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Join Us For Summer In The City At Peavey Plaza

Visit Summer in the City at Peavey Plaza each weekday during August on the corner of 11th Street & Nicollet Mall. You'll find live Tunes at Noon presented by AT&T on Mondays and Tuesdays, the Small Business Showcase presented by WomenVenture & Wells Fargo on Wednesdays, Plaza Fitness on Thursdays and Plaza Play Days on Fridays. >> Feature: Enjoy the Entertainment | Galleries: Aug. 11-15 | Aug. 18-22

Feature: Youth Crime Prevention Tent Engages, Educates on Nicollet

Feature: MDC Hosts Membership Social At WCCO-TV

Galleries: Streetscape Lab 2014Early August In #DowntownMpls

Downtown Aquatennial Events: 

Target Fireworks By The Numbers | Torchlight Parade Feature

National Night Out On Nicollet

National Night Out took place on August 5, and from 3:30-5 PM the Downtown Improvement District hosted an NNO Information Booth at Nicollet Mall. The event spread th word about neighborhood and community safety while also getting to know local law enforcement. >> Full StoryView Gallery

Our Mission

Creating an Extraordinary Downtown.

Downtown Minneapolis

If your predominant view of Minneapolis is from 35,000 feet, it’s time you touched down. Downtown. Marketwatch voted us "Best Metro Area for Business." Twice. Only one U.S. region has more corporate headquarters per capita. And Forbes puts us at the top of its list for offering a terrific quality of life at an affordable price. But that’s what outsiders say. Ask a dyed-in-the-wool Minneapolitan what they think of their city, and they’ll tell you it’s sophisticated without being stuffy. It’s a city that smiles easily and laughs often. A city that embraces the future but cherishes its past. A city that embodies the Midwestern work ethic, but nonetheless knows how to keep things entertaining.

75th Minneapolis Aquatennial

The 75th Aquatennial lived up to its billing as The Best Days Of Summer! Take a look back at a memorable celebration that stretched from July 18-26. >> Read More

Shop. Stay. Dine

Downtown adventures begin here. Discover hotels. Research restaurants and scout shopping.

Leave the lights on. This is a 24-hour town.

Downtown is home to 37,500 residents, and a work force of more than 160,000. And 2.5 million people live within a half hour drive. In 1967, we opened Nicollet Mall, the pedestrian commercial aorta that gives other cities a case of urban-envy. Today, 8 miles of skyways connect 80 city blocks. Venerable historic buildings mingle with modern works from architects like Frank Gehry. And the magnetism is powerful: 24/7, we’re a city that draws a crowd.

We don't just support the arts. We live them.

The Walker. The Weisman. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts. The stunning new Guthrie Theatre. Orchestra Hall. MacPhail Center for Music. The Orpheum. The State. Pantages. We’re a city that lives the arts. Only New York has more theatre seats per capita. We’re the third largest theatre market in the nation, and the third largest dance market. Whether you want to see a Broadway musical or classical works of art, Minneapolis is the ticket.

Rock on. Here, we know how to put on a show.

Prince isn’t the only act we’ve given birth to. We’ve got more than our share of local legends-from Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, to Bob Dylan, Garrison Keillor, and Joel and Ethan Coen. Head to First Avenue or the Fine Line to catch a rock act. Or hit the Dakota for some jazz. Men’s Health says we’re the nation’s smartest city. And it shows in the artists we produce and the players we patronize. Come downtown. You’re going to get an earful.