin Cities rite of spring!

Minnesota United Home Opener

April 13th, 2019
Allianz Field

MNUFC will kick off the inaugural season in its new home against New York City FC!

Minnesota Craft Beer Festival

April 13th, 2019
Minneapolis Convention Center

Come on down to the Minneapolis Convention Center on April 14th for the annual Minnesota Craft Beer Festival! With more than 300 beers from 90+ breweries from Minnesota, you'll get the taproom experience of them all. Enjoy limited release beers, world-class breweries, unlimited pours and live music from Rough House.

University of Minnesota Spring Jam

April 27th, 2019
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!

Fashion Week Minnesota

April 28th-May 4th, 2019
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 2019 FWMN!

2019 Mayday Parade

May 5th, 2019
Parade starts at noon
Powderhorn Park

The MayDay Parade and ceremony in Powderhorn Park has become a joyous annual ritual for nearly 50,000 people in the Twin Cities. For many in Minnesota, the MayDay Parade is a time to celebrate the coming warmth with hand-built puppets and masks (some over 10 feet tall), music, and performance in the street. But the essence of the parade is rooted in the local community and contemporary issues, concerns, and visions for a better world.


May 17th-19th, 2019
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 20 years, it has become the largest open studio tour in the country.

Doors Open

May 18 & 19, 2019
10:00am - 5:00pm
Various Locations

Get free behind-the-scenes access to 115 venues all over Minneapolis. 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.

Minnesota Lynx Home Opener

May 25th, 2019
Target Center

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