Upcoming Events #OnNicollet

Street Show

Wednesdays-Fridays, May–September, 11:45a–1:30p, 4-5:30p, and occasional event nights

Watch for the official Street Show wagon and catch informal, busking-style live performances #OnNicollet from local musicians, dancers and others.

Downtown Farmers Market

Thursdays, May–October, 6a–6p, between 6th and 9th streets

The beloved Minneapolis Farmers Market will be returning to Nicollet in 2018 after a three-year construction hiatus.

StoryTime #OnNicollet

Thursdays, May 24–August 30, 10–11a, Nicollet Reading Room (located on Nicollet in front of the YWCA)

Stories and songs for children 2-5 years (and their parents and caregivers) with the YWCA Downtown and the Minneapolis Central bike librarians.

Nicollet Makers Market

2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, June 13 & 27, July 11 & 25, August 8 & 22, September 12 & 26, October 10, 10:30a–2:30p

This unique craft market featuring handmade goods from local artists debuted #OnNicollet last summer and fall and returns in 2018 on a routine basis. The June 13 Makers Market is located between 6th and 7th streets.

YMCA Lunchtime Fitness

Wednesday, July 11, August 1 and September 5, 12-1p, Xcel Energy Plaza at 5th and Nicollet

The Douglas Dayton YMCA at Gaviidae will be hosting free fitness classes, alternating yoga and OULA – a high energy easy to learn, fun dance workout to the latest music hits – on select Wednesdays this summer (yoga-June 6, August 1; OULA-July 11, September 5).


Nicollet Lighting

The Nicollet lighting system, including the Light Walk, Nicollet Lanterns and street light beacons, is a key architectural and experiential element of the new Nicollet. The Light Walk and Nicollet Lanterns bring light, color and movement into Nicollet Center, the busiest and most urban area of downtown.

The DID routinely programs this system to support activation and operations on Nicollet. Check out our Lighting Events Calendar to find out which events are supported by our lighting system. If you are interested in requesting a lighting scene on Nicollet for a civic celebration or event, please refer to our guidelines.


Along with these events, watch for more routine activities coming to Nicollet in 2018, including the Nicollet Makers Market, Street Show performances, the Hennepin County mobile bike library, and more.

If you have ideas for activities #OnNicollet, please contact Lisa Middag.