Memorial Day Weekend at The Landing

Yesterday we mentioned the upcoming events happening at Fort Snelling.  Memorial Day Weekend at The Landing is another event and place that let’s you step back in time and is great for the whole family.

Meet Civil War veterans and learn how Memorial Day began in 1868 as “Decoration Day” to honor Union soldiers who died. A formal “Decoration Day” ceremony with brass band is held on Monday at 2 PM. Tractor-drawn wagons provide transportation through the park

$8 ages 18-64
$5 ages 2-17 and 65+
Children under 2 free.

Children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Minnesota United FC Soccer – Discount Tickets Including Field Access

Got a soccer fan in the house? Right now you can get discount admission to the Minnesota United FC Soccer Game on Saturday, 5/26 at 7 pm when you order through Groupon! Plus, the deal includes pre-match field access. How awesome is that?!

Options include:

Plus, today only (Monday, 5/21) you can use the coupon code HAPPY to save an extra 20%, dropping the price to just $29.20 or $39.20!

Here’s a peek at the seating chart to see where the purple and red sections are:

For pre-match field access, please arrive outside section 125 by 6:15 pm; late arrivals will not be accommodated. Field access experience lasts approximately 30 minutes.

When the North American Soccer League was reborn in 2011, Minnesota stepped up to claim the resurgent league’s first championship since 1984. Then dubbed the Stars, the team changed names in 2012, becoming the Minnesota United FC and making a second consecutive appearance in the NASL title game and they are continuing to usher in a new era of soccer in America.

There is a limit of 8 tickets per person, and they will be emailed 48 hours prior to the match. Must purchase together to sit together. Go to Groupon to get yours!

Memorial Day Weekend at Historic Fort Snelling

One of our favorite events takes place this coming weekend.  Memorial Day Weekend at Historic Fort Snelling takes place over the course of three days so plenty of opportunity to attend.  We enjoy it because it’s history, education, fun, learning as well as reenactment all in one place.  A place to bring the kids and have their learning disguised as fun.

* Admission is free for age 4 and under, Native Americans, and MNHS members also free. Other admission prices are $12 adults, $10 seniors, veterans/active military, college students, $6 ages 5-17.  More information can be found here on their website. 

Over Memorial Day Weekend, explore the grounds and engage with the many stories that make up this location’s history.

Learn about Native American history and the fort’s role in US expansion. Explore stories of African Americans at Fort Snelling, including Dred and Harriet Scott whose struggle to gain freedom from slavery helped ignite the Civil War. Join in activities and watch demonstrations like cannon firings, blacksmithing, and more.

Throughout the weekend, visit the stone barracks to learn about the experiences of US soldiers and the role of the military in the growth of the nation. On Monday, don’t miss a special “living timeline” of America’s military past on the fort’s parade ground with costumed staff and reenactors sharing the history of Americans serving in armed conflicts.


Save the date SALE at Valley Natural Foods

If you live in the south metro you may know about Valley Natural Foods.  If you don’t know about it,  this is the perfect time to check it out. Tuesday May 22nd is their store-wide sale.  The entire store will be 5% off *some exclusions do apply, Offer applies before tax. Discount cannot be used to purchase gift cards, classes, or owner shares. Offer not valid in Garden Center. Valid only on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.  The discount might not seem like much but groceries and food rarely have an extra discount.  

Printable Holiday Gas Coupon – Save 6¢ Per Gallon

It has been a while since we shared one of the printable Holiday Gas coupons, but we have a brand new one just in time for the end of the month and the long Memorial Day weekend! You can fill up at Holiday and save $.06 per gallon with this printable Holiday Gas Coupon. It’s valid for up to 20 gallons and expires 5/31/2018.

Looking for someplace to drive with that full tank of gas? Check out all the fun Minnesota attractions we have featured here on

10th Annual Bison Release at the Belwin Conservancy

I just learned about the Belwin Conservancy from a friend.  We always appreciate when friends and fans share new places so we can add them to our bucket list.  The Belwin Conservancy is located near Afton and is hosting their 10th Annual Bison Release this Saturday (May 19th).  Check out the full schedule of events here on their website.

Come and welcome a herd of juvenile male bison from NorthStar Bison to their summer home. This free community festival is designed to celebrate the bison’s critical role in helping Belwin maintain and improve our restored prairie.

Belwin Conservancy presents the 10th Annual Bison Release community festival and the inaugural 5K “Run with the Bison” Fun Trail Run!

The 5K “Run with the Bison” Fun Trail Run will be held at 10:00 a.m. prior to the bison release.
– Family-friendly run
– Untimed
– Open to all skill levels
– $25 onsite registration as the preregistration deadline has passed
– Bison will be released into their prairie at 12:00 p.m., following the race.

