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4 THINGS TO DO IN MINNESOTA (FEBRUARY 13 - FEBRUARY 22)

Ice Castles

Ice Castles

December–February • activity

One of the best ways to spend a winter day is to visit a magical ice castle

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

September–February • nature

Minnesota’s location makes it one of the best states to view aurora borealis

Ice Shards on the Great Lakes

Ice Shards on the Great Lakes

mid–February–late March • nature

The ice cover gets shattered to knife-sharp pieces as spring takes over winter

Gooseberry Falls

Gooseberry Falls

all year round • nature

A heart-stoppingly scenic series of waterfalls on the Lake Superior shoreline

16 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

X Games Minneapolis

X Games Minneapolis

on holdlate July–early August 2021 • event

An exciting Skateboard, BMX and Moto X event featuring music, gaming and more

Saint Paul Winter Carnival

Saint Paul Winter Carnival

out of rangeJanuary 28–February 7, 2021 • event

One of the oldest and most popular annual festivals in Minnesota

Hummingbird Migration

Hummingbird Migration

out of rangeMay–August • nature

To see the world's tiniest and most lovable bird is a rare but memorable experience in Minnesota

Minnesota Fall Colors

Minnesota Fall Colors

out of rangemid-September–late October • nature

Immerse yourself in the rainbow of unbelievable fall foliage

Stillwater Lumberjack Days

Stillwater Lumberjack Days

unconfirmedJuly 2021 • event

Celebration of the people, history and heritage of Minnesota

Sandstone Ice Festival

Sandstone Ice Festival

out of rangeJanuary 11–13, 2021 • event

Welcome to Minnesota's ice climbing mecca for the celebration of all winter things

Balsam Lake WinterFest

Balsam Lake WinterFest

out of rangeFebruary 6, 2021  • event

Famous drag races and other seasonal activities on the shore of the largest lake in the area

Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

out of rangelate November–mid-January • event

White Minnesota Christmas would be incomplete without the magic of lights

Minnesota State Fair

Minnesota State Fair

canceledAugust 26–September 6, 2021 • event

Witness the largest state fair in the USA by daily attendance

Sandhill Crane Migration

Sandhill Crane Migration

out of rangeearly September–mid-November  • nature

Fall is the best time to observe one of the oldest bird species on the planet

Boats and Bluegrass Festival

Boats and Bluegrass Festival

canceledSeptember 25–27, 2020 • event

An outdoor festival on the banks of the Mississippi

Ely Winter Festival

Ely Winter Festival

out of rangeFebruary 4–14, 2021  • event

Winter celebration with an emphasis on arts in Northern Minnesota

Niagara Cave

Niagara Cave

out of rangeApril–October • nature

A huge cavern is famous for its impressive underground waterfall

Lakes Jam

Lakes Jam

out of rangeJune 24–26, 2021 • event

Lots of rock and country near the beautiful Brainerd lakes

Ramble Jam

Ramble Jam

on hold2020 • event

Two days of the best country music in Minnesota

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

canceledFebruary 12, 2021 • event

The joyful family-friendly event at the international foods market in Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis

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