Events

Find something unexpected to do that suits a wide range of interests. Explore our curated list of activities.

PedalPub Twin Cities

Mar 15 – Nov 19

Pedal your day away and take in the urban landscape on a PedalPub®, the biggest Dutch-made bike with a bar that tours the Twin Cities’ streets (including WeDo).

Wicked

Apr 12 – May 14

With a home on Broadway for over 14 years, an audience of over 50 million beloved fans worldwide and winner of three Tony Awards, Wicked flies into Minneapolis to cast its musical magic spell.

Future: Made Here Launch Event

May 4 / 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Light up your evening with a free public launch event for Future: Made Here. A project of Hennepin Theatre Trust, Made Here is a walkable urban art experience that fills storefront windows and other underused spaces throughout WeDo with art made by local artists.

Happy Hour Squared

Happy Hour Squared

May 18

Happy Hour Squared (HH2) is a monthly, ‘happy hour with a purpose’ event. Attendees can show up anytime between 5 – 7 p.m., enjoy a FINNEGANS beer, share a laugh, make some sandwiches, donate to the FINNEGANS RFT and feel good for having made a difference.

Rent

Jun 6 – 11

The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning musical celebrates its 20th anniversary tour by speaking (and singing and dancing) loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations — and all over the world.

Spotlight Showcase

Jun 12 – 13

Experience the magic of live theater and be inspired by the excellence and passion of young local artists at Spotlight Showcase, celebrating the best high school musical theater talent across Minnesota.

Twin Cities Pride Festival and Parade Weekend 2017

Jun 24 – 25

Join one of the largest Pride events in the country, celebrating the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community and the progress in the fight for equality. Whether you’re honoring your own pride or your alliance with the LGBT community, this jam-packed weekend fosters inclusivity in a rainbow of fun festivities.

Basilica Block Party 2017

Jul 7 – 8

Praise the “loud” at this years’ Cities 97 Basilica Block Party with the most hallowed acts in popular music like WALK THE MOON, Brandi Carlile, Gavin DeGraw, NEEDTOBREATHE and more. Featuring both nationally known and local artists, music worshippers are in for one hell of a good weekend.

Motown The Musical

Jul 11 – 16

Motown is one man’s story, it became everyone’s music and it’s now touring the country as a Broadway hit musical. Motown the Musical tells the true story of how Berry Gordy — and legendary musical artists like Marvin Gaye — shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat.

Aquatennial Torchlight Parade 2017

Jul 19

Experience a Minnesota tradition by coming to the heart of downtown and enjoying this year’s Aquatennial. With the largest nighttime parade in the state, the Aquatennial lights up the streets of Hennepin Avenue and adds a whole new level of fun and vibrancy to the Cultural District.

Loring Park Art Festival

Jul 29 – 30

Set against the stunning tree-lined backdrop of Loring Park’s beautiful ponds, walking paths and formal gardens, Loring Park Art Festival brings the work of 140 visual artists to this unique corner of downtown Minneapolis. The family-friendly, two-day event features strolling musicians, stage performances, kids’ activities and plenty of delicious festival fare.