10 Minneapolis Events You Won’t Want to Miss in 2023
Minneapolis and neighboring St. Paul are cities that are rich in both culture and history, which makes this a fun destination for travelers who are keen on attending events. From vibrant flower shows to some unique gatherings centered on eating, playing music, and taking in the seasons. For some more specific ideas, check out these five events taking place in and around Minneapolis this year.
MINNESOTA MONTHLY FOOD & WINE EXPERIENCE | March 3-5
Minnesota Monthly is an authority on local deliciousness, which is why it hosts such a great food-and-wine trade show. This spring’s experience will feature a variety of vendors and hosts serving up the city’s best dishes and drinks for three days. This unique event takes place at Target Field — a huge stadium that surely adds to the allure of attending.
Target Field. Minneapolis, MN
COMO PARK ZOO & CONSERVATORY FLOWER SHOWS
The Como Zoo & Conservatory hosts five flower shows throughout the year to highlight a given season’s most vibrant and beautiful blossoms. Currently ongoing, the Spring Flower Show will run until April 30th, and it will feature tulips, daffodils, ranunculus, foxglove, acorus, hydrangea, hyacinth, and pansies of all colors. If you miss this one, worry not, the Summer Flower Show will be on display May 6 through October 1, 2023.
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. St. Paul, MN
HAMILTON | April 4 - May 6
Broadways Hamilton makes its debut at Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis this Spring. The story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, as told by America now.
THE MINNEAPOLIS ST. PAUL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL | April 13-27
A showcase of over 190 buzz-worthy films from both veteran and emerging filmmakers from around the world, plus a full array of exciting parties, special tributes, and secret screenings.
ART IN BLOOM | April 27-30
The annual celebration of art and flowers exhibits imaginative floral interpretations of selected works of art from the Minneapolis Institution of Art’s permanent collection, created by more than 100 individual and commercial florists.
ART-A-WHIRL® WEEKEND | May 19-21
With nearly 800 artists and galleries are participating this year - Art-A-Whirl is not to be missed. It’s an incredible opportunity to tour private artist studios and galleries, connect with hundreds of artists, and purchase original artwork. Visit Art-A-Whirl® Open Studio Tour - NEMAA to access the Artist Directory, Activities, Maps, and Dining & Brewery Guides.
STONE ARCH BRIDGE FESTIVAL | June 17-18
Dive into this weekend of art and music on the Minneapolis Riverfront. With over 200 artists showcasing a broad spectrum of artistic mediums, an exciting live music line-up and not to miss culinary purveyors serving up local favorites.
TWIN CITIES JAZZFEST | June 23-24
With great shows taking place throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul throughout the year, Twin Cities Jazz Fest takes things to another level. This series of concerts takes place across both cities, and this year will mark the 25th anniversary of the long-beloved show. This year’s headlining acts include: Christian McBride, Camile Thurman with The Darrell Green Quartet, and Paquito D’Rivera with the Dizzy Gillespie Afro Latin Experience.
Twin Cities JazzFest. St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN
TAYLOR SWIFT AT U.S. BANK STADIUM | June 23-24
U.S. Bank Stadium hosts a variety of amazing concerts every year, and one of the most anticipated acts to visit in 2023 will be Taylor Swift. The iconic pop star will perform with special guests girl in red, and Gracie Adams. U.S. Bank Stadium will also host the Red Hot Chili Peppers on April 8th, Ed Sheeran on August 12th, and Billy Joel with Stevie Nicks on November 10th.
U.S. Bank Stadium. Minneapolis, MN.
MINNESOTA FRINGE FESTIVAL | August 3-13
The Minnesota Fringe Festival showcases varied artistic performances with a wide variety of backgrounds, abilities and experience levels.