If you’re like the rest of us, you’re probably winding down from all of the excitement of the holidays, but anticipating what feels like a second Christmas.

The biggest game in football is coming back to Minnesota for the first time in decades and you know that you don’t want to miss the fun while it’s here. That’s why we’ve taken the time to find out what’s going on in Minneapolis for gameday, so you can enjoy the festivities in a synch.


10 Days of Free Music

Yes, you read that correctly! In the days leading up to February 4th, live Minnesotan talent will showcase what they’ve got for free in the fan festival dubbed: “Super Bowl LIVE”. They’ll kick off the event starting 4 PM on Friday, January 26th at the Nicollet Mall.


An All Day, All-out Prince Tribute

Included in the 10-day festival coordinated by Minnesotan producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, the Paisley legend will receive tribute on the 29th. “The loss of Prince makes this even more important to us, it made us more aware of our mortality, and pushed us to do things we want to do before our time here is up, “ says Lewis. Find more information here.



Get a Taste of the NFL

Like food? Of course, you do. Join Andrew Zimmerman as he hosts Taste of the NFL, where over 35 current and alumni NFL players serve dishes made from their team’s city. Visit the website if you want to get your grub on and mingle with some football legends.


Take Minnesota Nice to a New Level

Among the other festivities surrounding the big game, Thrivent Financial will partner with Hats & Mittens to gather warm clothes for kids this winter. Super Hats and Mittens aims at raising enough funds for 52,000 pairs of hats and mittens following the game. The event includes complimentary food and drink, as well as family-oriented classes on making hats and mittens. The event takes place Saturday, January 27th from 9 to 1 PM at Thrivent Financial in Minneapolis.


Do Your Thing and Celebrate

Considering this event hasn’t come to the land of 10,000 lakes since 1992, there is bound to be an event for you happening in the days leading up to the big game. Check out the event calendar and stay tuned to your favorite businesses on social media.


If you can’t make it down to the Twin Cities in February, catch the game at Blue Line!