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 some upcoming events that will be held at the convention center.

Healthy Life Expo

The Healthy Life Expo features nearly 200 exhibitors showcasing nutrition, fitness and health products and services. Seminars are scheduled for both days. Free health screenings will also be offered.

Event schedule

Saturday, Jan. 11     10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 12       10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


$6 – Adults (or free with food shelf donation)

International Motorcycle Show

The expo will showcase the region’s leading renovation, remodeling, and design experts. The expo features exhibits, consultations, demonstrations, and other activities related to design and renovation.

Event schedule

Friday, Jan. 17         4 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 18     9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 19       10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


$15 – Adults
$6 - Children (ages 6 - 11)
Free - Children (age 5 and under)

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

Trackside seating: $15 - advance / $17 - game day
Chair seating: $14 - advance / $16 - game day
Bleacher/standing: $11 – advance / $13 – game day
Kids ages 9 and under – free with an adult

Progressive Boat Show

The Boat Show 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. 30     2 – 10 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 31         Noon – 10 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 1      10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 2         10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


$11 – Adults (age 16 and older)
Free - Children (age 15 and under)
Free – Activity Military personnel (with Military ID)

For information about events at the Convention Center, visit the Convention Center’s website.



Published Jan 8, 2014



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