There are so many great Twin Cities events this March! Of course it’s March Madness so that means all kinds of tournaments in St. Paul as well as the 50th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade! If you’d rather be indoors during the fickle weather that is March, then head out to the Parade of Homes going on now through March 20th. If you’re getting the itch to start some DIY projects then you’ll want to be sure to head over to the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show going on this weekend. Keep reading for more Twin Cities events this month.

Twin Cities Events this March:

Parade of Homes
When: February 20th through March 20th  – Thursdays Through Sundays
Where: Various locations in the Twin Cities metro area

The Parade of Homes will once again feature the Green Path Energy Tour, sponsored by Xcel Energy. This spring, 70 percent (322) of the Parade Homes were tested by an independent energy rater, and have been assigned a HERS (Home Energy Rating System) rating. These homes can share a Green Path Home Performance Report (HPR) that graphically explains the home’s energy test results and allow homebuyers to compare expected energy use between homes.

Homes are located throughout the region, with Blaine (34), Lakeville (32), Plymouth (29), and Woodbury (22) having the most homes to tour. Closer in, Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and Roseville are all represented on the tour, with Edina coming in at eight homes. Outlying cities include Faribault, Watertown, Isanti and River Falls, Wisconsin.

A comprehensive Guidebook provides complete information about the tour, including maps and photos or illustrations of all the homes, and will be available, free of charge, at area Holiday Stationstores beginning on February 5th.

All the homes are free to tour with the exception of four Artisan Dream Homes. Visitors pay a $5.00 donation to the BATC Foundation to enter.

Minneapolis Home and Garden Show
When: March  4 – 6
Where: Minneapolis Convention Center

One of the largest home shows in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show features landscaping companies, remodeling contractors, interior design companies, and celebrities from popular DIY shows.

Free Seed Starting Seminar
When: March 5th, 2016 | 10am – 11am
Where: Gertens Greenhouse
5500 Blaine Avenue
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

Get a jump on spring gardening this season by attending the free seed starting seminar. Learn all the proper techniques and equipment necessary for success.

Sap into Syrup Family Event
When: Saturday, March 12th, 2016 | 2pm – 3:30pm
Where: Maplewood Nature Center
2659 E. 7th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55119

Carry the sap from roots to buds on their ‘maple tree’. Get acquainted with the tools and equipment and help tap a real tree. Do a taste test to compare maple sap, imitation, and real maple syrup.

Home Improvement and Design Expo
When: Saturday March 12th, 2016 | 10am – 5pm
Where: Bielenberg Sports Center
4125 Radio Drive
Woodbury, MN 55129

Attention all home improvement enthusiasts! The Home Improvement and Design Expo visits the Bielenberg Sports Center on Saturday, March 12th for the premier spring home show in Woodbury!

See up to 150 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services to help you turn your dream home into a REALITY!

Local and national exhibitors. Bring your ideas and blueprints. This show features everything home improvement related, including: remodelers, landscapers, architects, interior designers, contractors, decks, kitchens, bathrooms, entertainment rooms, roofing, window, siding, financing, and much more!

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
When: Thursday, March 17th, 2016 |Noon
Where: Downtown St. Paul

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Landmark Center
When: Thursday, March 17th, 2016 | 10am – 5pm
Where: Landmark Center
75 West 5th Street, St. Paul, MN 55102

The Irish Music & Dance Association (IMDA) proudly hosts its 35th annual St. Patrick’s Day Irish Celebration from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The event will feature regional and local Irish entertainment, Irish dance, Celtic vendors, Irish Cuisine, pipe bands and Children’s crafts and entertainment.

Home Improvement and Design Expo
When: Saturday March 19th, 2016 | 10am – 5pm
Where: Maple Grove Community Center
12951 Weaver Lake Road
Osseo, MN 55369

Attention all home improvement enthusiast! Don’t miss your opportunity to explore up to 150 exhibitors featuring the latest home improvement products and services to get your home renovation projects off to the right start. Talk with the experts and get free tips and ideas! Meet builders, remodelers, landscapers, designers, painters, architects, interior designers and more. Main Stage filled with on-going speaker presentations, demonstrations and entertainment all day long.