Registration now open! Come out and celebrate spring at the Arboretum by running or walking in the annual Bud Break 5K on May 3. Breathe in the glorious scents of spring as you make your way along the rolling 3.1- mile course. After the race enjoy a complimentary Tai Chi class led by Balanced Life Tai Chi, or simply stroll the Arboretum’s Annual Gardens awash in blooms -- from tulips to daffodils to hyacinths, and more. Please plan to join us in support of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Pre-Register by May 1, 2020 and save: budbreak.umn.edu/ Read more about Arboretum Bud Break 5K
Sports, Health & Wellness
Bring out the kids for a fun and unique experience. This is a two-mile foot race that includes sliding, pulling, hiking, climbing and a chance to meet real husky sled dogs! The event is for children ages 7–17, but new to the race this year is adult family members can run with the children. All ages. Read more about CycleHealth Kidarod
Get your heart pumping at the 12th annual Valentines Hearts ‘r’ Running 5K in Maple Grove. Participate in the timed 5K or bring the family for the 2K fun walk. Start and finish at Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant, where a complimentary, optional post-race breakfast will be served. Support local Charities Challenge and help raise money for health and fitness programs. All ages. 612.245.9160 Read more about Hearts ‘r’ Running 5K
Visit Wayzata for its biggest, chilliest community event of the year. Enjoy free skating on Wayzata Bay and a movie night in the heated 19th Hole Tent with heartwarming hot cocoa and tasty treats. Watch colorful kites overtake the sky for the Snowkiting event. Finish the festival with the ticketed Golf Tournament and annual Chili Cook-Off. All ages. 952.473.9595 Read more about Wayzata Chilly Open
Lace up those skates and bundle up for a night of fun at Sibley Park. Skate under the stars as you enjoy a night of music and fun. After carving up the ice, you and your family can warm up around the firepit and cook up some s’mores. All ages. 612.370.4844 Read more about SnoDaze
Come join the 23rd Annual Stupor Bowl! This is the longest Messenger Run Alley Cat Race in the US. There will be tons of fun during the weekend, with the race happening on Saturday and multiple other events including a hangover bar and karaoke to follow. Be sure to register and get your spot confirmed. All ages. Read more about Stupor Bowl
Camping, Glamping and Everything In-Between!
THE 52nd ANNUAL MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL RV, VACATION AND CAMPING SHOW
February 6 – 9, 2020
MINNEAPOLIS—Mark your calendars for four days packed full of fun for the Annual Minneapolis/St. Paul RV, Vacation and Camping Show, February 6-9, 2020. The show is expected to draw more than 30,000 guests to a lifestyle that is exploding in popularity.
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
Head over to Purgatory Creek Park in Eden Prairie for the annual Hypothermic Half Marathon. All participants receive a run set, featuring a winter package from the Running Room, complimentary brunch and a finisher’s medal. All ages. Read more about Hypothermic Half Marathon
Want a day of fun and family time? Come and participate in numerous outdoor activities at Fort Snelling State Park. Activities include ice-fishing, snowshoeing, fat-tire biking, archery and more! All the necessary equipment is provided and make sure to grab a hot chocolate in between activities! All ages. Read more about Winter Trails Day 2020