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Where to Find Free Parking in Minneapolis

Whether you’re heading to the Mall of America, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, or the waterfalls at Minnehaha park, finding an affordable place to park your car shouldn’t be a headache. Avoid parking pitfalls and find a free parking spot near your destination with these tricks.

To find those free street parking spots, here is what you need:

  1. An understanding of where those spots exist. (Check out this free map!)
  2. Familiarity with parking rules in Minneapolis so you’ll know that free spot is actually free.

Map of Free Parking in Minneapolis

Find a free parking spot in Minneapolis by changing the time filters and navigating to your desired area. The free map updates in real-time, so simply type in the address you’re parking near and the time of day to find free parking near you.

Rules for free parking in Minneapolis


Downtown Minneapolis used to offer free parking

But in April 2019, the city began enforcing parking meters on Saturdays and Sundays.

Free Parking Holidays

Minneapolis has free parking days! Here they are.

Keep in mind, not all metered spaces in Minneapolis are operated by the City. A variety of other public and private parking operators exist and operate their own meters – so holiday schedules may vary. Always read the information posted on the meter nearest you.

To know which specific regulations are suspended on these days, please check the SpotAngels app.

Parking HolidayDate
New Year’s DayJan 01, 2020
Martin Luther King, Jr. DayJan 20, 2020
Presidents DayFeb 17, 2020
Memorial DayMay 25, 2020
Independence DayJul 03, 2020
Labor DaySep 07, 2020
Indigenous Peoples’ Day Oct 14, 2020
Veterans DayNov 11, 2020
Thanksgiving DayNov 26, 2020
Day After Thanksgiving DayNov 27, 2020
Christmas DayDec 25, 2020

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