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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...


February Calendar of Events


Wayzata - Cinema & Skates


Free family fun! Cinema & Skates returns for its second year. All are welcome to experience an evening on frozen Wayzata Bay. Bring your skates and glide under the stars on a luminary lit Wayzata Bay while enjoying hot cocoa and treats. Skating isn’t your thing? Step in to the heated ‘19th Hole’ hospitality tent and watch a featured film on a jumbo screen. Don’t forget your costume! 

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: 19th Hole Tent, Wayzata Bay

For more information, call 952-473-9595.


Chanhassen - February Festival

February Festival (Feb Fest) is held each year on the first Saturday of February on Lake Ann.  The 2016 event will be held on Saturday, February 6  from 12-3 pm.  This one-day event draws 1,500-2,000 participants and spectators, and is great fun for the whole family!

Activities include a medallion hunt throughout the week ahead, ice skating, a s'mores cookout on a roaring bonfire, sledding, horse-drawn sleigh rides, door prizes, concessions, and of course, the ever-popular ice fishing contest, with over 1,000 fishing holes drilled in the ice & fabulous prizes!

Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2016
Location: Lake Ann, Chanhassen


Wayzata - 32nd Annual Chilly Open

The largest, most well known and unusual golf tournament held on a frozen lake! Since 1984, thousands of golfers and spectators head to Lake Minnetonka for this unique frozen golf event to celebrate our "chilly" winter season. Our volunteers plow three, 9 hole courses right on Wayzata Bay. After your round, you can head into the heated 19th Hole Hospitality Tent to taste some of the best chili in the land, dance to live music and enjoy prizes and giveaways. Admission is $40 per golfer and includes: 

• 9 holes of golf
• Official Chilly Open hat
• All you can eat chili 
• Live music
• Prizes & give-a-ways

Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Wayzata Bay

For more information, call 952-473-9595.


Minneapolis - Healthy Life Expo

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

LARGEST EVER! Nutrition, Fitness, and Longevity - It's all here! Explore up to 200+ exhibitors offering everything for health, balance and success in all areas of life. 3 - Stages of on-going speaker presentations, and demonstrations. New this year is the Yoga Stage and Healthy Cooling Stage! Product sampling, hourly drawings and free health information. The Smart place to get the free tips information to start living a healthier life. See the latest in men’s & women’s health, weight loss, living well, health services, and much more! Seminars, product demonstrations, entertainment, and great shopping all weekend long! Visit with Steve and Emily from Twin Cities Live TV Show and A Staci from KS95 Radio.

Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403


Plymouth - Fire and Ice

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Fire & Ice will include recycling bin races, youth ice fishing contest, goofy hat contest, hayrides, sled-dog rides, miniature golf on the ice, snow bowling, recreational skating, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing – weather permitting.

There will also be entertainment, a bonfire, and on-site food trucks. The finale of the evening – fireworks sponsored by the Plymouth Civic League – will begin around 6:30 p.m.

Parkers Lake Park
15205 County Road 6
Plymouth, Minnesota 55447


Hopkins - Garden Party Gallery Opening


Location: 1213 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343
For more information, call 952-377-2220


Plymouth - Waffle Breakfast


9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Help raise funds for senior programming while enjoying breakfast hot off the griddle. Dad’s Belgian Waffle Company will cook all-you-can-eat, made-from-scratch waffles and serve them with a host of toppings, sausage, coffee and juice.

Cost is $7 for ages 6 and older; $4, ages 5 and younger. Pay at the door.

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


Lowry Nature Center - Bowling and Golf on Ice


Tee off on a miniature golf course complete with tunnels, obstacles, and holes right in the ice. Try ice bowling. End by a fire with cocoa. Children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in anytime.

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Fee: $5:00
Location: 7025 Victoria Drive
Victoria, MN 55386

For more information, call 763.694.7650.


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Chanhassen - Luminary Walk


Take a winter hike through the trails of the Chanhassen Nature Preserve. Trails will be cleared and lit with hundreds of glowing luminaries to lead the way. Afterwards, stop by the Holiday Inn Express for warm beverages, treats, music, and a bonfire. All ages welcome!

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Holiday Inn, 7885 Century Boulevard
Chanhassen, MN 55317


Minneapolis - The Ultimate Wedding Planning Event

It's one of the biggest days of your life, and you've got a ton of key decisions to make. Unveiled has inspiration at every turn for your wedding day and beyond. From florists, stationers and cake designers to videographers, reception sites and chefs, Unveiled is an unparalleled planning experience designed by The Wedding Guys -- with bridal eye-candy everywhere. New this year are Tasting Bars, where you can sample curated menus from the area's finest chefs, and the Photography Gallery. Browse over 130 of the Twin Cities' most talented wedding experts at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55403


Minneapolis Home and Garden Show


Fri 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Show highlights include:

• One Main Stage – the Lifestyle and Kitchen Stages will be combined so no rushing between cooking demonstrations and DIY presentations! Attendees will learn budget saving tips, recipes from local chefs and media personalities, gardening advice and hear from local speakers and national celebrities. Presented by Jaque Bethke of Pure Design Environments

• Tiny Home Village – the craze has come to town! The Tiny Home Village will feature multiple homes from builders across Minnesota and Wisconsin.

• Ask An Expert – With the space designed by Carter Averbeck of Omforme, this feature will give attendees the opportunity to directly ask questions to experts about personal projects.

• Minnesota Made – This new marketplace located in the lobby in room 102 will feature three dozen booths selling unique home décor, garden art, pottery, and gifts…
all Minnesota-made.

• Backyard Lounge – enjoy your favorite beverage while checking out the latest in outdoor furniture. Sponsored by Plants and Things USA

This year’s celebrity lineup includes an impressive list of nationally-known as well as locally-grown home and garden experts, including:

• Drew and Jonathan Scott hosts of HGTV’s hit show, “Property Brothers,” will appear on the Show’s second weekend. Appearance sponsored by Wings Financial Credit Union.

• Matt Muenster of DIY’s “Bath Crashers” on the first and second weekend.

• “The Man on the Avenue” Sasha Andreev will present the Show’s standout products included in Innovation Avenue

• Chris and Peyton Lambton – Hosts of HGTV’s “Going Yard,” this married couple has more than backyard transformations in common…they were contestants on “The Bachelor”
and “The Bachelorette,” respectively. They’ll share their landscaping tips throughout the first weekend.

• Master Gardener Bobby Jensen will appear both weekends on the Main Stage and in the Garden Theater.

Tickets prices for adults are $12 online and $14 at the door; $4 for children ages six – 12; children under five and under are free.

Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55403


Ongoing Events


West Hennepin Pioneer Museum.

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


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.


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.


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.


Get Busy!

The fall 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...