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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Make Your Plans for 2022 Rhythm on the Rails

This summer, enjoy live music, local food, family activities, and more at Rhythm on the Rails in downtown Shakopee! The free six-week concert series will be held on Wednesday nights June 22-August 3, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Lewis Street.  It’s the perfect opportunity to savor the summer weather and explore Shakopee’s…

Make Your Plans For 2022 Twin Cities Summer Jam

Rock, country, pop—with over a dozen musical acts, there’s something for every music fan at Twin Cities Summer Jam!  The three-day music festival will be held from July 21-23, 2022 at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota. Event information  Thursday, July 21, 2022 is dedicated to all-Minnesota acts, with music by Hairball, Fabulous Armadillos, and Anderson…

Summer Festivals and Events In and Near Shakopee

Visiting Shakopee this summer is a promise of incredible live music, delicious foods, 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 with all…

Memorial Day Weekend 3 Ways in Shakopee

Family-friendly fun, a romantic getaway, or a mini-vacation with a group of friends—this Memorial Day weekend, there’s something for everyone in Shakopee!  Check out these itineraries for activities, dining, and more to enjoy during Memorial Day weekend.  For families Celebrate Soak City Opening Weekend at Valleyfair from Saturday, May 28-Monday, May 30, 2022.  Cool down…

8 Delicious Burgers in Shakopee

May 28 is National Hamburger Day, and Shakopee has plenty of local spots where you can celebrate!  Whether you’re looking for a classic burger or something more unique, here’s where you can find delicious burgers this National Hamburger Day (plus every day of the year). At Dangerfield’s Restaurant, savor the signature half-pound steak burger topped…

8 Tips for Planning Your Shakopee Summer Vacation

Already dreaming about your summer vacation plans?  Check out these tips for planning a fun getaway to Shakopee. Buy concert tickets. There are some top music acts coming to Shakopee this summer—buy your tickets early so you don’t miss out!  Rock, country, and pop music festival Twin Cities Summer Jam will be held at Canterbury…

Save the Date for Shakopee Summer 2022 Events

Save the date!  Summer is just around the corner, and it’s time to start planning a fun getaway to Shakopee.  Concerts, theme park thrills, horse racing, the country’s largest Renaissance Festival, and more—here’s a sneak peek at the Shakopee events you should add to your calendar this summer. Live Racing at Canterbury Park Wednesdays, Thursdays,…

7 Fish Fries to Find in Shakopee in 2022

Friday fish fries are a springtime tradition across the Midwest—although they originated as community events during Lent (when some people abstain from meat for religious religions), they’ve become a staple on local restaurant menus year round.   Typically, a fish fry includes battered or breaded fried fish plus sides like bread, fries, and coleslaw.  When it…

5 Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2022

Celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day in Shakopee!  From Irish-inspired food and beer to activities like bowling and gambling, here are some fun ways to enjoy the holiday.  Enjoy some tasty Irish fare. Savor the tastes of Ireland without leaving Shakopee at O’Brien’s Public House.  The menu features traditional Irish pub favorites like cod and chips,…

9 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Shakopee

Whether you’re looking for a romantic date night, family-friendly fun, or an activity all of your friends will enjoy, Valentine’s Day in Shakopee offers something for everyone! For couples NPG Jazz: Midnight Love  Friday, February 11, 2022, 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Start your Valentine’s weekend with the stylings of local jazz band Midnight Love…