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Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs at the Science Museum of Minnesota

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Feb 19, 2016 - Sep 5, 2016

Get a rare, up-close look at 20 mummies from ancient Peru and Egypt in this stunning new exhibition, developed by the world-renowned Field Museum of Chicago. Featuring one of the largest collections of mummies in North America, Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs lets you see how modern technology has revealed intricate details about the lives and customs of these ancient people. Saint Paul is one of only four cities on this exclusive tour. Don’t miss it!

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Beauty and the Beast at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

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Mar 4, 2016 - Sep 24, 2016

See Beauty and the Beast at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres starting March 4th! In BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, a prince harshly turns a beggar woman away from shelter in his castle. She is secretly an enchantress, who, angered by the prince’s lack of compassion, changes the prince into a hideous Beast and all the castles’ human inhabitants into living objects. The enchantress tells the Beast that before the last petal falls from an enchanted rose, he must find true love or all will remain forever altered.

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Minnesota Twins Season 2016

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Apr 11, 2016 - Sep 25, 2016

See Minnesota's Professional Baseball team live in action at their home at Target Field!

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Valleyfair Amusement Park 40th Season

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May 13, 2016 - Sep 11, 2016

Valleyfair, the Upper Midwest’s largest family amusement park, will open on Friday, May 13, for its 40th season. Valleyfair features over 75 rides and attractions including eight roller coasters, entertainment, Dinosaurs Alive, Planet Snoopy and a newly expanded Soak City Waterpark. The expansion includes six new waterslides and an interactive splash pad. Soak City Waterpark is included with admission to Valleyfair.

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Minnesota Lynx 2016 Season

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May 14, 2016 - Sep 17, 2016

Catch the 2011, 2013 2015 WNBA Champions on the court at Target Center! Photo Courtesy of the Minnesota Lynx.

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Saint Paul Saints Baseball

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May 19, 2016 - Sep 5, 2016

The St. Paul Saints Baseball Club has provided family entertainment to the Twin Cities since 1993. Known for their outlandish promotions, the Saints are the only team in baseball with a live pig as its mascot (past swines have included Brat Farve, Hammy Davis, Jr., Garrison Squeallor and Boarack Ohama), an 80-year old nun who gives massages in the stands, and a hot tub above the left field fence. Now playing in Lowertown at CHS Field!

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2016 Live Horse Racing at Canterbury Park

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May 20, 2016 - Sep 17, 2016

Canterbury Park, one of the greatest racetracks in America, offers live horse racing action from May to August. The 300,000 square foot grandstand includes three different levels of seating, bars and eateries and the newly remodeled 18,000 square-foot Card Casino. This year’s calendar line up is jammed packed with exciting events and promotions. From a night out with friends to family friendly fun, Canterbury Park has you covered all summer long! Satisfy your thirst this summer with one of Canterbury’s cocktail events; Canterbury Uncorked, BeerFest, and our recently added Craft Spirits Event. Plus, every Friday is Minnesota’s Biggest Happy Hour with live music on the Mystic Lake® Music Stage. Looking for more family fun entertainment? Come watch the most exciting tail-wagging competition with Canterbury Park’s Memorial Day’s Memorial Day’s ‘Running of the Bulldogs’, Labor Day Wiener Dog Wars and Corgi dog races! Or get more extreme and flock to the track for Ostrich, Camel and Zebra races in July. Plus, every Sunday is Pepsi Family Day with free face painting and an interactive petting zoo. And as always, admission for kids 17 and under is always free of charge! Don’t miss live racing action this summer May 20 – September 17. Be sure to check out Canterbury Park’s full promotional line up here. www.canterburypark.com

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Live Racing at Elko!

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May 28, 2016 - Oct 1, 2016

Open every Saturday night from May-September for family fun entertainment including NASCAR racing and our famous Eve of Destructions. There is something for everyone to enjoy. Located just 10 minutes south of Burnsville on I35.

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Thursday Rockin' Lunch Hour Concerts and Rockin' Readers

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Jun 9, 2016 - Aug 18, 2016

Rockin' Lunch Hour performances at Nicollet Commons Park are back! Performances are geared toward preschool-aged audiences, but will make people of all ages want to dance! Bring a lunch and come a little early to join ISD 191's elementary principals as they read books for children during Rockin' Readers prior to the Rockin' Lunch Hour concert. Thursdays; Rockin' Readers start at 11am with concert at Noon (no show on July 7). Click here for a list of performers.

