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Register Now for the Minneapolis Idea eXchange's free launch event on Oct. 2! >> Speakers List

Holidazzle Villiage Set For November 28-December 24

The Minneapolis Downtown Council announced today that the inaugural season of Holidazzle Village will open Friday, November 28 and run through Wednesday, December 24 in Downtown Minneapolis. >> Read More

See Downtown Minneapolis through Our Galleries

Downtown Minneapolis is full of beautiful sights all year long, and we're here to share them with you. Visit our photo galleries page for images highlighting events and incredible views of our city, and take a look at our past through weekly updates in our Flashback Friday album. >> View Galleries

Shop. Stay. Dine. Play.

Downtown Minneapolis is a regional leader in entertainment, activities and opportunities. And you can tailor your time here however you want. Enjoy our vast assortment of restaurants, check out our eclectic shopping options and find a spot to rest at one of our accommodating hotels. >> Shop. Stay. Dine. Play.

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.