2013 Calendar

In Minneapolis Saint Paul there’s something to do every weekend.


Spring

FARMERS’ MARKETS
May-December
Minneapolis and Saint Paul
www.mplsfarmersmarket.com
www.stpaulfarmersmarket.com
www.millcityfarmersmarket.org

Minnesotans love food fresh from the field. Make sure to stop by the farmers’ markets in downtown Minneapolis, the Mill City district or Saint Paul’s Lowertown neighborhood for seasonal fruits, veggies, herbs and more.

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Summer

MINNESOTA STATE FAIR
August 22-September 2
Saint Paul
www.mnstatefair.org

Mark the end of summer at the “Great Minnesota Get-Together.” Rock out at a concert, watch farm animals being born and savor food on a stick, all under the late-summer sun.

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Fall

HALLOWEEN
Throughout October
Como Zoo & Conservatory,
Saint Paul | Hidden Falls Regional Park, Saint Paul |
and Valleyfair, Shakopee
www.comozooconservatory.org
www.barebonespuppets.org
www.valleyscare.com


Be enchanted as the grounds of Como Zoo are transformed into a world of fairytales and fun, or thrilled by your favorite rides at Valleyfair’s Halloween Haunt. For a change of pace, check out Barebones’ annual Halloween puppet show held outside at Saint Paul’s Hidden Falls Regional Park.

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Winter

HOLIDAZZLE PARADE
Late November through December
Nicollet Mall (from 12th to Fourth streets), Minneapolis
www.holidazzle.com


Bundle up and be dazzled by the lights of glowing storybook characters and fairytale floats or view the magic from the warmth of downtown’s skyways.

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Spotlight: Water Fun, Year-round

Water Parks The fun arrives in waves with the water parks across Minneapolis Saint Paul. Water Park of America in Bloomington, just across from Mall of America, is home to the largest indoor water park in the country. Take a trip down its 10-story family raft ride, then catch a few good sets on Minnesota’s only Flow Rider Surf Simulator. Located inside the Radisson Hotel Bloomington, the park boasts an arcade as well as dining at the Split Rock Grille and Sleepy Eye Café. In the heart of downtown, the Minneapolis Depot Water Park is where you will find fun and three stories of water slides. Nestled nearby The Depot Minneapolis, A Renaissance Hotel, the park is close to downtown shopping and dining. The site also features a winter skating rink. For more outdoor fun with the family, check out Soak City inside Valleyfair Amusement Park in Shakopee, the largest amusement park in the Midwest. This south suburban oasis is open to visitors for three summer months, and has wet rides fit for every family member.