Spring has sprung a little early this year which makes it a great time to get out and explore and enjoy all the great events in the Twin Cities this April. April is the beginning of festival season in the Twin Cities including several art crawls and the Minneapolis Film Festival. Get out and enjoy all the Twin Cities has to offer!

Events in the Twin Cities this April 2024

When: Now through April 7th, 2024
Where:Science Museum of Minnesota
120 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55102

Don’t miss Omnifest, the Science Museum of Minnesota’s annual giant screen movie festival, from Feb. 24-April 7, featuring the museum’s newest live digital telescope show and larger-than-life moves taking you to the edges of the Earth — and deep into space! — without even leaving Minnesota.

Minnesota Music Month
When: April
Where: Various locations

The Current, Carbon Sound, and Radio Heartland are excited to present Minnesota Music Month this April. We’ll celebrate on air, online, and with four shows in St. Paul, all featuring local music performances to celebrate our thriving Minnesota music community.

Capital City Village Bazaar Extravaganza
When:April 6th, 2024
Where:Union Depot
214 4th Street East
Unit 120
Saint Paul, MN

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the magic of the Capital City Village Bazaar Extravaganza at Union Depot. Mark your calendars and join in the celebration of community, creativity, and prosperity!

2024 Eclipse Celebration
When: April 8th
Where:Bell Museum
2088 Larpenteur Ave W
St. Paul, MN

Join us at the Bell for a special open Monday to celebrate Minnesota’s partial view of the eclipse on Monday, April 8, 10am-4pm. The eclipse will be at its peak at about 2:00 pm, and we’ll see about 75% coverage here in Minnesota. Throughout the day, we’ll have a plethora of solar focused activities, a livestream of the eclipse, a new eclipse flipbook pattern, and expert astronomy staff to answer all of your solar questions!
Please note: we’re unable to control the clouds — if the weather is poor on the day of the eclipse, we’ll still have a day of sun-focused activities!

The 43rd Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival
When:April 11 – 25, 2024
Where:Landmark Center
75th W 5th Street
St. Paul, MN

MSPIFF will once again showcase around 200 films by both emerging and veteran filmmakers, representing more than 100 countries and cultures from around the globe, along with a full slate of parties, panels, and filmmaker conversations. This year brings even more special guests and exciting opportunities for cinephiles. Sign up for our newsletter and stay tuned for updates coming soon!
MSPIFF will be centered at The Main Cinema in Minneapolis, with additional screenings and special events planned around the Twin Cities and in St. Paul.

Saint Paul Art Crawl
When:April 12 – 28, 2024

The Saint Paul Art Crawl is BACK and better than ever!
The Saint Paul art crawl will take place on April 12th-14th, We will be featuring array of talented artists and venues across the city, offering attendees a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the local art scene! Spanning over three weekends, this event features over 20 gallery locations dispersed throughout the city in an event designed to connect artists and community.
This family-friendly event encourages attendees to explore the city at their own pace, offering a chance to enjoy local food, live music, and local artist. It’s a can’t-miss occasion for anyone interested in supporting the arts, discovering the city’s hidden gems, and celebrating the creative spirit that defines Saint Paul.
The St. Paul Art Crawl kicks off on the weekend of April 12th to the 14th and takes visitors to the historic Summit-Grand Neighborhood, Merriam Park, and the West Side.

St. Paul Art Crawl at Union Depot
When:April 26 – 28, 2024
Where:Union Depot
214 4th St. E.
St. Paul, MN

Friday, April 26: 5-9 PM, Saturday, April 27: 10AM-7PM and Sunday, April 28: 12PM-6PM
Ready to refresh your home or wardrobe for Spring? Shop local artists with a wide variety of options at Union Depot including painters, photographers, mixed media artists, jewelry designers and apothecary creators! Come support local makers and bring home a new piece of art. The event will be held Friday, April 26: 5-9 PM, Saturday, April 27: 10AM-7PM and Sunday, April 28: 12PM-6PM.
Listen to live music, enjoy specials and happy hour at Station 81 restaurant and win free prizes and giveaways!