Minnetonka Minnesota Gift Shop
Favorites Lake Minnetonka Regional Park

Lake Minnetonka Regional Park is the perfect place for families to enjoy a Saturday afternoon. Bring a picnic and enjoy a lakeside lunch. Learn more...

Noerenberg Gardens

Situated on the north shore of Lake Minnetonka’s majestic Crystal Bay, Noerenberg Memorial Gardens offers a tranquil retreat to the quiet elegance and grace of days gone by. A favorite subject for local artists and an idyllic location for weddings. Learn more...

 

September Calendar of Events

1st

Excelsior - Streetcar Rides

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Fare: $2

Board at Water Street stop between 3rd and George Street, or at Old Exclesior Blvd near Minnetonka Blvd.

Location: Excelsior

3rd

Plymouth - Farmer's Market

2:30-6:30 PM

A large selection of fresh produce and local goods.

Plymouth Ice Center
3650 Plymouth Blvd.
Plymouth, Minnesota

4th

Excelsior - Streetcar Rides

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Fare: $2

Board at Water Street stop between 3rd and George Street, or at Old Exclesior Blvd near Minnetonka Blvd.

Location: Excelsior

5th

Plymouth - Movie at Dusk - Land Before Time!

8:00 PM

Free!

In "Land Before Time" an orphaned brontosaurus named Littlefoot sets off in search of the legendary Great Valley. A land of lush vegetation where the dinosaurs can thrive and live in peace. Along the way he meets four other young dinosaurs, each one a different species, and they encounter several obstacles as they learn to work together in order to survive.

Lady K’s Popcorn will sell concessions at Movies in the Park, including popcorn, sno kones, cotton candy and candy, as well as pop, Gatorade and lemonade. Guests should bring cash.

Plymouth Fieldhouse
14800 34th Ave N
Plymouth, Minnesota 55447

5th- 7th

Wayzata - James J. Hill Day

Click here for full schedule>

6th

Chanhassen - Farmer's Market

Fresh produce, wild crafted goods, artisans!

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

City Center Park Plaza Parking Lot (lower level east side of City Hall)

6th

Hopkins - Farmer's Market

7:30 - Noon

For almost 30 years, the Hopkins Farmers' Market has offered a seasonal opportunity to choose from an abundance of just picked, locally grown produce, and a wide variety of free-range meat, poultry, and eggs.  Enjoy artisan roasted coffee, fresh baked European breads, jams, jellies, honey, and baked goods.  Select from canned goods,  pickles, plants and cut flowers, soap and other items hand-crafted by local artisans.

Located in Hopkins on 9th Avenue, one-half block south of the Main Street clock tower.

7th

Excelsior - Streetcar Rides

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Fare: $2

Board at Water Street stop between 3rd and George Street, or at Old Exclesior Blvd near Minnetonka Blvd.

Location: Excelsior

10th

Plymouth - Farmer's Market

2:30-6:30 PM

A large selection of fresh produce and local goods.

Plymouth Ice Center
3650 Plymouth Blvd.
Plymouth, Minnesota

11th

Excelsior - Streetcar Rides

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Fare: $2

Board at Water Street stop between 3rd and George Street, or at Old Exclesior Blvd near Minnetonka Blvd.

Location: Excelsior

12th

Wayzata - 1950's Fever

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

1950's dance group, Elvis impersonator, classic cars, and more!

Meridian Manor
163 West Wayzata Boulevard
Wayzata, MN 55391

12th

Excelsior - Movies in the Park - Frozen!

7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

All ages will enjoy Disney’s Frozen (PG) in Badger Park, 5745 Country Club Road, Shorewood, on Friday, September 12 beginning at dusk. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and bug spray, and get ready to enjoy this great movie under the stars! Joey Nova’s will be selling pizza, and Southshore Senior Partners will sell popcorn—or bring your own picnic!

Don't miss our free movie in Badger Park--Disney's Frozen, Friday, Sept 12 at dusk!