Get complete details about the 10th Annual Bison Release:

Discount Tickets for Evenings at The Bakken: Bakken Brewmasters

Now’s your chance to check out The Bakken Museum! We found a great deal on discount tickets for their upcoming event: Bakken Brewmasters on Thursday, May 24th from 5:30 – 9 pm.

The Bakken is a hidden gem, located in a mostly residential area in South Minneapolis. On occasion they offer adult-only events like this one, a time to learn about science without the kids. There are half-price tickets available through Goldstar which will get you in for $6 – $12.50 (reg. $12 – $25), plus service fees.

Beer lovers can rejoice, as some of Minnesota’s best brewers head to The Bakken Museum for Bakken Brewmasters 2018. This collection of top-notch brewers, including Boom Island Brewing Company, Bauhaus Brew Labs, Lake Monster Brewing, 612BREW, Tin Whiskers Brewing Co., Fair State Brewing Cooperative and Big Wood Brewing will offer samples and breakout sessions. Northern Brewer will be breaking down the science of brewing with demonstrations and experiments sure to quench your knowledge and inspire a passion for the science beyond the pale… ale. Quench your thirst at this unique beer extravaganza, where the first 200 guests receive a commemorative tasting glass.

Get your discount tickets HERE!

Lunds & Byerlys 99¢ Picnic Sale!

It’s time to plan some outdoor meals – Lunds & Byerlys is having a 99¢ Picnic Sale! They have deals on everything you need for a picnic or backyard barbecue with some great prices. These deals are all available with an additional $10 purchase while supplies last through May 23, 2018.

I have to say that my favorite thing on this list are the Lunds & Byerlys Kettle Chips – the Chipotle Ranch style is amazingly delicious! The rest of the items in the picnic sale include:

L&B Fresh All-Natural Brats – 99¢ ea.
4 oz. (Save $1 ea.)

L&B Fresh 85% Lean Premium Ground Beef Patties – 99¢ ea.
4 oz. (Save 70¢ ea.)

Village Hearth Classic Hamburger and Hot Dog Buns – 99¢
8 count – Limit 2 – selected varieties (Save $2.20)

Bi-Color Sweet Corn – 3/99¢
Limit 6 (Save $1.26 on 3)

Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce – 99¢
18 oz. – Limit 2 (Save $1.50)

Lunds & Byerlys Kettle Chips – 99¢
8 oz. – Limit 4 (Save $2)

Heinz Ketchup – 99¢
20 oz. – Limit 2 (Save $1.80)

With additional $10 purchase. While supplies last. Prices valid May 17-23, 2018 only.

Teddy Bear Clinic at HCMC

HCMC is offering a free Teddy Bear Clinic this Saturday (May 19th).  The event is a chance for kids to learn about an emergency room, all with their bear as the patient.  You can find more specifics here on their website.

Join us at our Teddy Bear Clinic and patch up your favorite tattered teddy or other stuffed animal. Parents, take the scare out of ER care and ease children’s anxiety related to a medical setting. This event is a great opportunity to help kids become comfortable with medical personnel and the medical equipment they may experience on a visit to the doctor or hospital.

Activities and stations for the kids and their Teddy’s will include:

Stitch loose seams
Listen to heartbeats
Splint broken limbs
Get “teddy” x-rays
See a real ambulance
Visit safety stations

Free bike helmets to kid doctors – while supplies last.


Minnesota Map Canvas Prints Just $3.49!

Minnesota Map Canvas Print

You can share your love of your home state with this beautiful Watercolor Minnesota Map Canvas Print from! These are 8.5×11 linen canvas prints that can be trimmed to an 8×10 frame or used with an 8×10 matte in an 11×14 frame. You’ll receive an actual print shipped to your home – this is not a digital download. All you need to provide is the frame! {Please note: The pictures on the website make the prints appear larger than they actually are – break out a ruler if you want a better idea of how they will look on your wall. :)}

These watercolor map prints would make for stunning and unique wall decor for your home or office. Celebrate your honeymoon destination, your favorite city, your wanderlust, your hometown or heritage. These would also make wonderful gifts for your child’s geography or foreign language teacher.

And they have lots more places besides Minnesota. There are 76 different destinations to choose from – a great gift idea!

They have taken map outlines and filled them with a variety of beautiful vistas, city skylines, and landmarks. From France to Arizona by way of Italy and New York – these prints really are stunning.

Shipping is $3.25 for the first item and just $0.25 for each additional item, so consider ordering ahead for wedding gifts, anniversary presents – even Christmas! Head to to get started with yours.