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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 St. Paul Saints, Valleyfair, Renaissance Festival, or Mall of America prize packs!

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.

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. 

Take Me Out to the Saints Game

Chances to win: 1
- Watch for our post on Tuesday, May 15; the winner will be announced on Friday, May 18.

Spring into the baseball season with a trip to CHS Field to see the St. Paul Saints! Watch for our Facebook post on May 15 and follow the instructions for a chance to win a 4-pack of Securian Club tickets to the Saints’ game on Friday, May 25, at 7 p.m.! Get to the game early for the Saints’ magnet schedule giveaway (first 5,000 fans) and enjoy the Stranger Things-themed night, as well as Friday night fireworks! #WeLoveMNW

The Securian Club is an all-inclusive area that includes complimentary beer, wine, soda, catered food and stations with different types of food that change daily. An indoor space is available, too, so you’ll be protected from the elements. It’s a terrific way to experience the classic fun and rowdiness of a Saints game! #WeLoveMNW

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 Your Life at Valleyfair

Chances to win: 2
- Watch for our post on Tuesday, June 12; the winner will be announced on Wednesday, June 13.
- Watch for another post on Thursday, June 14; the winner will be announced on Friday, June 15.

A fun summer becomes an unforgettable summer when you head to Valleyfair, Minnesota’s fastest and wildest amusement park! Valleyfair features more than 75 rides and attractions, including eight roller coasters (like Wild Thing and Excalibur), Planet Snoopy and the epic Soak City Waterpark. You won’t want to miss the park’s newest attraction, Delirious – a 70-foot long, looping thrill ride capable of completing 10 revolutions in less than a minute. Keep a close eye on our Facebook page on June 12 and 14 for a chance to win a 5-pack of tickets to Valleyfair! #WeLoveMNW

Then, keep the thrills going when you head to ProKart Racing in Maple Grove with its indoor and outdoor track. Also, give WhirlyBall a try – an exciting game that’s a blend of basketball, lacrosse and bumper cars!

Experience the Mall That Has It All

Chances to win a prize pack: 2
- Watch for our post on Tuesday, July 10; the winners (2) will be 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. As the largest mall in the United States, the Mall of America includes exciting indoor attractions like Nickelodeon Universe, the Lego Store, mini golf courses, a zip line and ropes course, and special events throughout the year. Be sure to check our Facebook page on July 10 for a chance to win one of two Mall of America prize packs. #WeLoveMNW

Each prize pack includes:
- 4 Nickelodeon Universe wristbands
- 4 Dutchman’s Deck Adventure Course passes
- 4 Moose Mountain Adventure Golf passes
- 4 MOA coupon books
- 1 MOA souvenir shopping bag

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.

Travel Back in Time at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival

Chances to win: 3
- Watch for our final 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!

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