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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...

 

May Calendar of Events

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Chanhassen - Woodcarving Clinic

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This mixed group of men and women meets every Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 to 11:30 am. All talent levels are welcome. There is a volunteer instructor available for first-time or experienced carvers who would like to learn more about the art. Visitors are welcome to observe at any time.

Woodcarving Room - Lower Level of City Hall

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Gale Woods Farm - Saturday Mornings on the Farm

9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Explore the barn, meet animals, assist a farmer with chores, and participate in other seasonal farm activities. Children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration not required. *20% discount for groups of four or more.

Fee: $5.00

Phone: 763.694.2001
Address: 7210 County Road 110 W., Minnetrista, MN 55364

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Mound - Sip, Savor and Shop

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join WeCAN for a wine-tasting fundraiser on Saturday, May 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. The event will be held at the Voyager Lodge, 7000 County Road 15 in Mound. Enjoy wine from local wineries, light bites, shopping opportunities and beautiful silent auction baskets.

Tickets $30 in advance / $35 at the door. Call WeCAN to reserve tickets 952-472-0742.

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Mother's Day!

For Lake Minnetonka area Mother's Day brunch ideas, Click here!

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Hopkins - Mainstreet Days

9 am–4 pm

Mainstreet Days is an annual event on Mainstreet in Hopkins. It features a variety of arts, crafts, and food vendors. Entertainment for the family includes train rides, a balloon twister, mechanical bull and more. Live music.

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Lowry Nature Center - Morning Spring Bird Walk

7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Identify birds by song, behavior and habitat. Hike through forest, wetland, and meadow searching for birds. Bring your own binoculars or borrow ours. Children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Reservations required. *20% discount for groups of four or more.

Fee: $5.00

7025 Victoria Drive, Victoria, MN 55386

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Gale Woods Farm - Saturday Mornings on the Farm

 

9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Explore the barn, meet animals, assist a farmer with chores, and participate in other seasonal farm activities. Children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration not required. *20% discount for groups of four or more.

Fee: $5.00

Phone: 763.694.2001
Address: 7210 County Road 110 W., Minnetrista, MN 55364

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Gale Woods Farm - Saturday Mornings on the Farm

 

9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Explore the barn, meet animals, assist a farmer with chores, and participate in other seasonal farm activities. Children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration not required. *20% discount for groups of four or more.

Fee: $5.00

Phone: 763.694.2001
Address: 7210 County Road 110 W., Minnetrista, MN 55364

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Memorial Day Services and Parade

 

• Woodside Cemetery (Smithtown Road, Excelsior): 7:30 a.m.
• Resurrection Cemetery (Old Market Road, Excelsior): 8:00 a.m.
• Groveland Cemetery (Minnetonka Blvd., Deephaven): 9:00 a.m.
• Excelsior Nursing Home: 9:45 a.m.
• Memorial Program at Excelsior Elementary: 10:00 a.m.
• Summit Hill Cemetery (Old Hwy 12, Wayzata): 10:30 a.m.
• Excelsior Parade: 11:00 a.m.
• Heritage Park (Central Ave., Wayzata): 11:30 a.m.
• Chanhassen City Center Park (Market Blvd.): 12:00 p.m.

The Memorial Day parade will proceed from Excelsior Elementary to Water Street, then to Lake Street, then along Excelsior Boulevard to Oak Hill Cemetery.

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Gale Woods Farm - Saturday Mornings on the Farm

 

9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Explore the barn, meet animals, assist a farmer with chores, and participate in other seasonal farm activities. Children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration not required. *20% discount for groups of four or more.

Fee: $5.00

Phone: 763.694.2001
Address: 7210 County Road 110 W., Minnetrista, MN 55364

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Lowry Nature Center - Morning Spring Bird Walk

 

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

They lived alongside dinosaurs. Explore the adaptations that allowed them to survive, meet captive turtles, and search outside for turtles basking or laying eggs. Children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Free

7025 Victoria Drive, Victoria, MN 55386

 


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...