Spotlight Events #OnNicollet

Final Four Tip-Off Tailgate

Friday, April 5–Monday, April 8, 8th to 12th streets

Stop by Tip-off Tailgate on your way to Final Four Fan Fest or the big games for fun interactive activities and entertainment. Open daily for fans of all ages, be sure to make Tip-off Tailgate part of your Final Four to-do list.

Minnesota Fringe presents Beyond the Box

Times/days to be announced

Join us in 2019 for four free, outdoor, groundbreaking performances at the Theater in the Round in front of the Minneapolis Central Library in May, June, July and August. These brand new, site-specific commissions will be the culmination of an incubation process with four visionary Twin Cities performing arts companies (including Ensō Daiko and BareBones Puppet Theater).

Beyond the Box is a collaboration with Minnesota Fringe made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Upcoming Events #OnNicollet

Downtown Farmers Market

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

The beloved Minneapolis Farmers Market returns to Nicollet weekly throughout the 2019 growing season.

Nicollet Makers Market

2nd and 4th Wednesdays, May 22–September 25, 10:30a–2:30p, between 6th and 8th

The Nicollet Makers Market returns in 2019 offering a unique opportunity to shop handmade goods from local artists downtown. Meet your makers and buy handmade #OnNicollet!

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.