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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...

 

August Calendar of Events

4th

Plymouth - Walk with a Doc

7:00

Each month a different doctor will lead a 45-minute walk that is open to all Plymouth community members. All ages and fitness levels are encouraged to take a step toward better health. Participants will receive a T-shirt and pedometer. No registration is required.

Plymouth Creek Center
14800 34th Ave. N.
Plymouth, Minnesota 55446

5th

Minnetonka - Music in the Park

7:00 PM

Tim Patrick and Blue Eyes Band (11-piece band, Frank Sinatra style)
Free
Outdoor amphitheater on the Minnetonka Civic Center Campus, 14600 Minnetonka Boulevard, Minnetonka

6th

Plymouth - Farmer's Market

2:30 PM

Vendors will be present to provide fresh, locally grown produce and prepared food. Local musicians and children's activities will be featured each week. A weekly drawing for a Farmers Market basket will be held at the information table.

Location: Plymouth Ice Center, 3650 Plymouth Blvd., Plymouth, Minnesota

6th

Plymouth - Water Ski Show

7:00

“Shockwaves,” a water ski show featuring the Prior Lake Water Ski Team will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 6 at Parkers Lake Park, County Road 6 and Niagara Lane.
The beach-front show will include music, colorful costumes and a variety of water ski entertainment. Viewers are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic dinner. Popcorn and ice cream vendors will be present.

Parkers Lake
County Road 6 & Niagara Ln
Plymouth, Minnesota 55447

7th

Excelsior - Trolley Rides

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Fare: $2

Location: Water Street - between 3rd and George St.

7th

Chanhassen - Summer Concert

7:00-8:00 PM

Three Car Garage
Free

Location: City Center Park Plaza (across from KleinBank, just south of City Hall)

7th

Hopkins - Music in the Park

7:00 PM

Echos of Elvis - Elvis returns - come early!

Downtown Park (40 9th Ave S)

9th

Chanhassen - Farmer's Market

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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

9th-10th

Long Lake - Corn Days

This two-day event at St. George will include the traditional Sunday afternoon parade sponsored by the Long Lake AREA Chamber of Commerce which will begin at noon on Sunday, August 10th. Also included: refreshments, kid's activities, music and more...

Downtown Long Lake, MN

9th

Excelsior - Trolley Rides

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Fare: $2

Location: Water Street - between 3rd and George St.

9th

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

Plymouth - Entertainment in the Parks

7:00-8:00 PM

The Roe Family Singers are a Good-Time, Old-Time Hillbilly band from the tiny community of Kirkwood Hollow, MN. Led by wife & husband Kim Roe (Best Female Vocalist, City Pages/Village Voice) and Quillan Roe (Accident Clearinghouse), the band marries old-time sounds from barn-dances, fiddle pulls, and county fairs with the rock & roll passion of youth.

Free

Location: Parkers Lake Stage, County Road 6 & Niagara Ln, Plymouth, Minnesota 55447

12th

Minnetonka - Music in the Park

7:00-8:00 PM

Dirty Shorts Band (8-piece, New Orleans style)

Free

Outdoor amphitheater on the Minnetonka Civic Center Campus, 14600 Minnetonka Boulevard, Minnetonka

13th

Plymouth - Farmer's Market

2:30 PM

Vendors will be present to provide fresh, locally grown produce and prepared food. Local musicians and children's activities will be featured each week. A weekly drawing for a Farmers Market basket will be held at the information table.

Location: Plymouth Ice Center, 3650 Plymouth Blvd., Plymouth, Minnesota

13th

Plymouth - Kids Koncert

11:00 AM

Alpha Bits - A Midwest institution, Chris & Sandy have entertained children for eighteen years & over 1,200 concerts.

Free

Location: Parkers Lake Stage, County Road 6 & Niagara Ln, Plymouth, Minnesota 55447

14th

Excelsior - Trolley Rides

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Fare: $2

Location: Water Street - between 3rd and George St.

15th

Plymouth - Movies in the Park

8:00 PM

Free

Little Big League

In "Little Big League" the Chairman of the Minnesota Twins Baseball team passes away of natural causes and in his will leaves his grandson, Billy Heywood, ownership of the team. Billy, despite being only 12-years-old, is a devotee of the sport, knows the Twins inside out and believes he has what it takes to make the Twins a championship winning team, so he appoints himself the new manager. But will the proud, arrogant players of the team be willing to take orders and tactics from a 12-year-old boy? In an attempt to get the players efforts into the game, he dedicates the season to his Grandfather, and vows to win the Championship with the Minnesota Twins. Is this enough to receive the trust and acceptance of the players, fans and critics of the sport?

Zachary Playfield
4355 Zachary Ln
Plymouth, Minnesota 55447

16th

Excelsior - Trolley Rides

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Fare: $2

Location: Water Street - between 3rd and George St.

16th

Chanhassen - Farmer's Market

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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

20th

Plymouth - Farmer's Market

2:30 PM

Vendors will be present to provide fresh, locally grown produce and prepared food. Local musicians and children's activities will be featured each week. A weekly drawing for a Farmers Market basket will be held at the information table.

Location: Plymouth Ice Center, 3650 Plymouth Blvd., Plymouth, Minnesota

21st

Excelsior - Trolley Rides

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Fare: $2

Location: Water Street - between 3rd and George St.

22nd

Plymouth - Movies in the Park

8:00 PM

Free

The Wizard of Oz

Kansas girl Dorothy Gale and her dog, Toto, are whisked by a tornado into the magical land of Oz in this much loved musical adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s classic novel. Dorothy joins the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion on an adventure down the Yellow Brick Road to persuade the Wizard to help her find her way home.

Zachary Playfield
4355 Zachary Ln
Plymouth, Minnesota 55447

23rd

Chanhassen - Farmer's Market

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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

23rd

Excelsior - Trolley Rides

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Fare: $2

Location: Water Street - between 3rd and George St.

27th

Plymouth - Farmer's Market

2:30 PM

Vendors will be present to provide fresh, locally grown produce and prepared food. Local musicians and children's activities will be featured each week. A weekly drawing for a Farmers Market basket will be held at the information table.

Location: Plymouth Ice Center, 3650 Plymouth Blvd., Plymouth, Minnesota

28th

Excelsior - Trolley Rides

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Fare: $2

Location: Water Street - between 3rd and George St.

30th

Chanhassen - Farmer's Market

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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

30th

Excelsior - Trolley Rides

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Fare: $2

Location: Water Street - between 3rd and George St.

 


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.

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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.

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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.

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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...