Mid-April flurries got you down? Us too. This weekend might be a great time to remind ourselves why we like our state so much to call it home! I mean, at some point, the warm weather has got to stick, right? So we’ve gathered a few links and local events to help us love where we live. Some of the events are annual, some are at our favorite venues, some showcase local musicians, but all of them can only be experienced here in our great state. Let us know what you are up to, and be sure to tell us about your favorite Minnesota spots!
It’s music festival time! From the “family reunion” Mid West Music Fest this weekend in Winona, the week-long Duluth Homegrown Music Festival, to the School of Rock Best of Minnesota Music Festival on Saturday, there is sure to be something for everyone!
Or if you want microbrews, food, and art to go with your music, check out the Harriet Sol Bock Revival! Harriet Brewing, April 25
The annual St. Paul Art Crawl starts tonight. It’s a great time to mingle, explore the galleries, and purchase some wonderful art by local artists. Various St. Paul venues, April 24-26
The Wild is still in the playoffs facing The Blues in another away game tonight. Awesome!! Host a party or pull up a pub seat to watch.
The Minnesota United FC has their first home game of the season on Saturday! Be there! NSCS, April 25
Get ready for the 2015 MinnRoast tonight! Think singing, dancing, and skits starring all of your favorite local politicians. State Theater, April 24
Summer farmer’s markets are popping up! Saturday morning marks the Spring opener for the Minneapolis Farmer’s Market, and meanwhile the Northeast Minneapolis Farmer’s Market is having a pancake breakfast fundraiser to kick-off the season. Yum! April 25
Wednesday was Earth Day! Check with your city about events near you, such as the Earth Day Cleanup at several Minneapolis Parks, a Family Earth Day Celebration in Lino Lakes, and a Hatch Day Celebration at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha. Various locations, April 25
Into local bands and indie films? You will want to see Cloud Cults’s feature film, “Unplug” at the theatrical release screening and Q&A with the director and full band. Riverview Theater, April 30th
(And of course, don’t forget to catch a in International Film at MSPIFF; screenings only through this weekend!)
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