The stage at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, like many other venues around the world, sat empty amid the COVID-19 shut-down.
Though the Minnesota Renaissance Festival announced it would take place this year in response to the state’s loosening of COVID-19 restrictions on July 1, vendor Dawn Gillette-Kircher suspected that the annual smorgasbord of medieval delights would be on well before organizers made the call.
Shakopee’s Canterbury Park filled with live music enthusiasts last weekend following a year-long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite 90-degree weather, concertgoers gathered to cheer and sing along to artists over the course of the event, which ran July 22-24.
No musical artists could ever quite follow in Prince’s footsteps. His musical genius and keen sense of style are unmatched and at Paisley Park in Chanhassen, fans are in luck. Through a new exhibit, “The Beautiful Collection: Prince’s Custom Shoes,” visitors can get a glimpse of over 300 pai…
It may still be summer but the fall season will be here before you know it and that means one of Minnesota's favorite fall traditions — the Sever's Fall Festival — will be returning with plenty of family fun activities and attractions.
Thousands of music lovers packed in and jammed out at Lakefront Park for the Prior Lake Rotary’s Lakefront Music Fest on July 9 and 10.
Canterbury Park, a horse racing venue in Shakopee, played host to animals not normally found in Minnesota — or even this part of the world — over the weekend.
Clad in their best cowboy hats, boots and sleeveless flannels, a crowd of thousands cheered country superstar Jake Owen and opener Noah Guthrie's acts as they closed the Lakefront Music Fest on Saturday night.
Thousands of spectators welcomed the return of live music to the Twin Cities Friday night as rock icons Styx, Cheap Trick and 38 Special took the stage at Lakefront Music Fest in Lakefront Park.
Country music superstars Lady A have cancelled their headlining set at Lakefront Music Fest, citing a health emergency Saturday morning.
Walking along the aisles of Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store in Jordan, puzzles line shelves near the windows and circle the store. Rows and rows of puzzles hang from the ceiling, and blue wooden panels open to reveal several pull-out shelves of 40 puzzles each.
Comedian, television host, advocate and best-selling author Chelsea Handler is bringing her standup show to the Mystic Showroom on Friday, Dec. 3 for a night full of laughs and stories.
Dog races are returning to Canterbury Park this year after a hiatus in 2020. Also returning to the park are camel, ostrich and zebra racing, the Indian Horse relay and unicorn and llama races, according to a news release from the Shakopee horse racing venue.
So, how about something funny, featuring a beloved, iconic character and a cast of half a dozen or so. Something that can be staged outdoors. Maybe it should have some puppets. Keep it under an hour. Oh, and could you make it a musical?
Global superstar trio Jonas Brothers are back on the road with their 2021 “Remember This” tour, which is coming to the Mystic Amphitheater Sept. 11.
As John Groen made his way to the race track he stopped several times to adjust signage and greet incoming guests of Canterbury Park.
In 2019, 15,000 fans arrived at Canterbury Park in Shakopee amid temperatures approaching 100 degrees to see big-name performers like Tim McGraw, Pitbull and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler.
Hoċokata Ti, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community cultural center in Shakopee, will hold a Spring Native Artist Pop-Up Shop for the public this Friday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
With the arrival of spring and a steadily increasing number of vaccinated concertgoers out there, concerts are starting to return to Twin Cities venues. Yes, live music in front of live crowds. (Remember that?)
St. Patrick’s Day is this week, on Wednesday, March 17, and some area joints are putting on small-scale specials and celebrations that look more normal than they did last year, when the pandemic's impacts were just beginning.
Plans for the 2021 Twin Cities Summer Jam at Canterbury Park are full steam ahead, and organizers say the music festival outlook for this summer is looking “very positive.”
The Science Museum of Minnesota has reopened with friendly reminders for visitors to stay a Golden Eagle's wingspan apart.
Chef and television star Guy Fieri's virtual restaurant chain, Flavortown Kitchen, is now open in Minnesota.
Almost a year after its sudden closure, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres’ production of "The Music Man" has announced its return to the Main Stage beginning Fourth of July weekend.
You may have packed up your camping gear, stored your hiking boots and put away the bug spray, but there’s still exploring to be done amid the snow. With extra time spent at home, a winter hike or walk gets you out of the house and lets you see a favorite trail or destination in a whole new …
It's a well-documented fact that in times of economic downturn, readership at libraries goes up, Scott County Library Director Jake Grussing said.
Limited social gatherings and events due to the pandemic now coupled with cold weather, have left us with more time than ever spent at home and indoors. You might be dreaming of summer days and time spent in the yard, but you don’t need a garden patch to be able to grow flowers, vegetables o…
Seasonal produce is the backbone of a farmers market, and while there isn't much that grows during a Minnesota winter, that doesn't mean there aren't quality local goods to be purchased during the winter months.
While many of the typical holiday parties and gatherings we enjoy this time of year are canceled due to the ongoing pandemic, one entertainment option that are still as strong as ever are light shows.
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.
For the first time, the Valleyfair grounds in Shakopee will be home to a drive-thru Christmas light show running from late November through January.
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.
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