MINNEAPOLIS - Going to Super Bowl 52? Congrats on getting a ticket you lucky (grey) duck, you.
As for the rest of us, we'll be watching the big game on KARE 11 from the cozy couch or favorite watering hole.
But, the Super Bowl is not just a game. It's an event. A worldwide event. And there are many events leading up to kickoff. Here's a guide to all the official Super Bowl happenings.
Super Bowl Experience - Jan. 27 - Feb. 03, 2018
The Super Experience Driven by Genesis is the NFL's interactive theme park at the Minneapolis Convention Center. It's where you can experience the NFL in virtual reality, get free autographs from NFL players, take a photo with the Vince Lombardi Trophy, visit the NFL Shop and more! Tickets will be available at the Super Bowl Experience box office or at Ticketmaster.com.
Tickets are $35 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under. Click here for more information.
- Jan. 27: 10 am - 10 pm
- Jan. 28: 10 am - 8 pm
- Jan. 29-30: 3-8 pm
- Jan 31: 3-10 pm
- Feb. 1-2: 10 am - 10 pm
- Feb. 2: 10 am - 8 pm
Super Bowl LIVE - Jan. 26 - Feb. 4, 2018
Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis is the site of Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon, an epic 10-day fan festival, free and open to the public. It's slated to feature something for everyone, including free live concerts, national broadcasts, food and fun!
Minnesota music legends Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis signed on to help recruit talent that will showcase the Minnesota Sound. Those set to perform on the Verizon State include: Idina Menzel, The Revolution, Morris Day and The Time, Dessa, Cobi, New Power Soul, Vocal Essence, The Suburbs, Stokley Williams, Mint Condition, Soul Asylum, Sounds of Blackness, Sheila E. New Power Generation, The Jayhawks, Bob Mould (of Husker Du), Esera Tuaolo, The Jets, The Steeles. Click here for the full list of FREE concerts!
Bold North photo opportunities for fans include snow globes, ice jerseys, and ice sculptures! If you're looking for #SB52’s best photo ops, visit the ’Sota Pop! This free, made-for-Instagram experience shows off all of Minnesota’s seasons and regions.
The Built Ford Tough Sleigh Ride will take fans on free sleigh rides through downtown Minneapolis. Fans can register at the sleigh stops on 8th Street (at Marquette), and 12th street (at 2nd Avenue).
There will even be a Polar Plunge on Jan. 30. from 4-7 pm. Click here for more information.
Minnesota native and professional snowmobile athlete Levi LaVallee will perform a super stunt at Nicollet Mall on Feb. 3. Polaris UpsideDowntown will be open from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. ending with LaVallee's stunt at 1:30 p.m.
- Jan. 26: 4-10 pm
- Jan 27: 10 am - 10 pm
- Jan. 28: 10 am - 9 pm
- Jan. 29-Feb. 1: 4-9 pm
- Feb. 2-3: 10 am - 10 pm
- Feb. 4: 12-3 pm
Nomadic Live! - Feb. 1-3, 2018
Nomadic Live!, the refurbished Minneapolis Armory, will be hosting some of the biggest names on the planet in an intimate venue. Imagine Dragons (Feb. 1), Pink (Feb. 2) and Jennifer Lopez (Feb. 3) and are slated to perform. Click here for general admission and VIP ticket information. Lopez's concert will be broadcast live on DIRECTV NOW at 11 p.m. CT.
Mystic Lake Super Bowl Concerts - Feb. 1-4, 2018
Mystic Lake Casino is hosting Super Bowl weekend concerts. Four big acts will take the stage including The Chainsmokers (Feb.1), Kygo (Feb. 2), Florida Georgia Line (Feb. 3) and Gwen Stefani (Feb. 4).
Radio Row at Mall of America - Jan. 29 - Feb. 3, 2018
The Fan Gallery will be located at the Mall of America (north side, level 3) and will offer a unique opportunity for fans to watch broadcasters, professional athletes and guest celebrities in action during Super Bowl week.
St. Paul Winter Carnival - Jan. 25 - Feb. 10, 2018
The 2018 Saint Paul Winter Carnival is gearing up for another fantastic year with more than four dozen events and new attractions. Most events are FREE, open to the public, and will take place in downtown Saint Paul, near Rice Park and Landmark Center, as well as at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. This year the celebration includes an Ice Palace. There are a giant snow slide and other activities at CHS Field.
Bold North Arts & Entertainment Events - Jan. 26 - Feb. 25, 2018
The Minneapolis Institute of Art, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Walker Art Center, Guthrie Theater, Minnesota Orchestra and others are hosting several events and tours in conjunction with the Super Bowl. Click here for more information.
Super Hats & Mittens Interactive Event - Jan. 27, 2018
Thrivent Financial is partnering with Hats & Mittens to collect and raise funds for 52,000 pairs of hats and mittens. Family-friendly activities will be held at Thrivent Financial, 625 Fourth Ave. S., Minneapolis on Jan. 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Click here to attend.
Bold Hope In The North - Jan. 28, 2018
An Interfaith gathering to celebrate unity and shared purpose will be held Jan. 28 at 2:00 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church at Nicollet Mall and 12th Street in Minneapolis. Click here for more information.
Super Bowl Opening Night - Jan. 29, 2018
Better known at media day, this is where media from around the world gather to talk to Super Bowl players and coaches. Tickets for Super Bowl Opening Night Fueled by Gatorade from the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul are available here. Fans also can tune into NFL Network and ESPN2 for complete coverage on Jan. 29 at 7 p.m.
