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 47th season, the Minnesota Renaissance Festival in Shakopee, MN is a unique and wonderful event to experience. With 16 stages of live entertainment, 8 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…

Fall Fun in Shakopee

Summer flew past in the blink of an eye! As we bid the warm season goodbye, it’s time to look ahead to many exciting fall activities featured in Shakopee. Apple picking, Renaissance Festivals, and haunted house tours are just a few of our favorite fall things and we’re thrilled that the weather is finally cooling…

7 Ways to Enjoy the End of Summer in Shakopee

Labor Day, for many in Minnesota, is the unofficial end of summer. Kids are heading back to school, football season is starting, and are very close to fall. Below is a list of events, activities, and attractions you can take advantage of in Shakopee through Labor Day Weekend! 1) Valleyfair Events, Shows, and Rides Valleyfair…

7 Kid Friendly Activities and More at the Renaissance Festival

Celebrating its 47th season, the Minnesota Renaissance Festival in Shakopee, MN is a unique and wonderful event to be a part of. With 16 stages of live entertainment, 7 themed weekends, 250 artisan booths for endless shopping, and great food and drinks, the festival has something for people of all ages. The hidden gems of…

5 Great Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July in Shakopee

There are some terrific things happening in the Shakopee area over the Fourth of July Weekend. The only problem is choosing which ones! Here are some happenings which we think you may enjoy. Canterbury Park Canterbury Park has a full weekend of fun activities planned to celebrate the Fourth of July. Come out on July…

22 Reasons to Visit Shakopee

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…

Shaking Up Your Summer in Shakopee

Summer is here — it’s about time to plan out the next few months of warm weather fun! Kids on summer break, outdoor activities, parties and barbecues, how will you find time to squeeze in everything you’d like to do into a summer vacation? More importantly, how will you find somewhere to travel that everyone…

15 Fun Summer Activities For Kids In and Near Shakopee

Memorial Day signifies the unofficial start of summer in Minnesota. The Shakopee area is a true summer destination for people to enjoy, with many activities and events perfect for families. With great attractions like Valleyfair, Canterbury Park, Minnesota Renaissance Festival, and more, there is so much to do that you will need to stay an extra…

Find Your Foodie Paradise in Shakopee

They say that the fastest way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. If that’s true, Shakopee, Minnesota is in the fast lane to your heart! Shakopee is where the Midwest comes to play. And when you play this hard, you work up a hearty appetite. With all of the best of the Midwest in…

Outdoor Fun in Shakopee, From Natural Beauty to Roller Coasters

There is certainly no shortage of exciting attractions in the Minnesota River Valley. And during the spring and summer months, outdoor activities in Shakopee make the region a true delight for any traveler. The thrilling rides you’ll find at Valleyfair are unparalleled in the entire region. As the Upper Midwest’s largest amusement park, it features…