Twin Cities Super Bowl Fun for the Family

With the average ticket costing $2,500 and $3,000, the Super Bowl doesn’t fall in the average family’s budget for family fun. However, with Minneapolis hosting the game this year, there is plenty of affordable, family-friendly entertainment to be enjoyed. Besides the official activities listed below, check out Beyond the Super Bowl: Visiting Minneapolis-St Paul as a Family.

Twin Cities Super Bowl Fun

The Super Bowl Experience – An Interactive Exhibit

For a special treat, families can buy tickets for the Super Bowl Experience, which runs from January 27 through February 3, 2018, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Features of this exhibit include: 

  • Virtual reality technology to experience NFL games
  • Autographs from NFL players
  • All 51 Super Bowl rings on display
  • The Vince Lombardi Trophy on display for photos
  • Football clinics run by pros at the Play Football Field
  • A giant LED screen featuring NFL players who you can race in a 40-yard dash
  • And of course a Pro Shop for all your NFL needs.

Tickets are $35 for adults and $25 for children and can be purchased through Ticketmaster.

This is a picture of a football.

Super Bowl LIVE – 10 Days of Concerts

The best part of the coming Super Bowl, in my opinion, are the free concerts at Super Bowl LIVE. The concerts will take place on Nicollet Mall from January 26 to February 4, 2018, with shows from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the weekends.

Super Bowl LIVE includes Idina Menzel performing Let It Go
Got some Frozen fans in your family? Take them to see Idina Menzel performing Let It Go on Friday, January 26th
Shows to look forward to include Idina Menzel performing Frozen‘s Let It Go on Friday, January 26th;  The Revolution, Sheila E., and Morris Day and the Time hosting Prince Night on Monday, January 29. This night will end to Purple Rain. Get out your old records and start practicing with the kids!
VocalEsssence will be among some of the local talent showcasing in Super Bowl LIVE

We’ll also hear from some of our local favorites, including Dessa, Sounds of Blackness, Soul Asylum, The Jets, Cobi, The Steeles, VocalEssence, Mint Condition, Stokley Williams, The Suburbs, The Jayhawks, New Power Generation (NPG), New Power Soul, Bob Mould (of Husker Du), and Esera Tuaolo (the former Viking who competed on The Voice.

Looking to navigate around Minneapolis during the Super Bowl Extravaganzas? Our buddy, Mike Marcotte of Give Me the Mike, can help you out!

Super Hats & Mittens Interactive Event

On Saturday, January 27, 2018, stop by Thrivent Financial between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to donate to Hats & Mittens, a local nonprofit that collects warm weather gear and raises money to provide free hats and mittens to children in need during the cold winter months. There will be complimentary snacks and beverages, readings by Nancy Carlson and musical entertainment, and an on-site family activity making hats and mittens from fleece.
Donate to Hats & Mittens during Super Bowl weekend
Stop By Thrivent to Donate to Hats & Mittens.

Sota Pop, presented by Explore Minnesota

Stop by the Renaissance Square storefront windows for an interactive pop-up photo-op gallery. This exhibit, created by local artists, takes visitors beyond the cold and shows Minnesota’s full spectrum of fun through a gallery of shareable photo ops. Located nearby Super Bowl LIVE attractions within steps of Nicollet Mall light rail station. Open 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. through February 1st; noon to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday of Super Bowl Weekend and noon to 3 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday.

Super Bowl Family Fun
‘Sota Pop! Interactive Exhibit

 After all this fun, you may want to cozy up and watch the game at home. Gianna has some ideas for you.

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