Believe it or not, it really is springtime in Minnesota. If you’re looking for events in the Twin Cities, be sure to check out the list below. It’s the last weekend of the Home and Garden Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center. It might not feel like spring outside, but in the Minneapolis Convention Center it’s warm and filled with flowers, gardening ideas and home decor inspiration.

Events in the Twin Cities this April

Trivia Mafia
When: April 2nd, 2018
Where: Unmapped Brewing
14625 Excelsior Blvd
Minnetonka, MN

Trivia Mafia is a bar trivia operation based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We produce high quality trivia nights in bars and restaurants throughout the Midwest (and, soon, beyond).

Minneapolis Home and Garden Show
When: April 6th – 8th, 2018
Where: Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN

The Show is sure to inspire homeowners with its more than 1,000 experts sharing new ideas and practical advice as well as hundreds of exhibits featuring innovative products and services. The Show boasts great deals and shopping experiences all related to home, gardening, remodeling, and home décor. Tickets are now on sale online at

Farm Babies
When: Now through April 30th, 2018
Where: Minnesota Zoo
13000 Zoo Boulevard
Apple Valley, MN

Come out and enjoy the sights and sounds of spring at the Wells Fargo Family Farm.   Cuteness abounds with baby chicks, piglets, lambs, calves, goat kids, and bunnies. Check out the special “egg” treats for the animals. This fun form of enrichment will include colored Jell-O eggs, piñatas, and hard-boiled eggs.

Saint Paul Farmers’ Market: Winter Market
When: April 7th, 2018
Where: Winter Market
289 E. 5th Street
St. Paul, MN

It’s too early for locally grown fruits and veggies but you can still find wonderful meats and cheeses from local farmers and vendors.

Minnesota Roller Girls: All Star Bout
When: April 7th, 2018
Where: Roy Wilkins Auditorium
175 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN

As tradition holds, our last bout of the season will feature the Minnesota RollerGirls All-Star program!

In the first bout of the evening, our B-Team, the Minnesota Nice, will show off their stuff. In the headliner bout, the Minnesota RollerGirls All-Stars will demonstrate some of the best roller derby in the world!

Both teams will be battling it out against the Windy City Rollers of Chicago. This is the type of world class derby you don’t want to miss!

Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival
When: April 12th – 28th, 2018
Where: Various Twin Cities Locations

MSPIFF is Minnesota’s largest film event and one of the longest running film festivals in the country. Each year, the festival presents more than 250+ bold, exciting, and moving works from new and veteran filmmakers from around the globe.

American Craft Show
When: April 19th – 22nd, 2018
Where: RiverCentre
175 W Kellogg Blvd
St Paul, MN

Join us for three days of festivities celebrating all things handmade at the American Craft Show in St. Paul. Come meet and shop craft like you’ve never seen before from more than 230 of the country’s top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor artists.

Plus, meet the country’s top emerging artists! Stop by our Hip Pop Emerging Artists’ booths on the show floor to see their contemporary pieces ranging from sophisticated elegance to cutting-edge.

Prince: Celebration 2018
When: April 19th – 22nd, 2018
Where: Paisley Park
7801 Audubon Road
Chanhassen, MN

CELEBRATION 2018, will honor the unique life and legacy of the prodigiously talented cultural icon Prince Rogers Nelson. Taking place between April 19-22 at Prince’s historic home and recording sanctuary outside Minneapolis, the event will welcome fans from around the world into an inspired environment of live music, panel discussions and special presentations highlighting Prince’s tremendous talent, influence and importance as a composer, musician, producer, live performer and filmmaker.

Art in Bloom
When: April 26th – 29th, 2018
Where: Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN

View fresh floral creations and the artworks that inspired them. Enter a world of timeless art and fresh flowers during the 35th annual Art in Bloom—a FREE four-day festival of fresh floral arrangements and fine art, presented by Friends of the Institute at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Delight in 165 floral designs that interpret objects from Mia’s collection. A Twin Cities rite of spring!

Art in Bloom raises funds to support Mia projects of Friends of the Institute, including education and transportation for school children, exhibitions, art acquisition, education, and programs throughout the community.