5 Things to Do in Minneapolis in the Fall

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Sitting indoors through the winter is difficult, but it is worth it when you finally get to head back outside and enjoy the fresh spring air. Though Minneapolis is quite cold, there is nothing quite like the springtime. Looking for things to do this spring? No worries, we’ve put together a list of some of the best spring activities in Minneapolis, to make your decision a little bit easier.

Catch a Minnesota Twins Game

Of course, catching an opening day game is a tradition for many Americans. Can’t make opening day? Head over to Target Park for a Minnesota Twins game this spring and enjoy America’s favorite pastime with your loved ones. Located in North Loop, there are plenty of attractions for you to enjoy pre- or post-game, and the stadium offers awesome views of the city. Grab a soda, hotdog, and your ball cap, and take yourself out to the ball game!

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Go Agate Hunting at the North Shore

We all collected rocks as a kid, but have you ever gone agate hunting? Lake Superior is the perfect spot for the rock collector or geology buff in your life. Springtime agate hunting at the North Shore in Minneapolis is perfect because the winter has washed up many new and transformed stones, so the beauty of the earth will truly be at your fingertips. This is a great activity for people of all ages as well!

Observe Baby Animals at the Minnesota Zoo

Who doesn’t love seeing baby chicks, ducks, piglets, goats, and bunnies? Each spring, Wells Fargo Family Farm at the Minnesota Zoo showcases the new life of all of their farm animals, allowing you to awe over their cuteness. With tons of activities at the zoo and with the babies, this is a guaranteed family-friendly springtime hit. There are even designated petting areas so you can get up close and personal to the baby animals.

View a Film at the Minneapolis & St. Paul Independent Film Festival

If you’re looking for things to do near the city of Minneapolis with friends, this springtime film festival is a guaranteed hit. Originating in 1981, it is the largest film festival in the Upper Midwest with its attendance at well over 40,000 people each year. Showcasing thousands of films over the years from local producers and over 70 different countries, there will definitely be something for everyone to enjoy.

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Go Maple Syrup Tapping

Though this may sound like a winter activity, maple syrup tapping in the spring is actually pretty common in Minneapolis. This is one of the first signs of spring and is a tradition in Minnesota that dates back centuries. As an activity that is perfect for people of all ages, there are plenty of memories to be made with this one. Grab your bucket and get to tapping! It makes enjoying your homemade pancakes that much better knowing you collected the syrup yourself.

What are some of your favorite springtime activities in the Twin Cities area? Share with us in the comments!

About the Author

Lydia Matteoni is an avid plant lover, cat mom, and self-declared Twitter addict. After moving from Pittsburgh to Chicago in 2018, she decided to fully immerse herself in Chicago culture, more specifically, in music and the arts.