Pratt Remodeling has compiled this list of up and coming events in and near the White Bear Lake and the Twin Cities to keep you busy through the month of January.
Wells Fargo Winter SkateWhen: Now through Feb 1 Open Skate Hours
- Monday – Wednesday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Thursday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
- Sunday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Mill City Flower MarketWhen: Now through April 11th Every Second Saturday 10:00am – 1:oopm Where: Mill City Museum 704 South 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55401 612-341-7580
Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have the opportunity to shop at your local farmers market. The Mill City Museum will be hosting an indoor market every second saturday from now until April.
Ice CastlesWhen: January 3rd through February 27th Where: 17979 East Miller Parkway, Eden Prairie, MN 55347 One of the most unique and amazing facts about these Ice Castles is that they are literally built by hand. The builders of these ice castles grow more than 5,000 icicles each day that they then harvest and sculpt together.
45th Annual Minnesota Sportsmen’s Boat, Camping & Vacation ShowWhen: January 8th – January 11th Where: St. Paul River Centre 175 West Kellogg Boulevard, St. Paul, MN 55102 Contact: 651-265-4800 The 45th Annual Minnesota Sportsmen’s Boat, Camping & Vacation show will be held this Thursday the 8th through Sunday the 11th. It’s a boat show, camping show, outdoor equipment show, travel show, and family fun show all rolled into one! There will be dozens of speakers, vendors, and workshops. http://www.stpaulsportshow.com/
Winter Flower ShowWhen: January 10 through March 15, 2015 10:00am – 4:00pm Where: Como Park Zoo & Conservatory 122 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul, MN 55103 Contact: 651-487-8200 http://www.comozooconservatory.org/attractions/gardens/sunken-gardens/#/garden-species Just because it’s winter and you live in Minnesota, doesn’t mean you can’t stop to smell the flowers every now and then. You simply have to plan a trip to do it! The Como Park Zoo & Conservatory’s Winter Flower Show will have a mix of purple, red and pink flowers to enjoy. Here’s a video of the Winter Flower Show
Lake Harriet Winter Kite FestivalWhen: January 17th noon – 4pm Where: Lake Harriet 4135 West Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55409
The Lake Harriet Winter Kite Festival features kite flying as well as ice fishing! The 2015 Kite festival will be the 13th annual festival and will include kites of all shapes, sizes, colors and themes. Experts will be on hand to demonstrate kite maneuvering skills and be available to offer their expertise to all kite flying enthusiasts. If you don’t have your own kite you can buy an inexpensive one at the festival.
Admission is FREE.
Tips Outdoors will teach kids ice fishing skills and safety tips. Equipment and permits for children will be provided.
Saint Paul Winter CarnivalWhen: January 22nd – Feb 1st 2015 Where: Multiple Saint Paul Locations The Saint Paul Winter Carnival will have activities for all ages! Some of the events include;
Securian Winter Run
Pioneer Press Treasure Hunt
Disk Golf Tournament
Autonomous Snowplow Competition
City of Lakes Loppet Ski FestivalWhen: January 30th – Feb 1st, 2015 Where: Lake of the Isles, Minneapolis http://www.loppet.org/events/cityoflakesloppet/ Home and Garden Show When: Feb 25th – Mar 1st Where: Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55403 For five days, Feb 25th through March 1st, you’ll have the opportunity to find new and innovative products, ideas, and practical advice from over 1000 experts in remodeling, gardening, and home improvement. You’ll also have the opportunity to shop the latest products for remodeling, home improvement, and gardening.