It’s officially that time of year…the Minnesota State Fair opens on Thursday! Treasured by those around the state, this is a truly Minnesotan experience with bake-offs, farm animals, Grandstand concerts, tractors, and last but certainly not least, fried foods and everything on a stick! Commonly referred to as “The Great Minnesota Get Together” this event draws people from all over the state (and the world) … Continue reading #MnMondays: The Great Minnesota Get Together!
If you like strolling along the street, looking at art by a variety of artists, then the Uptown Art Fair is the place to be. Typically held in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis on the first weekend in August, the fair draws more than 340 artists from around the world specializing in everything from printmaking to glass blowing. This year, attendees were treated to especially perfect … Continue reading The Uptown Art Fair
Completed in 1931, the historic aerial lift bridge is an iconic landmark in Stillwater. Spanning over the St. Croix River, and connecting Minnesota and Wisconsin, the famous bridge is crossed by about 18,000 vehicles daily. Throughout the years, visitors young and old have enjoyed hearing the horn notifying everyone the bridge will be going up, then watching the bridge lift into the air to allow … Continue reading #MnMondays: The Stillwater Lift Bridge
As summer officially begins, there’s something special in the air at the Minnesota Zoo—the Aveda Butterfly Garden. Just beyond of the Tropics Trail, visitors step outside and into a screen tent filled with flowers and plants…and lots of butterflies! It’s a beautifully serene environment, where the birds outside of the tent are chirping, the scent of wildflowers fills the air and butterflies slowly bat their wings … Continue reading Flying Into Summer: The Aveda Butterfly Garden