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Special Events

The Minnesota Governor's Residence periodically holds special events or includes special displays and experiences as part of its public tours. One example is tours held during past holiday seasons, which have included musical performances from local choirs and signature holiday decorations created and arranged by local design studios and home and garden establishments.

Check this page for news on upcoming special events, displays and occasions scheduled to take place during tours of the Minnesota Governor's Residence.

Upcoming Special Events

Saturday, October 31, 2015 - Halloween at the Residence

The Governor's Residence will be celebrating Halloween this year with candy, apples, pumpkins, glow sticks, hot cider, and other treats donated by:

  • Pearson's Candy Company
  • Crow River Chapter of the Sustainable Farming Association
  • Safe Kids Minnesota from the Minnesota Safety Council
  • Pine tree Apple Orchard in White Bear Lake
  • Whistling Well Orchard in Hastings
  • Apples Junction in Hastings
  • Carpenter Nature Center in Hastings
  • Apple Tree-O in Delano
  • 1006 Summit Ave Society

The gates will be open from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 31. The front entry will be festively decorated by Heidi’s Lifestyle Gardens and is a great place to get a picture of your little monster!

Please consider bringing with you a monetary gift or non-perishable food item, as the Governor's Residence is a drop site for Second Harvest Heartland.

Additional Special Event Opportunities

A number of special events for members of the 1006 Summit Avenue take place at the Residence throughout the year. More information about these events and membership in the 1006 Summit Avenue Society is available at