Feb 22, 2024 - Things to Do

Twin Cities weekend events: Winter Beer Dabbler, Omnifest, extreme horse skijoring

A woman drinking beer and a man eating a hot dog on a sunny winter day at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

The 2023 Winter Beer Dabbler. Photo: Courtesy of Beer Dabbler

The premier beer festival of the season is here! The Winter Beer Dabbler returns to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds Saturday for a packed afternoon featuring hundreds of brews.

  • Ticket holders get unlimited samples of beer, cider, wine, mead and seltzer from over 130 local and national vendors.

Plus: Visit the fairgrounds' Coliseum to warm up and shop a craft market with over 30 makers, accompanied by live music from dueling pianos.

  • Tickets start at $55, or $20 for a designated driver ticket that grants access to the events and nonalcoholic beverages.

In other entertainment news...

❄️ Head to the slopes for Northern Lights Tubing at Buck Hill Thursday–Sunday (nights only). Organizers have lit up the hill with a choreographed light and music show for an "immersive" snow tubing experience. $29+

🌸 Get inspired as spring approaches at the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show, which continues through Sunday at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

  • Pro tip: There's a plant sale right before close on Sunday offering trees, flowers and more. $13+ for ages 13 and up; $5 ages 6–12; kids 5 and under free

🪩 Did the Super Bowl halftime show leave you missing the early 2000s? First Avenue is throwing a "Hot in Herre" 2000s dance party Friday night, playing hits from Usher, Gwen Stefani, Britney Spears, Eminem and more. $16+

🎷 Jam to live music at Saturday's Winter Jazz Fest, presented by Twin Cities Jazz Fest and held across three stages in St. Paul. $50 for access to all venues

🐎 "Extreme horse skijoring" comes to Canterbury Park in Shakopee this weekend, with over 100 teams competing in the sport where horses pull skiers through a demanding course with gates, jumps and tricks.

  • Plus, dog lovers can also watch dachshunds and corgis race "for a shot at Winter Dog Racing immortality." $12+ ages 13+; $7+ ages 6–12; kids 5 and under free

🤯 Omnifest at the Science Museum of Minnesota returns this weekend with movies about asteroids, stars, pandas and more showing on the museum's 90-foot-wide domed Imax screen. Individual screenings start at $9.95

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