Minnesota Vikings Tickets Available Through Groupon

Football season is just around the corner…did you know that you can get Minnesota Vikings tickets at a discount through Groupon?

You can easily filter by dates and/or opponent to find tickets for dates you’re sure you can make (and teams you want to see). You also can try out your seat virtually to see what the view from your seat will look like. Get your tickets HERE.

5th Annual Community Puppet Palooza at Metropolitan State University- June 26th

This Wednesday is the 5th Annual Community Puppet Palooza at Metropolitan State University.  You’ll enjoy a family-friendly FREE event filled with fun outdoor games, face painting, snacks, and most importantly a live puppet show showcasing Open Eye Figure Theatre’s Driveway Tour!   It’s been a tradition of ours to catch at least one Drive Way tour each summer, they are so much fun!  

5th Annual Community Puppet Palooza!

Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Location: Metropolitan State University Library and Learning Center

645 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The festivities will go on rain or shine near the labyrinth on the west side of the Metropolitan State University Library. At 7 pm the curtain will rise on the Open Eye Figure Theatre’s outdoor puppet production of “Ms. Marvels Sandbox Circus.” Ms. Marvel, the cat, is the madcap, merry-maker that lives and prowls in your neighborhood. Every summer, Ms. Marvel transforms the sandbox into an amazing circus where a cavalcade of antics, thrill, chills, and spills await. Step right up to Ms. Marvel’s Sandbox Circus and witness the Acrobatic Ants, the Daredevil Squirrel, the Caterpillar Catapult and the Earthworm Orchestra!

This event is FREE and open to ALL! Bring a blanket to sit on during the puppet show.

If you need disability related accommodations, including parking, to make this event accessible, please contact the Center for Accessibility Resources, 651-793-1549 or [email protected].

*IT’S BACK* Como Town Discount Tickets – Save 50%!

We grab this Como Town deal every year! It’s a great way to plan ahead for a fun summer day at both Como Zoo AND Como Town! Right now you can get 2 all-day wristbands and 2 temporary tattoos for $27.95 (a $55.90 value).

Located adjacent to Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, Como Town Amusement Park is a family-fun amusement park for kids ages 2 to 12.

Enjoy more than 18 rides and attractions including all-time favorites and new, interactive rides that can’t be found anywhere else in the upper Midwest.

Our family always has SO MUCH fun at Como Town. It’s a small park, but they pack a lot of fun into that small space. My favorite ride is the scrambler, but we all like the bumper cars too.

Plus, once you’re done at Como Town (or before) you’re right next door to Como Zoo where you can spend a few hours exploring the animal exhibits.


Scandinavian Summer Fest

Join in the fun at the tomorrow at the Scandinavian Summer Fest.  It takes place in south Minneapolis from 10-4:30.  You’ll find all sort of Scandinavian Fun and something for all ages to enjoy.  Here is the schedule for the day:

Come join us for a day filled with Scandinavian music, dancing, handicrafts, and the crowning of the 2020 Miss Svenskarnas Dag!
Order of events:
10:00am- Vendor booths open for business
10:30am- English/Swedish church service
Tjärnblom- between church service and majstång processional
11:45am- Barnetog (children’s parade) processional to the pole beginning near the rear of the stage
11:50am- Raising of the Majstång
12:30pm- Twin Cities Swedish Folk Dancers
12:45pm- Afternoon program begins
ASI Men’s Chorus
Vasa Junior Folk Dancers
Twin Cities Swedish Folk Dancers
Svenskarnas Dag Girls Choir
Ross Sutter
3:30pm- Queen’s Coronation- Crowning of the 2020 Miss Svenskarnas Dag and Junior Royalty

You can find the address here on the event page, also a place to check for updates in case the weather doesn’t cooperate.


Big Animal Productions at Caponi Art Park: June 22nd

Caponi Art Park is sort of a hidden gem if you aren’t in the south metro.  A great place to wander during the summer and they also host some great events.  Tomorrow they are hosting Big Animal Productions.  Additional information below:

Tomorrow is their first CAP Super Saturday with Christopher Lutter-Gadella of Big Animal Productions.

Chris is a designer, sculptor, theater-maker and community educator whose work revolves around the design, construction and performance of puppets, masks, props, costumes, theatrical inventions, kinetic-sets and sculptural installations. He produces his art predominately from waste-stream materials, exploring the unique potentials inherent in a variety of materials.

For two decades Chris has been working to facilitate original thinking in the realms of theatrical, educational and public-art design. A deep emphasis is placed upon eco-consciousness, resource-fulness, collaboration and improvisation.

Addition information: 

$5 suggested donation.

This will be a fun event for all ages! Bring a picnic lunch and stay and enjoy a morning at the park once the event is over!

Kamp Dels Discount Wristbands (Waterville): Waterpark, Petting Zoo, Paddleboats and More!

Get ready for a summer getaway to Waterville! Groupon has Kamp Dels discount wristbands available for as low as $6 each!

Options include:

  • $6.25 for All-Day Water Park Wristband for One
  • $12.50 for All-Day Water Park Wristband for Two
  • $24 for All-Day Water Park Wristband for Four

Please note that these are valid through August 23, 2019. Admission is free for children under 2 years old.

With your wristband you’ll get admission to the petting zoo, paddle boats, canoe, fishing, and the water park. There is a limit of 2 per person, and you may buy 2 additional as gifts.