Startup Capital Of The North Showcase By MN Cup And Greater MSP - Jan. 30, 2018
The event at the McNamara Alumni Center (200 SE Oak Street, Minneapolis) great ideas from Minnesota's leading startups, including the rapidly growing sports tech community. The event runs 3-6 p.m. Click here for more information.
Esera Tuaolo's Inclusion Party - Jan. 31, 2018
Esera Tuaolo's Inclusion Party is at The Pourhouse (10 S 5th St, Minneapolis) at 7 p.m. It brings the LGBT and NFL communities closer together and raises financial, educational, and networking support for diversity and anti-bullying organizations. Click here for more information.
Ditka & Jaws Cigars With The Stars - Feb. 1, 2018
Join Coach Mike Ditka and Ron “Jaws” Jaworski, along with NFL Legends for an evening of cigars, camaraderie and Super Bowl anticipation! The event will be held at the Machine Shop (300 2nd St. SE, Minneapolis) from 7 to 10 p.m. on Feb. 1. Tickets begin at $500. Click here for more information.
Walter Payton Man Of The Year - Feb. 1, 2018
Hosted by 2007 winner Jason Taylor, this first-ever gathering of past Man of the Year Winners will celebrate the past, reflect on the present and look towards the future. The event will be held at the Hilton Minneapolis at 7 p.m. Admission is $500 per person and includes a dinner and panel discussion. Click here for more information.
NFL Gospel Celebration - Feb. 1, 2018
Super Bowl Gospel Celebration (SBGC) is the first and only inspirational music event sanctioned by the NFL for Super Bowl weekend. The event brings key NFL players and top artists together on one stage for uplifting music and inspirational messages. The event will be held at Benson Great hall at Bethel University (3900 Bethel Dr., St. Paul) at 7:30 p.m. Click here to purchase tickets.
Legends For Charity® Dinner Presenting The Pat Summerall Award - Feb. 1, 2018
Join Historic Super Bowl Winning Coach Tony Dungy and share in an evening of tributes and guest speakers as he becomes the 13th recipient of the Pat Summerall Award. The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Minneapolis at 5 p.m. For up to date event participants and to purchase tickets, click here.
Feherty Live - Feb. 1-2, 2018
The Feherty Live! event will be the 6th installment in the series, consisting of a live interview/variety show with host David Feherty, themed around the 2018 Super Bowl in Minneapolis. They will be featuring a number of A-list personalities who will sit down and chat with David Feherty about sports, life and golf in front of a live theatre audience. The event is broadcast live, nationwide, on The Golf Channel. Shows will be at State Theatre. Click here to purchase tickets.
2018 Super Bowl Breakfast - Feb. 3, 2018
The NFL-sanctioned Super Bowl Breakfast started in 1988 and features the presentation of the Athletes in Action Bart Starr Award to the NFL player, voted on by his peers, for outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field and in the community. For general information or tickets, call 800-416-9472.
Smocks & Jocks - Feb. 3, 2018
The NFLPA will host Smocks & Jocks, a jazz brunch and silent auction showcasing the art of active and former players, on Saturday, Feb. 3 from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Loring Bar & Restaurant (327 14th Ave SE). Guests have the opportunity to mingle with other players, observe the artistic displays, and enjoy food and drinks.
NFL Alumni Artisan Home Tour - Feb. 3, 2018
The Builders Association of the Twin Cities, producer of the Artisan Home Tour, and NFL Alumni have partnered together to present the NFL Alumni Artisan Home Tour. It runs 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $200 per person. Click here for more information.
Frosty Fat Tire Festival - Feb. 3, 2018
This pre-Super Bowl event in Minnetonka on Feb. 3 aims to raise $40,000+ for families in need. It will be held at The Lafayette Club from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. To RSVP or for more information, contact: Will Holman at 952-979-5862.
Taste of the NFL - Feb. 03, 2018
The Taste of the NFL’s annual strolling wine and food event features a chef from each NFL city serving their signature dish alongside current or former NFL players. The result? 35+ food stations where guests can sample fine cuisine, meet and mingle with renowned chefs and NFL greats and participate in a silent auction with unique sports memorabilia and other exciting items. The chef host is Andrew Zimmern. The player host is Ben Leber. Click here for more information and tickets.
NFL Honors - Feb. 03, 2018
The night before Super Bowl LII, the NFL will salute its best players and plays from the 2017 season with "NFL Honors," a star-studded football and entertainment event held at Northrop Auditorium on the University of Minnesota Campus. The show will air on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 8 pm on KARE 11.
The Players Tailgate - Feb. 4, 2018
The parking lot in between Crooked Pint and the Wells Fargo towers will be home to a Super Bowl Sunday tailgate party with NFL players and celebrity chefs, including Guy Fieri. The 30,000-square-foot, climate-controlled “pavilion” will be located in the parking lot at the corner of Portland Avenue and Third Street. Click here for more information.
Supervalu Founders Breakfast - Feb. 3, 2018
Taste of the NFL, a non-profit dedicated to hunger relief, will kick off the charitable weekend with the SUPERVALU Founders Breakfast, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 at Saint Paul RiverCentre Ballroom. The breakfast brings together chefs, players and supporters from the inaugural 1992 Taste of the NFL event for Super Bowl XXVI. Guests will have the opportunity to learn about Taste of the NFL’s celebrated history by mingling with NFL alumni, celebrities, and key Minnesota industry leaders. Tickets are $75. More information and tickets can be found here.