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.


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

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.

Minneapolis Sister Cities Day 2018

Minneapolis Sister Cities Day

This Sunday Minneapolis will celebrate over 40 years of participating in the sister city program.  To celebrate they are hosting a free ice cream social and gathering on Nicolett Island Pavilion.  The Sister Cities Day event will take place from 1-5pm on July 22nd.  Some of the activities include:

  • Music
  • Speakers
  • Performances
  • Dancers
  • Children’s Activities

You can find more information as well as the full schedule here on the event website.


Mini Music Fest at Science Museum


Credit: Science Museum of MN

The Science Museum of Minnesota will be a little different venue on Wednesday July 18th.  From 8pm-10pm the Social Science” Mini Music Fest will fill the building with sounds from 14 different bands.   This evening event is for 21 and up, so leave the kids at home and enjoy the exhibits in a different way.

You can purchase tickets in advance here on their website.  The full line up of bands is also on the same link.

At this one-of-a-kind music fest, you can claim your spot under the dinosaurs (or another favorite location around the museum) and let the sweet sounds of your favorite local bands wash over you. From indie to rock to hip-hop, we have something to tickle the ears of every music lover. And you can leave your poncho at home—this music fest will never get rained out!

Adults only Gibbs Farm Evening Tour

Sometimes it’s nice to take in some local history during the evening hours.  The Adults only Gibbs Farm, Evening Tour takes place this coming Thursday, July 19th.  The event is for the 21 and up crowd, so not only is it in the evening, it’s a time without the kids.  There’s a small admission fee of $10-$15 ( depending on if you have a membership to the RCHS) Advance registration is requested either by phone (651-646-8629.) or by clicking here.

21+ Event

Thursday, July 19th

History loving adults are invited to our very first evening tour. Visitors can enjoy a complimentary beverage and light refreshments on the porch before going on a tour of the Gibbs Farmhouse lead by Site Manager Sammy Nelson. This tour will go in-depth on Jane and Heman Gibbs and their life in early Minnesota. Sammy will draw from stories told by Jane and Heman’s children and grandchildren to bring this chapter of Minnesota history to life.

Becky’s Believers Book Sale in Bloomington


Not sure about your house, but our girls think you can never have enough books to read.  We enjoy book sales, especially those that are raising money for a good cause.  The annual Becky’s Believers Book Sale in Bloomington is coming up soon. The money raised goes towards American Cancer Society and Hope Lodge.

This is a great sale and one you don’t want to miss, put it on your calendar!   It takes place in Bloomington at 927 E Old Shakopee Road.

July 21 9-3

July 22 10-2

Games, movies, music and books – prices under $2, with many things 50 cents to $1.  Skip your cup of coffee for the day and buy some books!

Plan to spend some time at this awesome sale because the gym will be full! You’ll find many new donations this year with excellent quality books and media. This is a favorite sale to stock up on books or games for the kids, puzzles and old vinyl records.