The Twin Cities Are a Winter Wonderland at 5 Fabulous Outdoor Events

January 01, 2018

Outdoor Events in the Twin CitiesIs post-holiday cabin fever setting in? Winter weather doesn't put a stop to fun and games in the Twin Cities. Keep the excitement going at these lively events around our Springs Twin Cities luxury apartment communities.

Red Bull Crashed Ice
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Ave, St. Paul
18.6 miles from Springs at Apple Valley

Sports can't get more extreme than ice cross downhill, a mashup of hockey, motocross and downhill skiing. The kickoff of the Red Bull Crashed Ice Series features a 1,600-foot course beginning on the steps of the Cathedral of Saint Paul, with jumbo screens showcasing all the action. West 7th Street serves as the official Crashed Ice Village, featuring live music, food and drinks. All the excitement takes place on Friday, January 19 and Saturday, January 20. General admission is free, with VIP tickets available from $10 – $350.

Apple Valley Mid-Winter Fest
Apple Valley Community Center
14603 Hayes Rd, Apple Valley
2.2 miles from Springs at Apple Valley

Apple Valley Mid-Winter Fest began in 1978 as a way for the community to embrace winter and all the joys it has to offer. The day's schedule is packed with family-friendly activities such as ice skating, hay rides, a medallion hunt, contests, giveaways and the world's largest marshmallow roast. The festival takes place on Saturday, February 3 and admission is free for all visitors.

Super Bowl LIVE
Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
19.6 miles from Springs at Apple Valley

Minneapolis is gearing up to host Super Bowl LII with a 10-day fan extravaganza at Nicollet Mall. The non-stop event schedule includes a concert lineup anchored by local legends Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Morris Day and the Time, Soul Asylum and Bob Mould. Watch live as ESPN reporters broadcast SportsCenter and NFL Live and get your picture taken inside a life-size snow globe. All activities are free of charge. Visit the website for complete hours and schedules.

Art Shanty Projects
Lake Harriet, Minneapolis
16.4 miles from Springs at Egan Drive

Art Shanty Projects is a unique program that brings a new perspective to area cultural practices as seen by the creative community in the Twin Cities. Local artists design a series of fishing shanties on Lake Harriet, incorporating interactive exhibits to engage visitors in a variety of activities. The shanties will be on display from January 20 – February 11 and admission is free for all guests.

Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve
15501 Murphy Lake Rd, Savage
4.2 miles from Springs at Egan Drive

Our off-leash dog parks are perfect for your pet's daily outings, and when you want a little change of pace, take him on a field trip to Murphy-Hanrehan for some skijoring. This invigorating sport is a variation on dog sledding, but in skijoring you're on a pair of cross-country skis traveling the park's 5.6 miles of trails. Daily ski passes are $6 and annual passes are available for $55.

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