• Minneapolis, MN in Minneapolis, MN

The mpls downtown council and Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board are excited to partner together and bring Holidazzle to Loring Park. As downtown Minneapolis’ premier holiday celebration, Holidazzle has delighted residents, visitors and downtown employees for years. This year, this tradition is again bringing family-friendly programming to Loring Park completely free.

In 1885, a reporter from New York critiqued Saint Paul in Winter as "another Siberia, unfit for human habitation." The very next year the city offered its defiant response, the Saint Paul Winter Carnival. Today, 75 events are featured both indoors and out. Snow carving, an ice palace, and even golf on ice celebrate Winter in the far North.

  • St. Paul River Centre Saint Paul, MN 55101 in Saint Paul, MN

A name as grand as the "Festival of Nations" demands a big-time event. Saint Paul delivers with the nation's very largest multicultural event at the Saint Paul RiverCenter. Over a hundred ethnic groups contribute dancers, cuisine, music, crafts, and folklore to this jam-packed four-day event. This is truly a festival that celebrates the diversity of America.

  • Minneapolis, MN

For 70 years, the Aquatennial has been a ten-day, mid-summer event celebrating the numerous lakes within the city limits of Minneapolis. Intrepid competitors race their boats fashioned from milk cartons. Others compete with their artistic sandcastle creations. Water ski shows and beach parties add to the revelry. Enjoy classic cars and fireworks too.

  • Duluth, Minnesota in Duluth, MN

Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world, is the backdrop for what has become one of the very largest outdoor music festivals in the entire Midwest. Two concert stages feature non-stop performances by nearly 30 nationally-known acts. The Moonlight Mardi Gras Cruise is unforgettable for those that participate. About 20 local nightclubs feature live Blues throughout the event.

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