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As today is Wednesday, March 20th, marks the equinox, which is the official start of Spring! After a cold winter, we’re itching to get out and enjoy the spring weather ahead. We wanted to take this opportunity to share some of our favorite springtime activities in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul area)!

Minnesota Zoo

Open every day from 9:00am to 4:00pm

13000 Zoo Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55124

The Minnesota Zoo, about 20 miles south of Minneapolis, is the perfect way to get out and enjoy the weather. There’s lots to do for adults and kids alike, not to mention visiting the lots of zoo babies born in the spring! The Wells Fargo Family Farm opens on March 23rd and is a popular exhibit offering families a chance to see and touch domestic animals like cows, goats, pigs, and more. They also offer a splash pad in the summer, which is the perfect way for kids to cool down. The zoo even hosts “Adult Nights Out” once a month, which gives adults the opportunity to explore the zoo after hours.’

Lake Nokomis

Open every day from 6:00am to 12:00am

4955 W Lake Nokomis Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55417

Did you know that Minnesota is the Land of 10,000 Lakes (11,842 to be exact)? All these lakes provide fun water activities for whatever your heart desires all around the greater Twin Cities area. Lake Nokomis, which is surprisingly near the airport, has paddleboard, kayak, and canoe rentals, as well as swimming and boat access. For those who prefer to enjoy the lake from the land, they have a full patio serving beer, wine and fun treats like kimchi-topped hot dogs and cheese curds.

Minnehaha Falls

Open every day from 6:00am to 12:00am

4801 S Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417

Not far from Lake Nokomis, is Minnehaha Falls. This urban waterfall is the centerpiece of a large city park that hosts picnic areas, trails, and sculptures. The strongest the falls will ever be in the spring, so make sure to get out to see them before summer hits.

Target Field

1 Twins Way, Minneapolis, MN 55403

For the sports fanatics, the opening day for the Minnesota Twins (MLB team) is Thursday, March 28th against the Cleveland Indians. With over 81 home games this season, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy a day at the ballpark.

Minnesota Craft Beer Festival

April 13, 2019 from 1:00PM – 5:00PM

Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403

The Minnesota Craft Beer Festival features over 140 breweries pouring 400+ beers. The best part: Proceeds will be donated to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity’s House that Beer Built. Who says a little fun can’t ?

Spring Jam™ Music Festival

April 27, 2019 from 4:00PM – 10:30PM

University of Minnesota Campus

A though orginally geared towards the college community, Spring Jam™ is a celebration that brings the U of M and Twin Cities communities together for an over-the-top festival experience, including carnival rides, live music, and awesome food. General public tickets are available (as long as you’re 18+), so be on the lookout since ticket sales and lineup details are announced April 5th.

Final Four Fan Fest

April 5, 2019 – April 8, 2019

Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403

To basketball fans, nothing screams spring louder than March Madness. Minneapolis is hosting the NCAA Men’s Final Four this year. While game times are TBA, the city is throwing a Final Four Fan Fest the entire weekend to celebrate. It’s a family-friendly event, offering a Home Run Derby, free cheer clinics, rock walls and autograph/photo opportunities.

If getting yourself out there this spring includes job hunting, check out our open positions! We’re hiring in Minneapolis and all around the country!