Wander Minnesota: Ice Sculptures At The St. Paul Winter CarnivalWinter has been all over the place this year, but one aspect holds steady: the St. Paul Winter Carnival, which runs through this weekend. One of the many fun things to do is to visit Rice Park and see the entries in the Ice Sculpture competition.
Wander Minnesota: Flashlight Tours At GlensheenWhat’s there to do in Duluth in the deep dark of winter? Glensheen has an answer: the return of the Flashlight Tour.
Wander Minnesota: Omnifest 2016So much for our warm spell -- the cold is about to return. Avoid cabin fever and frostbite at the same time by taking in the annual Omnifest at St. Paul's Science Museum of Minnesota. The festival runs through March 3. Plan ahead and pre-order tickets, especially for weekends because this is a popular event.
Wander Minnesota: January FestivitiesThe holidays are over, winter looms ahead -- but never fear. Minnesotans don't easily give up on the idea of finding something to celebrate.
Wander Minnesota: Festive FeastingOne aspect of this time of year that can't be overstated in importance is food. Whether you're looking for something for an office potluck, family appetizer night, hostess gift, or full-fledged holiday dinner, food is a key component of holiday celebrations. Fortunately, in the Twin Cities we have several purveyors of fine foods, many with a local touch. Here are some places to seek out unusual and sometimes extravagant gifts.
Wander Minnesota: Festivals And Events In December (Week 3)It's almost Christmas, but there's still plenty of festivities to check out all around Minnesota.
Wander MN: Making Spirits Bright At The Minnesota Landscape ArboretumThe Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is, as usual for this time of year, decorated to the hilt. The annual event, called Making Spirits Bright, is—as always—a delight to visit.
Wander Minnesota: Festivals and Events in December (Week 2)The holiday jollity continues for this weekend.
Wander Minnesota: A Nordic ChristmasOne place you can certainly find a great deal of holiday cheer is at the American Swedish Institute. Every year the Institute fills the beautiful historic Turnblad Mansion with depictions of holidays past.
Wander Minnesota: Festivals And Events In December (Week 1)The month of December is an exceptionally busy one for this festival-fond state. To try and get as much coverage as possible without creating a blog post that's a mile long, I'm going to report weekly this month.
Wander Minnesota: Halloween WeekendHalloween is almost here, and there's plenty going on. Let's take a look at a sampling of Halloween events around the state. Friday night is Haunted High Ropes at the Eagles Bluff Environmental Center near Lanesboro. Go trick-or-treating on the high ropes course—and watch out for ghosts and skeletons along the way.
Wander Minnesota: A Labyrinth and BicyclesThere’s a lot going on at the White Bear Lake Center for the Arts these days, both inside and out. The main exhibit inside is one that’s actually rooted in the outdoors: Gregg Rochester’s Le Tour d’Art, which is touring various galleries and is on exhibit in White Bear Lake through Oct. 29.