How will YOU say Goodbye to Summer in Edina?

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Friday, August 28th, 2015 at 12:45pm.


Labor Day Weekend in the Twin Cities is almost upon us and that means it’s our last chance to enjoy a long, lazy summer weekend until next year. If you’re planning a trip by car, understand that Triple A is predicting the busiest Labor Day weekend on the roads in seven years. They say that they expect 35.5 million folks to hit the roads that weekend.

Kind of makes you want to stick close to home, doesn’t it? Since we’re still a week away from heading into the long weekend you’ve still got time to set some plans and we have a few suggestions.

Minnesota State Fair

This is the biggie folks ― the State Fair, with so much to do it’s doubtful one day is sufficient. A trip through the State Fair Gardens, a visit to the art and sculpture tour, the amazing attractions, food, animals and, of course, the midway are just the start of a fun day at the fair.

Labor Day Weekend music headliners include Merle Haggard & Kris Kristofferson with special guest Sturgill Simpson on September 7, the fair’s final day. You can find everything you need to know about the 2015 Minnesota State Fair by visiting

2015 Minnesota Renaissance Festival

Now in its 45th season, you are invited to come on out and enjoy a weekend in Shakopee at the largest Renaissance Festival in the United States. With an expected attendance this year of at least 300,000, it’s sure to be loads of fun.

Weekends are themed and on Labor Day Weekend the theme is Passport to Adventure. You’ll also enjoy jousting competitions and amazing entertainment. As a matter of fact, Jason Mraz and Penn & Teller got their start by performing at the Minnesota  Renaissance Festival.

Why not book a hotel for the family and make a weekend out of your visit? Visit TripAdvisor to see a list and read reviews.

Learn more about the Minnesota Renaissance Festival by visiting

Make it a Foodie Weekend

If you want to stay really close to home, as in “I don’t want to leave Edina,” but you do want to leave the house, make plans to have at least one meal out a day over the weekend. Visit eateries you’ve been meaning to try but haven’t found the time.

Or, take up one of our suggestions. For breakfast, you can’t go wrong with Edina Grill or Patrick’s Bakery and Café. For lunch, brunch, or dinner we love the patio at Salut (try the Petit Croque Monsieur for lunch).


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