Waconia Wine Country Festival Weekend

It’s amazing how many wineries and breweries have opened in Minnesota.  This weekend you can explore three wineries during the Waconia Wine Country Festival Weekend.  It takes place July 28-29.  This event is for 21+ and there’s an admission for each of the three wineries for tasting.  The wineries are within 5 mile radius of each other.

Come tour and get a taste of all 3 wineries in Waconia within a 5 mile radius! Each winery will feature different music, food and vendors!
**$10 per person, per winery – includes the wine tasting and a souvenir glass to take home! Collect all 3!
All tickets are purchased at the gate – MUST BE 21 OR OLDER
For more information, see sovereignestatewine.com


Rovival in Roseville

Get your shoes ready, this coming weekend July 27-29 is the first annual Rovival in Roseville.  A weekend filled with yoga, running, walking, shopping, fun, events, activities, music and more.  The event will be held at Rosedale Center, near the Herbergers entrance.

You can find the full schedule here on the event page.  Many of the events are free, however it is important to note that if you are interested in the 5k, yoga and a few other specific events registration is required or highly suggested.  The registration page can be found here. 

Join us for a fun summer weekend in Roseville! Our first annual RoVival will bring together runners, walkers, yoga enthusiasts, shoppers, and concert goers for racing, rejuvenation and plenty of revelry.

RoVival Festival Site
RoVival is held at Rosedale Center at 1595 W. Hwy 36, Roseville, MN. The RoVival Festival Site is at the southeast corner of Rosedale Center’s parking lot – near the entrance to Herbergers, closest area near the corner of Hwy 36 and Snelling Ave.
Ample free parking is available in all mall parking lots. Click here to see the festival site.


Bands on the Blvd at the Minnesota History Center

The Minnesota History Center is a great place to visit in itself, but it gets even better during the upcoming Bands on the Blvd events.  The next two Tuesday evenings will bring some amazing outdoor music, no admission fees or tickets needed.

July 24th:  Ipso Facto brings an evening of reggae music.

July 31st:  Rubber Soul brings an evening of Beatles Music

Bands on the Boulevard is offered every Tuesday night in July with music kicking off at 6:30 pm. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on the History Center lawn and food and drinks will be available to purchase from Market House and D’Amico. Come early or stay late after the concert to take advantage of free admission to the museum galleries from 3 to 9 pm.


Lunds & Byerlys: BOGO All Ice Cream

Lunds & Byerlys may not be known for having low prices, but they often have some really great sales! Case in point: this week they are having a Buy One Get One Free sale on all brands of ice cream, limit 8 per customer (excludes novelties). Sale is valid through Wednesday, July 25.

While you’re there, get a 12-oz. of L&B Pulled Chicken for only $4.99 with a $10 purchase when you this printable Lunds & Byerlys coupon.

Other deals at Lunds & Byerlys this week:

  • Lori Anne Peaches – $1.99/lb
  • Hershey’s Syrups – $2
  • Angie’s Boom Chicka Pop – $2.50
  • Chobani Smooth Yogurt – $0.50
  • Large Avocados – $1

AND they’ll be having a 3-day sale on Minnesota Grown Sweet Corn from July 22-24 – just 10¢ each! (Limit 10 ears while supplies last, $10 minimum purchase required.)

International Festival of Burnsville

International Festival of Burnsville

I’m not sure what I like most about the International Festival of Burnsville – the music or the food.  There are so many outstanding performances and I I enjoy eating the fabulous food while watching all of them! This is a great event with fun for all ages.  The festival takes place tomorrow, July 21, from 3-9pm.  You’ll find all the fun at the Nicollet Commons area in the heart of the city of Burnsville.

International Festival of Burnsville Performance

The International Festival of Burnsville was established in 2006 to celebrate the city’s cultural diversity. The Festival takes place at Nicollet Commons Park each summer and features a range of music and dance groups representing cultures around the globe. In addition to music, guests and their families can purchase food, admire culture displays, and engage in kid-friendly activities.

