When you're not busy taking in all things Final Four®, check out some of Minneapolis' other related and collegiate events while you're here!
All official Final Four related events can be found on the NCAA website.
April 4th, 2019Begins 8:00pm | Doors Open 7:00pmTarget Center
The 31st annual event returns to Minneapolis for the first time since 2001! 24 of the nation’s elite men’s and women’s college basketball players will participate in the event. The night features the Great Clips Slam Dunk Championship, the Men’s and Women’s 3-Point Shooting Championships and the Applebee’s Team Shootout. The winners of the Men’s and Women’s 3-Point Championships will then compete in the Reese’s Puffs Battle of the Champions.
April 5th & 7th, 2019All day, starting at 11:00amFirst Draft Taproom & Kitchen - MPLS
Local breweries will face off against each other for each round, bracket style, where the winner is determined by whose sixtel has the most ounces poured at the end of the night, or kicks first. winner advances to the next round until there is a champion crowned on April 7th! Help your favorite take home the gold.
April 5th-7th, 2019Mall of America, Rotunda/Atrium
The Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship is an event that features 128 graduating seniors from all 32 Division I men’s basketball conferences competing for cash winnings.. Launched in 2018, the tournament gives players a chance to compete for bragging rights against their peers, and an opportunity to showcase their skills as they pursue dreams of playing professional basketball.
April 5th, 20197:00pmTarget Center
Calling all basketball fans! Watch the Wolves take on the Heat on Friday, April 5th at the Target Center. Get tickets now!
April 6th, 20199:00pmFirst Avenue
Wear your favorite sports jersey and hit the dance floor at First Avenue's Jersey Jam Dance Party with DJ Advance! Get your tickets today.
April 7th, 2019University of Minnesota, along the Mississippi River
Join thousands of runners on the beautiful 5K route through campus or the 10 mile that runs along the Mississippi River. All races start at TCF Bank Stadium and finish on the 50-yard line! The race benefits the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital.
April 7th, 201911:00am-4:00pmSurly Brewing Co.
Join Surly at their second annual Slay Day, where they'll celebrate the release of their kölsch-style ale, the HeatSlayer! Get outside, wear your best Sorel/Tommy Bahama or parka/shorts combo, and join visitors and locals alike in the Surly Beer Garden. Rain or shine or sleet or snow or, maybe, just maybe, the sun! $15 for all the HeatSlayer you care to drink. There will be summer games set up outside, grilling stations and a DJ - basically the whole outdoor party vibe Minnesotans missed out on since winter broke us in half.
April 7th, 201912:00-2:00pmDeLaSalle High School
4 Universities, 5 letters, 1 chance!Join Land O'Lakes and basketball legends David Robinson and Christian Laettner as they watch university robotics teams (and their hoops-shooting robots) square off in a friendly game of H-O-R-S-E! Doors open at 11:30. Seating is on a first come first served basis
April 7th, 20192:30pmTarget Center
Calling all basketball fans! Watch the Wolves take on the Thunder on Sunday, April 7th at the Target Center. Get tickets now!
April 7th, 20192:30pmEast Ridge High School, Woodbury Minnesota
Minnesota will welcome the ninth-annual event, which will showcase the dunking and long-range shooting talents of 24 of the country’s premier high school seniors! The event includes the American Family Insurance Slam Dunk Championship, the Men’s 3-Point Championship, American Family Insurance Women’s 3-Point Championship, and the Team Shootout. The winners of the Men’s and Women’s 3-Point Championships will compete in the Rocket Mortgage Battle of the Champions!