Peavey Plaza is an iconic public gathering space and venue for public art and celebrations in the heart of downtown, convenient to transit lines, Nicollet Mall, the convention center, Orchestra Hall and downtown shopping, bars and restaurants. 

host an Event at Peavey PLaza

Peavey Plaza is operated and programmed by the Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District on behalf of the City of Minneapolis. The Mpls DID is responsible for the work it takes to keep Peavey Plaza safe, active, and well-maintained. 

If you would like to host an experience at Peavey Plaza, you must receive a permit.

For more information about hosting an event at Peavey Plaza, visit mplsdid.com/peaveyplaza.

historic landmark

Designed by renowned landscape architect M. Paul Friedberg, Peavey Plaza opened in 1975. A notable example of modernist architecture, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2013. 

Image by M. Friedberg & Associates, 1975. 

The new peavey

Demonstrating the power of a true public-private partnership, Green Cities Accord spearheaded the $12 million fundraising campaign to revitalize Peavey Plaza, with contributions from the City of Minneapolis, State of Minnesota and many private donors. To date, $10 million has been raised.

The design team, led by Coen+Partners, facilitated a project that celebrates the Plaza’s historic modernist design, enhances sustainability and makes the Plaza accessible to all.

Recognizing our donors

City of Minneapolis • State of Minnesota • Al and Kathy Lenzmeier • Dennis and Nora Hunchar • Ameriprise Financial • Carlson Family Foundation • David A. Wilson and Michael J. Peterman • Page and Jay Cowles • Julia W. Dayton • Kelly and Connie Doran • Nivin and Duncan MacMillan Foundation • Margaret V. B. Wurtele • Ned Abdul • Opus Foundation • Paul and Mary Reyelts Family Foundation • Piper Sandler Companies • The Pohlad Family • Target • U.S. Bank • M. A. Mortenson Company • Bob and Nancy Anderson • Peter Hendee Brown and Anna Larsson