Summer Fun Guide 2016
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Summer Fun Guide Sponsors

Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center

Get away to the natural splendor of Alexandria, Minnesota, and our beautiful resort hotel. We offer many lodging options, year-round recreational facilities and service that will exceed the highest expectations.

Crow River Winery

There’s always something to do at Crow River Winery! Our events calendar is packed with festivals, live music, comedy, parties and mother family-friendly events.

Hinckley Convention & Visitors Bureau

Only an hour from the Twin Cities, Hinckley offers an exceptional variety of activities.

Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast

Built in 1892, the Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast is perched on the rocky North Shore of Lake Superior in Two Harbors.

Minnesota Zoo - Kangaroo Crossing

See the new Australian exhibit this summer at the Minnesota Zoo and experience the outback. Roam the land with kangaroos, wallabies and emus for a truly authentic experience. It’s going to be wild, mate!

New Ulm's Bavarian Blast Festival

New Ulm’s Biggest Festival of the Summer! Bavarian Blast takes place July 14 -16, 2017, with the Pre-Blast Party on July 13th. A German & American Music Festival, it features two stages and three full days of entertainment. Camping on-site. Beer, Food, Fun!

Olde Mill House

Olde Mill House is a boutique style store located in Norwood Young America, Minnesota.

This is Northfield

Along the scenic banks of the Cannon River lies charming Northfield, Minnesota. With 150 years of history, art, culture and education, Northfield offers something for everyone this summer.

Wheel Fun Rentals

With seven convenient locations found throughout Minnesota, Wheel Fun Rentals specializes in a complete lineup of recreational vehicles like Surreys, two-wheeled bikes, three-wheeled recumbent cycles, kayaks, pedal boats, stand up paddleboards and much more.
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Summer in the Twin Cities

6 Paddle Board Rentals in Minnesota

Lake Waconia, Bde Maka Ska and Lake Itasca are just a few of the rental destinations that make for an easy afternoon of paddle boarding

Summer Drives

10 weekend adventures

Summer Camps & Enrichment Classes

A collection of summer camps & enrichment classes to boost self-confidence, help kids learn the importance of teamwork and collaboration, make new friends and have fun.

Tall Ships Festival

What to see and do during one of Duluth’s biggest events of the year

A Day in Duluth

Moveable Feast: MnMo editor Rachel Hutton and MPR Classical’s John Birge explore Duluth's most notable spots

Loon Calls

The annual Looney Daze festival in Vergas, Minnesota is a hub for wacky celebrations and family traditions.

Go Full Wes Anderson in this "Moonrise Kingdom"– inspired Suite

A Madison, Wisconsin hotel debuts a stylized new suite inspired by the vintage summer camp aesthetic

American Players Theatre Season in Full Swing at Spring Green

"Arcadia," "An Ideal Husband" among the highlights

Old Rittenhouse Inn: Home Away From Home

As a housekeeper for the famous bed and breakfast, this Bayfield native experienced a one-of-a-kind summer

Excelsior Hotspots

For a truly cultured wining and dining experience, check out the best bars and restaurants in Excelsior

Marinated Summer Berries with Fruit Sorbet Recipe

A quick and easy make-ahead dessert that's perfect for those hot summer nights

Weekly Music Festivals in St. Paul

Music in Mears kicks off its 13th year of concerts, while Rhythm in Rice works its way into the St. Paul music scene

Dos and Don’ts: Running a 5K in Costume

Hit the streets of the Twin Cities in wacky and creative clothing

Unique 5K Races

Branch out of your normal running routine by dressing up, replenishing with beer, or getting a little muddy

Enter to Win a Free Golf Vacation

Enter to win a two-night stay at Jackpot Junction Casino with two rounds of golf at award-winning Dacotah Ridge Golf Club.