What are the Best Events Happening in Minneapolis This January?
Minneapolis is a huge city full of great sights and events to enjoy. Aside from live music, the city will be hosting several events this January, from whiskey tasting to sporting events. Read on to find an event to fit into your calendar for the new year.
15th Annual US Pond Hockey Championships
Dates: January 23rd–26th
“Hockey the Way Nature Intended” is the tagline for the Annual US Pond Hockey Championships, and this year marks the 15th year that the Championships have been hosted in a lake close to Minneapolis. This year, the hockey teams will take to Lake Nokomis to face off against one another during the coldest time of the year. Youth Night on the Pond will be hosted at the warming tent by the lake on the 23rd, with hot chocolate and several rinks for hour-long amateur games. After this, the nation's largest pond hockey celebration gets well and truly underway. Come skate on the Family Skating Rinks, or watch the hockey itself.
Lake Harriet Winter Kite Festival
Date: January 25
If hockey isn't your thing, the Lake Harriet Winter Kite Festival offers a different experience out on another frozen lake. This free, open event features kites of all shapes, colors, and sizes being flown over the lake, starting at noon. The Minnesota Kite Society will be showing their skills and can offer their expertise to new and experienced flyers alike. As a family event, you can also participate in ice fishing, snowshoe around the lake, join in on the marshmallow roast, or even catch the entertainment in the warming tent.
2020 Minneapolis Winter Whiskey Tasting Festival
Date: January 25
The 2020 Minneapolis Winter Whiskey Tasting Festival offers a more “grown-up” drink than hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows. Three tiers of tickets are available for purchase (General Admission, VIP, and Premium), with each admission ticket granting you a certain number of free tastes of whiskey. If you need whiskey, more is available for purchase, and all of those proceeds will go toward charity. Food and drink specials are also offered at the festival. With all the different whiskeys to try, from Scotch to Bourbon, which will be your favorite?
The Wedding Fair
Date: January 19
The Wedding Fair is presented by Minnesota Wedding Guide, a local company eager to make your dream wedding perfect. Hosted at the Minneapolis Convention Center, the fair has been running since 1986, with partnerships with the most experienced and ethical local wedding vendors. Guests are sure to find the perfect florist, caterer, venue, photographer, and everything else at the fair. Don't miss the fashion show at 2 pm, featuring the latest trends in bridal wear and menswear alike!
There's something for everyone happening in Minneapolis at the end of the month. Be sure to check out any of these local events, and have fun your way!