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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.