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How to Welcome Spring in Minneapolis

There is always something new to discover in the vibrant city of Minneapolis and spring is the perfect time to do it. Whether you are here to enjoy the long weekend, visit family, or on business there is plenty to do here that will make it an exciting and energizing start to your warm weather season. So, pack your bags and get ready to explore all that this dynamic city has to offer, only steps away from Rand Tower Hotel, Marriott Tribute Portfolio.

Doors Open Minneapolis

There are many buildings in Minneapolis old enough to tell several stories about the city's rich history. Doors Open Minneapolis is your chance to explore the buildings that are the foundation of the city, including Rand Tower Hotel. Explore these historic gems and learn about what keeps these intricate places functioning so efficiently. Doors Open Minneapolis returns on May 13 and 14, with a special presentation and guided tour by Rand Tower Hotel on May 13.

Celebrate Pride

The inclusive and vibrant community of Minneapolis shines through during Pride Week. If you need some rest and relaxation from this pumped-up weekend, check out Rand Tower Hotel’s exceptional dining options for a little respite. The Twin Cities Pride Festival will be held at Loring Park and Parade Park in Minneapolis on June 23 – 25, 2023. There will be local BIPOC and LGBTQ+ vendors, food courts, a beer garden, and music stages. Everyone is invited to celebrate in one of the most friendly LGBTQ+ cities in America.

Rand Tower Hotel will show its support that weekend, donning its Tower Lights in support of the LBGTQ+ community. It will kick off its celebration on June 25th at sunset, proudly displaying a dynamic display of colorful rainbow-themed lights each night throughout Pride Festival weekend. Come inside and have a drink at Bar Rufus or Miaou Miaou, or delight in weekend brunch and French fare at Blondette.

Spring Forward Into a Fresh Dining Experience

Conveniently located on the fifth floor of Rand Tower Hotel, Blondette is an ideal contemporary and whimsical spot to gather with friends over brunch or to mark a special occasion. With a retractable skylight and ambient lighting, Blondette makes any meal feel like a dreamy experience. Starting in May, Blondette will be hosting weekend brunches where everyone can indulge in a seasonal spring menu featuring beloved brunch favorites with a playful twist.

Blondette will also be hosting a celebratory Mother’s Day experience with the Blondette Bloom Brunch. This special brunch is a Mother's Day celebration where guests can sip on champagne while designing a floral bouquet for Mom with the help of the Master Florist from Sip ‘N Bloom.

Also situated within the Rand Tower Hotel, Miaou Miaou is an exciting cocktail lounge that electrifies your senses and will make you excited about cocktails in a new way. Inspired by the post-prohibition cocktail culture, Miaou Miaou blends modern mixology techniques with classic cocktails to craft innovative drinks, making it the ideal spot to explore new flavors. 

Support Local Artists 

This spring, the area is bustling with a diverse range of art events, each offering a unique and enjoyable experience. Art-A-Whirl celebrates nearly 1,200 gallery artists in an outdoor venue allowing artists to connect with people and showcase their original artwork. Hosted on May 28, there will also be live music, local food vendors, and breweries to enjoy.

The Minnesota Fringe Festival, taking place from August 3 to 13 features a diverse range of artistic performances like dance, drama, and puppetry. Meanwhile, the Minnesota State Fair from August 24 to September 4 offers an array of fairground events, live entertainment, shows, and competitions for all attendees to enjoy.

A Musical Affair in Minneapolis

If you have a passion for music, Minneapolis is host to a diverse array of artists and music genres, with no shortage of performances to enjoy this season. Kicking off the summer, Beyoncé will be performing her Renaissance World Tour, which will be held at the Huntington Bank Stadium. Other artists that will be playing in late July and August include Madonna, Ed Sheeran, and Arctic Monkeys. For fans of classical jazz, The Twin City Jazz Festival aims to celebrate the musical art form and inspire a new generation of youth.

No matter what events you choose to dive deep into this Spring, know that Minneapolis awaits to welcome you with its inspiring spirit and plethora of lively activities. Check out ongoing offers at Rand Tower Hotel for an added touch to your Spring itinerary, and explore our latest hotel happenings and local calendar of events for even more to discover.

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