Zicke Zacke, Zicke Zacke! Hoist a stein at all the 2018 Oktoberfest events across Minnesota

On October 12, 1810, Crown Prince Ludwig I of Bavaria celebrated his marriage to Princess Therese of Sachsen-Hildburghausen with the most boisterous party Munich had ever known, inviting everyone in the city to partake in the festivities. The party finally wrapped up five (!) days later with a final horse race. Thus began the annual … [ Read more]

Haunts, Jaunts, and Thrills: 22 scary fun events this Halloween weekend

Halloween may not be until Tuesday, but Minnesota is getting started early with a weekend full of events. From family-friendly activities to live music, beer releases, and races that will have you running for your life, there’s something for everyone who wants to grab their gang of ghouls and goblins and celebrate the scariest time of … [ Read more]

Celebrate the harvest at these 10 Minnesota wineries

Across Minnesota, the nights are getting cooler, the days are getting shorter, and grapes are ripening on their vines as harvest season pushes summer out the door. All the hours spent tending to their vineyards come to fruition at harvest and beyond for Minnesota vintners, so it’s no wonder many of them mark this time of … [ Read more]

All the deets for Summit’s 30th anniversary bash

Summit Brewing Company will celebrate its 30th birthday on Saturday, September 10, with a big old backyard bash, it announced today via press release. The party will go from 12pm to 8pm and feature Bob Mould as the headliner. Other artists include: Bully, deM atlaS, Bad Bad Hats, Apollo Cobra, and Nooky Jones. Hotpants DJs will … [ Read more]

Where to get your flower fix this weekend

Spring is taking its sweet time to fully arrive in Minnesota. Instead of gazing out your window at the dreary gray skies, wrapped in a blanket, wishing for warm sunshine and abundant gardens, get a jump-start on the season by heading to Art in Bloom at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Summer Flower Show … [ Read more]

Memory Lanes kicks off summer with annual Memorial Day block party

Memorial Day is known as a transition between seasons, and as such, it’s a fitting weekend for Memory Lanes to host its annual block party. Now entering its eighth year, the block party, held May 28-29, moves the excitement from the bowling lanes and to the parking lot, with a variety of musical guests to get the party … [ Read more]

How to see all of St. Paul’s breweries in one fell swoop

On Saturday, May 28, GetKnit Events is hosting the ultimate St. Paul brewery crawl. The Brews & Buses: St. Paul Brewery Bus Crawl will start at 11am at Union Depot and last until 6pm, and use more than 20 buses to deliver hundreds of beer lovers right to the door of any and all of the 11 breweries … [ Read more]

Get your bocce on at Schram Vineyards Winery & Brewery

Schram Vineyards Winery & Brewery is bringing bocce back to its yard this summer, and sign-ups are now open for interested teams. This is Schram’s fourth bocce season, and due to growing popularity, they have expanded game times and days to be able to accommodate more teams. Last year’s teams have already begun to sign up, … [ Read more]

The more you drink, the more they donate

Today, March 14, Red Stag Supperclub is hosting a happy hour event to raise funds for the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign, the annual grassroots food and fund drive that provides more than half the food distributed by 300 food shelves throughout the state. The happy hour will feature live music by local musicians DOSH, Al Church, … [ Read more]

Heat things up at Franconia Sculpture Park this Valentine’s Day weekend

If you’re looking for something to do other than make googly eyes at your sweetie over a fancy dinner this weekend, read on. Franconia Sculpture Park‘s Valentine’s Day Hot Iron Pour is a unique, fun way to spend the day with the love of your life (or the person you’re hoping to be the love of your … [ Read more]

Tickets on sale now for Firkin Fest 2016

You know spring is around the corner when tickets for The Happy Gnome’s annual Firkin Fest go on sale. That said, tickets for this year’s fest, taking place 12-4pm on Saturday, April 2, at The Happy Gnome, are on sale now. This year’s festival will include 70 one-of-a-kind firkins from breweries around Minnesota and the … [ Read more]

January 2016 Arts and Culture Events

January brings a new year and a fresh crop of arts & culture events across the Twin Cities and the state—check them out before you decide to go into hibernation for the rest of the winter. Visit Saint Paul Featured Event: Saint Paul Winter Carnival | January 28–February 7, times vary | Various locations in St. Paul | … [ Read more]

New to Minnesota? Come get a hat. (You’re going to need it.)

People born and raised in Minnesota tend to minimize (or straight up ignore) how brutal our winters can be. Call it survival, call it stubbornness, but the truth is, we like to pretend that weeks of sub-zero highs are normal. Reality check: We’re wrong. And Minnesota newbies are calling us out. Saint Paul Hello was founded by Jun-Li Wang, … [ Read more]

Town Hall Brewery New Year’s Eve House Party

  If you’re a fan of $3 drink specials, hourly raffles for bottles, growlers, merch, and celebrating the New Year with plenty of fun people, then you won’t want to miss the all day Town Hall Brewery New Year’s Eve House Party on December 31st, 2013. That’s right. All. Day. Town Hall Brewery will say goodbye to … [ Read more]

“The Big Cheese Drop” Masquerade Ball to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

PLYMOUTH, WI – Don’t miss “The Big Cheese Drop” at the Plymouth Arts Center in Wisconsin this New Years Eve. You can start off the night promptly at 7:00pm Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 or be fashionably late. But whatever you do, make sure you’re there before the Big Cheese drops at midnight. This “cheesy” Masquerade … [ Read more]