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Need some fun first date ideas? Here are some guidelines for planning a memorable first date.

Fun First Date Ideas

A first date is the time when you begin to know one another so think about spending time in a place where you will have opportunity to talk.

A movie or concert may not be that place. Instead, choose a destination where you can explore something new to both of you.

If your relationship continues, you will want to remember this day, so make it memorable!

We live in Minnesota so our date ideas reflect our experience. You can find the same types of things to do wherever you live.

Museums: A museum may not be the first date destination that comes to your mind however it may be one of the best. Here in Minnesota we have dozens of interesting "showcases" of the amazing and unusual. These would be perfect places for "photo ops" and endless conversation.

You will learn a lot about what interests the other person and interests you share.

Zoos: Minnesota has some of the best however you will find places to meet and greet the animals no matter where you live. Laugh together at the antics of the monkeys. Enjoy the beauty and diversity of the animals. Get a passerby to take a photo of the two of you with some of the wild life!

Fun First Date Ideas

Fun first date ideas that include sun, sand, and water will make any date memorable. We live in the "Land of 10,000 Lakes" so this is an easy date to plan.  Go to a beach or to a water park. In either case, pack a romantic picnic to take along. 

Minnesota Festivals  take place year round so any time is the time to think about attending a festival as one of your top fun first date ideas. Music festivals happen all year long. Others, like the Irish Festival, celebrate the ethnic heritages of our state, still others commemorate holidays.

Take in a music festival...or several. Just a few Minnesota music festivals that can be the destination for a great romantic date include: 

We Fest - This annual country music extravaganza has been drawing thousands to the Detroit Lakes area every summer for 35 years. 

The Minnesota Bluegrass Festival, Moondance Jam in Walker, Bayfront Blues Festival in  Duluth, Sommerfest in Minneapolis

The Irish Fair held on Harriet Island in St. Paul in August: Irish music, dancing, food, exhibits and more.

Minnesota State Fair: The "Great Minnesota Get-together". You can't do it all in one day so go back often from late August until Labor Day. Lots of ideas for a fun date at the fair!  

Lanesboro Minnesota Rhubarb Festival; first Saturday of June. 

The Askov Fair & Rutabaga Festival, featuring an aebleskiver stand, is the last weekend in August in this Old Danish colony town.

Minnesota wineries are perfect for fun first date ideas.

Minneapolis Nightlife will give you a "big city" experience on your first date.

Seasonal Fun First Date Ideas

Fun First Date Ideas in every season.

Minnesota's changing seasons offer wonderful variety for creative romantic dates. Our four seasons of the year climate guarantee that you will discover great date ideas in each setting.   

Ideas for A Fun Date in Autumn:

  • Renaissance Fair in Shakopee from late August to early October.
  • Oktoberfest in New Ulm.
  • Fall Foliage Fest in Harmony.
  • Big Island Rendezvous & Festival at Bancroft Bay Park in Albert Lea.
  • Johnny Appleseed Days Festival in Lake City
  • Fall Apple Festival at Carlos Creek Winery in Alexandria.
  • One of the strangest festivals in our state is the Eelpout Festival in Walker.
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Minnesota Sports Teams offer lots of professional, semi-pro and college sports. "Take me out to the ball game" could be an invitation to a date to a baseball game, a football game, a hockey game, soccer game, rugby game, tennis or golf tournament. Just choose your sport, make a date and root for the home team.

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Fun First Date Ideas

Ideas for A Fun Date  in Winter:

Winter offers so many opportunities for romantic, creative and fun date ideas.   

Just a few of the fun date ideas for winter  fun include sledding, ice skating, building a snowman together and attending winter festivals.

A Few More First Date Ideas

Whether you are planning a fist date or have been together for years, your romance can be enhanced by spending time together in ways that you will remember.

Many art galleries are free or can be visited for a very small fee. Enjoy free music at dozens of coffee shops and bars and, as well, the many "music in the parks" events.

 All four seasons of the year, as well as holiday seasons, offer opportunities for creative dates.  

Start the New Year by attending a party together. Remember...you get to kiss at midnight! 

February brings... Valentine’s Day...what better month to start or spark a romance.

Romantic Evening Ideas is another page on this website that will give you even more ideas for a romantic first date.

Romantic Lanesboro is one destination in Minnesota that is guaranteed to spark romance. This quaint small town offers beautiful scenery and many activities that any couple will enjoy. 

Ideas for a Fun Date Right at Home:

Have your own movie night. Rent a romantic movie, pop some popcorn, add your favorite beverages and cuddle together for an enjoyable evening. Cook dinner together. Play a game like "Twister" or  play some romantic board games. Put on your favorite CDs and enjoy a dance club right at home.

Spending time together as a couple is important whether you are just getting to know each other, or have been married for 50+ years. Keep thinking up ideas for a fun date and you will keep your relationship fun, exciting and ever fresh.

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