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:

9 Family Friendly Activities at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival

Celebrating its 49th 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…

Halloween and Fall Fun in Shakopee

If you’re looking to plan a fun fall getaway, Shakopee, Minnesota, is where the place the Midwest comes to play. From Halloween events at Valleyfair to fall activities in Minneapolis, you’ll find plenty of things to do in the fall in Shakopee. Get ready to fill your days and nights with food, festivals and local…

Plan Your Late Summer Getaway to Shakopee

While the fireworks have faded from the Fourth of July, there is still plenty of summer fun happening in Shakopee. If you’re looking for more things to do outside Minneapolis, look no further! We’ve compiled a short list of favorites that will keep that care-free summer feeling going strong. Events Keep Coming at Canterbury Park…

8 Thrill Rides at Valleyfair You Definitely Need to Try

The Minneapolis/Saint Paul Metro has numerous attractions scattered throughout. One you will not want to miss is Valleyfair Amusement Park with terrific rides for people of all ages. Here are six thrilling rides you definitely need to check out. 1) Power Tower Located at Valleyfair, Power Tower is the tallest ride located at the park by…

Summer Festivals In and Near Shakopee

Visiting Shakopee this summer is a promise of incredible live music, delicious food and cultural activities you can’t find anywhere else. The variety of summer events happening in and around Shakopee may have you wondering why you ever venture into the Twin Cities! So, take out your summer calendar and start filling it in with…

Summer Concerts In and Near Shakopee

Rhythm on the Rails Back and better than ever, Rhythm on the Rails is the ultimate free concert experience. With top regional artists gracing the Downtown Shakopee stage the last two years, their line-up for year 3 has people excited as ever! Every Wednesday from July 17 – August 14, head down to the Lewis…

Shakopee Has Something for Everyone

When you’re looking for things to do as family, with your spouse, or for a group of friends in and around the Twin Cities, the search stops here! Visit Shakopee. It’s an easy drive from Minneapolis and the suburbs and has something for everyone from preschoolers to thrill-seekers, animal lovers to card sharks. Bring the…

Great Places to Eat In and Around Shakopee

O’Brien’s Public House You’ll think you’re truly in the heart of the Old Country at O’Brien’s Public House located in Downtown Shakopee. With their authentic Irish cuisine, it makes sense why they’ve become such a hot spot for both locals and travelers! Having traveled to Ireland a few years back, I know what amazing Irish…

9 Great Places to Enjoy Happy Hour in Shakopee

Had a long day at work and in need of a place to unwind? Lucky for you, Shakopee has plenty of spots for happy hour that will please all taste buds! Whether you’re a beer enthusiast, a wine connoisseur or if cocktails are more your thing, there’s something for everyone! Check out our list below…

19 Reasons to Visit Shakopee This Summer

Shakopee is where the Midwest comes to play! Shakopee is home to world-class attractions and festivals like Valleyfair Amusement Park, Minnesota Renaissance Festival, and Canterbury Park. Shakopee is also part of the vibrant Minneapolis and Saint Paul metro area, so there are other great entertainment options nearby! 1) Valleyfair Shakopee is home to the Upper-Midwest’s Largest Amusement, featuring over 75…

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