It doesn’t matter if you’re a die-hard Eagles fan or root for the Patriots, Minneapolis is gearing up to be a fan favorite just as much for what’s happening off the field as for what’s happening in the stadium.
Super Bowl Live- Through February 4
Downtown Minneapolis is the place to be for a ten-day festival, going on right now through game time. Super Bowl LIVE offers up live concerts, food and attractions, ranging from a sleigh ride to a stunt show.
NFL Alumni Artisan Home Tour- February 3
The Artisan Home Tour takes a slight detour this weekend, supplementing the tour with a NFL Alumni lunch and reception. Participants will be transported to four beautiful homes, then back again to a reception at the Lafayette Club, headlined by former NFL players.
Pupper Bowl- February 3
Going along with the theme of the weekend, the Bauhaus Pupper Bowl is a time to involve four-legged friends in on the fun. The event features a heated play area just for dogs, plus plenty of other activities to round out what’s been dubbed as the “sporting event of the year”.
Taste of the NFL- February 3
The evening brings about Taste of the NFL. This annual wine and food event includes a chef from every NFL city, serving up their own personalized dishes, along with some of NFL’s current and alumni players. The event includes a silent auction filled with sports memorabilia.
Saint Paul Winter Carnival- Through February 10
While not exactly tied to the big game, the Saint Paul Winter Carnival happens to be going on at the same time. Through February 10, including Super Bowl weekend, the celebration promises dozens of family-friendly events and attractions. Mostly free, the celebration is all about winter, from an Ice Palace to ice carvings, a snow slide and more.
Art Shanty Projects- Through February 11
Lake Harriet is the place to go through February 11 to experience the Art Shanty Projects. The frozen lake provides the opportunity to view public space in an artistic way. Super Bowl weekend events range from a human hamster wheel to performances and more during this all access weekend.