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Top 10 Events and Festivals in Minneapolis Northwest

08/03/2020

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. While most events have been postponed due to COVID-19, a few are still happening, now with a virtual component and with extra safety precautions. Remember, you can still jumpstart your 2021 travel plans with all the great events that will return next year!

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Where to (Safely) Eat and Drink in Minneapolis Northwest During Patio Season

06/29/2020

Summer in Minnesota is kind of a big deal, and while we’re missing many of our favorite summer activities, there’s one you don’t have to skip – patio season! Below are the best patios in Minneapolis Northwest that are open for business and taking precautions to ensure you can safely enjoy dining al fresco. Cheers to an unforgettable summer!

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Put a Spring in Your Step with The Latest Spring Happenings in Minneapolis Northwest

03/01/2020

Spring brings a burst of colors and energy 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, making maple syrup or cuddling baby animals, you’ll find plenty of events that will put a spring in your step!

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10 Things to Do with Kids in Minneapolis Northwest This Summer

06/30/2019

School’s 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.

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Tease Your Taste Buds With 10 Locally Owned Eateries in Minneapolis Northwest

05/29/2019

The wide range of high-quality restaurants in Minneapolis Northwest guarantees to satisfy any appetite. Sometimes you want to tread off the beaten path and immerse yourself within the community at a locally owned eatery. Thanks to the diversity of Minneapolis Northwest, you can find truly authentic dishes from around the world, as well as some of your favorite comfort foods at these family owned and operated restaurants.

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Summer Solstice Fun: The Best Ways to Spend Long Summer Days in Minneapolis Northwest

05/24/2019

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.

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Art + Beer = Endless Enjoyment! Our Guide to Art Galleries & Breweries Near Minneapolis Northwest

03/19/2019

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!

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From Cooking to Crocheting: Try Something Exciting and New in Minneapolis Northwest

01/22/2019

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!

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Food for Thought: Top 15 Dining Discoveries to Satisfy Your Cravings

08/02/2018

Looking for a unique dining experience or an exciting meal out with fellow foodies? Visit Minneapolis Northwest, where you’ll find plenty of exceptional and tasty restaurants. Authentic, international dishes flourish in this area thanks to the mix of cultures and traditions, and you’ll find surprising twists on comfort food, great happy hour deals and outstanding desserts! Here are the top 15 dining discoveries to satisfy your cravings in Minneapolis Northwest.

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Top 10 Quirky Things to Do Near Minneapolis Northwest - Part 1

07/06/2018

The most memorable trips often secure a place in our hearts because of the people we’re with. Other times, it’s the unique, and unforgettable, places you’ve discovered along the way. This year, we suggest you grab your kids, your friends and family or your besties, and hit the road in search of the most interesting locales you can find! To get you started, we’ve compiled a list of ten (plus one bonus!) of our favorite fun, quirky places to discover within an easy drive of Minneapolis Northwest!

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While the Kids Are Away, Adults Will Play!

06/22/2018

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!

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