Social Events

People at the pavilion on Nicollet Island


CONNECT AND HAVE FUN: Join colleagues from throughout the nation at events where you can share your experiences, make new friends and enjoy Minneapolis. You’ll find it’s one of the top cities in the country!

Catch the Pioneer Spirit

Mill City Museum
Opening Reception
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 6-7:30 p.m.

Meet with colleagues old and new at the historic Mill City Museum located on the bank of the beautiful Mississippi river, whose power was harnessed for one of the state’s first industries – flour milling.  As banking and railroads grew to support the mills, Minneapolis developed into the industries’ national center. The museum, one of the best in America, showcases this rich history. Experience the pioneering spirit of Minnesota with local food, musical acts, log rolling and wood carving in one of the city’s most treasured locations. The Mill City Museum is a spectacular venue to showcase a proud state considered one of the most innovative in the country.

Minnesota Proud

Nicollet Island
Social Event
Thursday, Aug. 21, 6:30-9 p.m.

Experience the beauty of Nicollet Island, smack dab in the middle of the Mississippi River with its historic St. Anthony Falls, just north of the birthplace of Minneapolis. Delight in the creative, cultural and innovative spirit that makes Minnesota unique. Local musical acts, runway shows, an exciting chef challenge and a biergarten will delight your senses with all that makes Minnesota unique.  

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