This is the cure for cabin fever: free gate admission at the Arboretum. There is lots to do, here are a few ideas: visit the Conservatory, 3 Art Galleries and the Library. Buy a cookie, breakfast or lunch in the Cafe. Bring your own Nordic skis or snowshoes and take a trek on the groomed trails. Stroll through the winter gardens and snap a few pictures, send us your photos at #mnarblife! Don't forget the kids and spend time hunting the hidden birds, attend story time in the library and visit the YouBetcha stick structure. Excludes Friday evening, Jan 31 Flower Show Preview Event. Read more about Arboretum Free January Admissions
Food & Drink
Looking for some different food options in the winter? Come to the winter farmers market. You can purchase honey, jams, winter vegetables, gifts and much more. Read more about Minnetonka Winter Farmers Market
Celebrate locally brewed beer with the Minnesota Craft Brewer’s Guild this winter. Sample the wares of over 90 breweries in a festive party atmosphere, pair your unlimited samples with specially crafted small plates and enjoy live entertainment. Ages 21 and up. Read more about Winterfest
Join us every Saturday and Sunday for a hot breakfast and take advantage of the indoor galleries or play outside where you can hike, snowshoe or cross-country ski. Breakfast is $8.99 plus gate admission. No reservations needed. Read more about Arboretum Weekend Breakfast
Join us in February for an outdoor tour through the beautiful Harrison Scuplture Garden sites. Each tour will be led by a docent and refreshments are included. Free after gate admission at the MN Landscape Arboretum. arboretum.umn.edu Read more about Arboretum Harrison Sculpture Garden Winter Tours
No need to wait for summer art fairs to experience the thrill of the hunt for that perfect piece of art, find it at the Arboretum's Winter Art Fair. Nature inspired fine arts and crafts, jewelry, clothing, home accessories, health & beauty products and sweet & savory treats abound. Enter through the Oswald Visitor Center and explore all the way through the Snyder Building. The Winter Art Fair is free to the public after gate admission. Read more about Arboretum Winter Art Fair
You don’t have to be a runner to enjoy this event! The Minnesota Brewery Running Series is hosting a dash between Bauhaus Brew Labs and 612Brew. The run only lasts a few blocks, and you’re invited to take your time getting from one brewery to the other. All are invited to participate, but to enjoy the beer you must be 21 and up. Read more about 0.5K Winter Beer Dash
MINNESOTA MAKERS + OMNI BREWING POP-UP TAPROOM - THAT’S A BLACK FRIDAY LINEUP TO LOVE!
The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes is Host to its First-Ever PLAID MARKET!
Showcasing 20 Minnesota Makers, OMNI BEER, and Great Deals - All with a Portion of the Proceeds Going Toward Fighting Childhood Hunger!
WHAT: Plaid Market at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes in Maple Grove Read more about Plaid Market at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes in Maple Grove