Things To Do In The Twin Cities This Spring

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Thrillist put together this awesome list of you everything you should check out in the Twin Cities! Check them out below! Click here to read more. 

DITCH WORK EARLY FOR THE TWINS HOME OPENER

Thurday, April 5th

TARGET FIELD

Nothing signals the start of spring like the Twins home opener. After a surprising playoff berth last year, fans are already looking forward to the first pitch against the Mariners. The local food and drink options (from places like Kramarczuk's, Andrew Zimmern's Canteen, and Red Cow) are more than enough reason to take a half-day at work, too. Cost: $19-$68


SIP SUDS AT FIRKIN FEST

Saturday, April 7th

THE HAPPY GNOME

If you’re a craft beer connoisseur (and in Minnesota, you should be), you won’t want to miss more than 60 breweries sampling their suds in one place. The 11th annual Firkin Fest will feature local giants like Surly, Summit, Fulton, and Indeed, with the “Golden Firkin” award given to the beer voted best. Cost: $50


CATCH A FLICK AT OUR OWN INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST

Thursday-Saturday April 12-28

ST. ANTHONY MAIN THEATRE

The largest film event in the region and one of the longest-running in the country, the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival returns this Spring for its 37th year. From Sundance to Berlin, you’ll find unique films that wouldn’t otherwise be screened in this area. Last year, more than 250 films from 70 countries were shown and more than 50,000 people attended. Cost: $14 GA individual tickets, packages and festival passes available.


CAMP OVERNIGHT AT THE SCIENCE MUSEUM

Friday-Sunday April 20th-January 21st

SCIENCE MUSEUM OF MINNESOTA

Geek out at the museum’s adult camp-in, an overnight party for adults who still like to act like kids -- with the benefit of adult beverages, of course. Roam the exhibits after-hours, make science projects, snack on appetizers, and now that you’re over 21, enjoy craft cocktails too. Should all this activity wipe you out, grab a blanket and go crash under some dino-bones. Cost: Members $90, non-members $105


PAY HOMAGE TO PRINCE, THE PURPLE ONE

Saturday, April 21

TARGET CENTER

If you’re a true fan of Prince, you don’t want to miss this concert featuring never-before-seen audio and video of Prince accompanied by the live musicians who performed with him onstage. It’s part of Paisley Park’s four-day celebration honoring Prince’s life surrounding the two-year anniversary of his passing. Cost: $39-$199


HAVE A BLOODY GOOD SUNDAY WITH A BLOODY MARY FESTIVAL

Sunday, April 22nd

UNION DEPOT

The Bloody Mary is many things -- brunch beverage, hangover helper, a meal in a glass if you skewer enough garnishes -- and finally, it now has an event dedicated to its greatness. The Bloody Mary Festival features unique iterations of your favorite drink as well as snacks, live music, and the chance to cast your ballot for the best bloody in town. Cost: $45


STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES AT ART IN BLOOM

Thursday-Sunday, April 26th-29th

MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ARTS

Beautiful blooms become forms of art during the MIA’s annual exhibit that will most definitely inspire you to get gardening this spring. Best of all, the floral interpretations are scattered amongst the museum’s permanent collection, so you get a double dose of art. Don’t leave without casting your ballot for the best arrangement in the “People’s Choice Awards,” either. Cost: Free, with some ticketed events.


GIDDY UP FOR THE DERBY AT DANGER'S

Saturday, May 5

BETTY DANGER’S COUNTRY CLUB

Sport your bowler and bowtie or most stylish sundress and oversized hat at Danger’s annual “Kentucky Derbatante” party. It's a safe space for sipping mint juleps, entering a costume contest, and pretending you’re partying at Churchill Downs. Cost: TBD, previous years have run $15-$20


BREAK IN YOUR BIKE AT A 100-MILE RACE (AND PARTY)

Saturday, May 12

FULTON BREWERY

What, you may ask, is a “fondo”? Well, after a few brews at Fulton, you may not care, but it's a long-distance road race of either 50 or 100 miles, and the Fulton Gran Fondo brings together bikers from all around the state to pedal for the ultimate reward: beer. Not up for riding 100 miles? The block party will have bands, food, and the release of a new summer brew. Cost: Free for block party, $40 to fondo


MAKE MOM'S DAY AT A PIZZA FARM

Saturday, May 12

TWO PONY GARDENS, LONG LAKE

For Mother’s Day this year, give Mom what she really wants: peace, quiet, and pizza. For ultimate scenery, drive just a half-hour northwest of Minneapolis to Two Pony Gardens, an organic farm that bakes brick oven pizzas outdoors from May to October. It's BYO everything except for the main course, so Mom can relax in the country however she wants to. (And if a ride to the farm isn't doable, try any of the best pizza in the Twin Cities.) Cost: $11 kids, $42 adults


GIVE ART-A-WHIRL AT THIS MASSIVE OPEN STUDIO TOUR

Friday-Sunday, May 18th-20th

NORTHEAST MINNEAPOLIS

Go behind the scenes of more than 50 private artists’ studios and galleries at the 23rd annual Art-A-Whirl, the largest open-studio tour in the country. You can partake in mini workshops, talks with artists, and purchase one-of-a-kind, original pieces. You’ll also probably need to stop by neighboring breweries like Able, Bauhaus, and 612 for beer breaks. Cost: Free


GATHER THE GIRLS FOR A FUN RUN

Sunday, May 20th

MINNEHAHA REGIONAL PARK

If you want to feel some serious girlpower, lace up your shoes and join thousands of other ladies for the annual Women Run the Cities. The course along the Mississippi River is super-scenic and after crossing the finish line, runners enjoy a mini brunch bar. Even better, proceeds from entry fees will go to two local nonprofits. Cost: $40-$60

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