Things to Do in the Spring in Minneapolis and St. Paul

Minneapolis at dusk.
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The snow is melting, the days are getting longer, and the temperature is getting warmer - it can only mean that spring is here in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Looking for ideas for things to do in the spring in Minneapolis? Here are some spring activities in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

  • Get a car wash and blast the salt and road crud off your car.
  • Celebrate Earth Day at a fair, festival or help clean up a local park at an Earth Day cleanup event. Earth Day is April 22, Earth Day events are held on the closest weekends.
  • Wear shorts.
  • Go for a hike or road trip, and look for signs of spring - birdsong, green shoots, rushing streams and creeks.
  • Yard sale season is here - spring clean your house and hold your own garage sale, or go shopping for bargains.
  • Visit the Farm Babies all April at Minnesota Zoo - fluffy chicks and little lambs!
  • It's warm enough to wear a kilt! Attend, or spectate at the annual Minnesota Tartan Day celebration at the Minnesota State Capitol. On or around April 9.
  • Appreciate the lack of mosquitoes... the peace won't last long.
  • Admire Minnehaha Falls - the falls are at their strongest in the spring with the water from melting snow.
  • Dress as the Borg or Princess Leia at Minicon, the Midwest's longest running SciFi convention. Easter Weekend.
  • Head up to the North Shore and go agate hunting - the winter storms have likely washed plenty of Lake Superior agates onto the beaches.
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