Spring is in the air! It’s still cold, we just got a little more snow and it doesn’t look like spring but this weekend we spring forward with Daylight Savings Time and that means warmer weather can’t be too far away. As winters go this wasn’t the worst and at least we didn’t get the kind of snow that Boston got.

March is coming in like a lion so that means you’ll probably want to stay indoors a little bit longer, though there are plenty of fun things to do out doors this month in Minnesota. And if you haven’t gotten your ice fishing house off the lake yet you better hurry up. Ice houses were supposed to be removed from Minnesota lakes by March 2nd if you are south of the line and by March 16th if you’re north of it. Click here to learn more about ice house removal in Minnesota. http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/fishing/shelter.html

From the Parade of Homes (sm), St. Patrick’s Day Parades and Spring Break there’s a lot of great family friendly events happening in the Twin Cities.

Skyway Open Golf Tournament
When: March 6th – March 8th, 2015
Where: Check in is at the Street Level of the City Center in Downtown Mpls.
40 South 7th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402
http://www.skywayopen.org/#skyway-open

Twin Cities Auto Show
When: March 7th – March 15th, 2015
Where: Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave South Minneapolis, MN 55403
http://twincitiesautoshow.com/index

Walk to Cure Juvenile Arthritis
When; March 7th, 2015
Where: Mall of America
60 E Broadway Bloomington, MN 55425
http://www.mallofamerica.com/events/view/701

Minneapolis Plunge 5k
When: March 7th, 2015
Where: Thomas Beach, Lake Calhoun
http://www.plungemn.org/activities/minneapolis-plunge-5k/

Sap to Syrup
When: March 8th, 2015 1pm-4pm
Where: Eastman Nature Center
13351 Elm Creek Rd, Osseo, MN 55369
http://threeriversparks.org/events/S/sap-to-syrup.aspx

Saint Paul St. Patrick’s Day Parade
When: March 17th, 2015 | 12:00pm
Where: Downtown St. Paul

Minneapolis St. Patrick’s Day Parade
When: March 17th, 2015 | 6:30pm
Where: Nicollet Mall

Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit!
When: Now through May 31, 2015
Where: Minnesota Children’s Museum
10 West Seventh St. St. Paul, MN 55102
http://www.mcm.org/visitor-information/visiting-exhibits/sid-the-science-kid/

Mill City Farmers Market: Winter Markets
When: Now through April 11, 2015
Where: Mill City Museum
704 South 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55401
http://millcityfarmersmarket.org/visit-the-market/winter-markets-2013-2014/

The Habsburgs: Rarely Seen Masterpieces from Europe’s Greatest Dynasty
When: Now through Mat 10th, 2015
Where: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55404

Huck Finn
When: March 3rd – April 4th, 2015
Where: Children’s Theatre Company
2400 3rd Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55404
http://www.childrenstheatre.org/plays/2014-2015-season/huck-finn

The Parade of Homes is going on all month long. The Parade of Homes (sm) is presented by the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC) and is in its 67th year. It is going on now through March 29th with over 430 new homes. Homes range in price from $142,100 to 2,500,000 with more than 40 homes priced at over $1 Million.

http://www.paradeofhomes.org