Summer Fun 2017

SUMMER FUN

Queen of the Block Party:
Foxy Tann is the official emcee
of the summer

Summer Fun 2017: GNR, Coldplay and Bieber make it the summer of the stadium concert in the Twin Cities

Kenny Chesney took the stage at Target Field for the first concert ever at the Twins ballpark on July 8, 2012.

Fans are pumped for five blockbuster concerts at U.S. Bank Stadium and Target Field. But are the venues ready?

Summer Fun 2017: Twin Cities ice cream makers' favorite scoops

Ice cream at Pumphouse Creamery.

Restaurant critic Rick Nelson gets the inside story from a half-dozen local ice cream pros, and shares his own flavor favorites.

Summer Fun 2017: New things to do in the Minnesota outdoors

Each month Three Rivers Park District offers a variety of full-moon programs.  Take a naturalist-led hike and experience the nighttime sights and sounds of the forest or prairie.  You can also canoe, kayak and stand-up paddleboard by the light of the moon. 

Unconventional outdoor activities can be found everywhere in Minnesota.

Summer Fun 2017: Make these old Midwestern travel destinations new again

You may only get a week or so each summer to explore the Upper Midwest’s top destinations, but it can take years to fully enjoy…

Summer Fun 2017: June highlights

Sculpture Garden Grand reopening June 3: Walker Art Center has already unveiled some pretty spiffy changes in its latest round of renovations, what with a…

Summer Fun 2017: July highlights

Ed Sheeran July 1: Sheeran has commanded the Billboard charts since “Divide” was released in March, and his international success has made the British megastar’s…

Summer Fun 2017: August highlights

Fringe Festival Aug. 3-13: There’s one place for theater lovers to be in the Twin Cities during August, and that’s the Fringe Festival, Minnesota’s annual…

Summer Fun 2016: Find your favorite road trip

Minnesota-based adventures range from underground mines to sacred sites.

Summer Fun 2016: In defense of music fests

Despite a backlash, large-scale outdoor concerts still offer great entertainment value for Midwesterners.

Summer Fun 2016: Small-town festivals abound in Minnesota

Minnesota's abundant community fests have more in common than not.

Summer Fun 2016: Five ways to be active

How and where to get moving this summer with mountain biking, climbing, running, paddling and yoga.

Summer Fun 2016: The best new food trucks

The latest generation of rolling restaurants means if there's a street, you'll find something to eat.