Discover something new this summer. With more than 10,000 lakes, 87 state parks, and restaurant patios galore, there’s something great for everyone to celebrate summer in Minnesota—morning, noon and night.

Start the day off with coffee on your deck or hunt down a bakery for a sweet beginning to the day, then head out for an adventure.


Just about every town, big and small, celebrates summer. Check out your town festival or take in something new. Paul Bunyan Days in Akeley, Hot Dog Night in Luverne, Water Days in New London—you could go festival hopping every summer weekend!

Discover the cool caves in southeastern Minnesota. Search out a museum that captures your imagination. Go Waterfall chasing or grab a paddle and get out on the lake.


End the day with some stellar Minnesota stargazing and the perfect campfire. Could be a quiet night in a state park campground or a neighborhood gathering in the driveway. Just make sure that you have all the makings for s’mores all around.


Get out and make some fresh memories this summer. Wherever you go, pick up Summer Riches scratch tickets at your local lottery retailer and take us along for the ride. Just say I’MN!