The temps are warming, the days are getting longer, and the flowers are ready to bloom again. Between basketball tournaments, art and cultural events, vintage markets, and shows at the Minneapolis Convention Center, there won't be a shortage of things to do. Here are our picks for the top things to do this March.
1. Minneapolis Up North Expo
Whether it's a resort or vacation rental hideaway, teardrop trailer under the stars, or a beloved family cabin, you'll find everything for your getaway lifestyle at the newUp North Expo! Enjoy fun activities and connect with companies who embrace the Northwoods vibe with quality products or services.
2. Twin Cities Record Show
The March Twin Cities Record Show springs in with another great show full of albums, 45 RPM records and music memorabilia. Admission and parking is free and there's food to purchase while you refuel.
The Minneapolis International Festival celebrates the different cultures in the City of Minneapolis and surrounding communities with music, dance, art, cultural learning booths, exhibits demonstrations, and more.
5. Quincy Street Makers Market
This beautiful, spacious venue will host dozens of local makers for the Quincy Street Makers Market. Plus, there will be a coffee and bakery popup from local vendors to keep you fueled for a day of shopping from local artists.
6. Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament
Experience the epicenter of Big Ten basketball March 13-17, 2024! Many of the nation's top basketball programs take the floor as Target Center hosts the 2024 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament.
7. Northwest Sportshow
Find inspiration for all outdoor adventures – both big and small – and peruse your favorite travel destination or sales on the newest products and accessories for fishing, hunting, camping, boating, and more. Featuring attractions for all ages, the Northwest Sportshow is the best place to gear up for fun outdoors.
Get ready to have a weekend in honor of all things celebratory drinking. Be it Irish, German, both, or neither: Inbound BrewCo. has the weekend line up for it during Bierfest! It's halfway to Oktoberfest. It's St. Patty's Day.
Walk through the Cretaceous period, the Jurassic and Triassic periods to experience what it was like to be among living, breathing dinosaurs. Jurassic Quest is the only dinosaur event that has true-to-life-size dinosaurs - from the very small, to the gigantic, skyscraping dinosaurs. Jurassic Quest has over 80 dinosaurs that were painstakingly replicated in every detail in collaboration with leading paleontologists.
10. The Shape of Time: Korean Art after 1989
March 23 - June 23
The Shape of Time: Korean Art after 1989 features the first generation of artists of Korean descent to experience the new freedoms and rapid changes ushered in by democracy. Born between 1960 and 1986, they came of age in a time of transition, their work filtered through the collective memory of authoritarian rule in South Korea.
After the release of his new album 'Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va a Pasar Mañana', singer, songwriter and rapper Bad Bunny is taking center stage with his Most Wanted Tour coming to Target Center on March 23, 2024.
12. Discovery Days: Women in Science at the Bakken Museum
Get inspired by women using science, technology, and the humanities to make the world a better place. Discovery Days is a family-focused event featuring hands-on activity tables, interactive experiments, and demonstrations by community partners.
Celebrate 25 years with Minneapolis and Saint Paul’s own Metropolitan Ballet and experience the romance and beauty of Giselle—the classical tale of a young peasant girl whose heart breaks when it is unveiled that the man she loves is a prince betrothed to marry another. A 19th-century masterpiece, Giselle defines the romantic era, featuring the iconic and passionate dance of the Wilis in Act Two. Starring Daniil Simkin and Skylar Brandt with live accompaniment by the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra.
14. Minneapolis Vintage Market at Machine Shop
At the Minneapolis Vintage Market you'll find two floors of Minnesota's best vintage clothing, accessories and home goods vendors all in one spot in this spacious, industrial venue. Plus we'll have coffee, a food truck and Machine Shop bar open for beverage purchases, plus DJ Buster Baxter spinning tunes.
The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Minneapolis at Target Center. Catch epic athleticism, dramatic game play and insane slam dunks at the show.
16. Twin Cities Auto Show
March 30 - April 7
From compacts and family sedans to the latest in SUVs and luxury cars, the Twin Cities Auto Show is the perfect opportunity to check out the newest vehicles on the market.
17. Minnesota Timberwolves Games
It's basketball season and the Minnesota Timberwolves have their eyes set on record year with Rudy Gobert, Anthony Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns leading the way. Come out to Target Center and cheer them on all month.