Badger park, Excelsior, MN

12th

Plymouth - Movie at Dusk - Mary Poppins!

8:00 PM

Free!

In "Mary Poppins", this movie combines songs, color and sequences of live action blended with the movements of animated figures. Mary Poppins is a kind of Super-nanny who flies in with her umbrella in response to the request of the Banks children and proceeds to put things right with the aid of her rather extraordinary magical powers.

Lady K’s Popcorn will sell concessions at Movies in the Park, including popcorn, sno kones, cotton candy and candy, as well as pop, Gatorade and lemonade. Guests should bring cash.

Plymouth Fieldhouse
14800 34th Ave N
Plymouth, Minnesota 55447

13th

Chanhassen - Farmer's Market

Fresh produce, wild crafted goods, artisans!

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

City Center Park Plaza Parking Lot (lower level east side of City Hall)

13th

Hopkins - Farmer's Market

7:30 - Noon

For almost 30 years, the Hopkins Farmers' Market has offered a seasonal opportunity to choose from an abundance of just picked, locally grown produce, and a wide variety of free-range meat, poultry, and eggs.  Enjoy artisan roasted coffee, fresh baked European breads, jams, jellies, honey, and baked goods.  Select from canned goods,  pickles, plants and cut flowers, soap and other items hand-crafted by local artisans.

Located in Hopkins on 9th Avenue, one-half block south of the Main Street clock tower.

17th

Plymouth - Farmer's Market

2:30-6:30 PM

A large selection of fresh produce and local goods.

Plymouth Ice Center
3650 Plymouth Blvd.
Plymouth, Minnesota

18th

Excelsior - Streetcar Rides

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Fare: $2

Board at Water Street stop between 3rd and George Street, or at Old Exclesior Blvd near Minnetonka Blvd.

Location: Excelsior

20th

Chanhassen - Lake Ann Park Fall Mini Golf Classic

A nine hole golf course for 3- to 6-year-olds!

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

$8 Residents/$10 Non-Residents

Schedule your tee time by calling 952.227.1122.

1456 West 78th Street
Chanhassen, MN 55317

20th

Hopkins - Farmer's Market

7:30 - Noon

For almost 30 years, the Hopkins Farmers' Market has offered a seasonal opportunity to choose from an abundance of just picked, locally grown produce, and a wide variety of free-range meat, poultry, and eggs.  Enjoy artisan roasted coffee, fresh baked European breads, jams, jellies, honey, and baked goods.  Select from canned goods,  pickles, plants and cut flowers, soap and other items hand-crafted by local artisans.

Located in Hopkins on 9th Avenue, one-half block south of the Main Street clock tower.

20th

Excelsior - Apple Day

Click here for more information>

20th

Chanhassen - Farmer's Market

Fresh produce, wild crafted goods, artisans!

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

City Center Park Plaza Parking Lot (lower level east side of City Hall)

24th

Plymouth - Farmer's Market

2:30-6:30 PM

A large selection of fresh produce and local goods.

Plymouth Ice Center
3650 Plymouth Blvd.
Plymouth, Minnesota

25th

Excelsior - Streetcar Rides

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Fare: $2

Board at Water Street stop between 3rd and George Street, or at Old Exclesior Blvd near Minnetonka Blvd.

Location: Excelsior

26th

Plymouth - Senior Fall Gala

8:00 PM

Cost: $15

Enjoy “An Unforgettable Evening” with dinner and musical entertainment by Sinatra-style singer Tim Patrick and his Blue Eyes Band 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, Plymouth Creek Center, 14800 34th Ave. N.

The evening will commence with a social hour and silent auction, followed by a catered dinner.

The gala will serve as a fundraiser to help support senior programs. It will fund supplies, equipment and guest speakers, as well as veteran and senior events. Cost is $15 per person; a table for eight may be reserved for $105. To purchase tickets, call 763-509-5280. Registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 19; no tickets will be sold at the door.

