Things To Do In Minneapolis, MN in 2014

mill-city-farmers-marketLooking for things to do in Minneapolis other than the Minneapolis State Fair? Did you know that the Twin Cities hosts a number of premier events and festivals every year?

There's plenty to celebrate in Minneapolis, and some of the best events in Minnesota are happening right in our own backyard! From the MSP International Film Festival to the bustling Mill City Farmers Market, we list a few of our favorite must-see Minneapolis events and festivals in 2014.

Minnesota Renaissance Festival

August 16th through September 28th, 2014, 9:00am-7:00pm
12364 Chestnut Blvd, Shakopee, MN
Event website

Step back in time to 16th Century Europe at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. Take a drive outside of the Twin Cities to Shakopee for a day of entertainment in King Arthur's court. Browse the over 250 artisans & food vendors, and 16 live venues for entertainment. One of the festival's many highlights include live jousting matches. Sit in the stands and experience the excitement of this ancient sport, with one of three free shows daily.  

Indoor Winter Farmers Market

February 8th, 2014 from 10:00am-1:00pm
Mill City Museum Commons, Minneapolis, MN
Event website 

The famed Mill City Farmers Market brings its lively marketplace indoors with over 40 artists and food vendors. Find a great selection of seasonal and organically grown produce, hand crafted gifts, and farm fresh eggs and cheeses. This lively event also features live entertainment from the Moonlight Duo, with their repertoire ranging from Cajun to Irish dance tunes. Lots of unique and delicious items to choose from for your sweetheart this Valentine's Day.

minnesota-fringeMinnesota Fringe Festival

July 31st-August 10th, 2014
Various venues around Minneapolis, MN
Event website

Push the envelope with eleven days of Fringe! The Minnesota Fringe Festival showcases the best of arts in the Twin CIties, hosting a range of performances like dance, theater, visual arts, and even puppetry. Last year, the festival presented 895 shows, most of which could be found at over 20 venues across Downtown, Uptown, and West Bank neighborhoods. Festival attendees can also cash in on tremendous deals at dozens of shows throughout the year by holding onto their admission button.  

Twin Cities Pride 

June 28th-29th, 2014
Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN 
Event website 

42nd annual Pride Festival will take over Twin Cities this summer in June. Join over 300,000 people and join in on this free 2-day festival celebrating the vibrant GLBT community in Minneapolis. Catch the parade downtown as it makes it way down Hennepin Avenue. Other Pride weekend events include the 5km Rainbow Run, Art Show, Beer Dabbler, and Pride In Concert.

Twin Cities Pride attendees. Save money on expensive hotel fees and purchase a condo or loft in Minneapolis. Contact us online to find out more about your options.

Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

minneapolis-st-paul-international-film-festivalApril 3rd-19th, 2014
St. Anthony Main Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
Event website

Film buffs from all over make the annual trip to Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival. One the the longest running film fests in the country. Feast your eyes on over 200 films from over 60 countries.

With such an eclectic mix of films, from animated to ground breaking documentaries, there's something for everyone. The 12 day celebration of film also spotlights up and coming local film makers in a series called Minnesota Made. 


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