Wander Minnesota: Summer Festivals In JuneThe following is just a sample of what’s going on in June. If you’re planning on taking in some of the small-town festivals, plan ahead—some of these are huge events, and you’ll want to make lodging/camping arrangements ahead of time.
Wander Minnesota: Memorial DayMemorial Day is on the horizon. It's the unofficial beginning of summer, but, more importantly, it's a time to reflect and remember. Here are some of the events happening to honor the day.
Wander Minnesota: Fitbit Rates Duluth as the Fittest City in AmericaIt’s certainly one of the loveliest cities around, but now Duluth has a new distinction: fittest city in America.
Wander Minnesota: Summer Starts Now As we move toward the prime festival months of summer, spring ushers in many festivals, including lots of outdoor activities.
Wander Minneosta: May Is For MuseumsIt’s almost May—and that means it’s Minnesota Museums Month, the annual celebration of all that Minnesota has to offer in the way of museums.
Wander Minnesota: Kaleidoscopes At The Minnesota Landscape ArboretumThe programming and exhibition folks at the University of Minnesota’s Landscape Arboretum always have something fun up their sleeve.
Wander Minnesota: The Wondrous, Horrible World Of Guillermo del ToroThere are numerous homages to artists who influenced del Toro, including—of course—Alfred Hitchcock, Edgar Allan Poe, and H.P. Lovecraft.
Wander Minnesota: From Western Front to HomefrontStarting April 8, the Minnesota Historical Society will have WWI America, an exhibit that looks at the Great War from numerous angles.
Wander Minnesota: Spring Festivals In AprilThis is one of the quieter months for festivals in Minnesota. But, while there may not be several festivals each weekend, there are still ways to celebrate springs arrival in Minnesota.
Wander Minnesota: The Minnesota State Capitol BuildingThe Minnesota State Capitol, designed by Cass Gilbert, first opened in 1905. Since that time, millions of people – lawmakers and visitors – have poured through its doors. Over a hundred years after its opening, it was (not surprisingly) badly in need of restoration.
Wander Minnesota: 'Hoppy Hour' At The Animal Humane SocietyIf you’ve ever been the parent of a puppy, you’re probably aware that dogs are highly social animals, but, like humans, they might need some training in how to behave around other animals. That’s why you can find puppy socialization classes all over the place—teaching them when they’re young will help them cope with other dogs in a more sociable way as they grow up.
Wander Minnesota: Celebrating MarchGranted, March is lighter in festival offerings than other months. It’s a tough time of year—it might be 60 degrees outside, and it might be -30. Nevertheless, the month of March has a much-beloved annual holiday celebrating a famous saint. Oh, and there’s St. Patrick’s Day, too.
Wander Minnesota: February FestivalsLayer up, people—there’s a lot going on around the state in the short month of February. Note: the list doesn’t include the large number of Polar Plunges—or, in Wabasha, the Grumpy Old Men Plunge—occurring around the state this month. As for Valentine’s, we’ve already got you covered.
Wander Minnesota: Rethinking Valentine’s DayValentine’s Day is only a little more than two weeks away. Are you ready?
Wander Minnesota: Twin Cities Women's Choir Celebrates 20 YearsMinnesota is home to a rich music and arts scene. In early February, one of those stellar arts groups celebrates its 20th anniversary: the Twin Cities Women’s Choir.