Twin Cities Gateway Events

The Twin Cities Gateway offers a full schedule of events year ‘round. From our nine communities’ signature events (listed at left) to sporting events and large expositions at the National Sports Center in Blaine and live theater at the Lyric Arts Center in Anoka, our calendar of events is loaded with fun events for the whole family.

In addition to all the local events in the Gateway communities, remember you’ll also be within minutes of all sporting, concert and cultural events taking place in the Twin Cities. Click here for Twin Cities events.

October, 2016 Events in the Twin Cities Gateway

NSC Fall Cup

October 1st to October 2nd, 2016 | National Sports Center

The NSC Fall Cup is open to all teams (club, intraclub, interclub and tournament teams) that participate in the U9-U14...

The NSC Fall Cup is open to all teams (club, intraclub, interclub and tournament teams) that participate in the U9-U14 age divisions and are registered and in good standing with their state and/or national association for 2017. Teams are accepted on a first-come first-serve basis.

1700 105th Avenue NE | Blaine, MN 55449 | P: 763 785 5600

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Red Solo Hockey Cup Tournament℠

September 30th to October 2nd, 2016 | National Sports Center

The Red Solo Hockey Cup Tournament℠ is about having fun on and off the ice! We got you covered with...

The Red Solo Hockey Cup Tournament℠ is about having fun on and off the ice! We got you covered with lots of hockey and lots of activities between games. Be sure to have your Red Solo Cup with you!

1700 105th Avenue NE | Blaine, MN 55449 | P: 763 785 5600

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Waldoch Farm Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze

Sept. 17 - Oct. 31

Our Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze is 20 minutes North of Minneapolis and St. Paul at Waldoch Farm. Our 2016...

Our Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze is 20 minutes North of Minneapolis and St. Paul at Waldoch Farm. Our 2016 corn maze design celebrates Waldoch Farm becoming a century farm this year. Our 100 years and growing logo is cut into the maze.

  • We take cash, checks or credit card payment
  • Children under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult at all times
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

8174 Lake Drive | Lino Lakes, MN 55014 | P: 651-780-1207

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Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze

Open every weekend from September 24th to October 30th

This year’s corn maze celebrates the Minnesota Vikings! Come and experience the maze for yourself as you find your way...

This year’s corn maze celebrates the Minnesota Vikings! Come and experience the maze for yourself as you find your way through Minnesota’s largest maze. We are also proud to donate a portion of every ticket sold to the Vikings Children's Fund. Join us again this year and be a part of the maze that gives back to the local community.

Open Saturday & Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm

Family Fun Fun for all! From a kid-sized maze to pumpkin slinging, everyone’s sure to have a great time at the festival! So bring the whole family for a fun day in the field. See you soon!

Included in the ticket price:

  • Corn Maze
  • Corn Pit
  • Straw Bale Maze
  • Kids play area
  • Live Music
  • Petting Zoo
  • Hayride
  • FUN!

For a little extra:

  • Climbing Wall*
  • Pumpkin Slinger*
  • Food Vendors*
  • Pony Rides*
  • Gunny Sack Slide*
  • Pumpkins* (3 for $10)
  • And more!

*Not included in the ticket price. Additional cost applies.

8001 109th Ave N | Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 | P: 952-992-9326

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Anoka County Farms 2016

September 24th to October 31st, 2016 | Anoka County Farms

To get into the fall spirit, head over to Anoka County Farm in Ham Lake for pumpkin picking and pumpkin...

To get into the fall spirit, head over to Anoka County Farm in Ham Lake for pumpkin picking and pumpkin painting—a family favorite for locals in the area. In September and October, the farm offers quirky autumn-themed games like pumpkin bowling, pumpkin-carving contests and pumpkin-coloring contests. If your kids are animal lovers, they will enjoy meeting interesting four-legged friends at the petting zoo or pony-ride area. On-site snacks include old-fashioned hot dogs, fresh mini doughnuts and various pumpkin-flavored treats. Click on More Info for dates/hours and more...

125 Bunker Lake Blvd | Ham Lake, MN 55304 | P: 763-427-0000

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Berry Hill Farm - Fall Family Fun

Weekends in October | Berry Hill Farm

Take part in the pumpkin harvest at Berry Hill Farm. The 100 acre farm, tucked away in rural Anoka (Nowthen),...

