Friday has been declared Prince Day throughout Minnesota.

Marking the first anniversary of the funk rocker's death, Governor Mark Daytonannounced, "Prince and his phenomenal talents led an era of music and showcased Minnesota to the world. This day, we honor a magnificent artist, celebrate his great legacy, and thank him for always making Minnesota his home."

One aspect of the tribute will be lighting the I-35 Bridge in Minneapolis in purple.

And a four-day multi-event celebration begins tomorrow (Thursday) at Paisley Park. (MNN)