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Festivals and Events

A crowd gathers to view art and listen to live music at the popular summer festival, Art-a-Whirl in Minneapolis
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Art-a-Whirl in Minneapolis/ Lane Pelovsky Courtesy of Meet Minneapolis 

All Together Now

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

St. Patrick's Day parade in St. Paul

The annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown St. Paul is Minnesota's largest / Visit Saint Paul

Find Festive Fun

You don't have to be Irish to get in on the fun of St. Patrick's Day. Parades, parties, races, and concerts are held throughout the state.

Duluth Bayfront Blues Festival

Duluth Bayfront Blues Festival / Dan Schlies

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.

Guthrie Theater Minneapolis

The Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis

See a Show

Take a long weekend in Minneapolis and St. Paul to immerse yourself in culture, theater, music, and more. 

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Girl looking up at a wall of fossils at the Bell Museum

Uncover natural wonders at the Bell Museum in St. Paul

Kid-Friendly Fun

The Twin Cities for Families

Kids and kids-at-heart will love exploring these top 10 kid-approved stops in the Twin Cities. From larger-than-life dinosaurs and indoor water parks to roller coasters and four-story indoor play areas, there’s no shortage of family fun. 

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Kids looking through glass at grizzly bears at the Minnesota Zoo

Get up close and personal with grizzly bears at the Minnesota Zoo / Minnesota Zoo

Have a Wild Time

Explore the Minnesota Zoo

Visitors to the state's largest zoo will encounter animals and habitats from around the globe in exciting exhibits.

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Minneapolis restaurant serves four plates of Vietnamese food on a wooden table

Try the Vietnamese street foods at Hai Hai restaurant and bar in Minneapolis / Matt Lien courtesy of Meet Minneapolis

Food & Drink

Must-Visit Minneapolis Restaurants

From the nation's best Somali cuisine to classic diner fare and authentic birria tacos, here are 45 incredible Minneapolis restaurants to check out the next time you're in town.

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Prince mural Uptown Minneapolis

An homage to Prince in Uptown by artist Rock 'Cyfi' Martinez / Courtesy Meet Minneapolis

Iconic Sights

In Prince’s Footsteps

One of Minnesota’s most iconic celebrities, Prince’s impact on the music world can be traced back to countless Minnesota landmarks, from the Sound 80 recording studio to the Minneapolis nightclub immortalized in “Purple Rain.”

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Mall of America rotunda

Mall of America rotunda

Retail Respite

Hot Spots to Shop

From indie shops to outlet malls to the sprawling Mall of America in Bloomington, you’ll discover unparalleled shopping experiences in the Twin Cities area.

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