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Each week we'll be scouting out area restaurants, shops, and attractions for you. Giving you the insider scoop on area events and newest spots in the area. You can find us talking about attractions, events, music, shopping, sports, weddings, meetings, outdoor activities and so much more.
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Who says you can’t be a kid again? Attractions like the Science Museum of Minnesota, Minnesota Children’s Museum and Minnesota Zoo may be swarming with kids and school groups by day, but on designated nights these adventure-filled venues transform into a fun adult night out, filled with drinks, games, crafts and more! Embrace the childlike wonder and have an exceptional night out with friends, or that special someone. When the kids are away, adults will play!Read More
The art of caricaturing requires talent, agility, creativity and a sense of humor, and when it comes to caricaturing in the Twin Cities, Brooklyn Park caricaturist Erik Roadfeldt is one of the best. The talented artist learned the whimsical art form from his grandmother and makes caricaturing his business. Learn more about the artist behind the beard and what caricaturing is all about.Read More
Team building is a valuable aspect to any organization or business, helping to ensure that everyone works together in harmony! With the right activities, team building can be both fun and a great way to build relationships amongst your team. In Minneapolis Northwest, we have a variety of ideas to help your team up its game!Read More
Long, endless days spent lounging at the beach and relaxing on a patio or around a bonfire are just a few of my favorite things about summer! I’m Natalie, Communications & Social Media Manager at Minneapolis Northwest Tourism, and I’ve compiled some of my favorite things for visitors to do in Minneapolis Northwest during the splendid summer season!Read More
There is an endless list of things to do with kids of all ages in Minneapolis Northwest, from playgrounds and sports to theater and museums. Here are some of the area’s best family friendly activities for each age group toddlers through teens. Start making more memories with your kids today!Read More
Welcome to the Minneapolis Northwest Bucket List, filled with fun, unique and unexpected experiences in the area. From culinary discoveries and classes you must try, to outdoor adventures and the perfect spots for selfies, our bucket list will take you on a grand tour of Minneapolis Northwest. Start planning your bucket list adventure!Read More
Live music and fun movies are best experienced outside on warm summer nights, and Minneapolis Northwest is proud to host a variety of outdoor music and entertainment events throughout June, July and August. Check out the schedules below and make plans to enjoy the sunset and stars peeking out as you groove to live music or watch your favorite film.Read More
Father’s Day is coming up and that means it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to celebrate the day with dad. From gift ideas and places to eat to where to spend the day, here are some fun, unique ways to celebrate Father’s Day in Minneapolis Northwest.Read More
Experience a sizzlin’ summer in the Twin Cities! Now through August, Minneapolis Northwest will give away tickets to some of Minnesota’s hottest attractions on our Facebook page. Review the giveaway schedule, then follow the instructions for your chance to win tickets the Renaissance Festival or a Mall of America prize pack!Read More
Minnesota’s fifth season is here – patio season! Spending time outdoors is a must, and dining and relaxing outside is one of the best ways to enjoy the spring and summer. Minneapolis Northwest does patios right. From sipping on a cool beer under the sun or clinking cocktails under the stars, here are some of the top places to eat and drink in Minneapolis Northwest during patio season.Read More
Summer is a wonderful time of year, with long beautiful days and relaxing nights! There are plenty of ways to enjoy these endless summer days, including the longest day of the year — the Summer Solstice (June 21) — in Minneapolis Northwest. Whether you enjoy outdoor concerts, theatrical performances or a walk through the park, there’s something for you to check out during the summer months.Read More
From humble Midwest roots, Shawn McCann has grown into an internationally known multi-media, multi-disciplinary artist who creates various forms of street art, fine art, murals, illustrations and commercial art. As co-founder and Artist-in-Residence of Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes, Shawn McCann reflects on his journey and gives an insider’s look at one of the best street art festivals in the region.Read More