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!
As the peak of the fruits and vegetable season is here, there’s no better time to head to the Mill City Farmer’s Market. Set between the Mill City Museum and Guthrie Theater, I love the mix of nature’s bounty nestled amongst the urban landscape. Held every Saturday from May to October, between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., the market features a variety of freshly-picked fruits … Continue reading #MnMondays: Mill City Farmer’s Market
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
Getting in touch with your creative side is always a good idea, and the growing number of paint-your-own-canvas options in the Twin Cities makes it easy. If you’re looking for a fun experience, head over to Brush Studio in the the Shops at West End in St. Louis Park. Offering public paint nights most Wednesday to Saturday evenings, along with Sunday afternoons, Brush Studio is … Continue reading Unleash Your Creativity
Talked about for years, and under construction since 2014, the new U.S. Bank Stadium opened its doors to the public on Saturday, July 23 for an open house. The highly anticipated stadium is the new home of the Minnesota Vikings and is set to host the 2018 Super Bowl and NCAA Final Four in 2019. Located on the former site of the Metrodome, and surrounded … Continue reading The New Home of Purple Pride
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
If you’re like me, perhaps you grew up watching reruns of the “Little House On The Prairie” series with Michael Landon and Melissa Gilbert, and reading the classic collection of books by Laura Ingalls Wilder—including “On the Banks of Plum Creek” which accounts Laura’s experiences living in a dugout home in southern Minnesota. While she was born in Wisconsin, Laura Ingalls Wilder spent some of … Continue reading #MnMondays: On The Banks of Plum Creek
To me, the Fourth of July isn’t complete without fireworks, and in my eyes, the best place to watch fireworks in Minnesota is at Red, White and Boom! Ideally, I like to grab some ice cream at Izzy’s and then find a great spot along the riverfront, just behind the Guthrie and the Mill City Museum. The fireworks show over the Stone Arch Bridge, Mississippi … Continue reading Fireworks with a Chance of Purple Rain
It’s almost the Fourth of July, which has me thinking about fireworks…and I have to say, one of my favorite spots to see a great show is at Target Field. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, every Minnesota Twins Friday night home game at Target Field is a Fireworks Night. That’s right…even if it’s not the Fourth of July you can enjoy a spectacle of … Continue reading One, Two, Three Strikes and Fireworks!
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