The 2018 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener


Events

The Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener has been a tradition in Minnesota since 1948. It was designed to improve Minnesota’s economy, held as a venture between the state’s resort industry, media, and public officials. For me, and many others, it serves as the official kickoff of the summer tourism season. Travel and tourism are a $14.4 […]

May 23, 2018

MayDay Parade and Festival 2018


Events, Food & Drink, Parks & Geology

Another MayDay Parade and Festival has come and gone, but how incredible it was! The free event takes place in the Powderhorn neighborhood in South Minneapolis. It has been produced by In the Heart of the Beast Theater (HOTB) since 1975, taking place the first Sunday of May. The festivities bring out more than 50,000 […]

May 7, 2018

Carver Junk Co at HOME


Antiques, Events

If you are in search of something to do this weekend, I recommend checking out Carver Junk Co’s CJC@HOME event in Victoria. Taking place at one of Stonegate Builders latest homes, the event showcases all of the incredible products you would usually find at Carver Junk Co.’s stores but staged in a way that brings […]

April 7, 2018

Saint Paul Winter Carnival


Events, Holidays

The St Paul Winter Carnival has been a Minnesota tradition for over 130 years. 130 years. Let that sink in. So the story goes; In 1885, a New York reporter wrote that Saint Paul was, “another Siberia, unfit for human habitation” in winter. Offended, the Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce decided to prove not only […]

February 5, 2018

Mary Tyler Moore at Super Bowl 52


Events

If you are headed downtown to take in the all of the Super Bowl 52 festivities, don’t forget to snap a picture with the Mary Tyler Moore statue. With her hands cloaked in Bold North mittens, you can finder her tossing her hat into the air against the frigid backdrop of Nicollet and 7th Street.

February 1, 2018

Explore Minnesota’s ‘Sota Pop at Super Bowl 52


Events

If you are planning to check out all the festivities downtown this week… Stop by Explore Minnesota’s ‘Sota Pop an interactive pop-up experience Now through through Super Bowl Sunday! Curated by Explore Minnesota and created by local artists Its the most Instagrammable spots of Super Bowl LII! Located in storefront windows of Renaissance Square building […]

January 30, 2018

Minnesota State Snow Sculpting Competition


Events

If you are in need so something to do tomorrow, I highly recommend heading to the MN State Fair Grounds for the Minnesota State Snow Sculpting Competition. The three day competition ends tomorrow when you get to vote for your favorite sculpture in the People’s Choice Awards 11am-1pm. Don’t forget to stick around to watch […]

January 27, 2018

Ice Castles


Events, Parks & Geology

If you are looking for more outdoor winter activities……look no further than the Ice Castles in Stillwater! Opened on January 5th, the castle is located in downtown Stillwater in Lowell Park along the riverfront. Follow the glacial blue hues of the icicles and wind the crushed ice walk ways to find an incredible winter wonderland!The […]

January 10, 2018

The Bentleyville Tour of Lights


Events, Holidays

The Bentleyville Tour of Lights should be a winter tradition for everyone! What better way to get into the holiday spirit than strolling through America’s largest, free, walk-through lighting display? Bentleyville, in Duluth’s Bayfront Festival Park, features more than 4 million lights across 20-acres off the shores of Lake Superior. Enter by way of the […]

December 24, 2017

Union Depot’s 5th Annual Holiday Bake Sale


Events, Food & Drink

My absolute, most-favorite event of the year is the Union Depot’s Annual Holiday Bake Sale. Hosting the top Twin Cities bakeries for 5 years in a row, it certainly doesn’t disappoint! More than just a bake sale, it includes all kinds of events like baking and cooking demonstrations and musical performances. This year, there was […]

December 9, 2017

Pheasant Hunting / Wounded Warriors Guide Service


Events, Parks & Geology

The 7th Annual Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener wouldn’t be complete if it didn’t include some pheasant hunting. Not a hunter or gun owner myself, I was lucky enough to be surrounded by experts and enthusiasts alike. I had never been hunting before, but grew up around the practice. Luckily, over the course of the […]

October 28, 2017

Shooters Sporting Clay


Events

  During the Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener, I was able to attend the SMSU High School Trap Shoot Challenge at Shooters Sporting Clay. After, we were able to traverse the course. Shooters Sporting Clays, Inc. is a family-friendly, year-round gun range in Redwood County, Minnesota. They have a heated, indoor 5-stand facility is designed […]

October 23, 2017

Late Nights Minneapolis 


Events

Is being front-and-center at a live, late night comedy show on your bucket list? Great! I have just the thing! Late Nights Minneapolis is the city’s only fully-staged late-night style talk show and comedy experience. If that sounds like an extremely specific description, it is, because the show is the only one of it’s kind. […]

October 10, 2017

Carlson’s Llovable Llamas


Events

This past weekend I braved the rain, grabbed a hot cocoa and headed out to hug some Llamas at Carlson’s Llovable Llamas in Waconia. It has become an annual tradition to tour the farm during their open house. A fun, unique experience for kids and adults alike where you can learn, interact, feel and even […]

October 3, 2017

The Dead End Hayride


Events, Holidays

Before I say anything, I should tell you that I love Halloween. Everything spooky, frightful, gloomy, cobweb-covered and pumpkin-y. That includes haunted and scary. This is why I decided to check out The Dead End Hayride in Wyoming, MN. Located in the back woods of Pinehaven Farm, DEH is known for their over-the-top pyrotechnics, explosions, […]

September 24, 2017

Bill’s Gun Shop & Range


Events

Is shooting a gun on your bucket list, or how about visiting an indoor gun range for the first time? If the answer is yes to either, you are not alone. Both were on my list and luckily Bill’s Gun Shop and Range made it possible! I went on Ladies Night, which is every Wednesday, […]

September 13, 2017

Headed to Duluth: Your Must-Sees 


Antiques, Bookstore, Buildings & Architecture, Casino, Cemeteries & Graveyards, Concerts & Venues, Events, Food & Drink, Historical & Museum, Music, Parks & Geology, Retail

Hi there, Jessica here! I am headed up to Duluth, Minnesota for the weekend to bucket list and would love to see if there are places you think I need to stop! What are your favorite things to do in Duluth? Tag some of your favorites and tell me what makes that restaurant, park, mural, […]

March 4, 2017

Cheap Skate Roller Rink


Concerts & Venues, Events

When it’s bitter, frigid cold in Minnesota, it’s tough to think beyond wrapping yourself up in a quilt and hiding in the house. Let me pose an alternative, if you’re willing to brave the plummeting temperatures. Venture to a place where the glow of the pinball machine illuminates the bold colored walls. The metal lockers, […]

December 18, 2016