Why Minneapolis is Awesome # 784

Reason Minneapolis is Awesome # 784: Home of the Internet Cat Video Festival.

What was the Internet Cat Video Festival, you ask?

#Catvidfest was a curated festival of internet cat videos (79 were shown this year, selected from 10,000 submissions), held (fo' free!) on the Walker Art Center's lawn. Let's be honest: where else but Minneapolis will you find a nationally-reknown museum showing cat videos to a crowd of 10,000 people?

Awesome.

Update: the festival made the NYT and international news!

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