Category Archives: Best of Shakopee

10 ways to stay cool in Shakopee this Summer

Hot days call for waterparks, air conditioned activities, and cool treats!  Here are the best ways to stay cool in Shakopee this summer. Valleyfair Soak City Waterpark Valleyfair is the Upper Midwest’s largest amusement park, and admission includes the on-site Valleyfair Soak City Waterpark.  Cool down with attractions for all ages, including a zero-depth kids’…

10 Ways to Enjoy a Budget-Friendly Summer Vacation in Shakopee

With free and budget-friendly attractions, special promotions, and dining deals, a vacation in Shakopee offers lots of fun for a great value. Free and budget-friendly attractions Rhythm on the Rails is a free outdoor concert series in downtown Shakopee featuring regional headliners and local opening acts.  Upcoming dates are July 13, 20, and 27 and…

9 Family Friendly Activities at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival

Celebrating its 52nd 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…

A Day of Family Fun at Valleyfair

Valleyfair is the largest amusement park in the upper Midwest—and in addition to grown-up thrills, it’s a great destination for families with small children.  From low-key rides and water park attractions to entertainment and eats, here’s your itinerary for a day of family fun at Valleyfair. Family Friendly Rides Start your day at Planet Snoopy,…

10 Spots for Patio Dining in Shakopee

Savor the warm weather and local eats at these restaurant patios.  Whatever type of cuisine your taste buds are craving, there’s an outdoor dining option for you in Shakopee. Sip a margarita and dig into an order of nachos on the streetside patio at Bravis, right in the heart of downtown Shakopee.  Bravis specializes in…

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…