12 Weeks of Summer 2013

Vertical EndeavorsWEEK 1: MAY 6-12

Vertical Endeavors

Indoor Rock Climbing Facility

Vertical Endeavors is a full service climbing facility offering a full line of indoor and outdoor lessons, youth programs, group events and experiential programs for corporate and non-profit groups. More details »

Science Museum of MinnesotaWEEK 2: MAY 13-19

Science Museum of Minnesota

Rediscover a Lost Civilization

The largest exhibit of its kind, Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed explores the fascinating social, natural, and spiritual realms of the ancient Maya through the eyes of powerful kings and queens and the lesser-known people who were the backbone of Maya society. More details »

Flint Hills International Children's FestivalWEEK 3: MAY 20-26

2013 Flint Hills International Children’s Festival

One Million Smiles

Join us for one of the largest, most exciting arts-based children’s festivals in the country. The 2013 Flint Hills International Children’s Festival, presented by the Ordway, welcomes dozens of regional, national, and international artists for a magical experience on June 1 & 2. More details »

Minnesota OperaWEEK 4: MAY 27-JUNE 2

Minnesota Opera

New to Opera? Save 50% off season packages.

Minnesota Opera’s 2013-2014 season boasts five brilliant works by the world’s greatest opera composers. 3-, 4- and 5-opera subscribers enjoy huge savings, flexible exchanges and additional discounts. Don’t miss a moment—join the adventure today!

Como ParkWEEK 5: JUNE 3-9

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

Go Bananas!

Join us June 6-9 for fun & festivities as we celebrate the Grand Opening of Gorilla Forest! This $11 million exhibit redesign and overhaul will feature seven gorillas, six of whom are new to Como Zoo, and the largest all-mesh gorilla enclosure in North America. More details »

Sherlock HolmesWEEK 6: JUNE 10-16

Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club

A Beguiling New Thriller by Jeffrey Hatcher

Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club is a fast-paced mash-up of the unforgettable characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and The Suicide Club by Robert Louis Stevenson. More details »

The Shout HouseWEEK 7: JUNE 17-23

The Shout House

Rock ‘N Roll Dueling Pianos

Dueling Pianos are two piano players/singers performing at two face-to-face grand pianos in front of two large mirrors performing the classic rock ‘n roll hits from the 1950s to the present. More details »

Summer DanceWEEK 8: JUNE 24-30

Ordway’s Summer Dance Series

The Ordway’s Summer Dance series is back this summer. Come out for live music and dancing in Rice Park. From ballroom to surf rock, every Thursday highlights a different style of dance and music. More details »

Chanhassen Dinner TheatresWEEK 9: JULY 1-7

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

Currently on the mainstage at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres is fan-favorite Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, running now through September 21. In addition, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres also offers great entertainment in the form of Stevie Ray’s Comedy Cabaret, a full concert series that features tributes to great musicians. More details »

Saint Croix VineyardsWEEK 10: JULY 8-14

Saint Croix Vineyards

Summer Event Series

Founded in 1992, Saint Croix Vineyards has grown to become one of Minnesota’s premier wineries. We invite you to stop out, try our wines, and take a stroll through our picturesque vineyards. More details »

Black Forest InnWEEK 11: JULY 15-21

Black Forest Inn

Each day since May 15, 1965, Black Forest Inn has been dedicated to serving you a special selection of foods inspired by the German kitchen. By preparing these foods with fresh ingredients—including their own bratwurst, spaetzel, breads, and pastries—they are able to offer you well-made dishes at the best possible price. More details »

Arrowwood ResortWEEK 12: JULY 22-28

Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center

Summer is just more fun at Arrowwood! It’s not too late to plan your family getaway this summer at Arrowwood Resort. More details »