Huzzah! The Renaissance Festival Is Here!Saturday is the official start to the 45th annual Minnesota Renaissance Festival in Shakopee. The festival has grown to be the largest of its kind in the United States, with an annual attendance of 300,000.
Grand Old Day Will Be Twice As Long In 2016St. Paul's Grand Old Day will be twice as nice next year.
McNally Smith To Stage Winter Jazz Blast Jan. 24 In St. PaulHigh school jazz bands from across the region will perform for each other at the third annual Winter Jazz Blast at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul. The noncompetitive festival offers high school musicians a chance to perform onstage for their peers, receive critiques from professional musicians, attend clinics and record in McNally Smith's studio complex.
New Ulm's Oktoberfest Named One Of The Best In The NationIt's one of the best times of the year for beer lovers. As we say goodbye to summer, breweries and restaurants start rolling out the kegs for Oktoberfests.
Stillwater ‘Lumberjack Days’ Back On, But With New ControversyThis Friday marks the 80th anniversary of the Stillwater Lumberjack Days Celebration. The festival ended a couple of years ago after a financial scandal involving the past promoter. This year, the city asked a group of locals to bring back the festival under the new name 'Log Jam.'
'Taste Of Minnesota' Drawing In Crowds At New Location The "Taste of Minnesota" is underway in a new location. Organizers say it's been so popular, they're running out of food and had to call in for more! The Fourth of July festival moved from Harriet Island in St. Paul, Minn. because of flooding, to the Carver County Fairgrounds in Waconia, Minn.
'Taste Of Minnesota' Announces 2014 Music LineupThe Taste of Minnesota has announced their music lineup for the 2014 revival. Several country acts will fill the stage including Joe Nichols, whose hits include "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off."
City Of Lakes Loppet Festival: Biggest One YetIt's the last day to get outside and enjoy the City of Lakes Loppet Festival in Minneapolis. Organizers say this year has been the biggest one yet for the weekend event.
Stillwater Officials Want Festival Name ChangedStillwater city officials are asking organizers of a new summer music festival to change the name, saying it could be construed as vulgar. City Administrator Larry Hansen emailed festival organizer Cassie McLemore on Thursday to request that the Stillwater Log Jam find another name, but McLemore called the request "ridiculous." McLemore told the St. Paul Pioneer Press that the festival's name fits with the city's history of a logging community. She also said her group tried to lease the name "Lumberjack Days" from the nonprofit Lumberjack Days Festival Association but couldn't reach an agreement.
Fun Flies High At Bloomington's Kite FestivalLooking for a fun family activity outdoors, head to Bloomington Saturday for the Flying Colors Kite Festival. The Minnesota Kite Society hosts the annual Flying Colors Festival as a celebration of this high flying toy. You'll see everything from the most basic model, to the more elaborate -- they come in all colors, shapes and sizes.
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Local Music Tap: 'Women Who Rock Festival' @ Guitar CenterThe Guitar Center in Roseville is hosting its first ever rock festival geared toward female musicians and music professionals Sunday.