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).

Future: Made Here

May 4 – Aug 30

Are your ready to get your art on? Made Here, a project of Hennepin Theatre Trust, is a walkable urban art experience that connects people to local art and artists in WeDo. It’s the country’s largest exhibit of storefront window art. Future: Made Here features the work of more than 40 Minnesota artists and 120 students.

Historic Theatre Tour

Jun 26 / 1:00 PM

Did you know that Hennepin Avenue retains only three major gems of the 70 theaters that originally made up Minneapolis’ “Theater Row” in its vaudeville heyday? Nearly 100 years later, the Orpheum, State and Pantages theatres are more relevant than ever. Join Hennepin Theatre Trust for this unique, 60-minute tour packed with an insider history of some of the country’s finest playhouses.

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.

Aladdin

Sep 15 – Oct 8

Discover “A Whole New World” at Aladdin. Nominated for five Tony Awards®, this hit Broadway musical grants you three wishes: stellar music, extraordinary costumes and a beautiful story.

Finding Neverland

Oct 31 – Nov 3

Directed by visionary Tony Award®-winner Diane Paulus and based on the Academy Award®-winning film, Finding Neverland tells the fascinating story of how Peter became Pan.