Things to do in Minneapolis This Spring
Ready to say goodbye to winter? If so, you should head to Minneapolis, known as the four-season city.
It’s got an excellent reputation for being a healthy place to visit with lots of green spaces, riverfront trails, local breweries, a bustling downtown area, and professional sports stadiums. You won’t be bored when visiting this glorious city.
There’s so much to do in the largest city in the state of Minnesota that you won’t be bored whatever time of the year you visit. In spring, however, see the city in its best colors. The city hosts a variety of festivals celebrating its history and diverse culture. Here are some of the fun activities you won’t want to miss.
Visit Minneapolis Zoo
Spring is baby time at the city zoo with many of the animals having new additions to their families. In the Wells Fargo Family Farm, your kids will be able to get up close and personal to chicks, calves, kids, and baby bunnies. Many of the larger animals in the zoo might have babies, too. It’s possible to enjoy nature without having to leave the city.
Get Cultured at the Guthrie Theater
Culture can be found in this city, with the Guthrie Theater being a great place to explore. Minneapolis is a home to some of the best performances in the Midwest, and you get to experience the Endless Bridge. The structure sticks out from the building more than 175 feet and provides visitors with some astonishing sights of the city and the Mississippi River below.
NCAA March Madness
Minneapolis is home to four professional sports teams: the Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Lynx, Minnesota Twins, and the Minnesota Vikings. There is a host of sporting events taking place in the city throughout the year, but one of the most popular is likely to be the 2019 NCAA Men’s Final Four. It’s a single elimination tournament of 68 teams to determine the NCAA Division I college basketball national champion. Tickets for the games can be purchased online at ticketsales.com.
2019 Mayday Parade
This festival takes place every May and is made up of three parts. There’s the MayDay Parade that takes over Bloomington Avenue for the day with dancing and music. Following on from that is the Tree of Life Ceremony and a Festival in Powderhorn Park. This year it takes place on May 5th and the parade starts at noon. As many as 50,000 people are expected to join in with the celebration that’s rooted in the local community and contemporary issues, concerns and a vision for a better world.
This is a very small selection of the things you can do in Minneapolis this spring. Lying along both banks of the Mississippi River the city is also rich in water. There are 13 lakes, wetlands, creeks and waterfalls, as well as the river itself. The scenery is breathtaking in places and with many of the water features connected by parkways via Lakes and the Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway you never feel too far from nature.