Sales + Events: May Celebrates the Beauty of Spring

This month’s sales and events highlights in and around the Twin Cities

South Lake Minnetonka Community-Wide Garage Sales

Photo courtesy of Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce

The third-annual South Lake Minnetonka Community-Wide Garage Sale is happening this month, with participation from Shorewood, Deephaven, Minnetonka, Greenwood, Tonka Bay, and Excelsior. With a wide range of products and deals to explore, take advantage of the opportunity to find one-of-a-kind local treasures. May 9-12, times and locations vary,

Bria Hammel Interiors/Brooke & Lou Warehouse Sale

Photo courtesy of Bria Hammel Interiors

Kick off your spring shopping at the Bria Hammel Interiors/Brooke & Lou Spring Warehouse Sale. At this season’s sale, find furniture, rugs, artwork, garden essentials, and more. Coffee Cart MPLS will offer complimentary beverages while Honey + Milk will have an assortment of sweet treats available for purchase. Early access begins May 9—tickets are required. General admission opens May 10. May 9, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 10, 9 a.m. to noon @ Brooke & Lou Warehouse,

Francis King & Friends Mini Market

Photo courtesy of International Market Square

Francis King is bringing the High Point Market experience to Minneapolis. Discover items from 50 vendors and four showrooms to get a look at all things fresh and new this season. Celerie Kemble, principal of Kemble Interiors and author of “Island Whimsy” and “Black & White (and a Bit in Between)” will be in attendance as well, signing books and hosting a Q&A in the International Market Square (IMS) atrium at 10 a.m. May 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. @ IMS front lobby,

Northern Lights Plant Sale

Photo courtesy of St. Paul School of Northern Lights

Hosted by the St. Paul School of Northern Lights Parent and Family Group, this year’s Northern Lights Plant Sale seeks to provide the Highland Park community with affordable, top-tier plants. The event also includes a maker’s market, bake sale, kid’s activities, and a raffle. Plants are available to pre-order online and shop in-person during the event—all proceeds go to supporting the Northern Lights school. May 11, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. @ Northern Lights,

Check out even more plant sales happening this month here:

  • Anoka County Master Gardener Plant Sale: May 14, 2-8 p.m., May 15, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. @ Anoka County Fairgrounds
  • Burnsville Annual Spring Native Plant Market: May 18, 9 a.m. to noon @ 100 Civic Center Parkway, Burnsville
  • Dakota County Master Gardener Plant Sale: May 18, 8 a.m. to noon @ Whitetail Woods Regional Park
  • Friends School Plant Sale: May 10-12 @ Minnesota State Fair Grandstand
  • Garden Club of Ramsey County’s Great Plant Sale: May 18, 9 a.m. to noon @ St. Luke Lutheran Church, St. Paul
  • Hennepin County Master Gardener Plant Sale: May 18, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. @ Hopkins Pavilion
  • Hennepin Technical College Annual Plant Sale: May 7-9, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. @ Hennepin Technical College Greenhouse
  • Lake Country School Plant Sale: May 9-10, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. @ Lake Country School
  • Lakeville Area Garden Club Plant Sale: May 17, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 18, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. @ 9975 194th St. W, Lakeville
  • Landscape Arboretum Plant Sale: May 10-11, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. @ Farm at the Arb
  • Lake Owasso Garden Club Plant Sale: May 17-18, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. @ 824 County Road B2, Roseville
  • Men & Women’s Garden Club of Minneapolis Plant Sale: May 14, noon to 6:30 p.m. @ St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church
  • Picha Farms Plant Sale: May 8-19, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. @ 6649 Birch Island Road, Eden Prarie
  • Ramsey County Master Gardener Plant Sale: May 18, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. @ Aldrich Ice Arena
  • Soil & Sunshine Garden Club Sale: May 17-18 @ 8713 Lincoln St., Blaine


Photo courtesy of Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association

The iconic Art-a-Whirl event, the largest open studio tour in the country, is celebrating 29 years this May. This year’s event spans over 100 locations, featuring 1,200 NEMAA artists, galleries, and other businesses across Northeast Minneapolis. Connect with local artists, engage with activities and demonstrations, listen to live music, and check out the Twin Cities dining scene along the way. May 17, 5-10 p.m., May 18, noon to 8 p.m., May 19, noon to 5 p.m., locations vary, 

Nova Pop-up Market

Photo courtesy of Adobe Stock/MNStudio

The Nova Pop-up Market and Art Exhibit debuts at The NEU NEU in Minneapolis’ North Loop this month. Combining shopping with creative experiences, this unique market features handcrafted items from local artisans, ranging from art and jewelry to fashion and home decor. While you shop, don’t forget to explore the curated sensory installations showcased in the accompanying art displays. May 19, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. @ The NEU NEU,

Edina Art Fair

Photo courtesy of the Edina Art Fair

Known as one of the largest outdoor fine arts festivals in the Midwest, the Edina Art Fair is returning to the streets of the 50th & France Business District to highlight over 250 artists, food trucks, live entertainment, and more. May 31, noon to 7 p.m., June 1, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., June 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. @ 50th & France Business District,

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