Kamp Dels aims to promote family togetherness, engaging children and adults alike in fun summer activities in the great outdoors. The campground’s rich history consists of over 60 years of experience and knowledge, welcoming all individuals to the Waterville area.

Kamp Dels aims to create an enjoyable experience for everyone with a range of recreational programs spanning from hiking and biking through the local trails to boating excursions on the lake and the 38,000 square foot water park. The facility also offers RV and tent sites, as well as cabin rentals to accommodate all vacation needs.

Get your Groupon HERE!

Pollinator Celebration at Mall of America: June 22nd

The Mall of America is a great place, not only for all the stores and great places to eat but the events.   Almost daily the Mall has something going on and the weekends they really ramp up activities.  This Saturday they are hosting a Pollinator Celebration.  It takes place from 11-3 and is a joint venture with the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge.

Additional Details about the Pollinator Celebration:

Saturday, June 22
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Mall of America North Entrance Rotunda

Join the Mall of America, local artists, educators, and experts in a celebration of our amazing Minnesota pollinators during National Pollinator Week. Activities are planned for the entire family!

Try your luck with Bee Landing Corn Hole and other pollinator games. Make a stylish Monarch Headband, and build your own “up-cycled” Clothespin Butterfly or Plastic Bottle Bumble Bee to take home. Spin the Trivia Wheel and learn what simple actions you can take home to help pollinators at the Ask an Expert information booth. Sample Minnesota honey made by Mall of America honey bees. Before you leave, photograph and post your fun using our Pollinator Photo Station.


Twin Cities River Rats: Free Water Ski Shows

We’ve mentioned the Twin Cities River Rats: Free Water Ski Show other summers but wanted to give you a reminder. The show is fun to watch, it’s free, and it’s something a bit more unique to do on a Thursday evening in the summer.

You can catch the show several upcoming Thursdays in North Minneapolis, including this Thursday, June 20th. Check out the schedule here along with a map of the location.

*Development show starting at 6:30 pm and main show at 7 pm.

Vikings Preseason Tickets for $20 + Watch Training Camp for Free

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Vikings Preseason Discount Tickets

UPDATE: The deal below is no longer available, but you can find more discount Vikings ticket options HERE. And you can still check out training camp! – See below.

See the Vikings play the Seahawks at U.S. Bank Stadium on August 18th at 7 pm for just $20! You’ll need to order your tickets here and enter the coupon code FATHERSDAY19 to purchase. (Yes, the seats aren’t great, but hey, they’re $20 and you can walk around the stadium.)

Vikings Training Camp

I grew up in Mankato and remember going to many, many days of training camp. I’m a little sad for Mankato that training camp is no longer there, but I’m happy for those of us in the Twin Cities who are now more easily able to see training camp in progress.

Here’s what you need to know about training camp (yes, it’s FREE):

  • Daily fan attendance will be capped at 5,000 for each of the 16 days that are scheduled to be open to the public.
  • All tickets must be reserved in advance. There will be 4,000 free general admission tickets available and 1,000 reserved seats ($20) available each day.
  • Digital tickets are available at Vikings.com. Tickets and parking passes will be available on mobile devices only. You can download the free Vikings app which manages tickets and parking.
  • There is a 4-ticket maximum per fan and a limit of 2 days per fan.
  • More than 2,200 parking spaces will available on-site in the Northland Ford Dealers Parking Lot, but each must be purchased in advance. The cost to park is $10 in advance ($20 upon arrival), and you have an opportunity to purchase parking when reserving tickets (limit 1 parking pass for each ticket transaction).
  • *NEW for 2019* Daily autograph sessions with Vikings players will be available only for fans age 18 and under and will take place following practice at approximately 4:30 pm on the TCO Stadium concourse.

For more information, check out the Vikings Training Camp FAQ.

The Adventure Park on the North Shore – Aerial Fun As Low As $19/Person

This sounds like a fun summer activity: take a jaunt up the North Shore and try out an Aerial Adventure Park experience! North Shore Adventure Park in Silver Bay is currently offering a discounted experience via Groupon.

You’ll enjoy a combined zip line and treetop climbing adventure, choosing from six aerial trails from beginner through advanced.

Options include:

  • $23 for Aerial Adventure Park Experience for One
  • $43 for Aerial Adventure Park Experience for Two – $21.50/person
  • $79 for Aerial Adventure Park Experience for Four – $19.75/person
  • $115 for Aerial Adventure Park Experience for Six – $19.17/person

This excursion is for adults and children ages 7 and older. Expect to spend about three hours there. They’ll hook you up with a safety harness and provide gloves and an interactive climber briefing. Closed-toed shoes or sneakers are required.

Climbing among the trees, one can’t help but feel in tune with nature. At The Adventure Park on The North Shore, eco-friendly courses designed by Swiss alpine mountaineers work with their natural surroundings rather than against it, encouraging an attitude of respect for the environment. While safely strapped into their harnesses, visitors swing, climb, and jump between platforms high above the ground. After hours, stringed lights illuminate the trees as climbers traverse the ropes under the moonlight. With color-coded courses for all skill levels, it’s a fun way to stay active and get in touch with the great outdoors.

Note that you’ll need to make an online reservation after you purchase your Groupon. Your ticket includes 40 minutes for a Safety Briefing & Harnessing session along with 2 hours of climbing in the trees.