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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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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
Coming on a business trip to Minneapolis Northwest? Instead of flying solo, bring the family and turn it into a trip you’ll never forget! Whether you’ve only got a few hours to spare in between meetings or you’re planning on extending your trip a day or two, we’ve got plenty of options to turn your work trip into a fun adventure — or as we like to call it, a bleisure trip!Read More
Jenny Stendahl has spent her entire career working for one of Minnesota’s finest golf courses – Rush Creek Golf Club in Maple Grove. As Golf Operations Manager, she masterfully works with groups to host memorable events, from corporate outings to fundraisers. Read about Jenny’s background, her love of Rush Creek and get her expert advice on how to host a great golf outing, including tips for beginners.Read More
School’s almost out! Parents across the nation know summer is the best time to spend with their kids. Luckily, Minneapolis Northwest has plenty of summertime activities to keep families busy. From kid-friendly outdoor events to nationally recognized attractions, here are the top things to see and do with children in Minneapolis Northwest this summer.Read More
This Mother’s Day, show mom how much she means to you with an exciting day in Minneapolis Northwest. Eat a delicious brunch at one of the favorite local restaurants, relax on a cruise down the Mississippi River, or enjoy a picnic or afternoon high tea together. Here are the best brunch places, gift ideas and activities to celebrate this special day with your favorite lady.Read More
Each year, Minneapolis Northwest hosts a number of entertaining events and festivals featuring music, art and family fun that are worth planning your next trip around.Read More
Birds chirping, snow melting, trees budding – spring has truly arrived! And with it comes lots of opportunities to enjoy the Minneapolis Northwest area. I’m Regina, Marketing Manager with Minneapolis Northwest Tourism, and I’m eager to share with you some of my favorite things to do in the area this spring.Read More
Skip the hassle of hosting a special event at your home – the cleaning, grocery shopping, cooking, and dishes – and celebrate at one of Minneapolis Northwest’s great private event rooms. From retirement parties and sports banquets to company dinners and rehearsal dinners, we have many options to fit any event! We’ve gathered some of our favorites for casual, upscale and kid-friendly events. But please be warned, it was extremely difficult to choose just a few, so don’t let our recommendations limit your possibilities!Read More
What better way to appreciate the rich art scene near Minneapolis Northwest than with a locally crafted beer in your hand! We’ve assembled a guide to some of the best art galleries and breweries to explore during your next visit to Minneapolis Northwest, all culminating in the annual Art-A-Whirl event in May!Read More
Hoping to expand your horizons and try something new and exciting while visiting Minneapolis Northwest? Whether you want to learn how to cook ethnic cuisine, create latte art, paint a masterpiece, knit a scarf, dabble in cake design or whip up some French macarons – you can find classes and learning opportunities on just about anything in or near our area!Read More
Spring brings a burst of colors and vibrant festivals to Minneapolis Northwest. It’s a time when Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Maple Grove and the surrounding neighborhoods start buzzing with festivals, shows, family friendly events and plenty of outdoor activities. Whether you choose to spend the days or evenings watching international films, celebrating Cinco de Mayo or making maple syrup, you’ll find plenty of events that will put a spring in your step!Read More
Nothing says Minnesota homebrewed beer like Surly…. The brewery may be known for its destination brewery in Minneapolis, but it hasn’t forgotten where it got its start in Brooklyn Center. The Minneapolis Northwest location just re-opened for public tours in 2018 and let us in for a glimpse of its homebrewed greatness!Read More