Upcoming events at the Minneapolis Convention Center

The Minneapolis Convention Center is a City-owned, state-of-the-art facility that hosts more than 500 events annually, drawing nearly a million attendees each year. Here are a few of the events that will be held at the Convention Center in the coming weeks.

North Star Roller Girls Roller Derby

The Convention Center is home to the Northstar Roller Girls, an all-female skater-owned and operated amateur roller derby league that plays Women's Flat Track Derby. The North Star Roller Girls League is comprised of four teams: the Banger Sisters, Delta Delta Di, Kilmore Girls, and the Violent Femmes.

Event schedule
Saturday, Jan. 14
6 p.m. - doors open
7 p.m. - bout begins  

Trackside seating: $15 - advance / $17 - game day
Chair seating: $13 - advance / $15 - game day
Bleacher/standing: $12 – advance / $14 – game day
Kids ages 9 and under – free with an adult

Wedding Fair

The wedding fair showcases the products and services needed to plan pre-nuptial events, weddings and honeymoons. More than 200 wedding experts will be on hand, and all participating businesses are members of Twin City Bridal Association and subscribe to a Code of Ethics. The fair features the latest in ideas for favors, custom invitations, gifts and decorating. The cafe will showcase head table, cake table and buffet table ideas. The fashion show features wedding party styles and is repeated throughout the day.

Event schedule
Sunday, Jan. 15       11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Minneapolis Boat Show

The Minneapolis Boat Show today showcases boats from canoes to cruisers as well as the latest in engines, electronics, fishing gear and accessories. The show offers visitors an opportunity to compare makes and models, secure insurance and financing and gear up with the latest accessories.

Event schedule
Thursday, Jan. 19     Noon – 9 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 20         Noon – 9 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 21     10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 22       10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Adults 16 & older                $10
Youth 15 & under               Free
Active military          Free with military ID

Healthy Life Expo

The Healthy Life Expo features nearly 100 exhibitors showcasing nutrition, fitness and health products and services. Seminars are scheduled for both days.

Event schedule
Saturday, Jan. 21     10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 22       10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Adults 18 & older                $6
Youth 17 & under               Free with paid adult

For information about other events at the Convention Center, visit the Convention Center’s Web site


Published Jan 4, 2012