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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!Read More
As the temperature drops, Minneapolis Northwest heats up with exhilarating winter activities, performances and festivals. From skijoring with your dog to ice skating and strolling the beautifully lit, snow-covered streets, here are ways to celebrate and rejoice in the cold weather.Read More
The holiday season is all about love, peace, magic, and mistletoe, which also makes it a perfect season for spending time with someone special. Here are 10 fun and festive date ideas for you and your date to enjoy this winter!Read More
Baby, it’s cold outside, but the holiday happenings in Minneapolis Northwest are heating up with exciting winter activities and events the whole family will want to experience. From sleigh rides and carriage rides to Nutcracker performances and festive arts and crafts for children, bundle up the family and get ready to create new holiday traditions in the winter wonderland of Minneapolis Northwest.Read More
Autumn is the most beautiful season in Minnesota, and Minneapolis Northwest puts the spotlight on all the fall scenery and fun to be had. Though the weather cools down, we heat up with festivals and great venues to enjoy the harvest season, such as orchards and wineries. Whatever you and your family and friends are in the mood for, we’ve got hot ideas to put you in the fall spirit.Read More
Fall is here, the school year has begun, and it’s already time to start thinking about MEA break. Minneapolis Northwest is the perfect family getaway destination for the four-day weekend with a number of attractions and activities sure to entertain and even educate your whole family. Stay in one of our cozy family friendly hotels, such as the Holiday Inn & Suites - Maple Grove with a Venetian Waterpark, and spend your days and evenings enjoying all the area has to offer. Make MEA a weekend to remember.Read More
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!Read More
How are you supposed to find one gift that summarizes your love for that special someone? Instead of obsessing about finding a perfect Valentine’s Day gift for him or her, how about a weekend getaway full of things you can enjoy together? We’ve got some ideas to get you started, featuring some of the greatest finds in Minneapolis Northwest!Read More
The most-watched sporting event in the world is coming to Minnesota! Super Bowl LII officially kicks off at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Sunday, Feb. 4, and there are endless activities and events leading up to the big game both in the Twin Cities and Minneapolis Northwest.Read More
If you haven’t tried fat biking yet, come visit Minneapolis Northwest, and try out the popular winter sport at one of the top single-track trails in the entire state of Minnesota – Elm Creek Park Reserve in Maple Grove!Read More
If you’re looking to add a little variety to your next corporate event, consider the impact you could have by volunteering with your team or attendees.Read More
With only a couple months left before the snow hits, it’s time to have a final fall excursion and start planning potential winter escapades. How about an adventuresome weekend exploring the riverbanks of the Mighty Mississippi, geocaching in our regional parks, and taking your taste buds for a ride at some unique restaurants.Read More