With the weekend around the corner, there's no shortage of fun things to do in the metro area. Here is a look at what is going on in the Twin Cities and the surrounding area the next few days.
See what local artists are up to during the St. Paul Art Crawl. The annual event serves as a chance for members of the St. Paul Art Collective to display their work. According to the organizers, the number of artists participating in the art crawl exceeds 300, with about 20,000 attendees. The St. Paul Art Collective holds art crawls every fall and spring.
Date: Friday - Sunday
Place: Schmidt Artist Lofts, St. Paul
Hyland Hill Fall Chairlift Rides
Catch a birds-eye view of the fall colors in the Twin Cities during the Hyland Hills fall chairlift rides. The event allows visitors to take in the views from the highest elevation in Hennepin County. The event also includes live music and s'mores by a campfire.
Date: Friday and Saturday
Time: 5 to 9 p.m.
Place: Hyland Hills Ski Area, Bloomington
Stillwater Harvest Fest
Celebrate the fact the fall season is in full swing with the Stillwater Harvest Festival. The weekend-long event offers family-friendly activities, including a chili cook-off, a pumpkin regatta, a kids costume parade, face painting and more. Live music and a beer garden can also be enjoyed during the festival.
Date: Saturday - Sunday
Highland Park Water Tower Open House
Catch a great view of the Twin Cities and its fall colors over the weekend during the Highland Park water tower open house. Before catching the view from the historic landmark, visitors must trek up 151 steps to the observation deck. Admission for the event is free.
Date: Saturday - Sunday
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Place: Highland Park, St. Paul
Twin Cities Book Festival
Bibliophiles unite! Over the weekend, the Upper Midwest's largest literary event will take place at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. The Twin Cities Book Festival includes hundreds of exhibitors, presenting authors and children's programming.
Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Place: Minnesota State Fairgrounds
Minneapolis Zombie Pub Crawl
Toss on some zombie makeup and join what the Guinness Book of World Records has called the "World's Largest Gathering of Zombies." For the first time since its inception, the Zombie Pub Crawl will return to Downtown Minneapolis. The ghoulish event includes pub crawling, live entertainment and more.
Place: Downtown, Minneapolis