Minneapolis Parks & Recreation

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Minneapolis Convention Center

Minneapolis Convention Center A state-of-the-art convention center in the heart of downtown.

Annual Events

City of Lakes Loppet
35km cross-country ski race through the Twin Cities (1st weekend in Feb.)

Heart of the Beast Theatre May Day Parade
Parade and Festival featuring fantastic puppets and floats (1st weekend in May)

Art-A-Whirl
Art Studio Tour and Open House in NE Minneapolis (May)

Pride Festival & Parade
One of the country's largest annual Gay-Lesbian-Bisexual-Transgender pride celebrations (June)

Stone Arch Bridge Festival
Art and music on the Minneapolis riverfront (June)

Minneapolis Aquatennial
Summer festival with more than 70 events including milk carton boat races and Torchlight Parade (3rd week of July)

Minnesota Fringe Festival
Hundreds of music, dance & theater performances at about 20 different venues. (1st week in Aug.)

Loring Park Art Festival
Fine art festival in an idyllic downtown park setting (1st weekend in Aug.)

Uptown Metris Art Fair
One of the top fine arts festivals in the Midwest (1st weekend in Aug.)

Powderhorn Festival of Arts
Features regional fine arts and crafts (August)

Lake Hiawatha Neighborhood Festival
Neighborhood festival with food, entertainment, and family activities (August)

Minneapolis Monarch Festival  
Celebration of the Monarch butterfly's 2,300 mile migration, highlighting the Minnesota-Mexico connection with music, art, dance, food, and habitat awareness. (September - 1st Saturday after Labor Day) 

Twin Cities Marathon
The most beautiful urban marathon in America (1st weekend in Oct.)

Last updated Apr 30, 2014