Things to Do

What to do in the Twin Cities for Memorial Day weekend

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Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Here are five things to do in the Twin Cities over Memorial Day weekend.

🎸 Spend the night at a music festival! Minifest, a 7-hour evening of live entertainment, gets underway at 6pm on Friday in Minneapolis. $25.

Minnesota's newest women's soccer team Aurora FC take the field

The Minnesota Aurora logo.
The Minnesota Aurora name and logo was chosen by its community owners and fans. Photo courtesy of Minnesota Aurora

The first Minnesota Aurora game kicks off Thursday night with a sold-out stadium and a mission: Prove women's soccer can succeed at the local level.

Why it matters: The new team brings more hype and excitement around a growing movement to boost women's sports, and creates an opportunity to see rising stars before they hit the big leagues.

3 places to go for happy hour deals in Twin Cities

Cocktail, tequila shot, draft beer, and appetizers
Photo courtesy of Pajarito

Going out is fun, but who doesn't like a deal? Here are three spots to check out during happy hour in the Twin Cities.

1. Nolo's Kitchen & Bar

On weekdays from 3-5:30pm, get $2 wine shots, $5 martinis and cosmos, $5 draft beer, and discounted appetizers, including $10 lobster fried rice.

Play trivia every day this week at bars across the Twin Cities

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Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Need a new way to flex your brain? The Twin Cities has plenty of trivia opportunities, and we've found one for every night this week.

Construction to begin on Bde Maka Ska pavilion

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Rendering courtesy of the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board

Construction on a new pavilion and concession stand at Minneapolis' Bde Maka Ska is set to start this week.

What's coming: Two new buildings, a performance space, bathrooms and seating, including some that is covered.

The best Twin Cities playgrounds

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Madison's Place in Woodbury. Photo courtesy of the City of Woodbury

These aren't your grandma's playgrounds.

The big picture: We asked Axios Twin Cities readers to share their favorite places to take the kids in their lives as the days get longer and lighter. You didn't disappoint!

What to do this weekend in the Twin Cities: Art-a-Whirl and GrillFest

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Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

It's summer party season. Here's what's on tap this weekend in the Twin Cities.

🎨 Art-a-Whirl is here! The nation's biggest studio art crawl includes gallery openings, live music, art sales, and unique events like "bra printing" and a monster truck crush. Free.

5 Twin Cities farmers markets to visit this May

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Browse Minnesota-grown produce at the Mill City Farmers Market this year. Photo courtesy of Mill City Farmers Market

The weather is warm and summer farmers markets have returned to Minneapolis.

  • If you want to support local farmers and pick up some fresh produce, check out these markets open now.
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