Spring is in the air and the weather is slowly warming up. In Minnesota, spring is a time for celebration and hopefully a chance to spend more time outdoors. Whether it is cold or not, Minnesotans head outside to community events that celebrate the change of seasons. Luckily, there is a diverse lineup of events and shows to go to this spring. Do something traditional or find a unique way to celebrate the season. These are some fun suggestions that are great for the entire family.
Minnesota Twins Home Opener
1 Twins Way
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Date: Monday, April 11, 2016 at 3:10 p.m.
Nothing goes better with spring than baseball! Check out the Minnesota Twins home opener this year and watch them take on the White Sox. Target Field is a beautiful place to be in the spring and summer, with its open-air park and perfect view of the Minneapolis skyline. Walk around Target Field and check out the memorabilia on display, along with fascinating art work and a bit of baseball history. Target Field is a great place to be in the spring.
42nd Annual Mayday Parade
Corner of 25th St. E. and Bloomington Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Date: Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.
Celebrate May with the Mayday Parade and festival in Minneapolis’ Powderhorn Park. The parade begins at 12 p.m., and will be full of music, costumes and shows. Stay after for the festival and enjoy more entertainment and community fun. In The Heart Of The Beast Theatre sponsors this event and features handmade puppets and performing arts of all kinds. Enjoy food and canoe rides as well. This is a great opportunity to get out into the community this spring with the entire family.
The Orpheum Theatre
910 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Dates: April 29-30, 2016
If your kids are fans of the Kratt Brothers television series on PBS, they will be overjoyed to go to their live stage production. Martin and Chris Kratt, two guys with a passion for animals, bring their educational and fun act to Minneapolis. Enjoy learning about nature and wildlife, and watch them put on their power suits to interact with the animals. Best of all, there is a meet and greet at the end of each performance, so kids can say hello to the brothers.
Mummies: New Secrets From The Tombs
Science Museum Of Minnesota
120 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102
Dates: through Labor Day, September 5
Head over to the Minnesota Science Museum for their featured exhibit, Mummies: New Secrets From the Tombs. One of only four cities in the United States to welcome this exhibit, the mummies event is phenomenal. Real mummies will be on display, along with artifacts of ancient Egypt. Learn about mummies and the world from which they came. While you’re there, check out the rest of the museum and its interactive exhibits. The museum presents things in a way that helps kids enjoy science.
St. Paul Art Crawl
St. Paul, MN 55101
Dates: April 22-24, 2016
Friday 6-10 p.m., Saturday 12-8 p.m., Sunday 12-5 p.m.
Starting in the Lowertown neighborhood of St. Paul, the annual art crawl brings art out into the community and puts it on display for everyone to enjoy. Sponsored by the St. Paul Art Collective, the art crawl provides a beautiful walk around historic neighborhoods and areas of the Lowertown lofts, where many artists live. Enjoy music and food during the event and maybe bid on a painting. Metro transit will be offering free rides to and from the art crawl all weekend.
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Andrea Wodele is a freelance writer who has lived in the Twin Cities for the last 10 years. Her hobbies include exercising, driving kids around, watching Minnesota sports, and reading self-help literature. Examiner.com.