Outdoor Fun

Ever Try Chairlift Speed Dating?

Ever Try Chairlift Speed Dating?

Attention all singes: have you ever tried chairlift speed dating? If not, now is your chance! A generation of Minnesotans grew up on visits to ski hills all around the area, so doesn’t it make sense that a love match made on the slopes might lead to the creation of the next generation of Minnesota skiers? If you […]

2017 Summer Camp Guide

2017 Summer Camp Guide

Snow is on the ground and wind-chills are in the forecast. Still it’s time to starting thinking and planning summer for the kiddos. It can be a stressful endeavor for many parents; that’s why we put together our annual Summer Camp Guide, highlighting some of the best camp options in the region. Whatever your children are […]

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Skiing and Snowboarding

It may not be Colorado, Utah or Tahoe, but Minnesota boasts some pretty decent ski hills. And with winter in full swing, it is the perfect time to get out there and hit some of those Minnesota slopes. Along with being fun, skiing and snowboarding provide some serious health benefits, too. Here are the top […]

Photo: Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board

Let’s Go Fly a Kite…?

The 16th annual Lake Harriet Kite festival is planned for Saturday, January 28, 2017. Now, the question is, will Mother Nature cooperate? Typically, by the time the end of January rolls around, which is usually when the Kite Festival is scheduled, we have endured more than our fair share of cold, or bitter cold weather. […]

The Making of an Event Poster

The Making of an Event Poster

Ever wonder what goes into the making of an event poster? Minneapolis-based design and branding firm, Duffy, recently released their design for the 2017 City of Lakes Loppet Ski Festival poster. Each year, custom merchandise is designed to support the Loppet Foundation and its annual event. For 2017, the poster celebrates diversity, unity, uniqueness, beauty and nature through the depiction […]

The World’s Largest Ski & Snowboard Lesson

The World’s Largest Ski & Snowboard Lesson

Want to learn how to ski or snowboard? How about doing so while trying to break a world record? Mark your calendar of Friday, January 6, 2017 for a ski or snowboard lesson and participate in a world-wide attempt to get into the Guinness Book of World Records at the same time. Apparently last winter, nearly […]

‘Tis the Season for Holiday Lights in Park

‘Tis the Season for Holiday Lights in Park

If you are looking for a holiday tradition that you can do from the comfort of your car, consider driving over to Phalen Park in St. Paul for the ninth edition of Holiday Lights in the Park. An initiative by the Saint Paul Police Foundation since 2008, Holiday Lights in the Park is the Midwest’s […]

Free Workouts with Fitbit Local

Free Workouts with Fitbit Local

Fitbit, the wellness company that makes wearable devices that track your steps, is launching Fitbit Local, a series of free monthly workouts throughout the country. And they are launching here in Minneapolis on Saturday, October 1, at Target Field. More than 4,000 participants have attended the launch events at other cities, and about 500 people […]

12 Weeks of Summer: Week 12

12 Weeks of Summer: Week 12

Ack! Can you believe it? We are already at Week 12 of our 12 Weeks of Summer series. Many kids are heading back to school, and before you know it, the leaves on the trees will start changing colors and then start to fall. Although we absolutely love fall in Minneapolis, we have to admit, […]

The Minnesota State Fair: 21 Facts

The Minnesota State Fair: 21 Facts

It’s here! It’s here! The Minnesota State Fair has opened their gates and for the next 12 days, people from all corners of the state will descend on the fairgrounds for hours of food and fun! But our state fair is more than just that. It’s full of history and interesting facts, so we decided […]