Take part in the pumpkin harvest at Berry Hill Farm. The 100 acre farm, tucked away in rural Anoka (Nowthen), turns glorious shades of gold, orange and red during October - and provides a family-friendly outing. Pick out your own farm-grown pumpkin directly from the field - not a supermarket bin - and haul it to your car in a little red Radio Flyer. Take a tractor tour through the back acres of the farm, which winds through the woods filled with charming pumpkin people. Get lost (but not too lost) in the tall grass maze, and be the first to find the enormous golden nugget. The best fall photos happen here because smiles come naturally at Berry Hill Farm. Experience the colors of fall.

  • Wagon Rides
  • Field Maze
  • Pumpkins
  • Tommy's Zoo
  • Indian Corn
  • Squash & Gourds
  • School & Group Tours
  • Much more!

6510 185th Ave NW | Anoka, MN 55303 | P: 763-753-5891

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PunkinMania

October 8th, 2016 | Triangle Park

One of the key fundraisers of the Wildwood Lions Club is PunkinMania, held each year at Triangle Park in downtown...

One of the key fundraisers of the Wildwood Lions Club is PunkinMania, held each year at Triangle Park in downtown Mahtomedi. This annual event features a petting zoo, pony rides, large inflatables, and games of skill for kids, free trick-or-treat bags containing art & school supplies for pre-school & elementary school children, brisket sandwiches, pizza, candy & beverages, and the furnishing of a vast supply of pumpkins & gourds, grown and maintained by the Wildwood Lions Club.

93 Mahtomedi Ave N | Mahtomedi, MN 55115

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Reading Series Event: Donte Collins, Carolyn Holbrook, and Rachel Moritz

October 14th, 2016 | Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts

Join us for an evening of poetry and short stories when we invite Donte Collins, Carolyn Holbrook, and Rachel Moritz...

Join us for an evening of poetry and short stories when we invite Donte Collins, Carolyn Holbrook, and Rachel Moritz to Banfill-Locke for our October Reading Series event on Friday, October 14 from 7:30-9pm. These intimate events are free and open to the public. We offer snacks and camaraderie and a chance to hear from talented writers. The 2016 reading series is presented in partnership with the Anoka Country Library.

6666 East River Road | Fridley, MN 55432 | P: 763-574-1850

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Lyrics Arts presents: Always Patsy Cline

October 14-30 | Lyric Arts Main Street Stage

Based on a true story, this fun-loving musical recounts the unlikely friendship between music legend Patsy Cline and her most...

Based on a true story, this fun-loving musical recounts the unlikely friendship between music legend Patsy Cline and her most devoted fan, Louise Seger. Visiting Houston for a show in 1961, Cline meets Seger, a Houston housewife, with her friends by coincidence when they arrive early for the show. The two remain pen pals until Cline’s untimely death, one fateful evening at the age of 30.

420 E Main Street | Anoka, MN 55303 | P: 763 433 2510

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Orange Tie Ball & Silent Auction

October 15th, 2016 | Greenhaven Golf and Banquet Center

When: 6pm-midnight Where: Greenhaven Country Club & Banquet Center

$45 per person. Dj dance, raffle, 3 tier silent auction. Proceeds provide scholarships...

When: 6pm-midnight Where: Greenhaven Country Club & Banquet Center

$45 per person. Dj dance, raffle, 3 tier silent auction. Proceeds provide scholarships for Anoka area students.

2800 Greenhaven Road | Anoka, MN 55303 | P: 763-576-2968

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Anoka Halloween

October 15 - October 31 | Historic Downtown Anoka

You're in for a spooktacular time during Anoka's annual Halloween celebration. Anoka is the Halloween Capital of the World by...

You're in for a spooktacular time during Anoka's annual Halloween celebration. Anoka is the Halloween Capital of the World by congressional proclamation. October is loaded with fun Halloween events including races, parades, pumpkin carving contests, a medallion hunt, a house decorating contest and more!

The celebration reaches its climax at the Grand Day Parade on Saturday, October 31. With more than 150 floats and several marching bands, the parade is the largest hometown parade in the state.

Sponsors include American Legion Post 102, Anoka County Shopper/ABC Newspapers and Berry Hill Farm.

Visit the Anoka Halloween Capital of the World website at http://anokahalloween.com.

12 Bridge Square | Anoka, MN 55303 | P: 7634217130

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Zombie Pub Crawl - Minneapolis

October 15th, 2016 | Zombie Lot - First Avenue and 5th Street

The craziest, deadest party of the year returns to downtown Minneapolis on Saturday, October 15, 2016!

Certified by the Guinness Book...