Plymouth Creek Center
14800 34th Ave. N.
Plymouth, Minnesota 55447

27th

Hopkins - Farmer's Market

7:30 - Noon

For almost 30 years, the Hopkins Farmers' Market has offered a seasonal opportunity to choose from an abundance of just picked, locally grown produce, and a wide variety of free-range meat, poultry, and eggs.  Enjoy artisan roasted coffee, fresh baked European breads, jams, jellies, honey, and baked goods.  Select from canned goods,  pickles, plants and cut flowers, soap and other items hand-crafted by local artisans.

Located in Hopkins on 9th Avenue, one-half block south of the Main Street clock tower.

27th

Chanhassen - Farmer's Market

Fresh produce, wild crafted goods, artisans!

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

City Center Park Plaza Parking Lot (lower level east side of City Hall)

27th

Long Lake - Music & Fireworks in the Park

Join us on Saturday evening, September 27th for music by Red Dot Garage and Fireworks at dusk! Pack a picnic for supper and enjoy beverages from the beer tent. Bring your family and friends and enjoy a great fall evening lakeside!

Downtown Long Lake

27th

Baker Park - Festival of Lights

1:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Bring your lights luminaries, and flashlights to decorate your campsite. Prizes for best decorations. Saturday activities begin at 1:00 PM and include crafts, face painting, climbing walls and more. Campground check-in begins daily at 4 PM, so camp out Friday night for extra time to decorate!

Reservations by phone only; call 763-559-6700. An extra $15 program fee applies with each campsite reservation. Ages: All

Baker Park Reserve at Baker Campground

27th

Plymouth on Parade

11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Free!

Music, food, fun and marching bands will bring the community together again for the 17th annual Plymouth on Parade on Sat., Sept. 27, 11:30 a.m. Bring a chair or stand along the parade route to enjoy this perennial favorite. The parade route runs down Plymouth Boulevard from 34th Avenue to 39th Avenues.

Free Afternoon Activities

After the parade, stay for an afternoon of free family activities from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Hilde Performance Center and the Plymouth Ice Center/Life Time Fitness area. Come inside for free ice skating, swimming and open gym. If you prefer to stay outdoors, check out face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, musical entertainment and inflatables. Be sure to cheer on your favorite duck at the Ducky Derby Race, sponsored by Minnetonka-Plymouth Rotary.

City Center
Plymouth Blvd
Plymouth, Minnesota

 


Ongoing Events

Year-round

West Hennepin Pioneer Museum.

Artifacts from the pioneer days. Saturdays, 10 A.M. - 4 P.M. Call (952) 473-6557 for details.

Year-round

Bayside Live Music Venue in Excelsior

Bayview offers everything from rock and reggae to jazz and alternative music - all with a fantastic view of the lake.

Friday and Saturday at 9:00 P.M. Located one block East of Water St. on Excelsior Blvd. Call (952) 470-8439 for directions.

Click Here For The Music Schedule

Year-round

The Narrows Live Music Venue in Navarre

One of the hottest music bars in the Twin Cities area.

Located at the west end of Water Street. Call (952) 401-7902 for directions.

Click Here For The Music Schedule

Year-round

Three-Eighteen Live Music Venue in Excelsior

Excelsior's "Three-Eighteen" is one of the best kept secrets in the Twin Cities area. A favorite of musicians, this hip little "joint" offers some of the best live local and national acts in town.

Have a glass of wine and snuggle in for some great entertainment: Monday through Saturday at 7:30 P.M. Located at the west end of Water Street. Call (952) 401-7902 for directions.

Click Here For The Music Schedule

 

Get Busy!

The summer months bring countless opportunities for wholesome family activities. To find out about happenings in the Lake Minnetonka area, visit our complete Calendar of Events!

Lake Minnetonka: An area steeped in history

From the days when Dakota Indians inhabited her shores, leaving behind ancient burial mounds which are still visible today, to the era of the steam locomotive and the paddle wheeler when grand Victorian hotels and amusement parks stood proudly on her banks, there has always been something alluring about this enchanted body of water. Learn more...