5 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.
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 Winter Flower Show will run until March 20th, and it will feature purple azaleas, pink lilies, and camellias. If you miss this one, worry not, shortly after the winter event closes, the Spring Flower Show will open on March 26th.
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. St. Paul, MN
THE GREAT NORTHERN FESTIVAL | January 26 - February 5
The Great Northern celebrates our cold, creative winters through ten days of diverse programming that invigorate mind and body. In an era of changing climate that threatens our signature season, we seek to create community, inspire action, and share the resilient spirit of the North with the world.
The Great Northern Festival. Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN
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
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.