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Friday Night "Flicks on the Bricks" Movies

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Jun 10, 2016 - Aug 26, 2016

Nicollet Commons Park is transformed into an outdoor cinema on Friday nights! Come prepared to relax and enjoy great shows like Cinderella, Hotel Transylvania 2 and Zootopia. Seating begins at 7:30pm. Show begins at dusk. Upcoming Movies: June 10: Norm of the North (PG) Part of I Love Burnsville Week's Friday Fest June 24: Cinderella (PG) July 8: Hotel Transylvania 2 (PG) July 22: Tomorrowland (PG) Aug. 12: Mall Cop 2 (PG) Aug. 26: Zootopia (PG)

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Big Bugs at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

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Jun 18, 2016 - Sep 30, 2016

A 1,200 pound praying mantis, a dragonfly with a 17-foot wingspan, three giant ants, each 10-foot high, are normal bugs in the vivid imagination of sculptor David Rogers, the creator of Big Bugs. The Big Bugs exhibit at the Arboretum features a grasshopper, three ants, dragonfly and damselfly, assassin bug, praying mantis, a spider on a web, and a Daddy Longlegs. Each is placed in an interesting and complimentary landscape setting throughout the grounds, hand-picked by David and event managers to show off the bugs in the best way possible.

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Wednesday in the Park - Civic Center Concerts

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Jun 29, 2016 - Aug 3, 2016

Concerts are planned for outdoors at the Civic Center Park Amphitheater pending good weather. If the weather is undesirable, the concerts will be held at Diamondhead Education Center, 200 W. Burnsville Parkway. If you donate a non-perishable food item you can receive a Pepsi-product in exchange. The Burnsville Senior Center will also sell popcorn for $1. Performances include: June 29: The Percolators (Danceable 60's and 70's rock with a little country and blues) July 6: The Whitesidewalls Rock 'n' Roll Revue (doo-wop, rockabilly and rock and roll) July 13: Tricia the Toonies (music, skits, puppets and audience participation) July 20: Pan-handlers (steel drums) July 27: Jack Brass Band (New Orleans-style brass band) Aug. 3: Remembering the King (an Elvis tribute featuring Steve Marcio)

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Fantastic Fireworks at Valleyfair

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Jul 1, 2016 - Jul 30, 2016

Valleyfair will light up the night sky on Fridays and Saturdays in July with a Fantastic Fireworks display with added shows on July 3rd and 4th. Visit their website for dates and times. Fireworks begin at 9:50pm.

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New Spaces Heart of the City Music Festival

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Jul 3, 2016 - Aug 7, 2016

Sunday nights bring another chance to rock out in Burnsville with the New Spaces Heart of the City Music Festival. Sponsored by New Spaces and King and Companies. Free Concerts. Sundays, 7-8:30pm. Performances include: July 3: Smorgasboard (polka) July 10: Lee Engele and Reynold Philipsek (jazz) July 17: Northern Winds Concert Band (symphonic band) July 24: Corner Jazz (jazz) July 31: Urban Star (jazz combo) Aug. 7: Public Relations Band (variety of styles)

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Red, White & Boom! TC Half Marathon and Relay

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Jul 4, 2016

Celebrate Independence Day in style at the Red, White Boom! TC Half Marathon and Relay! Online registration will be open through June 28 at 11:59 p.m.

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Red, White and Boom

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Jul 4, 2016

Celebrate America's Independence Day at Minneapolis Red, White and Boom, a celebration hosted by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. The annual event attracts more than 75,000 people to sites along the downtown Minneapolis riverfront, and features live music, great food, fun activities for the whole family, and the grand finale - fireworks!

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Rock and Rockets at Mystic Lake

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Jul 4, 2016

Celebrate America’s birthday with one of the biggest and best fireworks displays in the state— plus free concerts, food and fun for the whole family! Visit mysticlake.com for updated event details.

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Adele at Xcel Energy Center

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Jul 5, 2016 - Jul 6, 2016

Adele will return to North America for her first tour in five years. The North American tour dates begin ‪on July 5th at Xcel Energy Center and run through November 15th in Mexico City at Palacio de los Deportes. All tickets go on sale Thursday, Dec. 17 at 10 a.m. local time via live.adele.com/north-america/.

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Basilica Block Party

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Jul 8, 2016 - Jul 9, 2016

More than 25,000 people gather annually in the presence of the historic Basilica of Saint Mary to enjoy two days of live music, great food and summer fun.

