Event Profiles

Event Profiles

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BY Craig Marson


Brewery Bus Crawl Explores all 11 St. Paul Breweries

Brews & Buses: St. Paul Brewery Bus Crawl offers beer lovers the unique opportunity to experience each of Saint Paul’s 11 breweries, without having to worry about driving throughout the day. The GetKnit event is in its third year and will be taking place on Saturday, April 29 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Participants board a fleet of specially-commissioned “brewery buses” at Union Depot in Lowertown Saint Paul and will be delivered door-to-door of each brewery in the capital city.

Celebrate in Style at the 2017 ILEA Minnesota Star Awards

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.

Brighten Up Winter With the Minneapolis Holidazzle

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

Event Profile: 2016 Travel Blog Exchange

This past Memorial Day weekend, the Mall of America was abuzz when over 500 bloggers gathered for the Travel Blog Exchange (TBEX), the world’s largest gathering of travel bloggers, writers, new media content creators and social media travel industry professionals. Here, bloggers spent the weekend networking with one another, finding out how to keep their blogs relevant, and touring both the new and old gems of the Twin Cities.

MPI Adds New Features to IMEX America Smart Monday (Including Puppies!)

Meeting Professionals International, the official sponsor of Smart Monday, has added five new programs to the inaugural day of IMEX America.

Paws for a Break

MPI is teaming up with Love Dog Adventures—a Las Vegas animal-assisted therapy program. Designed as a stress-reducing activity, several dogs will be present during Smart Monday for attendees to cuddle with. These puppy sessions are quickly becoming a hot new trend and have been featured in a number of World Education Congresses. Puppy Cuddling is sponsored by Visit Norfolk.

A Perfect Kickoff to Summer: Grand Old Days

Each year Minnesotans look forward to Saint Paul’s first rite of summer, Grand Old Days. Grand Old Days took place this past  weekend, Saturday, June 4- Sunday, June 5. The free festival was located along Grand Avenue in St. Paul from Dale Avenue to Prior Avenue.

Saturday was solely about the businesses on Grand Avenue. All of the businesses featured sales and special promotions that went on throughout the day.


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