Best Bets: Feb. 6-12

Things to do this week: Spring Flower Show, Hygge Festival, a Valentine’s Day rave, and more


Frozen Fun 

What: Disney on Ice presents Frozen & Encanto 
When: Feb 10-12 
Where: Target Center, 600 First Ave. N, Minneapolis

Let it go, sing along, and see world-class ice skating as Disney on Ice combines two of the most popular films, “Frozen” and “Encanto,” for the first time in one performance.

Cozy Up 

What: Hygge Festival 
When: Feb 4-14 
Where: Cook County, various locations  

It’s hygge season, meaning comfort and coziness is top of mind. The Danish concept refers the quality of contentment derived from time with loved ones, cuddled up next to a cozy fire, or anything that elicits utmost ease. From live music to romantic sleigh rides, there’s an abundance of activities at this festival.  

Know Your Poet 

What: Hometown Poetry 
When: Feb. 5-26 
Where: Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington 

Get familiar with local Bloomington writers’ work before their poems are stamped onto new sidewalks and at parks around the community! 

Spring Flower Show


Flower Power 

What: Spring Flower Show 
When: Feb. 5-26, starting at 9 a.m. 
Where: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska 

With the theme Gardening With Nature, this show celebrates all the natural aspects that make springtime beautiful—insects, birds, and unique flower-cultivating habitats. Don’t miss out on gardening inspiration, or perhaps just a gander at the colorful displays.  

Vengeful Valentine 

What: Cupid’s Revenge 
When: Feb. 10-11, 7-8:30 p.m. 
Where: Nowhere Haunted House, 5300 S. Robert Trail No. 300, Inver Grove Heights 

Although Halloween was months ago, this themed haunted house experience will certainly revive the spooky spirit. The narrative goes that after his love, Psyche, was killed by vampires, Cupid is out for revenge—and it it’s not all chocolate and flowers. 

Wayzata Chilly Open


Hole in Ice 

What: Wayzata Chilly Open
When: Feb. 10-11
Where: Lake Minnetonka, Wayzata 

A classic Minnesotan tradition since 1984, this unique golfing event is held on the ice, not the green, where competitors use tennis, not golf balls. Watch the game unfold, or enjoy a “Chilly” Cook-off, snow-kiting, or an open buffet! 

Romantic Rave 

What: Seeking aRAVEments 
When: Feb. 10-11, 8 p.m. 
Where: First Ave., 701 N. First Ave., Minneapolis 

Love to rave? With artists like killusonline, Ech0astral, and DJ Leftfoot, get ready to get your heart pumping—and perhaps find the perfect match on the dance floor!  

K-Pop Takeover 

What: KPOP Night 
When: Feb. 11, 9 p.m. 
Where: Seventh St. Entry, N. Seventh St., Minneapolis 

Get excited for a night of K-Pop with music by DJ R.EL. and dance performances from Locomotive Dance Crew, Alifera, and more. 

The Sound of Musicals 

What: Frostival: FrosTAKular 
When: Feb. 11 
Where: TAK Music Venue, 1710 Center Ave. W, Dilworth 

For all of the Broadway fans, this event promises all the musical magic: catchy favorites, classic melodies, and danceable tunes, all performed live by a six-piece band. 

Kites on Ice


Kites Away 

What: Kites on Ice Festival 
When: Feb. 11, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 
Where: Buffalo Lake, 505 2nd Ave. S., Buffalo 

For a fun-filled yet laidback afternoon, check out the colorful kites soaring over frozen Buffalo Lake. Other activities include a beanbag tournament, sled dog rides, and food trucks. 

Take a Bike 

What: Fat “Freeze” Bike Ride 
When: Feb. 12, 4 p.m. 
Where: Giants Ridge, 6329 Wynne Creek Drive, Biwabik 

There’s nothing like a nice ride and delicious meal afterwards! Take a fat bike out for a spin and then head over to The Burnt Onion Kitchen and Brews for calzones and tappers. 

ice maze 2023

Navigate Minnesota Ice Maze

What: Minnesota Ice Maze
When: Through Feb. 19
Where: Viking Lakes, 2685 Vikings Circle, Eagan

Amaze your friends and family with this cool event. Enjoy the weekend theme nights, scavenger hunts, hot chocolate, and more. 

Frosted Flicks

What: Frozen River Film Festival
When: Feb. 5-12
Where: 160 Johnson St., Winona

Check out this festival of documentary films with unique perspectives on environmental issues, sustainability, adventure travel, and diverse cultures.

Ren Fest-Inspired Feast

What: Hall of Feasts themed dinner
When: Feb. 25
Where: Historic Schmidt Rathskeller, 882 Seventh St. W., St. Paul

This candle-lit Renaissance feast, with food provided by ROK Eatery, will feature live music, belly dancing, ice carving, and more. Guests are encouraged to wear their best Renaissance-themed garb.