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Oak Ridge Boys

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Jul 10, 2016

The Oak Ridge Boys are the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame; their recent Dove Award win brought their total to 9 Dove Awards – plus 5 GRAMMY Awards and too many ACM and CMA awards to list. The Oak Ridge Boys have a rare knack of making the audiences feel special and that the performance is aimed right at them. How do the Oaks accomplish such a feat? It's true! Each and every Oak Ridge Boys performance is as sincere and genuine as it gets. It’s warm and comfortable – patriotic and spiritual – filled with great energy – It's a full evening of entertainment with friends... Duane, Joe, Richard and William Lee- the Oak Ridge Boys! Now with a second show at 7pm! Showtimes: 3pm and 7pm

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Lakefront Music Fest at Lakefront Park

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Jul 15, 2016 - Jul 16, 2016

The Lakefront Music Fest is an annual 2-day outdoor music event held in Prior Lake, located just 10 minutes west of Burnsville on County Rd 42. This year’s line-up includes: Martina McBride, Love and Theft, Lauren Alaina, O.A.R., BoDeans, Eric Hutchinson

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International Festival of Burnsville

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Jul 16, 2016

Join us at the ninth annual International Festival of Burnsville. During this event guests can pursue food vendor tents and admire cultural displays. Dancers, musicians and other entertainers will exhibit the city’s diverse population and traditions.

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Minneapolis Aquatennial

Jul 20, 2016 - Jul 23, 2016

Join in the fun at the Minneapolis Aquatennial, a summer festival celebrating the city of Minneapolis. Founded in 1939, the Minneapolis Aquatennial is one of the largest festivals in the state, drawing thousands of visitors each year. Enjoy many great events, including a fireworks show, parade, 5K run, and much more!

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Family & Friends Fun Day at Dakota City Heritage Village

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Jul 22, 2016

This summer, bring your kids, grandkids and friends to visit the past and experience life at the turn of the last century on our Family Friends Fun Day, offered one Friday in June and one in July. Stroll through the museum and see horse-drawn buggies and farm machinery from the good ol’ days. Meet the villagers, who help the children with hands-on activities. Enjoy playing vintage games, watch the blacksmith at work in his forge, withdraw money at the bank to spend shopping at the General Store, and more. Bring your own lunch and have a picnic on our village grounds. Tours start every half hour between 10am and noon and each tour lasts 90 minutes. Cost is $5 per person, age 3 and up. A ticket is needed to be in the village.

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On the Rocks At Canterbury Park

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Jul 22, 2016

On The Rocks – A Craft Spirits Event, Friday, July 22 • Event 6 PM - 9:30 PM, Live Racing 6:30 PM - 10 PM, Presented by City Pages In the Triple Crown Club

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Drake at Xcel Energy Center

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Jul 24, 2016

Grammy® Award-winning and multi-platinum selling artist Drake will launch the DRAKE SUMMER SIXTEEN TOUR WITH FUTURE AND SPECIAL GUESTS in support of his brand new album, View. Drake will make a stop in the Twin Cities on July 24th at Xcel Energy Center.

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Vans Warped Tour at Canterbury Park

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Jul 24, 2016

Don’t miss as this touring music and extreme sports festival makes its only stop in Minnesota at Canterbury Park! This one day event will showcase punk rock/alternative bands like Yellowcard , First to Eleven, Against The Current, Sum 41 and many, many more!

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Goo Goo Dolls with Special Guests Collective Soul and Tribe Society

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Jul 30, 2016

See Goo Goo Dolls with special guests Collective Soul and Tribe Society under the stars at the Mystic Amphitheater! Goo Goo Dolls have sold over 10 million albums worldwide and have topped the charts with smash hits like “Name” and “Iris.”

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Shawn Mendes at Roy Wilkins Auditorium

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Aug 2, 2016

With his No. 1 debut album, No. 1 single Stitches, and now second Pop Radio hit I Know What You Did Last Summer extending his momentum into the new year, Island Records recording artist Shawn Mendes has announced his Shawn Mendes World Tour, opening across Europe with 11 dates in April - May, and then arriving in North America with 26 dates, including a stop at Roy Wilkins Auditorium on Tuesday, Aug. 2.

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Uptown Art Fair

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Aug 5, 2016 - Aug 7, 2016

The annual event is held in the heart of the Uptown, Minneapolis business district at the bustling intersection of Lake St. and Hennepin Ave. Choose from a variety of limited editions and one-of-a-kind treasures from artists including sculptures, paintings, photographs, woodcarvings, glasswork, jewelry, multimedia compositions and more. Other features: food and drink from vendors; outdoor wine and beer gardens; Culinary Arts Competition; non-stop entertainment on the performance stage; youth art fair; family activity area. Admission is free.

