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5 Fall Festivals To Attend This Season

Whether art, music, food or drinks are your calling, or you are looking for something family-friendly, there is an autumn-themed festival in here for you.

What it's Like to Ride the Trails at Detroit Mountain

Mountain bike or BMX in the Detroit Lakes area this fall on the newly revamped Detroit Mountain.

Fun Things to Do in Taylors Falls During the Autumn Months

Changing leaves, river views, cooler temps, all within a short drive of the metro: Taylors Falls is the perfect scenic getaway.

9 Minnesota Wineries and Tasting Tours Perfect for a Fall Getaway

It's not Napa Valley, but you can still find delicious wine—and fun autumn events—at wineries throughout Minnesota.

4 Things to Do Over Labor Day Weekend

Looking for ways to celebrate the long weekend? We have a few ideas.

Discovery Hollow and Garden is Free Family Fun for Kids of All Ages

Outdoor play area offers opportunities for digging, climbing, dam-building and mud-pie making in a beautiful natural space

Sun, Sand, Surf: Lineup of Metro-Area Beaches

Pack up the beach towels, the sunblock, and the kids (if you've got 'em) and soak up summer at a local swimming hole.

Review: East Bay Suites - The Perfect North Shore Getaway

East Bay Suites in Grand Marais has the right ingredients for a memorable vacation: a walkable location, views of Lake Superior, and extra amenities to customize your stay. Bonus - they're kid and dog-friendly!

Northern Spark To Light Up the Night June 13

Minneapolis dusk-to-dawn public arts festival gives people an opportunity to see (our very creative) city in a new light

“Arthur’s World” Opens at the Minnesota Children’s Museum

Spark a love for literacy with this exhibit featuring everyone’s favorite aardvark.

New Hot Spots in Downtown Excelsior

This charming lakeside area has undergone a radical makeover the past few years

Celebrate Earth Day at Local Events

Make a difference on Earth Day at various clean-up and tree-planting events in and around the Twin Cities metro

Just a Big Sap: Maple Syruping Events in April

It's maple syrup harvest time. Learn what goes into making this sweet treat.

Sportshow Extravaganza Coming to Minneapolis Convention Center

The Progressive Northwest Sportshow is a giant indoor playground for outdoor enthusiasts (and kids, too!)

Good Times on Tap at Winterfest February 27-28

Sample Minnesota craft beer in a fun environment at Winterfest, held at the Union Depot.

Become a 'Pouter' at International Eelpout Festival Feb. 19-22

This outdoor festival promises "pure Minnesota fun" with eelpout curling, a rugby tournament, auto ice races, beer bong, ice fishing Olympics, a plunge for charity, and so much more.

Top 10 Reasons to Visit the Midwest Home Show

The Midwest Home Show is a great way to do research, talk to experts, and learn about new products and local services before embarking on your next home improvement project.

Dead End Hayride: Go, If You Dare

Haunted hayride attraction in Wyoming, Minnesota is spooky fun for teens and grown-ups.

Anoka Earns Title as 'Halloween Capital of the World'

Visit Anoka this weekend for the Gray Ghost 5K Run, Grand Day Parade, live music, dancing, and costume contests.

Enjoy Fall Sightseeing With These 5 Riverboat Cruises

Appreciate the changing colors from the water this fall.

Take Part in Free Museum Day

Saturday is Smithsonian magazine's Museum Day Live, during which you can visit 24 museums for free statewide.

Join in the Merriment at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival

Find yourself transported to a 16th-century village ruled by King Henry and Queen Elizabeth at the annual Renaissance Festival on weekends from now through September 28.

Polka, Pierogis and Pączki at Twin Cities Polish Festival August 8-10

St. Anthony Main is the place to be this weekend for Polish music, dancing, entertainment, and food.

Best Places to Watch the Fireworks in the Twin Cities Metro

Don't know where to see the best fireworks this July 4? Here's a list of area shows.

Enjoy the "Dog Days" of Summer at these Pet-friendly Events

Don't leave Fido at home. Plan a special day with your four-legged pal at one of these upcoming events.

Celebrate Art Museum Day

Join The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and the Weisman Art Museum this weekend for a celebration of the essential role museums play in our region's community.

Give Art A Whirl, and Explore Northeast

Join 30,000 other art enthusiasts in Northeast for Art-A-Whirl, one of the nation's largest weekend-long open studio tours in the country.

GrillFest Will Be Hottest Ticket in Town May 16-18

GrillFest, a weekend grilling event in Minneapolis, includes grilled food, summer wine, specialty beer, special deals and discounts, and live music

Celebrate Earth Day All Week

Focus on environmental issues this weekend—and every day.

Music in the Zoo Schedule Announced

It's time to start planning a full summer of outdoor music.

Celebrate Spring at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum looks forward to spring. In the meantime, catch a new exhibit, Center of Gravity II, by sculptor and photographer Peter Juhl.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the Twin Cities Metro

Paint the town green at one of these local St. Patrick’s Day events, parties, or parades.

Weekend Outlook: Matisse Masterworks, Motors, and More

From family days at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and The Bakken Museum to the annual Twin Cities Auto Show, there's plenty to fill your weekend leisure calendar.

Food & Wine Experience: 20 Years

Join your fellow food and wine lovers during the most delicious weekend of the year: Minnesota Monthly's Food & Wine Experience at Target Field.

'Tis the Season to Support Toys for Tots

Help make it a Christmas to remember by donating to Toys for Tots this weekend.

Making Spirits Bright at the Arboretum

Tis the season for holiday decorations, sing-alongs, and glad tidings for the entire family at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

Save the Date for Winter Tracks Festival in Cook County

Winter Tracks Festival—Plein Air outdoor exhibit, snowmobiling, snow sculptures and more—set for Jan. 31-Feb. 1 and Feb. 7-8.

Old World Holiday in Red Wing

Enjoy a turn-of-the-19th century Christmas in this festive river town during the annual Red Wing Bed and Breakfast Holiday Open House.

Merry and Bright

Kick off the holiday season with Santa, reindeer, and plenty of blinking lights.

Macy's Santaland

Learn about life as a Christmas elf and visit jolly ol' Saint Nick.
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Whether you are a seasoned Twin Cities traveler or planning your first trip to Minnesota, this blog will introduce you to many new adventures to add to your itinerary. From day trips and scenic discoveries to luxurious girls weekends, travel tips, and insider scoops, our editors will give you all the information you need to enjoy your stay Up North.