Festivals, Fairs, & Carnivals in Minneapolis

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Looking for fun things to do this weekend with your family? There's a wonderful tradition in Minnesota of county fairs, festivals, carnivals, summer concerts, art and antique shows and other special celebrations that make the Minneapolis area a wonderful place all year long - winter, spring, summer or fall. The Minnesota State Fair, held each year near Labor Day, is the second largest state fair in the United States. And late summer also brings the Rennaisance Festival in Shakopee that is one of the best in the country. How could you not like the comic antics of Puke and Snot? And be sure to check out our listings of Live Music Venues in Minneapolis for nighttime fun.

Neighbors Resource invites you to explore this schedule of fabulous community events, carnivals, fairs and festivals your family can enjoy together in the greater Twin Cities area of Minneapolis and St. Paul MN, including outdoor concerts, music festivals, movies in the parks, pet shows, car shows, art shows, and antique shows - many with special attractions just for the kids. If you live in the Twin Cities area, there's bound to be a great festival near you this weekend!

January 2019

A Common Thread Exhibition
January 10 to March 2
Annual member exhibition in the Textile Center Galleries. Artwork includes knitting, felting, screen printing. Dying and mixed media. Call:612-375-7600.
The North Star Roller Derby
January 5
Women's flat track roller derby. Warner Coliseum on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.
Consortium Carissimi Epiphany Concert
January 5-6
Three choirs perform with double the four voices with four baroaue trombones as well as Palestinea's Missa Papaemarcelli. Chapel of St. Mary's at St. Paul Seminary School.
Minnesota Sportsmen's Show
January 10-13
Boats, camping and outdoor equipment, and travel show. St. Paul RiverCentre.
North American Pond Hockey Championships
January 17-20
At Maynards in Excelsior/Lake Minnetonka. Call:952-474-6461
Artic Fever
January 18-20
Snow sculpturing, sleddding, bonfire, sleigh rides, wagon rides, bike race, and kids ice fishing. Southshore Center in Excelsior.
Minneapolis Boat Show
January 24-27
Hundreds of boats, canoes, pontoons, and other personal water craft on display at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Call:763-428-4126.
Saint Paul Winter Carnival
January 24 - February 3
The nation's oldest and largest winter festival. Events include parades, cultural celebrations, ice and snow sculptures and a giant snow slide.
US Pond Hockey Championships
January 24-27
Pond hockey combines the passion of a simple childhood memory and the strength oc community spirits. Players from around the world. At Lake Nokomis, Minneapolis.
MN Craft Brewers Winterfest
January 25
Sponsored by Minnesota Craft Brewers. Beers from over 100 local craft brewqeries to try. Union Depot, St. Paul.
Cinch World's Toughest Rodeo
January 25-26
Cinch World's Toughest Rodeo showcases champion cowboys from around the United States competing in bareback riding, saddle bronc riding or bull riding.
Orono Lions Snowball Open
January 26
18 holes of golf on Long Lake behind Birch's on the Lake Brewhouse. Call: 612-965-0153.

February 2018

Walker Free First Saturday Cabin Fever
February 2
Celebration to promote First Saturday Family Free admissions to Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.
Plymouth Fire & Ice
February 2
Recyling bin races, youth ice fishing contest, goofy hat contest, hay rides, sled dog rides, miniature golf on ice and snow bowling. 3-7PM at Parkers Lake Park.
Wayzata Chilly Open
February 8-9
Frozen golf event in Shaver Park: Three 9 hole courses on Wayzata Bay. Putt tennis balls with hockey sticks or golf clubs. Food from local restaurants.
MN Zoo Tropical Beach Party
February 16 to March 10
Get away to a tropical festival at the Minnesota Zoo. We will supply the sand, palm trees, exotic animals and more!
The Beer Dabbler Craft Beer Festival
February 23
Unlimited samples from more than 140 local, regional and national craft breweries. Live music and fun winter activities. 2:30-6:30 PM

Neighbors Resource is your local guide to shopping, dining and entertainment in the greater Twin Cities area of Minneapolis and St. Paul Minnesota. We invite you to visit our site often for local government information and community event schedules.

This page was last updated on January 02, 2019