While many of the season’s events will look different this year due to COVID-19 and state health regulations, there are still lots of ways to explore the Twin Cities responsibly. Luckily, Minnesota has adapted to the times and figured out ways to safely hold their events. Whether you explore virtually or in-person, here’s some ways to keep busy this season.

Local Spring Events

(Changes may occur. Check the official websites of your favorite spring events to see specific guidelines or updates.)

Twins Home Opener | Their preliminary schedule has set their home opener for April 8, 2021, while their opening day will be April 1, 2021 in Milwaukee, WI.

Virtual Art in Bloom | The MIA’s annual floral celebration will return this year in a virtual format. This will take place between April 28 – May 2, 2021.

MN Fashion Week | This bi-annual event will be returning this year with a limited number of events that include a mixture of digital and small, socially distanced experiences. Their spring event will be from April 28 – May 1, 2021.

MSP International Film Festival | This annual film festival will be returning through May 13 – 23, 2021.

Saint Paul Grand Old Day | This popular event has been tentatively planned to take place on June 6, 2021. It’s one of the largest one-day festivals in the Midwest and features art, music, food, and more.

Twin Cities Farmers’ Markets | Search for a local farmers’ market near you on the Minnesota Grown website and when they will be opening back up for the spring.

Other annual events like the Minnesota United Home Opener, Saint Paul Art Crawl, Festival of Nations, and Cinco de Mayo Celebration have not announced a 2021 plan at the time of writing.

You can also check out the Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Explore Minnesota tourism sites for any other guides or lists. Additionally, we would like to highlight a guide that Explore Minnesota put together for safe ways to explore Minnesota.

We hope you stay safe enjoy all the fun events and activities that the Twin Cities in spring has to offer!