There’s always something to do in Minnesota (like shoveling snow. In April). Here are some upcoming events that are bound to be far more fun that shoveling. All information is from the Explore Minnesota website where you’ll find all sorts of fun, entertaining and interesting info on this fair state. (Yes, I’ll cover the State Fair a little later.)
Apr 13, 2013 – May 31, 2013
Voyageur Artists Annual Spring Exhibit, Two Harbors, MN
“To Tree or Not To Tree” Free and open to the public. Meet these gifted local and regional artists!
April 28 – May 5, 2013
The Homegrown Music Festival is Duluth’s annual showcase of rawk and/or roll devil music. It began as a simple birthday party with a handful of bands and a bunch of beer. Now it’s a complete bureaucracy, run by a volunteer steering committee and a board of directors, featuring over 180 musical acts, along with a few filmmakers and other artists.
Apr 26, 2013 – May 19, 2013
Heartbeat of the Drum. Taiko drums are a central part of life in this little fishing village, but only boys are allowed to play them. When the village is under attack, it’s a young girl who is brave enough to buck tradition and save the day! Don’t miss this encore presentation of one of SteppingStone Theatre’s most magical productions!
Apr 28, 2013
Minnesota Ironman® Bicycle Ride
As the original Ironman®, this Minnesota bike ride has hosted over 100,000 cyclists in their 46 year history for an exhilarating start to their Spring cycling season. The Minnesota Ironman® Bicycle Ride is a ride for all cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts. They offer short routes for new riders and families, as well as the traditional and more challenging 100-mile option for true Minnesota Ironmen and Ironwomen. The Minnesota Ironman® Bicycle Ride is hosted by Hostelling International-USA and supports their non-profit mission and work here in Minnesota. They operate the Mississippi Headwaters Hostel in Itasca State Park.
Sep 28, 2012 – Jun 20, 2013
Tornado Alley, at the Science Museum‘s IMAX Omnitheater, will take you on an epic chase through the “severe weather capital of the world.” Narrated by Bill Paxton, the film follows Storm Chasers star Sean Casey and the scientists of VORTEX2, the largest tornado-research project ever assembled, on separate missions to encounter one of Earth’s most awe-inspiring events—the birth of a tornado.
Check out the Explore Minnesota website for more details.