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NCAA Final Four Tip-off Tailgate #OnNicollet

Tip-off Tailgate is a free, fun, family celebration taking place between 8th and 12th street #OnNicollet Friday, April 5 through Monday, April 8, Come for a free ride on the 90-foot ferris wheel, snap a trophy selfie, and enjoy entertainment on the Main Stage each evening at 11th Street.

Festivities conclude Monday evening with a special performance by neo soul favorites Fitz & the Tantrums at 6p, championship game coverage on the big screen starting at 8p and a postgame viewing party at 10:30p, including the NABC trophy presentation.

Tip-Off Tailgate Hours

Friday, April 5, 4-10p
Saturday, April 6, 2-10p
Sunday, April 7, 2-8p
Monday, April 8, 4p-midnight

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Nicollet tree replacement begins this spring

Contractors will begin replacing Nicollet plants and trees that didn't take mid-April (weather permitting). Nicollet properties and businesses who may be impacted can expect to hear from the contracting team earlier in the month. Much of the work will be taking place on weekends in order to avoid traffic disruption.

Free Beyond the Box performances start May 2nd

Performers Enso Daiko and Micah Chermak are rehearsing this April before their double-billing debut next month under the Nimbus sculpture in front of Minneapolis Central Library. These free monthly performances take place at 12 noon May 2, June 6, July 11 and August 1 as part of Beyond the Box, a new collaboration between Vibrant & Safe Downtown and Minnesota Fringe.

Pop-Up retail comes to the Pop-up in April

Spring is here, and with it games and activities return to Nicollet between 6th and 7th streets over the lunch hour, Wednesdays through Fridays in April. While you're there stop by one of four pop-up Chameleon Shoppes in Gaviidae featuring more than 50 minority- and women-owned local businesses where you’ll find new treats, new eats and new retail adventures.

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