Relocating to Minnesota was probably the best decision you ever made! Let us assume you picked Twin Cities for your new home and you are eager to explore and start assimilating. You are in luck because Minnesota has so much to offer, and you would think winter is the quiet time of the year, guess again! Every season in Twin Cities is filled with events designed to accommodate every niche in Minneapolis’ society. Here’s our pick of the top events in Twin Cities!
Top events in Twin Cities-summer 2018!
It doesn’t matter if you are visiting, you came to stay or you are still looking to pick the best among Minneapolis movers, you should check these events off your Minnesota bucket list! The best part about this list is that most of the festival and events are free!
St. Paul Art Crawl
Twin Cities are a very “artsy” place with famous art museums and outdoor sculpture gardens. St. Paul Art Crawl will enable you to experience the latest artwork from Lowertown vibrant arts community. As the name suggests you will get to visit art exhibition after art exhibition and experience Lowertown at the same time. The events are taking place through April 25-27 in the afternoon hours.
Art in Bloom
Happening May 1-4, Art in Bloom is an unforgettable sight! This annual Minneapolis Institute of Arts event brings flowers and art together with 150 flower arrangements inspired by works of art in the museum’s collection. This year’s guest speaker is Laura Dowling, chief floral designer for the White House.
Festival of Nations
Festival of Nations will be open to the public Friday night, May 4. The festival is a display of more than 100 music groups performing all weekend. Visitors will get to experience food, wares, and exhibits from more than 40 cultural and ethnic groups. This is the time of the year when the world comes to Twin Cities and you just need one night to travel it!
This is the 40th year Minneapolis hosted the MayDay Parade and it only became grander with time! This a great opportunity for you and your family to experience the sense of community in this great city and have a blast! The parade starts at noon and finishes with a festival and the Tree of Life Ceremony in Powderhorn Park. Expect to see colorful pageantry and two-story-high puppets!
Grand Old Day
This is surely one of the top events in Twin Cities and a must in our book! What better way to experience Twin Cities than to enjoy Grand Old Day. The event is basically one giant block-party and the only day of the year when town closes its streets to traffic allowing the festivities to take part. Grand Old Day is happening June 1 and showcases everything from parades, family activities to lots of live music and food booths.
Midsummer at American Swedish Institute
If you are new in town there is no better way to experience Minnesota’s Swedish roots than Midsommar event at the American Swedish Institute. This is an annual event happening on June 14 filled with celebration, music, dancing and different family events. The day’s highlight is raising the midsummer pole. Midsummer begins at 10 am and goes on until 5 pm.
Back to the ‘50s Weekend
If you are a vintage car enthusiast you will love this weekend event! The happening is going through June 20-22 and it will host more than 10 000 street rods, customs, classics and restored vehicles. Kids under 12 years of age don’t pay the admission fee.
Twin Cities Pride Festival
The annual celebration of LGBT community in form of a colorful festival is being held in Loring Park (Oak Grove Street and Hennepin Avenue) alongside a parade on Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis. Festivities will last from 10 am to 10 pm June 28 through June 29.
This a legendary family event filled with fun activities and one of the annual top events in Twin Cities. This year it’s the 75th Aquatennial in its full glory with firework displays and cute milk carton boat races. The events will be spread out across Minneapolis.
Neverland! Circus Juventas
Neverland! is happening at the beginning of August. It’s Circus Juventas big summer show and the 20th anniversary of the circus school. The school will showcase its most advanced students who will be doing breathtaking aerial tricks. After this, the show goes on with a reenactment of the legendary children’s book Peter Pan and Captain Hook. This is a great idea for a family outing.
Japanese Lantern Lighting Festival
Japanese Lantern Lighting Festival offers a truly fascinating sight of hundreds of lanterns being released into the ponds at the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. The event is paired with live music, dancing and other displays of Japanese culture. This is a great idea for a romantic date.
Minnesota State Fair
End your summer in Minneapolis with one of the top events in Twin Cities! Minnesota State Fair features a giant slide, crop art, horse shows and chocolate covered bacon! The event is happening between August 21 and September 1st and offers an unforgettable authentic Minnesota experience. Witness a local event called “Princess Kay butter heads”, where an artist carves a portrait out of a giant butter block, in resemblance to that year’s princess. There are many more events in-stored for you at this popular fair.
If you are planning to visit Minnesota in the winter time you will be pleasantly surprised to find an active event’s calendar. As we mentioned before, no matter the season you will always be able to find something fun to do in this great country. We at City Moving & Storage hope our selection of top events in Twin Cities will give you a good idea where to start your own adventure.