Celebration Event

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Thank you to all who came out to celebrate Star Tribune's inaugural Minnesota's Best event at the Fillmore Minneapolis!

We had a great time and from the looks of the photos, you did too.


If you couldn't make it, check out what you missed HERE.


Did you stop by the National Camera Exchange Photo Booth? Download your videos and photos HERE.

Special Shout Out to our presenting sponsor, Becker Furniture World, for their fun magazine cover photo booth! Find the photos HERE.


See you next year!

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After a year-long effort to discover the people, places and businesses Minnesotans love most, as voted by you, our readers, the results are in and it’s time to celebrate!

Join us for an incredible evening of BESTS as we recognize – and celebrate – the winners in our inaugural year of Minnesota’s Best.

  • Stop by the Drybar Pop-up before you strike a pose on the Becker Furniture World gold carpet photo opp

  • Visit the Chankaska Creek live cocktail wall featuring a MN Best inspired drink!

  • Compete in Rep Your Step Footwear Contest powered by Wet Knot Boots for your chance to win FREE boots!

  • Participate in curated Minnesota experiences including Spire Credit Union Mural Wall, Gopher State One Call's Build Your Own Mini Terrarium, stop by The Minnesota Lottery Zoltar Experience, The National Camera Exchange Slow Motion Video & Photo Opportunity and Monarch Management Meditation Lounge

  • Mystery Tattoo Tent powered by MN Zoo

  • Enjoy live entertainment featuring DJ Truckstache, a surprise band, food samples, local brew from Fat Pants BrewingChankaska Creek Wine and more!

Upgrade to the Milan Laser Hair Removal VIP Experience

Enjoy an hour early entry at 7 pm, a complimentary welcome drink, access to the second floor VIP room with private cash bar, seating, exclusive food, a take home item and special entertainment!


Date:  Friday, October 22, 2021​
Location: The Fillmore Minneapolis​
Time: 7 p.m. VIP; GA 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. 21+

It’s sure to be the BEST event you attend all year! ​

COVID-19 Guidelines

We are adhering to the venue protocols put in place regarding COVID-19. All attendees will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of the event OR full COVID-19 vaccination (at least two weeks after final dose).

Proof must be a printed copy or photo of a negative test result or vaccination, or the original vaccination card.

Please note that requirements and venue protocols, such as testing and vaccination, are subject to change, so be sure to check back closer to your event date for the latest information.

Face coverings are strongly recommended for fans who are not fully vaccinated, unless actively eating or drinking, per CDC guidelines. For more information visit


© 2021 Star Tribune Media Co., LLC & NERUS Strategies Minnesota's Best and the Minnesota's Best logo are property of Star Tribune and may only be used with express permission. Minnesota's Best presented by Becker Furniture World & Mattress is powered by Optimum by NERUS. Minnesota’s Best is a Star Tribune Readers’ Choice Award program created by the Advertising Department to support local businesses and is not affiliated with the newsroom.

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