Even though it’s still cold out, there is never a shortage of things to do in the Twin Cities during the month of March! A.D. Hays challenges all of the area’s residents to embrace the Minnesota winter and enjoy the many events going on this month in and around the Twin Cities.
To make it easier, we’ve built this list to showcase events around the Twin Cities that we think are worth braving the cold. As a bonus, we added a few restaurants that we think pair well with the weather.
Participation costs: $240 day of registration, $220 by March 7, (free for spectators)
Head to Buck Hill on Saturday, March 10, 2018, where teams of four race down Buck Hill atop queen-sized mattresses! Proceeds help local families and homeless individuals in need, with all registration fees, donations and funds raised by Bedrace teams directly support Bridging.
March 10 – March 17
Downtown St. Paul
Make Saint Paul, Minnesota your St. Patrick’s Day headquarters from March 10-17, 2018 as the city celebrates with LuckyPalooza on West 7th. Also, enjoy tent parties throughout the city, the 52nd annual parade, the Minnesota State High School Hockey Championship and the NCHC Frozen Faceoff. You’ll find things to do for the whole family throughout the entire city of Saint Paul. Be sure to mark March 17 at noon for the 52nd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
March 10 – March 18
The Minneapolis Convention Center
Tickets: $6 – $12
The Twin Cities Auto Show is your chance to compare more than 600 vehicles from 36 foreign and domestic brands side by side – without driving all over town. You will see new models in every category, from compacts and family sedans to the latest in SUVs and luxury cars. Family fun is always part of the Twin Cities Auto Show and will bring out the kid in all of us. Attractions such as Camp Jeep, The Neighborhood, Crime-Fighting Cars and more are just a glimpse of the exciting and relaxing opportunities that await you!
This event takes you into the world of the sommelier, covering the numerous (and thus confusing) number of wine certification agencies in the world and their purpose. You’ll receive comprehensive suggestions on programs to pursue. We’ll discuss wine careers, both part-time and lifelong, and how you can take the next step in your wine journey. You’ll also learn about deductive tasting, which teaches you how to deconstruct a wine based on patterns covered during the event
Through March 18
Children’s Theatre Company
Tickets: $34 – $54
CTC and the Penumbra Theatre join forces to bring a little rock and roll to the Land of Oz. Lou Bellamy’s version of Dorothy’s journey is deeply rooted in African-American history and follows those ruby reds from Kansas to the Wiz’s Harlem palace.
Boom Island Park
Participation Costs: $45 – $71
Preheat the oven and find your favorite flannel – the Hot Dash is back and better than ever. Run Minnesota’s premier spring running event and celebrate with a brand new hotdish recipe at our top 10 U.S. post-race beer garden event. This event offers 5K and 10-mile distance races that welcome all abilities. Celebrate the great state of Minnesota with high-quality gear, delicious hotdish, music, beverage and outdoor fun.
Loews Minneapolis Hotel
Tickets: $150 General Admission, $200 VIP
Cochon555, the nation’s most talked about premium food, wine and spirit celebration and live-event series, returns to Minneapolis at the Loews Minneapolis Hotel. With dozens of bites from iconic local chefs, boutique distillers and artisan winemakers, the event is akin to an epic tasting menu of heritage breed pork with endless beverage pairings. Each guest enjoys an all inclusive pass, imagine an elaborate 30-course, stand-up, super sustainable dinner featuring amazing beverages where you help pick the best foods and drinks.
Bielenberg Sports Center
Tickets: $6 or free with food shelf donation
Don’t miss your opportunity to explore up to 150 exhibitors featuring the latest products, services and information to help turn your dream home into a reality. Start your next projects off to the right start, by talking with the experts to get free tips and renovation ideas. Meet builders, remodelers, landscapers, designers, painters, architects, interior designers and more. Even get help with your home décor.
Restaurants to Try this Month:
Octo Fish Bar: If you haven’t been to Lowertown St. Paul recently, make this your reason. WIth some of the freshest seafood in the city, James Beard award winning chef, Tim McKee incorporates global flavors into creative and dishes. We recommend the DIY Hamachi Collar Fish Tacos.
Lyn65: A cozy spot in Richfield, with innovative flavors and creative cocktails. The chef-driven restaurant features American classic with a creative twist. Local ingredients are a strong focus, so the menu rotates seasonally. We recommend the fried chicken, paired with the Tijuana Brass Smash- a refreshing, yet flavorful cocktail.
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