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.

Golf Show

The Golf Show is an opportunity to check out the latest in gear and technology and get ready for the coming season.

Event schedule
Friday, Feb. 17         Noon - 7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 18     9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 19       10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Admission
Adults 16 & older      $10
Youth (11 – 15)        $5
10 & under              Free

Weapons Show

The Minnesota Weapons Collectors Association provides an opportunity for collectors to buy, sell and trade weapons.

Event schedule
Saturday, Feb. 18     8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 19       9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Admission
Adults                     $5
Age 12 & under        Free
No one under age 18 admitted without parent or guardian

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, Feb. 18
6 p.m. - doors open
7 p.m. - bout begins  

Admission
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

Food & Nutrition Expo

The Minnesota Food & Nutrition Expo is hosted by the Minnesota Dietetic Association. The event features cooking demonstrations, information about popular food topics and more than 50 companies exhibiting products or services that can help you live a healthier lifestyle.

Event schedule
Saturday, Feb. 25     9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Admission
Adults            $5
Families         $7
Free admission with non-perishable food donation for Second Harvest Heartland

Women’s Expo

This two-day event features food and wine vendors, local celebrities and chefs, information about home businesses and more.

Event schedule
Saturday, Feb. 25     10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 26       11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Admission
At the door    $10

Home & Garden Show

The Minneapolis Home and Garden Show showcases what's new in home, gardening, remodeling and home décor. It features thousands of products and services.

Event schedule
Wednesday, Feb. 29  Noon – 9 p.m.
Thursday, March 1    10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday, March 2        10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday, March 3    9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, March 4      9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Admission
Adults                     $13 ($10 – online)
Age 6 - 12 & under   $4
Under 5                  Free

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

 

Published Feb 15, 2012