Other Minneapolis Events During the NCAA Final Four®

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!

State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships

April 4th, 2019
Begins 8:00pm | Doors Open 7:00pm
Target 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.

March Madness Brewery Bracket

April 5th & 7th, 2019
All day, starting at 11:00am
First 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.

Timberwolves vs. Miami Heat

April 5th, 2019
7:00pm
Target Center

Calling all basketball fans! Watch the Wolves take on the Heat on Friday, April 5th at the Target Center. Get tickets now!

Goldy's Run

April 7th, 2019
University 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.

Surly Slay Day 2019

April 7th, 2019
11:00am-4:00pm
Surly 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.

Timberwolves vs. OKC Thunder

April 7th, 2019
2:30pm
Target Center

Calling all basketball fans! Watch the Wolves take on the Thunder on Sunday, April 7th at the Target Center. Get tickets now!

American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships

April 7th, 2019
2:30pm
East 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!