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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
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 6-7:30 p.m.

Explore one of the most spectacular venues in Minnesota, the Mill City Museum, on the banks of the beautiful Mississippi River. You'll begin your evening experiencing a day at the cabin, complete with on-site fishing, walleye fish fry and local bluegrass music. Flour milling was one of the state's most important industries, and you'll see it first-hand when you ride to the top of the famous Flour Tower. In true Minnesota style, enjoy live polka music in the biergarten overlooking the river. 

Minnesota Proud

Nicollet Island
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. Explore the natural beauty of the island, farm to table cuisine, craft beer tents, championship log rollers and a lumberjack show, and showcase tents featuring some of the most innovative products Minnesota has to offer. The night will be capped off with an unforgettable performance by Minnesota's own Soul Asylum set on a stage with the city skyline as a backdrop. 

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