It’s that time of year again, the Parade of Homes begins this Saturday, March 2nd. It runs through the end of March with models open Thursdays through Sundays from Noon to 6pm. This year we’re hosting a Villas on Parade, a progressive tour of all our Villa Models in Fable Hill of Hugo, MN, Twenty-One Oaks of Woodbury, MN, and The Royal Club in Lake Elmo, MN. See below for more details of this fun event. In addition to all the Parade of Homes happenings, there are also many other great events in the Twin Cities this March. It might be cold and snowy, but spring really is right around the corner. Get out and enjoy this very Minnesota Winter.

Things to do in the Twin Cities this March


Villas on Parade
When: March 2nd
Where: Hugo, Woodbury and Lake Elmo, MN

Join us for a fun Progressive Tour of all of our Villa Models on this first weekend of the Parade of Homes Spring Tour. Stop by each of our villa models in Fable Hill of Hugo, Twenty-One Oaks of Woodbury and The Royal Club in Lake Elmo to tour these beautiful homes and enjoy warm beverages and sweet treats.

Minneapolis Home and Garden Show
When: March 1st– 3rd, 2019
Where: Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2ndAvenue S
Minneapolis, MN

It might be winter outside, but inside the Mpls Convention Center, spring has sprung! Start dreaming about all the projects you’re going to tackle this year and get a head start by discovering all there is in home design, décor, and outdoor living! Don’t forget about the annual plant sale at the end of the show on March 3rd.

Merrick’s 17thAnnual Bowl-a-Thon
When: March 3rd, 2019
Where: Flaherty’s Arden Bowl
1273 County Road E
Arden Hills, MN

Please join us for a morning of donuts, bowling, raffles, carnival games, prizes, and pizza! This is Merrick’s “most fun” fundraiser to support our mission of empowering adults with disabilities.

Bowling is open to everyone — all ages and bowling ability invited! The cost is $100 per bowler which can be raised through pledges.

White Bear Floral Boutique
When: March 1st– 10th, 2019
Where: 3550 Hoffman Road W
White Bear Lake, MN

1st Annual Spring Boutique-OPEN EVERYDAY!
Offering beautiful Hand-crafted, repurposed, up-cycled, and retail items.
Also, garden stakes and fun yard items, spring and summer floral arrangements, jewelry, rugs, women’s fashion, fresh baked goods, flavored popcorn, many different flavored fudge, jam & jellies, pickled products, dips, Honey Butters, spring and summer table runners, children’s items, up-cycled furniture and SO much more!

Let’s Play Hockey Expo
When: March 8th, 2019
Where: River Centre
175 W. Kellogg Blvd
Saint Paul, MN

The Expo is in its 30th year. The Expo includes celebrity appearances, interactive events for kids, memorabilia, apparel, and the latest and greatest in training products. The Expo coincides with the Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament and draws upwards of 40,000 hockey enthusiasts to the show each year. If you love hockey, you will love the Expo.

43 Mile Fat Bike Gravel
When: March 9th, 2019
Where: Start at Dunn Brothers Coffee
14775 Victor Hugo Blvd
Hugo, MN

43 mile mostly gravel ride from Hugo to Marine St. Croix.
Meet up at Dunn Bros. in Hugo. Will stop at Marine Cafe for coffee & pastries and to warm the toes. Up Naason hill on way back and more gravel goodness. Cost = Free. Wheels roll out at 9am. Estimated back to Dunn Brothers around 1/1:30pm.

Ladies Night Out
When: March 15th, 2019
Where: Rudy’s Redeye Grill
4940 Hwy 61 N
White Bear Lake, MN

Grab your girlfriends and come on our to Ladies Night Out @ Rudy’s Redeye Grill in White Bear Lake. Get some dinner and a beverage and join us to support some of your local small businesses!

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
When: March 16th, 2019
Where: 5thStreet
Downtown St. Paul

In its 53rdyear, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a rite of passage for anyone living in the Twin Cities. A spectacular event celebrating Irish heritage – we’re all a little Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!

Maple Syrup Festival
When: March 17th, 2019
Where: Wargo Nature Center
7701 Main Street
Lino Lakes, MN

It’s time to celebrate spring! Learn about the tradition of gathering maple sap and cooking it down to make maple syrup and sugar. We’ll go through the syrup process, do some maple crafts, participate in a spring scavenger hunt and taste some maple-y treats. Fun for the whole family! Pre-registration is required. For more information call the Wargo Nature Center at 763-324-3350 or go to

Neighbor Day
When: March 22nd, 2019
Where: Rondo Education Center
560 Concordia Avenue
Saint Paul, MN

You’re invited to the 5th annual Neighbor Day event! Celebrate the legacy of Fred Rogers by joining your city-wide neighbors for an evening of fun. Enjoy hands-on activities, youth performances, a community meal, the Metro State Dome (an inflatable planetarium), a bouncy house, inflatable obstacle course and more!

This FREE event is hosted by the Saint Paul Public Schools’ Community Education department. Our daily programs include Adult Basic Education, Adult Enrichment, Discovery Club, Early Child and Family Education, Flipside Afterschool, Youth Enrichment and the Como Planetarium.

Neighbor Day is open to the public and all are welcome.