Things to do in Minneapolis during VeeCon

VeeCon, perhaps one of the biggest NFT conferences in the world, is coming to Minneapolis this month! The event is being held at US Bank Stadium, Thursday, May 19th to Sunday, May 22nd. If you haven’t heard of VeeCon at this point you probably can’t get in. Tickets and access to the convention are exclusive to those that own a VeeFriends NFT which are going for thousands of dollars on NFT marketplaces. So if you really want to go – buy a VeeFriends NFT. If you can’t go or don’t want to buy an NFT there are some satellite events going on around the cities you might check out instead!

So what is VeeCon? VeeCon is a self-described superconference with discussions and performances from iconic and emerging leaders in NFTs and pop culture. There is a ton going on over the 4 days of the conference – multiple speakers, panels, and performances. Enough to fill up US Bank Stadium. The whole event kicks off with a welcome party and meetup on Thursday, the 19th, at the Commons just outside US Bank Stadium, with the event running each day at US Bank Stadium until Sunday, May 22nd.

There are some huge names coming to the Twin Cities for VeeCon: Snoop Dogg, Pharrell Williams, Mila Kunis, Eva Longoria, Liam Payne, Steve Aoki, Kevin Smith, Logan Paul, and Chuck Liddell to name a few. The full speakers list is here.

VeeCon Satellite Events

There will be some VeeCon satellite events happening during VeeCon. If you are interested in NFTs or VeeFriends or looking to meet some new people, check out these events.

VeeFans Basketball Event Live from the Green Carpet (Thursday, May 19th at Elliot Park). A free event featuring basketball, giveaways, NFT art booths, food trucks, and networking opportunities.

Right Clique | A Futuristic NFT Afterparty (Friday, May 20th at REM5 VR Lab). $99 – $149. Drinks/food, networking, airdropped NFTs, giveaways, immersive VR/NFT experiences, NFT artists attending. Plus the first ever NFT whiskey?

Bonkalytics NFT Weekend Party (Saturday, May 21st at The Exchange). Special guest DJs, celebrities, NFT whales.

Happening in the Twin Cities during VeeCon

Are you in the Twin Cities for VeeCon and looking for some other activities or events? Here are a few events happening while VeeCon is going on.

Art-A-Whirl (NE Minneapolis, Friday, May 20th to Sunday, May 22nd). The largest open studio tour in the US, featuring over 1,000 artists, galleries, and businesses participating. Connect with artists, experience interactive activities, live music, food and drink.

Oddities & Curiosities Expo (Saturday, May 21st). An expo about all things weird. Think taxidermy, bones, preserved specimens, creepy/halloween items, artwork, etc.

Minnesota United FC vs Los Angeles (Wednesday, May 18th). If you are in the Twin Cities early for VeeCon, catch the Loons vs the Galaxy at Allianz Field in St. Paul. Bring your scarf.

Steve Aoki (Friday, May 20th). Steve Aoki, who will be at VeeCon, is also performing at The Armory which is easily within walking distance to US Bank Stadium.

Fruhlings Fest (Sunday, May 22nd). If you’ve got some time left after you are done attending VeeCon, check out Fruhlings Fest which is happening Sunday, May 22nd at Utepils Brewing. The festival is the German celebration of the arrival of Spring. Music happening all day including Nur-D, Durry, Brandon Pulphus. Delicious food and beers as well, of course.

Downtown Dash 5k (Wednesday, May 18th). If you are feeling ambitious, maybe take on a 5k run through beautiful downtown Minneapolis before VeeCon starts. You can register the day of the race.

Farms Nights at the Minnesota Zoo (Friday, May 20th). Head to the Minnesota Zoo for an adults only (21+) night of drinks and farm animals, plus live music.

If you are looking for more stuff to do in Minneapolis & St. Paul check out everything happening this month in the Twin Cities!