The Twin Cities Bike Swap (TCBS) is a wonderful event that we've been attending almost every year since 2006. This year it's on Valentine's Day (make it romantic; bring your sweetheart) at the Schwan Event Center on National Sports Center Campus in Blaine. Judging from past experience, it will be worth the drive up to Blaine.
Believe it or not, I regard the TCBS as a sign that Spring is right around the corner. More than once, snow has been observed to be melting on the day of the swap or shortly thereafter. Get up to Blaine, find some deals, see some friends, and then count the days until you can ride in a t-shirt. Won't be long!