Last winter, I was given a gift card to take ski lessons for Christmas. Learning to ski was on my bucket list, and I once heard someone tell me skiing was like golfing: if I didn’t learn how to do it now, while I had the time, I likely never would.
The decision in March to postpone Twin Cities Summer Jam, an outdoor music festival held in July at Shakopee’s Canterbury Park, was an easy one said the festival’s CEO Jerry Braam.
With Halloween behind us, Thanksgiving approaching and the effects of the pandemic on top of it all, many have already begun putting up their decorations for Christmas to help spread a little more joy this year.
There was, of course, no late summer get-together at the Minnesota State Fair due to COVID-19, but there will be a drive-thru holiday light experience at the Fairgrounds from Nov. 19 to Jan. 3.
Since reopening in July, major movie theater chains find themselves playing old classic like “Jurassic Park” and “Back to the Future,” as Hollywood studios remain on hiatus and continue to postpone new releases.
On any other year, visiting Valleyfair in the middle of August on a sunny, 78-degree day would smell like pronto pups, funnel cakes and mini doughnuts. It would be swarming with children hoping they’re finally tall enough to ride the Wild Thing and teenagers screaming atop the Power Tower be…
The Minnesota Renaissance Festival is canceled due to COVID-19, according to a recent announcement from Mid-America Festivals.
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A toddler dances; a couple sets up a picnic. Across the pavilion, a woman cradles her dog while another settles on a park bench with a book.
Valleyfair will remain closed for the rest of the 2020 season, according to a recent press release. The amusement park in Shakopee said it will continue to work with public health authorities to ensure guests can return to a safe environment next season.
In the age of facemasks and social distancing, nothing screams “good old days” like big auditoriums and live concerts.
The opening day of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival has been pushed back two weeks, as festival organizers continue to hammer out COVID-19 safety protocols with state officials.
The Scott County Soil & Water Conservation District is hosting a free live webinar July 23 on how to plant live native prairie in your own backyard.
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community announced Friday, July 2 its annual weekend-long celebration Wacipi scheduled for next month is canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Though many Fourth of July festivities are canceled, fireworks are still expected to light up the sky over Lake Jonathan at dusk (about 10 p.m.) Saturday.
Ziplining at Kerfoot Canopy Tour in Henderson is like wading from the shallow to the deep end of the pool, said owner Lee Kerfoot.
The months of June and July bring sunshine, warm weather and berries to Minnesota. Peak strawberry season has arrived and many pick-your-own patches across the state have opened for business while still maintaining health precautions in light of COVID-19.
Did that spring break trip to Florida get canceled? How about that summer vacation, is it still on?
Chaska’s annual Fourth of July fireworks show over Lake Jonathan and McKnight Park is a go this year, stated City Administrator Matt Podhradsky, in a memo.
In the summer months, a variety of wild, edible mushrooms spring from Minnesota’s forest floors and colorfully appear on trees and stumps.
While movie theaters remain shuttered during the coronavirus pandemic, film fans may be feeling streaming fatigue as they browse through the endless selection of films from their couch. Drive-in movie theaters offer a socially-distanced escape from the house and a return to the movie-loving …
It was a sunny enough Thursday outside the Chanhassen Library. Maintenance workers pounded on a nearby sidewalk and a few cars idled in the circular drive.
Carver County appears on a list of movie sites from the 1970s, 1990s and early 2000s. Between “Drop Dead Gorgeous” and “Fargo,” the area seems to be prone to shots along Highway 212 or the Chaska Herald building.
In the age of COVID-19, if you want to be waited on while you dine, drive-ins are not only a romantic, back-to-the-50s way to go — they’re the only way to go.
Lakefront Music Fest is off for 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers announced early Wednesday.
If Nibir Sarma’s neighbors hear the soft strains of a saxophone from his windows in the coming months, they can thank Alex Trebek for the music.
Celebrating the birth of cute farm critters is a springtime tradition at the Minnesota Zoo that goes back years, but this year marks the first time the Farm Babies program is a virtual experience.
I remember the day pretty clearly. Elementary school-aged me set up a music stand in our brightly-painted living room, my grandma and parents sitting on the couch in anticipation.
With shows canceled, businesses closed and activities postponed, the surest way to get out of the house for a responsible, socially-distanced adventure during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is to find a hiking trail and get a-walkin’.
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