The craziest, deadest party of the year returns to downtown Minneapolis on Saturday, October 15, 2016!

Certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as "The World's Largest Gathering of Zombies."

Tickets on sale now at: bit.ly/ZPC16tix

Featuring Rae Sremmurd, Zomboy, SmashMouth, ILoveMakonnen, Ja Rule aka @RuleYork, Andrew W.K., Antiserum, Finding Novyon, Trentino, DJ B-Stee, Mike 2600, JSTJR, Big Once, Peelander-Z, The Blind Shake, Mark Mallman, Bloodnstuff, Whiskey Rock 'n' Roll Club MPLS, Slamdunkapher, Jimmy2Times, Dan Berube, DJ Str8Reppin, Crystal Vision, TYNVN, PopROCKS!, Appetite For Zaccardi, Pleezer, Thor - The Band Page, Impaler, Dawn Of Valor, The Prizefighters, Rocksteady Breakfast, Whiskey City Tango

N 1st Ave & N 5th St | Minneapolis, MN 55403

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Wargo Fall Festival

October 16th, 2016 | Wargo Nature Center

Join the fun as we celebrate fall at Wargo Nature Center! We’ll crank up the cider press, play pioneer games,...

Join the fun as we celebrate fall at Wargo Nature Center! We’ll crank up the cider press, play pioneer games, and have self-guided nature activities available for you and your family.

7701 Main Street | Lino Lakes, MN | P: 651-429-8007

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Halloween Bingo

October 17th, 2016 & October 24th, 2016 | Anoka American Legion Post 102

When: 6:30pm-9:30pm Where: Anoka American Legion Post 102

25¢ per bingo card. Costumes optional. Merchandise on sale.

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When: 6:30pm-9:30pm Where: Anoka American Legion Post 102

25¢ per bingo card. Costumes optional. Merchandise on sale.

400 W Main St | Anoka, MN 55303

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Kick-or-Treat Indoor Soccer Tournament

October 19th to October 23rd, 2016 | National Sports Center

Join us this Halloween for fun and exciting competition in the NSC's annual Halloween Kick-or-Treat Indoor Soccer Tournament. Kick-or-Treat is...

Join us this Halloween for fun and exciting competition in the NSC's annual Halloween Kick-or-Treat Indoor Soccer Tournament. Kick-or-Treat is a non-sanctioned tournament and accepts all teams, which include: club, intraclub, tournament teams or even just a group of friends who want to play. U9-High School Teams.

1700 105th Avenue NE | Blaine, MN 55449 | P: 763 785 5600

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Explore Minnesota Slopes Ski & Snowboard Expo

October 21st to October 22nd, 2016 | Mall of America

Minnesota Ski Areas Association and Explore Minnesota will once again team up to promote Minnesota’s array of downhill slope destinations...

Minnesota Ski Areas Association and Explore Minnesota will once again team up to promote Minnesota’s array of downhill slope destinations available to Midwestern skiers and snowboarders. The 9th Annual Explore Minnesota Slopes Ski & Snowboard Expo returns to Mall of America’s rotunda on Friday, Oct. 21 and Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. each day.

The Expo will showcase more than a dozen ski hills from around the state as well as area retailers and businesses. Visit the variety of booths to get the best deals on season passes and lift tickets. Stop by the different retailers to see the latest in equipment and fashions.

60 E. Broadway | Bloomington, MN 55425 | P: 952-883-8800

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Anoka Halloween Amazing Race

October 22nd, 2016 | Downtown Anoka

9AM, Downtown Anoka

$50 per team. Fee can be raised for donation purposes. Ages 16 and older. Teams of 2 will...

9AM, Downtown Anoka

$50 per team. Fee can be raised for donation purposes. Ages 16 and older. Teams of 2 will race throughout the city, competing in unique events, earning clues to the next destination along the way to earn a cash prize of $250 and Anoka Medallion.

Main St | Anoka, MN 55303

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Light Up the Night Parade

October 22nd, 2016 | Main Street Anoka

7PM, Main Street Anoka

Get ready to watch a spooktacular parade when the lights go off on Main Street! Bootiful floats...

7PM, Main Street Anoka

Get ready to watch a spooktacular parade when the lights go off on Main Street! Bootiful floats with shining lights drive through for all to see!

Main St | Anoka, MN 55303

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Nordeast Big River Brew Fest

October 22nd, 2016 | East Side Neighborhood Services

Sample beer, great food, live music, hammerschlagen, tasting mug, and more fun to be had at this East Side event....

