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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!

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.

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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