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Twin Cities Auto Show announces 'The Neighborhoods' theme for 2021

The show will take place at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds this year to make the event more COVID-friendly.

The Twin Cities Auto Show, which will take place at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds due to COVID-19, will present a new theme this year: The Neighborhoods.

This year, the auto show will be made up of seven different “neighborhoods” across the fairgrounds from May 15 to 23. Electric vehicles, heavy-duty vehicles, military vehicles, motorcycles and outdoor recreation vehicles will all be featured at various neighborhood blocks.

A “Fun Neighborhood” will also feature kids’ activities and members of the Minnesota State Patrol and local fire departments.

In December, the Twin Cities Auto Show announced the annual event would take place more than two months later than usual. This would allow the auto show to take place outdoors as opposed to the usual venue, the Minneapolis Convention Center, for a more COVID-friendly set-up.

Event organizers said moving the event outdoors would also allow for "more ride and drives, vehicle demonstrations, highlights for emerging technologies such as electric vehicles and lots of the trucks that Minnesotans love to drive."

The Twin Cities Auto Show is the largest consumer show in the Upper Midwest and features 122 franchised new car dealers from the Twin Cities.

Tickets for the events are on sale through Feb. 28. 

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