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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Sever’s Holiday Lights are Funky and Fresh

Hop in your battery-operated sleigh (car) and go dashing through the snow to the brand-new Sever’s Holiday Lights program in Shakopee. Open seven days a week beginning November 26, including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, through January 2. Make sure to stop by before they close this holiday season, and be sure to make this…

8 Things to Do in Shakopee this Thanksgiving Weekend

From events to outdoor activities, there’s plenty to do in Shakopee this Thanksgiving weekend!  Check out this list for everything from live music to family-friendly fun. Events Thanksgiving Eve at Turtle’s Social Centre Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Unwind with drinks, food, and live music from Ty Pow & The Holy…

5 Places to Shop Local in Shakopee on Small Business Saturday

Whether you’re getting a head start on your holiday gift list or you want to treat yourself, shop local in Shakopee this Small Business Saturday!  Shakopee is home to a variety of small, independent retailers with a unique selection of clothing, jewelry, decor, and more, including locally made products. Bill’s Toggery For 90 years and…

12 Most Instragrammable Spots in Shakopee

Whatever you like to photograph, you can find it in Shakopee!  Photogenic food, vibrant murals, and scenic views: here are the city’s most Instagram-worthy spots. Drool-worthy food pics From colorful tacos to brightly-hued Jarritos sodas, Bravis Modern Street Food serves up a feast for your camera as well as your taste buds.  Order the quesadilla…

Enjoy a Mild or Wild Halloween in Shakopee

Whether you’re looking for family-friendly events or a terrifying experience, Shakopee is your Halloween destination!  These itineraries highlight the best mild and wild Halloween activities for kids and adults. Mild Halloween Fun Check out The Great Pumpkin Fest at Valleyfair for kid-friendly rides and Peanuts-themed Halloween fun.  There’s a Halloween musical show featuring Charlie Brown,…

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…