Visit Shakopee Blog

Visit Shakopee – where the Midwest comes to play! Our blog takes a look at all the great things to do in Shakopee, the Minneapolis & Saint Paul Metro, and the entire State of Minnesota!

Shakopee is home to some of the Upper-Midwest’s best attractions, including:

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9 Places to Eat & Drink Like a Local in Shakopee

Whether you’re looking for a hearty breakfast to start your day, a delicious lunch or dinner, or a spot to enjoy some local craft brews, here are the spots that Shakopee locals love. Breakfast Wampach’s Restaurant Wampach’s Restaurant has been a Shakopee favorite since the late 1950s, with a small town diner vibe.  The breakfast…

Enjoy The Outdoors In Shakopee This Fall

The temperature is dropping, the air has taken on a welcome crispness, and the leaves are starting to change to yellow, orange, and red hues.  Fall is here, and it’s time to appreciate the season in the great outdoors! Shakopee is conveniently located to Minneapolis and St. Paul, and thanks to its proximity to parks…

Family Halloween Fun at The Great Pumpkin Fest

In the Fall, Valleyfair transforms into one of the Midwest’s best and most exciting Halloween attractions with Halloween Haunt at ValleySCARE. But, during the day, the tiny terrors in your family can join Snoopy and the entire PEANUTS gang for some not-so-scary activities at The Great Pumpkin Fest!, happening Saturdays and Sundays October 2 through…

Visit Shakopee Itinerary: A Day of Fall Fun

Freshly picked apples, corn mazes, hayrides, cider, and a visit to Minnesota’s largest candy store: Shakopee is your destination for fall fun!  This family-friendly itinerary includes all the information you need to spend a day enjoying the season. Start your day with a stop at Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store in Jordan, Minnesota.  As you would…

Family Fun at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival

Did you know that you can travel to a 16th century European village without leaving Minnesota?  At the Minnesota Renaissance Festival in Shakopee, you can experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of a bygone era. The Festival is a fun event for the entire family, with discounted ticket prices for children ages 5-12 and free…

2021 Twin Cities Summer Jam

Music lovers know that summertime means one thing: festival season!  This year, add Twin Cities Summer Jam to your calendar for a weekend of music, camping, and fun in Shakopee, Minnesota. This year’s headliners include Lynyrd Skynyrd, Carrie Underwood, and Zac Brown Band!  Full 2021 Lineup Twin Cities Summer Jam was founded in 2018 as…

2021 Rhythm on the Rails

Looking for some free, family-friendly entertainment?  In the mood to enjoy the warm weather and tasty local eats?  Check out Rhythm on the Rails in Shakopee this summer!  Rhythm on the Rails is a free five-week outdoor concert series held on Lewis Street in downtown Shakopee on Wednesday nights from July 14 through August 11,…

Visit Shakopee Itinerary: Couple’s Date Night at Canterbury Park

Looking for a date night spot to enjoy with your special someone?  Head to Canterbury Park for an evening of fun!  Canterbury Park is a conveniently located a 25-minute drive from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul.  You can watch a race, try your luck at cards, and enjoy a tasty meal and drinks.  The highlight…

A Day of Family Fun at Valleyfair

Valleyfair is the largest amusement park in the upper Midwest—and in addition to grown-up thrills, it’s a great destination for families with small children.  From low-key rides and water park attractions to entertainment and eats, here’s your itinerary for a day of family fun at Valleyfair. Start your day at Planet Snoopy, a Peanuts-themed area…

9 Family Friendly Activities at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival

Celebrating its 50th season, the Minnesota Renaissance Festival in Shakopee, MN is a unique and wonderful event to experience. With 16 stages of live entertainment, themed weekends, over 250 artisan booths for a delightfully unique shopping experience, and great food and drinks, the festival has something to offer to people of all ages. All the…