Spring is finally here! It’s still fairly cold and there’s a fresh layer of snow on the ground, but believe  it or not, this weekend we’ll spring forward into Daylight Savings Time. So, don’t forget to change those clocks! Warm weather isn’t too far away, and as far as winters go this was rather mild. At least we didn’t get the kind of snow that Boston received.

Since there is still a bit of snow on the ground you’ll probably still want to stay indoors this month, but there are still plenty of fun things to do in and outdoors this month in Minnesota. Ice fishing is coming to a close this month, so if you haven’t gotten your fill yet you had better hurry up. Ice houses needed to be removed from the lakes by March 2nd if you are south of ‘the line’ and if you are north of it, they need to be removed by March 16th. 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

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

Walk to Cure Juvenile Arthritis
When; March 7th, 2015
Where: Mall of America
60 E Broadway Bloomington, MN 55425

Minneapolis Plunge 5k
When: March 7th, 2015
Where: Thomas Beach, Lake Calhoun

Sap to Syrup
When: March 8th, 2015 1pm-4pm
Where: Eastman Nature Center
13351 Elm Creek Rd, Osseo, MN 55369

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

Mill City Farmers Market: Winter Markets
When: Now through April 11, 2015
Where: Mill City Museum
704 South 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55401

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

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.