Minnesota Renaissance Festival
Explore a 16th-century European village featuring 16 stages of live entertainment, more than 250 marketplace artisans, kid-friendly rides and games, a petting zoo, artist demonstrations, roaming characters and live armored jousting, plus beer, wine and food vendors.
When: Aug 25 Also: Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2, Sep 7 & Sep 8
Where: 12364 Chestnut Boulevard, Shakopee
Cost: $24.95 for adults, $15.95 for ages 5-12 and free for ages 4 and younger; advance tickets cost $21.95/$13.50.