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Final Four fan events announced for Minneapolis Convention Center, Armory, US Bank Stadium, Nicollet Mall

Check out the daily list of events.

Fan events leading up to the NCAA men's basketball Final Four in Minneapolis have been announced, and the festivities happening Friday, April 5 through Monday, April 8, which is the night of the national championship game at U.S. Bank Stadium. 

Final Four Fan Fest

  • When: April 5-8
  • Where: Minneapolis Convention Center
  • Tickets: $10 at the door, full details here

Kids 12 and under get in free otherwise tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Fan Fest is described as a "sports wonderland" and includes interactive games, celebrity and athlete appearances, autographs, home run derby, rock climbing and more. 

Final Four Friday

  • When: April 5
  • Where: U.S. Bank Stadium
  • Tickets: Free

Fans can get into U.S. Bank Stadium free of charge and watch teams practice before the national semifinals are played the next day. Practices begin at 10 a.m. and the event ends with the College All-Star Game beginning at 3:30 p.m. 

Final Four Dribble

  • When: April 7
  • Where: Minneapolis Convention Center
  • Tickets: Free, but pre-registration required. 

Kids ages 18 and younger are invited to grab a basketball and dribble through the heart of Minneapolis in a basketball parade scheduled for 2 p.m. that Sunday. 

March Madness Music Series

  • When: April 5-7
  • Where: Minneapolis Armory
  • Tickets: Free

Musical guests have not been announced, but you can sign up here to be notified when free tickets can be claimed. 

Tip-Off Tailgate

  • When: April 5-8
  • Where: Nicollet Mall
  • Tickets: Free

Another location featuring interactive games and entertainment. It's open daily for people of all ages. 

You can click here or a list of events schedule by day. 

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