One of Valleyfair's signature roller coasters is the Corkscrew.

Win Sizzlin’ Summer Giveaways from Minneapolis Northwest

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 to the Renaissance Festival or a Mall of America prize pack!

Like our Facebook page and watch for our post announcing the giveaway on Facebook and Instagram. Then follow the instructions to be entered for a chance to win. We might ask you to post a photo, tag a friend or tell us about your favorite summer activity. Stay tuned to find out! Also, be sure to use the hashtag #WeLoveMNW. Winners will be announced the morning after the contest ends. Tickets to the St. Paul Saints, Valleyfair, Mall of America and Summer X Games have already been awardeded.

Looking for lodging? Check out the hotels in Minneapolis Northwest for a convenient place to stay while you explore these Twin Cities attractions. Enjoy a complimentary warm, chocolate chip cookie when you check into the DoubleTree by Hilton, or a delicious meal at Wadsworth Restaurant in the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest. And kids love playing in the Venetian Water Park at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites in Maple Grove.

No purchase necessary. One set of tickets per winner; one prize pack per winner. Participants may win once throughout the summer. 

Travel Back in Time at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival

Renaissance Festival

Chances to win: 3
- Watch for our post on Thursday, August 2; the winner will be announced on Friday, August 3.
- Watch for our post on Tuesday, August 7; the winners (2) will be announced on Friday, August 10.

Gather round ye lords and ladies! We’re giving away three 4-packs of tickets to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival! Now celebrating its 48th year, this legendary summer festival is packed with tasty food, extravagant costumes and thrilling entertainment from the days of yore – including fire-eaters, fairies, parades and live jousting each weekend! Follow us on social media for THREE chances to win tickets! Check our Facebook page the week on August 7 and August 16. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #WeLoveMNW!

If you like the history of the Renaissance Festival, check out Eidem Homestead – a ten-acre living history farm that showcases the rich history of Brooklyn Park through interactive activities! Also stop by (or come back for) the Twin Cities Harvest Festival & Maze, which features the largest corn maze in Minnesota!

Create even more unforgettable memories this season when you learn about the best ways to spend long summer days in Minneapolis Northwest and other quirky and interesting attractions that are a short drive from our area. Share your summer adventures with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #WeLoveMNW!

Previous Sizzlin' Summer Giveaways

Take Me Out to the Saints Game

St. Paul Saints

Chances to win: 1
- Giveaway posted on Tuesday, May 15; winner announced on Friday, May 18.

In May, we asked our followers to tell us about their favorite summer activity using the hashtag #WeLoveMNW. After many fun responses, one lucky winner received four Securian Club tickets to the St. Paul Saints game at CHS Field on Friday, May 25. Attending at Saints game is one of the best baseball experiences you can have this summer. Check the Saints' schedule and get tickets before the season flies by! #WeLoveMN

If sports are your jam, make time to visit one of the public Championship golf courses in Minneapolis Northwest – Rush Creek Golf Club and Edinburgh USA – or tee off at a number of other fun area golf courses when you try mini golf, FootGolf and FlingGolf. 

Go for the Ride of You Life at Valleyfair


Chances to win: 2
- Giveaway posted on Tuesday, June 12; winner announced on Wednesday, June 13.
- Giveaway posted on Thursday, June 14; winner announced on Friday, June 15.

In June, we asked our followers to share with us what their favorite rides at Valleyfair and also share their fun weekend plans. Hundreds of people submitted answers and we chose two winners who each received a 5-pack of tickets to Minnesota's fastest and wildest amusement park.  With more than 75 rides and attractions, Valleyfair turns a fun summer into an unforgettable summer. #WeLoveMNW

For more fun thrills, take a shot at playing WhirlyBall in Minneapolis Northwest - a unique and hilarous combination of basketball, hockey, lacrosse and bumper cars. Then, race your friends to win ultimate bragging rights at ProKart Indoor Racing. Part of the track even goes outside on warm-weather days.

Experience the Mall That Has It All

Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America

Chances to win: 2
- Giveaway posted on Tuesday, July 10; winners (2) announced on Friday, July 13.

Minnesota loves its Mall of America – one of the top family destinations in the country! It’s a one-stop-shop for shopping, dining and entertainment for the whole family. In July, we asked our followers to share our Mall of America Facebook post and use the hashtag #WeLoveMNW for a chance to win a Mall of America prize pack that included coupon books, a shopping bag, and passes to Nickeloden Universe, Dutchman's Desk and Moose Mountain. 

For the best tax-free shopping outside Mall of America, head to The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes in Maple Grove. You’ll find national retailers, boutiques, spas, restaurants and kid-friendly places like Color Me Mine and Grey Duck Games & Toys.

Summer Sizzles with Summer X Games

Summer X Games 2018

Chances to win: 1
- Giveaway posted on Monday, July 16; winner announced on Wednesday, July 18.

After staging for the first time in Minneapolis in 2017, the Summer X Games returned in to U.S. Bank Stadium in 2018 with more world-class sports and top-tier athletes in action. We asked our followers to share with us which X Games sport they most wanted to try themselves for a chance to win a four-pack of tickets to the final day of the Summer X Games. A luck winner was announced on July 18 and will be attending the X Games this weekend!

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