The 2019 NCAA Final Four is coming to Minneapolis! Even if you’re not a huge basketball fan, there are a lot of low- to no-cost activities available during Final Four weekend (April 5 – 8). Mark your calendars now!
Here’s a sneak peek of what’s going on:
Final Four Fan Fest – Minneapolis Convention Center
Enjoy a sports wonderland of interactive games, special celebrity and athlete appearances, and autograph signings. They’ll have a Home Run Derby, free cheer clinics, a rock wall, and more.
Friday, April 5 from 11 am – 7 pm
Saturday, April 6 from 10 am – 7 pm
Sunday, April 7 from 11 am – 6 pm
Monday, April 8 from 11 am – 6 pm
Adults: $8 in advance, $10 at the door
Kids 12 and under: FREE
Military (with valid ID): $4 in advance
Seniors (60+ with valid ID) and College Students (with valid ID): $4 in advance, $5 at the door
Capital One Cardholders: FREE entry (limit two) + Priority Access Lane
Final Four Friday – US Bank Stadium
On Friday, April 5 you’ll be able to check out each of the Final Four teams in their final open practice before Saturday’s national semifinal games. Admission is FREE and open to the public. You can also stick around for the College All-Star Game in the afternoon and catch an All-Star team autograph session.
Ready, Set, Dribble! – Minneapolis Convention Center
Youth ages 18 and under are invited to participate in this unique parade, joining thousands of fans dribbling their way through the heart of downtown Minneapolis. (Hopefully we won’t have an April blizzard!) Date and time is Sunday, April 7 at 2 pm. The first 3000 participants will receive a T-shirt, basketball, and entry into Final Four Fan Fest for participant(s) and accompanying adults.
This event is FREE, but pre-registration is required and must be completed at select local Buick dealerships. **Pre-registration is now closed. If space allows, limited onsite registration will begin at 1:30 pm.
*SOLD OUT* March Madness Music Series – The Armory
This FREE music series takes place Friday, April 5 through Sunday, April 7. Tickets are completely sold out.
- Friday, April 5 at 7 pm – AT&T Block Party featuring The Chainsmokers
- Saturday, April 6 at 7 pm – Jonas Brothers presented by Coca-Cola
- Sunday, April 7 at 7 pm – Capital One Jamfest featuring Katy Perry and Zedd
Tip-Off Tailgate – Nicollet Mall
On your way to or from Final Four Fan Fest or the big games, stop by this FREE event for fun interactives and entertainment.
Check out the full schedule and more details HERE.
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Laura grew up in southern Minnesota and has called the Twin Cities home for over fifteen years. On the off chance she gets some free time you’ll find her with her nose in a book, spending time with family and friends, or enjoying a hot cup of coffee.
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