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Dakota County Fair

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Aug 8, 2016 - Aug 14, 2016

A typical county fair of yesteryear featuring high tech products and services. Enjoy several barns full of some of the best livestock in the state. The grandstand offers bull riding, mutton bustin' and 5 demo derbies. Enjoy a large midway, preview some of the new food items, and enjoy an historical village.

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Journey and The Doobie Brothers at Xcel Energy Center

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Aug 9, 2016

Journey and The Doobie Brothers will bring the San Francisco Fest 2016 tour to Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m., bringing together two of the iconic groups that helped define the San Francisco Sound. The tour includes special guestDave Mason.

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Canterbury Beer Fest

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Aug 13, 2016

A beer fest ticket includes all beer samples, live music from Bad Girlfriends and live horse racing admission! Food available for purchase. Participating breweries will include a variety of the best domestic, imported, specialty, craft, seasonal and micro brewed beers available in Minnesota. Visit their website for ticket information. Included with your Beer Fest ticket is admission to live horse racing at Canterbury Park! Your wristband gives you access to both the Beerfest in Shire Square and the excitement on the racetrack. First race goes off at 6:30 PM.

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Walk the Moon at Roy Wilkins Auditorium

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Aug 13, 2016

Critically acclaimed alt-pop band Walk The Moon will bring their Work This Body tour to Roy Wilkins Auditorium on Saturday, Aug. 13 at 7:30 p.m.

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Minnesota Renaissance Festival

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Aug 20, 2016 - Oct 2, 2016

Immerse yourself into the sounds, smells and sights of an authentic 16th century village as you celebrate Renaissance Festival’s 45th season this year in Shakopee. With more than 300 street characters roaming the village, you could come face-to-face with the town beggar, the common peasant, the royal court and even the King and Queen. Marvel at 16 stages of live entertainment, over 250 artisan booths for endless shopping, live armored jousting and food fit for a king! Open weekends, August 20 – October 2, 2016 Labor Day and a special day for schools and seniors on Festival Friday, September 30, 2016.

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Japanese Lantern Lighting Festival at Como Park

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Aug 21, 2016

Explore the art, music, food, martial arts and cultural traditions of Japan at the annual Como Park Japanese Lantern Lighting Festival, a family-friendly event, reminiscent of Japan’s annual Obon holiday. 3 to 9 p.m. Click here for more information: http://ow.ly/4n7f7I

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Minnesota State Fair

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Aug 25, 2016 - Sep 5, 2016

The Great Minnesota Get-together! The Minnesota State Fair is the largest 12-day event in North America, attracting nearly 1.8 million visitors annually with many exhibits, live animals, live entertainment stages, food concessions, midway rides and games, and much more! 2016 Grandstand Concerts Series August 25 - Don Henly August 27 - Dixie Chicks August 28 - Dixie Chicks August 29 - Happy Together Tour 2016 August 31 - Demi Lovato Nick Jonas September 5 - Bonnie Raitt More Acts - TBA Photo Credit: Minnesota State Fair

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Burnsville Fire Muster

Sep 7, 2016 - Sep 11, 2016

This year's Fire Muster will feature wine tasting, beer tasting, entertainment, fireworks, carnival rides, kids activities, emergency personnel demonstrations, food and beverages from local restaurants and, of course, the combined fire truck parade and community parade that started it all!

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Sever's Corn Maze and Fall Festival

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Sep 9, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016

Fall family fun is sure to be found at Sever's Corn Maze and Fall Festival! With live music, an exotic petting zoo, giant slide, the corn pit, and of course the corn maze, there is something for the whole family! Friday- Sunday, September 9 - October 30, 2016.

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Minnesota Vikings Football

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Sep 11, 2016 - Jan 1, 2017

Skol Vikings! It's all about Purple Pride in Minnesota! Watch the Minnesota Vikings take on NFL rivals like the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears at their brand new home, US Bank Stadium, in 2016! Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Vikings. Week 1 | Sept. 11 | Noon | at Tennessee Week 2 | Sept. 18 | 7:30 PM | vs. Green Bay Week 3 | Sept. 25 | Noon | at North Carolina Week 4 | Oct. 3 | 7:30 PM | vs. New York Week 5 | Oct. 9 | Noon | vs. Texas Week 6 | BYE Week 7 | Oct. 23 | Noon | at Philadelphia Week 8 | Oct. 31 | 7:30 PM | at Chicago Week 9 | Nov. 6 | Noon | vs. Detroit Week 10 | Nov. 13 | Noon | at Washington Week 11 | Nov. 20 | Noon | vs. Arizona Week 12 | Nov. 24 | 11:30 AM | at Detroit Week 13 | Dec. 1 | 7:25 PM | vs. Dallas Week 14 | Dec. 11 | Noon | at Jacksonville Week 15 | Dec. 18 | Noon | vs. Indianapolis Week 16 | Dec. 24 | Noon | at Green Bay Week 17 | Jan. 1 | Noon | vs. Chicago

