Super Bowl LII: A Minnesota Guide

  • Super Bowl LII: A Minnesota Guide

    POSTED January 17, 2018

    Saint Dinette

    <p>Saint Dinette</p>
  • Super Bowl LII: A Minnesota Guide

    POSTED January 17, 2018

    Lyn 65

    <p>Lyn 65</p>
  • Super Bowl LII: A Minnesota Guide

    POSTED January 17, 2018

    Cardigan Donuts

    <p>Cardigan Donuts</p>

Super Bowl Events

Super Bowl Experience Driven by Genesis: Get inside the game at the NFL’s interactive theme park from January 27 to February 3. Located at the Minneapolis Convention Center, guests can experience the NFL in Virtual Reality, get free autographs from NFL players, take photos with the Vince Lombardi Trophy, play games and shop official merchandise. 

Super Bowl LIVE: Presented by Verizon on Nicollet Mall, this epic 10-day fan festival is free and open to the public from January 26-February 4. Super Bowl LIVE will feature live concerts, food, national broadcast activations and fun for everyone. 

Bauhaus Brew Labs Pupper Bowl: On February 3 from 12-6 p.m. head to Northeast Minneapolis for the first annual Bauhaus Pupper Bowl. Attendees can bring their dogs to partake in a day chock-full of puppy activities and celebration. There will be a heated tent area for the dogs to play, locally-made dog treats for the animals and locally-made beers for the adults. 

Luminary Loppet: The celebration of winter in Minnesota returns to Lake of the Isles this year on Saturday, February 3 from 6-10 p.m. There will be dazzling new artworks, frozen features, snowshoeing or skiing along candlelit trails and plenty of hot cocoa. Adults are then invited to head to the Lagoon for the REI Luminary Party complete with an outdoor concert, Surly beer, dancing and prizes.

Taste of the NFL: The annual strolling wine and food event highlights a chef from each NFL city who will serve their signature dish alongside an NFL player. At 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 3, guests can sample fine cuisine from over 35 food stations while participating in a silent auction and mingling with other guests, culinary experts and both current and alumni football players. 

Bold North Zip Line: Adventure seekers can experience the first zip line to cross the Mississippi River with the Bold North Zip Line presented by XOOX. Running for ten days from January 26-February 4, guests can soar for nearly 800 feet across the Mississippi River an into the Minneapolis skyline. Located over 100 feet in the air, the zip line glides alongside the historic Grain Belt Bridge. 

10 Local Things to Do

  • Get artistic at the Minneapolis Institute of Art or Walker Art Center.
  • See a concert at First Avenue.
  • Walk out onto the endless bridge at the Guthrie.
  • Get a glimpse into Prince's life at Paisley Park.
  • Bar crawl through the Northeast Breweries.
  • Sample a famous Juicy Lucy burger.
  • Get creative at the Hell’s Kitchen Bloody Mary Bar.
  • Enjoy no sales tax at the Mall of America.
  • Test your luck at Mystic Lake Casino.
  • Step back in time at Mill City Museum.

Venues Still Available to Book

For your non-traditional viewing party, Cardigan Donuts will be located next to the official NFL store and can be bought out for a seated group of 60 or up to 150 standing guests. If not booked, the store will be open from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. all weekend giving people the chance to head downtown and be part of the action. 

Ever wanted to have a whole bar or restaurant to yourself for a private viewing party? Lyn 65 will be closed for the Super Bowl, but available for buy outs. Up to 100 guests can gather for a fun and exciting party.

Saint Dinette is also open for buy outs and can host 80 attendees seated or 120 standing. There will be no shortage of great Super Bowl snacks to go around. If not booked, they will be open normal hours.


Hotel Emery and Fleur de Lis are teaming up for a Brunch, Blooms and Bottomless Bubbly event on Sunday, Oct. 20. The event will include a family-style brunch from Emery's restaurant Giulia and executive chef  Josh Hedquist and a floral design session instructed by Fleur de Lis experts. With a lobby filled with lush greenery, Emery makes for the perfect location for a floral-focused event.


This October, the Xcel Energy Center and Saint Paul RiverCentre will celebrate a decade since the launch of their unrivaled sustainability program, as well as their recent LEED Platinum Certification. 


Due to its influx of new hotels and venues, hosting of major events like the Super Bowl LII, vibrant music and food scene, and value, Minneapolis has been named a destination on the rise in 2020 by CWT Meetings & Events.