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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...

 

November Calendar of Events

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Excelsior - Open Late Thursdays

Stores stay open late and host special events while restaurants offer a delicious break to keep shoppers fueled. This year-round weekly event is fun for everyone—men, women, families and pets.

  • Girls’ night out with shopping and happy hour on a patio
  • Guys’ night out with beers at the brewery and shopping for quality menswear
  • Date night with dinner, shopping and a late movie
  • Family night with the dog shopping, eating on a patio and relaxing in the Excelsior Commons with ice cream cones
  • Solo night where you get to go where you want to go!

Location: Downtown Excelsior, MN

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Excelsior - Open Late Thursdays

Stores stay open late and host special events while restaurants offer a delicious break to keep shoppers fueled. This year-round weekly event is fun for everyone—men, women, families and pets.

  • Girls’ night out with shopping and happy hour on a patio
  • Guys’ night out with beers at the brewery and shopping for quality menswear
  • Date night with dinner, shopping and a late movie
  • Family night with the dog shopping, eating on a patio and relaxing in the Excelsior Commons with ice cream cones
  • Solo night where you get to go where you want to go!

Location: Downtown Excelsior, MN

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Hopkins - Salute Our Veterans!

Time: 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

Live music, food, and raffles.

Location: Hopkins VFW, 100 Shady Oak Road, Hopkins, MN 55343

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Happy Veterans’ Day!!!

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Excelsior — Veteran’s Day Lunch

Free for all Veterans; $7 for guests

Call the center at 952.474.7635 by November 9 to RSVP
Enjoy a presentation in celebration of our vets followed by a traditional turkey dinner.

This annual celebration is sponsored by the Excelsior American Legion #259.

Location: Southshore Center, 5735 Country Club Rd, Excelsior, MN 55331

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Hopkins - Holiday Craft Faire and Bake Sale

 

Holiday items to buy along with baked goods.

Time: 10:00 am–6:00 pm

Location: St. Gabriel the Archangel, St. Joseph Campus, 1310 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

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Excelsior - Open Late Thursdays

Stores stay open late and host special events while restaurants offer a delicious break to keep shoppers fueled. This year-round weekly event is fun for everyone—men, women, families and pets.

  • Girls’ night out with shopping and happy hour on a patio
  • Guys’ night out with beers at the brewery and shopping for quality menswear
  • Date night with dinner, shopping and a late movie
  • Family night with the dog shopping, eating on a patio and relaxing in the Excelsior Commons with ice cream cones
  • Solo night where you get to go where you want to go!

Location: Downtown Excelsior, MN

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Plymouth - Arts Fair

The City of Plymouth will hold the annual Plymouth Arts Fair 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20.

Locartion: Plymouth Creek Center, 14800 34th Ave. N.

Click here for more information >

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Excelsior - 4th Annual Excelsior “From the Heart” Holiday Variety Show

Times: 4:00pm–5:30pm; 6:30pm–8:00pm

Location: Excelsior Elementary School Auditorium, 441 Oak Street

  • Benefiting the ICA Food Shelf and featuring local talent
  • Honoring the memory of Excelsior’s own notable personality Mr. Jimmy
  • Performances at 4pm and 6:30pm, Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Excelsior Elementary School Auditorium, 441 Oak Street (east entrance)

Admission: non-perishable food & monetary donations gratefully accepted

Sponsored by the Lake Minnetonka Excelsior Rotary Club

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Hopkins - Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Times: 5:30 pm–7:00 pm

A free Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings for area seniors and those in need. We offer a free ride too! Please call to make a reservation.

Location: Zion Lutheran Church, 241 5th Ave N ., Hopkins, MN 55343

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Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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Hopkins - Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Times: 1:00 pm–3:00 pm

Thanksgiving buffet open to anyone in the community.

Location: Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 715 Minnetonka Mills Road, Hopkins, MN 55343

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Excelsior - Open Late Thursdays

Stores stay open late and host special events while restaurants offer a delicious break to keep shoppers fueled. This year-round weekly event is fun for everyone—men, women, families and pets.

  • Girls’ night out with shopping and happy hour on a patio
  • Guys’ night out with beers at the brewery and shopping for quality menswear
  • Date night with dinner, shopping and a late movie
  • Family night with the dog shopping, eating on a patio and relaxing in the Excelsior Commons with ice cream cones
  • Solo night where you get to go where you want to go!

Location: Downtown Excelsior, MN

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Wayzata - Light Up The Lake Celebration

Times: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location: Downtown Wayzata

For more information, click here >

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Excelsior - Street Car Rides During ChrisKindlsmarkt

Times: 10:00 am–7:00 pm

Location: Boarding at Water Street between 3rd and George Street

$2.00 - Children 3 and under free. Trolley also available for charter — $75.00 per 30 minutes.

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Hopkins - Old Fashioned Holidays

Times: 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

You’re invited to charming downtown Hopkins for an event that celebrates small business Saturday and provides the perfect kickoff to a festive and warm holiday season. Stroll historic Mainstreet and enjoy free family-friendly activities for holiday lovers of all ages. This annual community celebration was inaugurated in 2009 and has since become a tradition for many families.

Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

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Wayzata - Small Business Saturday

Shop all day long in downtown Wayzata

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Giving Tuesday

Make the world a better place by donating to your favority charities. Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a way of reminding people that giving is the reason for the season.

To learn more, click here >

 


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.

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.

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.

 

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...