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Blake Shelton at Xcel Energy Center

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Sep 16, 2016 - Sep 17, 2016

On the heels of his sold-out shows earlier this year, country music superstar Blake Shelton will continue the fun this fall with his 2016 Tour Presented by Gildan®. Shelton will kick-off the tour in his home state with a two-night stand in Oklahoma City, OK on Sept. 9-10. Other double night shows include the Xcel Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota and the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Fans can look forward to new songs from his forthcoming album If I'm Honest, including the Top 10 Came Here To Forget plus many of his 21 number one singles, from his debut single Austin, to his most recent No. 1, Gonna.

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Ramble Jam

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Sep 16, 2016 - Sep 17, 2016

WHERE CITY MEETS COUNTRY...9 country bands in 2 days at the Dakota County Fairgrounds. Photo courtesy of the Farmington Rotary and Ramble Jam.

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Festival Palamino at Canterbury Park

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Sep 17, 2016

An American roots festival held inside Canterbury Park featuring 15 bands, 3 stages, craft food, beverage wares and live racing.

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Ryder Cup 2016 Hazeltine

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Sep 27, 2016 - Oct 3, 2016

Minnesota welcomes the 2016 Ryder Cup™ hosted at Hazeltine National Golf Club, located just 20 minutes from Burnsville and the Minneapolis / St. Paul area. The Ryder Cup is played every two years and consists of the most prestigious golfers from the U.S. and Europe. Each team is comprised of 12 players who compete in five match-play sessions and the competition lasts over three days. Burnsvilleis just 20 minutes from Hazeltine and offers 28 hotels from economy to family-friendly, all located within minutes of downtown Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Mall of America, Minnesota Zoo and other area attractions.

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Def Leppard at Xcel Energy Center

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Oct 5, 2016

Def Leppard have announced they will return to the road this summer for an extensive tour across North America due to overwhelming demand. Joining Def Leppard on their mighty summer outing are REO Speedwagon and Tesla. See them when they make a stop at Xcel Energy Center on October 5, 2016. Tickets go on sale March 4, 2016.

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Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon

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Oct 9, 2016

The annual Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, dubbed The Most Beautiful Urban Marathon in America will take place on Sunday, October 9, 2016. The marathon starts in Minneapolis and ends at the State Capitol in St. Paul.

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Carrie Underwood at Xcel Energy Center

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Oct 17, 2016

Seven-time Grammy winner and ACM Female Vocalist of the Year nominee Carrie Underwood has just announced The Storyteller Tour- Stories in the Round will extend through the fall which will include a stop at Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul on Monday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m.

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Vic Ferrari Symphony on the Rocks at the Ames Center

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Oct 22, 2016

Since debuting in 2005, Symphony On The Rocks has entertained sold out audiences around the Midwest. Fronted by the Vic Ferrari Band, a nationally acclaimed variety band with over 2,300 performances, the seven member band plays crowd favorites from the 60s to today while rocking with your symphony! This is no ordinary concert – the huge symphony sound is backed by outstanding audio and video production that produces the look and feel of a rock show. Symphony On The Rocks is high energy and excitement like none other.

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Pentatonix at Xcel Energy Center

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Oct 26, 2016

Grammy Award winning and platinum selling recording artists Pentatonix have announced additional North American dates to their 2016 Pentatonix World Tour. Special guest Us The Duo will continue on the road with the quintet. The group will continue touring in support of their self-titled gold certified album and their newest single, If I Ever Fall In Love ft. Jason Derulo.

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Henry Rollins at the Ames Center

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Nov 19, 2016

Henry Rollins kicks off a multi-city spoken word tour on October 6! On this tour, fans can expect Henry to mix timely commentary on the current state of politics with anecdotes on his latest L.A. experiences, to perspective gained from his extensive world travels. Always wanting to present fans with the best possible experience, Rollins’ live talking shows are known for their energy, wit, anger and humor. See him in Burnsville at the Ames Center on November 19!

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Rhythmic Circus: Red and Green at the Ames Center

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Dec 16, 2016 - Dec 17, 2016

From the creators of Feet Don’t Fail Me Now! On December 16th and 17th, Rhythmic Circus presents a brand new holiday experience. Combining their signature style of rapid-fire tap with music you know and love, this show leaves audiences excited with the joy of the holiday spirit. Showtimes: 7:30pm

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