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  • Celebrate in Style at the 2017 ILEA Minnesota Star Awards

    POSTED January 5, 2017

For the thirteenth consecutive year, the International Live Events Association (ILEA) Minneapolis-St. Paul chapter is hosting its annual Minnesota Star Awards. Events industry professionals throughout the area, both ILEA members and non-members, are welcome to submit their events for consideration. Those who are interested should do so quickly, the deadline for submission is Jan. 20, though they have a generous late deadline on Jan. 27.

Since its launch in 2004, the Minnesota Star Awards has recognized the hard work and dedication of the top events professionals in the Twin Cities. This year, the event’s theme is the Unluckiest Bash, as it’s the perfect event to turn your luck around and bet on yourself. 

The requirements for submission are that the event must have occurred between Jan. 1, 2016 and Dec. 31, 2016. The entry fee before Jan. 20 is $65, after that it is $95 until the final deadline, Jan. 27.

To learn more about the Minnesota Star Awards or to submit your event, head to 

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The Holidazzle is a longstanding Minnesota tradition for people of all ages. Between local food and beverage providers, ice skating, movie nights, and live performances, there is something for everyone. And you haven’t missed your chance to check it out! The Holidazzle runs through Friday, December 23 and we’ve got all the information you’d ever need to attend this holiday festival.  

Location: Loring Park

Price: Free