Sample beer, great food, live music, hammerschlagen, tasting mug, and more fun to be had at this East Side event. All proceeds benefit the programs of East Side Neighborhood Services. Must be 21 years of age to attend. Saturday, October 22, 2016, 1 - 4 pm

1700 Second Street NE | Minneapolis, MN 55413

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Martha's Fall Craft & Vendor Show

October 22nd, 2016 | Martha Chapter #132

Join us at Martha Chapter #132 in Anoka (). Enjoy a great day of shopping with multiple vendors &...

Join us at Martha Chapter #132 in Anoka (). Enjoy a great day of shopping with multiple vendors & crafters, 10:00am - 3:00pm. Look for K & D Kettle Korn set up out front! Crafters include – handmade jewelry, quilted purses, hand painted/stenciled/scroll sawed wood signs and wall décor, handmade sculptures, crocheted items, quilted items, sweater mittens w/fleece, infinity scarves and headbands, scrubbies, note cards, books and much more! Vendors include – Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Damsel in Defense, Scentsy, Young Living, Thirty One, Pink Papaya, Creative Memories, Avon, Chloe & Isabel, IT Works, Magnolia & Vine, Tastefully Simple, Paparazzi, LuLu Roe, Nerium, Norwex and more! Some of the organizations we donate to are: Masonic Cancer Center at U of M, Masonic Children’s Cancer Hospital, 3 Scholarship programs, RiteCare Language Clinic Mpls/St Paul, Hope 4 Youth (Anoka County Homeless Youth program), Family Promise (Anoka County Homeless Family program), and ACBC Food Shelf. Bring your family and friends!

1908 3rd Avenue South | Anoka, MN 55303

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Anoka Halloween Grand Day Parade

October 29th, 2016 | Main Street Anoka

Free. Watch the largest parade of floats and marching bands in MN. Kick off with an eye opening airplane show...

Free. Watch the largest parade of floats and marching bands in MN. Kick off with an eye opening airplane show high in the sky above the parade route.

Air Show Sponsored by Federal Premium

Official Candy, Pearsons

Main St | Anoka, MN 55303

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Gray Ghost 5k and 1-Mile Walk

October 29th, 2016 | Franklin Elementary School

The Halloween Gray Ghost 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk is held the last Saturday in October and is sponsored...

The Halloween Gray Ghost 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk is held the last Saturday in October and is sponsored by Anoka Business & Landowners Association & North Suburban Striders.

Registration: 10:00 am at Franklin Elementary School, West Main Street, Anoka Start Time: 1:00 pm Registration Fee: $25 in advance or $30 that day.

  • 5K Course is USATF certified, long sleeve shirt to all finishers. 5K Race has age group awards 3 deep.
  • Costumes encouraged. Individual and group costume awards.
  • Animals are not allowed on race course.
  • For more race information or questions call Peter Turok at 763-421-7130 or Karen Hillerman at 612-558-7433.

215 W Main St | Anoka, MN 55303

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Healthy Life Expo

October 29th to October 30th, 2016 | Minneapolis Convention Center

Nutrition, Fitness, and Longevity - It's all here! Explore up to 200 exhibitors offering everything for maintaining health and success...

Nutrition, Fitness, and Longevity - It's all here! Explore up to 200 exhibitors offering everything for maintaining health and success in all areas of life! Featuring 3 Stages of on-going speaker presentations, demonstrations and live entertainment. Free product sampling, hourly drawings and health information, tips, and ideas. New this year is the Yoga Stage with on-going seminars and demonstrations. The Smart place to get the free tips information to start living a healthier life. See the latest in men’s & women’s health, weight loss, living well, health services, and much more! Seminars, product demonstrations, entertainment, and great shopping all weekend long!

Admission $6 or FREE with a donation for the Mom’s & Neighbors Food Shelf

See all the attractions at: http://www.MediaMaxEvents.com or call (952)238-1700

1301 2nd Ave S | Minneapolis, MN 55403

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Spooky Skate

October 30th, 2016 | Coon Rapids Ice Center

Plan a fun Halloween event with your family! Featuring games, coloring contest, the “Haunted Hallway” and more fun events! 5:30-7:30...

Plan a fun Halloween event with your family! Featuring games, coloring contest, the “Haunted Hallway” and more fun events! 5:30-7:30 PM at the Coon Rapids Ice Center!

11000 Crooked Lake Boulevard | Coon Rapids, MN 55433 | P: 763-951-7221

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