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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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…

Extreme Horse Skijoring at Canterbury Park

Extreme horse skijoring is coming to Canterbury Park on Saturday, February 12, 2022—but what exactly is skijoring?   “It’s kind of a blend of horseracing and skiing together,” says Ted Slathar, president of Extreme Events MN, the skijoring event organizer.  “It’s fast and action-packed—it’s really impressive to watch these guys.” A skijoring team consists of a…

7 Indoor Activities for Cold Days

Minnesota winters can be long, but luckily Shakopee offers plenty of indoor activities to take a break from the cold.  From family-friendly options to local nightlife, here are seven ways to stay warm and have some fun. Fun for kids If it’s too cold to play outside, kids can burn off some energy at The…

Shakopee Winter Weekend Itinerary In Shakopee

Feeling a bit of cabin fever?  Plan a wintertime getaway to Shakopee!  From snocross races to the great outdoors, this weekend itinerary has something for everyone—including plenty of tasty eats.  Friday Kick off your long weekend in Shakopee with the 2022 Pirtek Snocross National.  Snocross is the snowmobile version of motocross, with riders racing around…

5 Ways to Celebrate NYE in Shakopee

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Shakopee!  Whether you want to enjoy a night on the town or a low-key evening, here are five fun ways to wrap up 2021. Roll into the New Year at Shakopee Bowl With options for early birds and night owls, everyone can roll into 2022 at the New Year’s Eve…

Family Holiday Fun In Shakopee

This holiday season, make Shakopee your destination for family-friendly fun!  From Christmas lights displays to holiday crafts and activities, educational tours to photos with Santa, there’s something for kids of all ages. Christmas in Color November 19 through December 31, 2021 Get in the holiday spirit with Christmas in Color, a drive-through animated light show…