Time to get out and celebrate Mom, Cinco de Mayo and the fact that spring is finally here! Cross your fingers it won’t snow again like it did earlier this week. If you’re looking for family friendly events, there are so many to choose from this May in the Twin Cities. From a comic book convetion to the Cinco de Mayo celebration in St. Paul, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this month in the Twin Cities.

Events in the Twin Cities this May

2017 Wizard World Comic Con Minneapolis
When: May 5th, 2017
Where: Mpls Convention Center
1301 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Get your geek on this weekend at the 2017 Wizard World Comic Con at the Minneapolis Convention Center this weekend. Learn all there is to know about getting started on YouTube, or learn everything you want to know about cosplay. Guests include Charlie Sheen, Nichelle Nichols, Peter Tork, Mickey Dolenz, Pepter Capaldi, James Marsters and so many more!! Click here for more details and tickets.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The fifth event scheduled on the 2017 Wizard World calendar, Minneapolis show hours are Friday, May 5, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.; Sunday, May 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

Swing into Spring Dance Showcase
When: May 5th, 2017
Where: Dancers Studio
415 Pascal St. N.
Saint Paul, MN

If you enjoy watching Dancing with the Stars, our showcase will take you LIVE to the front row. See our ballroom transformed into a professional stage – packed with professional choreography, amazing music, dramatic decor, and jaw-dropping costumes. Our students and instructors aim to entertain.
Mingle with a fun and energetic crowd. Everyone is invited to participate in the social dance breaks throughout the evening for dancers at every level. The night culminates in a Dancers Studio professional dance show featuring our award winning dance team.

Lake Minnetonka Studio Tour 2017
When: May 6th, 2017
Where: Lake Minnetonka

We are a group of Artists with Studios in the Lake Minnetonka Area….

Deephaven / Excelsior / Minnetonka

Along with our invited Guest Artists — We are 27 Artists who have joined together to host an annual (Springtime) ‘Open Studio’ Arts Tour!

Continuing a tradition for over eight years, we look forward, every Spring — To opening our Studios, sharing our art, our creative endeavors, our artistic passions — For a full weekend of Open Studios.

Our Artists work in various mediums, creating interesting, quality art — For your home, for your garden, for your life, for your enjoyment.  Do stop by — Meet our Artists!  Explore our Studios!  Discover Art!

Cinco de Mayo
When: May 6th, 2017
Where: West Side
St. Paul, MN

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with live entertainment, a parade, jalapeno eating contest and much much more!

May Day on Main
When: May 6th, 2017
Where: Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Main Street
Hopkins, MN

Attend the first annual May Day on Main celebration featuring an evening performance by Jefferson Starship! Events begin at 3pm and include performances by Farewell Milwaukee and Sleeping Jesus, food trucks, beer garden and cash bar, sidewalk activities and Maypole event, silent auction,fundraising games and activities. Street Admission: 3- 7pm FREE

Oxygen Ball
When: May 11th, 2017
Where: Aria Event Center
105 N. 1st Street
Minneapolis, MN

Please join us for an incredible evening. Guests will be immersed in an artistic celebration of breath, voice and hope.

American Lung Association Galas like the Oxygen Ball make a significant impact on those affected by lung disease. The funds raised support research, education and patient programs to help the millions impacted by lung cancer, asthma, COPD and other lung diseases such as interstitial lung disease. By supporting the Oxygen Ball, you are helping to increase awareness and move us forward faster in our fight to reduce lung disease’s terrible toll.

Fast and Furry 8k and 5k9
When: May 20th, 2017
Where: Harriet Island Regional Park
371 Baker Street West
Saint Paul, MN

The 6th annual Fast and the Furry is one of the Twin Cities’ premier outdoor pet-friendly event! Runners, walkers and their pups participate in a 5K run/walk or an 8K run. Both distances are open to participating with your canine companion!

More than just an athletic event, the Fast and the Furry event directly benefits our contributing charity, People and Pets Together, and provides a unique fundraising opportunity for other MN-based animal charities!

Ramsey Co Master Gardeners Plant Sale
When: May 20th, 2017
Where: The Barn
2020 White Bear Avenue
St. Paul, MN

The 2017 Ramsey County Master Gardener Plant Sale will be held Saturday May 20 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the University of Minnesota Extension Building (The Barn), located in Maplewood.

The annual event features a lovely selection of native plants, annuals, perennials, vegetables and more.  This year’s seed trial winners will also be available.