The complete schedule can be found here. 

Open Streets Lake + Minnehaha


One of my favorite events happens this Sunday.  The Open Streets Lake + Minnehaha takes place from 11-7pm on Sunday July 22nd.  The street is shut down to cars and open to bikes, walking, and fun.  We attended this one last year and walked the entire length of the event.  We enjoyed live music, good food, games, and activities along the route.  You don’t have to live in the neighborhood to enjoy it.

More Than a Street Festival!

Open Streets Minneapolis is a free event bringing together community groups and local businesses to temporarily close major thoroughfares to car traffic, opening them up for people walking, biking, rolling, and playing.    Residents and visitors explore their neighborhood in a safe, fun, family-friendly environment.

Each event encourages people to use active modes of transportation, engage in healthy living, and rethink our streets as public space. Open Streets Minneapolis is a unique opportunity to promote healthy living, local businesses, sustainable transportation, and civic pride in Minneapolis.

Spirit of the Lakes Festival in Mound

The annual Spirit of the Lakes Festival takes place this Friday and Saturday (July 20-21) near Mound.  Most of the events take place along the shores of Lake Minnetonka.  You can find the full schedule of events here on the event website. Many of the events are for all ages while some are geared more for adults.  Some activities include:

  • Live Music
  • Parade
  • Kids Activities
  • Arts and Crafts Festival
  • Wine Tasting
  • Fireworks
  • Westonka School Reunion Events
  • Magic Show
  • MN Wakesuf Demo
  • Plus a whole lot more

Cub Foods $10 Off $50 Meat and Seafood Purchase

Time to stock up on meat! On 7/17 and 7/18, you can save $10 off your in-store Meat and Seafood purchase of $50 or more* at Cub Foods. You’ll need to add this offer to your My Cub Rewards card and have the cashier scan your card before you check out.

This week’s meat deals include:

  • Center Cut Pork Chops – $1.99/lb
  • Fresh Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts – $1.99/lb
  • USDA Choice Beef New York Strip Steak – $7.99/lb
  • Arctic Shores 41/50 ct Large Shrimp, 12 oz – $7.99
  • and more!

*Offer is valid with a $50 purchase or more in-store purchase requirement. $50 may include meat, packaged meat, and seafood. Must clip offer to My Cub Rewards account to receive discount. Discount taken at register. Limit one discount per family per visit. Cannot be combined with a similar store offer. Limit 1 coupon per customer. Valid at all Cub grocery locations. One time use only.

CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade

Get your chairs and blankets ready, the annual Aquatennial CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade takes place tomorrow night.  The parade begins at 8:30pm in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota’s largest nighttime parade.  You can find the map and schedule here on the event website.

Metro Transit is offering free passes, so skip the traffic and catch a ride to the event.

Discount Go-Kart & Bumper Boat Rides at Lilli Putt (Coon Rapids)

Summer means outdoor fun like Go-Kart and Bumper Boat rides at Lilli Putt in Coon Rapids for 43% off. You can buy five (5) Go-Kart, Bumper Boat or Kiddie Kart rides for only $17 ($30 value)! There is a limit of 5 per person.

Note that the value expires 10/31/18. Riders must be 10 years old and at least 52″ tall to ride on the Go-Karts alone.

The castle turrets of Lilli Putt Family Entertainment Center greet travelers from afar, inviting ladies and lords to wile away the day in a trifecta of leisure activities. As an outdoor facility, the entertainment center is open during the warm months of the year, where guests enjoy the towering trees and domesticated dragons that dot the landscape of a challenging mini-golf course where golfers can knock balls over ramps and around aquatic obstacles. For those with a need for speed and fresh air, take a ride on the 2016 track with Lilli Putt’s go-karts, which come in single- and double-seater models or take aim at rivals in bumper boaters take aim with mounted squirt guns.

Get your Groupon HERE!