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Festivals and Events

A couple friends hang out in the cold at Winter Beer Dabbler
Ice Castles at Long Lake Regional Park in New Brighton
A man works on an ice sculpture at the Great Northern Festival
Live music at the Luminary Loppet in Minneapolis
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Winter Beer Dabbler 2022 / Hunter Meyer

All Together Now

Whether it’s flip-flop weather or snow boot season, Minnesota’s always got something going on.

People on a frozen Lake Minnetonka for the Wayzata Chilly Open

Wayzata Chilly Open on Lake Minnetonka / Dynamic Photowerks

Seize the Season

We don't hide from winter weather in Minnesota; we celebrate it at festivals by engaging in everything from frozen turkey bowling to sculpted ice bars to golfing on ice!

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Kites on Ice Festival in Buffalo

The Kites on Ice Festival  / Stacy Bunting

48 Must-Do Events

Whether you're into art, ice fishing or animals, you're sure to find an event worth a weekend away or a simple day trip in Minnesota.

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A Christmas Carol at the Guthrie Theater

A Christmas Carol at the Guthrie Theater  / Dan Norman

Winter Preview

Check out everything from annual traditions ("A Christmas Carol" at the Guthrie Theater, new and old-school takes on "The Nutcracker") to touring Broadway shows like "Mamma Mia!" and "Mrs. Doubtfire."

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