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Public Events

Here you’ll find information for holding public rallies and special events within Capitol Complex buildings and on its grounds. The coordination and approval of special events and public rallies is managed by the Plant Management Division of the Department of Administration. If you have questions or need help, contact us.

State Capitol Complex Venue Availability

The Minnesota State Capitol Restoration Project will impact locations available for public rallies and special events through the end of 2016. Many public spaces are currently unavailable. To see which spaces are open and closed, reference our Venue Availability page

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation during this historic initiative. Learn more on our Minnesota State Capitol Restoration Project page.

Event Permits

To Apply for An Event Permit

Note: No public event permit is approved until the applicant receives a signed, approved application from the State of Minnesota.

Equipment Rental

The Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) at the State Capitol Historic Site offers equipment rental for individuals holding events at the State Capitol Building. 

What equipment is available?

  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Podium with small speaker
  • Bose expanded public address (PA) system
  • ADA accessible podium and accessible ramp
  • Risers
  • Easels
  • Coat racks
  • Projection screen
  • Blue back drop
  • Several other items

To Rent Equipment

Contact MHS directly at 651-259-3298.

Event Planning Resources

Use the resources below to help you plan and organize your event.

Events Calendar

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State Capitol Restoration Project

  • Minnesota State Capitol Restoration Project . See important information about visiting the Capitol during construction. Includes details about parking and transportation; accessibility; the latest news and frequently asked questions.

Event Calendar

Use the Capitol Complex Events Calendar to:

  • View events by week or month
  • Copy events to your calendar
  • Print event information for one event or multiple events

Note: New events are being added regularly. Event times and locations may change without posting to this calendar.