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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...

 

July Calendar of Events

1st

Minnetonka - Music in the Park

7:00-8:00 PM

Flyin’ A’s Trio (country/southern blues)
Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy an evening of free entertainment for the whole family.

Free

Location: 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka (behind City Hall)

1st

Plymouth - Minnesota Orchestra, Fireworks, and More

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1st

Minnetonka - Farmers Market

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Produce, prepared foods, crafts, music and more...

Minnetonka Civic Center Campus, 14600 Minnetonka Boulevard, Minnetonka.

2nd

Wayzata - Summer Concert Series

7:00-8:30 PM

Davina & The Vagabonds

Location: Depot Park, 402 E. Lake Street, Wayzata

2nd

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

4th

Lake Minnetonka Area 4th of July Celebrations

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5th

Excelsior - Farmer's Market

2:00 PM

Location: Water Street, Excelsior

5th

Chanhassen - Farmer's Market

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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

5th

Excelsior - Trolley Rides

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Fare: $2

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

7th

Excelsior - Trolley Rides

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Fare: $2

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

8th

Minnetonka - Music in the Park

7:00-8:00 PM

Castaways (1950s to today, 4-piece band)
Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy an evening of free entertainment for the whole family.

Free

Location: 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka (behind City Hall)

8th

Plymouth - Entertainment in the Parks

7:00-8:00 PM

Music by Tailspin. Tailspin plays a mixture of classic rock that spans from the 60's to the 80's plus a touch of modern country.

Free

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

8th

Minnetonka - Farmers Market

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Produce, prepared foods, crafts, music and more...

Minnetonka Civic Center Campus, 14600 Minnetonka Boulevard, Minnetonka.

9th

Wayzata - Summer Concert Series

7:00-8:30 PM

The High 48s Bluegrass Band

Location: Depot Park, 402 E. Lake Street, Wayzata

9th

Plymouth - Kids Koncert

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

A free Kids Koncert featuring Kid Power with Rachael.

Free

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

9th

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

10th

Plymouth - Entertainment in the Parks

7:00-8:00 PM

Salsa del Soul is a Twin Cities-based, nine-piece orchestra performing various styles of dance music from the Spanish-speaking regions of the Caribbean. Salsa del Soul was formed with the purpose to provide great dance music for Twin Cities Salsa fans. The musicians of Salsa del Soul represent some of the finest talents in the Twin Cities Latin music scene. The styles of music they perform include Son, Son Montuno, Plena, Cha-cha-cha, Bachata, Timba, and, of course, Salsa!

Free

Location: Hilde Amphitheater, 3450 Plymouth Blvd, Plymouth, Minnesota 55447

10th

Chanhassen - Summer Concerts

7:00-8:00 PM

Chuck Thiel & His Jolly Ramblers (Polka)
Free

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

11th-12th

Plymouth - Tom Sawyer Play

11th - 7:00-8:00 PM
12th - 2:00-3:00 PM

Prairie Fire, a professional theatre company, presents Tom Sawyer!

Free

Location: Hilde Amphitheater, 3450 Plymouth Blvd, Plymouth, Minnesota 55447

12th

Excelsior - Farmer's Market

2:00 PM

Location: Water Street, Excelsior

12th

Chanhassen - Farmer's Market

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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

12th

Excelsior - Trolley Rides

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Fare: $2

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

14th

Excelsior - Trolley Rides

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Fare: $2

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

15th

Minnetonka - Music in the Park

7:00-8:00 PM

Dan Perry and Ice Cream (13-piece band & vocal harmonies)
Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy an evening of free entertainment for the whole family.

Free

Location: 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka (behind City Hall)

15th

Minnetonka - Farmers Market

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Produce, prepared foods, crafts, music and more...

Minnetonka Civic Center Campus, 14600 Minnetonka Boulevard, Minnetonka.

15th

Plymouth - Entertainment in the Parks

7:00-8:00 PM

Geoff Elvee is Minnesota's Good Ole Boy! Hardships, heartaches, and heroes have always been key subjects in country music but in the rugged working hands of Geoff Elvee these topics are eloquently transformed into first rate songs written or co-written by this rising country musician.

Free

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

16th

Plymouth - Water Ski Show

7:00-8:00 PM

Free and family-friendly. Seating is outdoors - bring your own lawn chair/blanket and a picnic.

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

16th

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

16th

Wayzata - Summer Concert Series

7:00-8:30 PM

Patty Peterson & Friends

Location: Depot Park, 402 E. Lake Street, Wayzata

17th

Chanhassen - Summer Concert

7:00-8:00 PM

3 Dillmans (Folk Rock)
Free

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

17th

Plymouth - Entertainment in the Parks

7:00-8:00 PM

treVeld is a Twin Cities based acoustic music trio that delivers a wonderful blend of instrumental song and sound - playful, deep and joyous, with a repertoire of all original works, inspired by folk music of America, Europe, and beyond. Their music contains elements of Gypsy, Swing, Old Time, Celtic, Bluegrass, Blues, Chamber and Nordic Roots, resulting in a unique and compelling merging of these diverse elements into a musical form that has affectionately become know as "treVeldian."

Free

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

17th-19th

Excelsior -Crazy Days

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

19th

Excelsior - Farmer's Market

2:00 PM

Location: Water Street, Excelsior

19th

Chanhassen - Farmer's Market

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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

19th

Excelsior - Trolley Rides

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Fare: $2

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

21st

Excelsior - Trolley Rides

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Fare: $2

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

22nd

Minnetonka - Farmers Market

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Produce, prepared foods, crafts, music and more...

Minnetonka Civic Center Campus, 14600 Minnetonka Boulevard, Minnetonka.

22nd

Plymouth - Summer Carnival & Kids Concert: Cale the Juggler

5:00-8:00 PM

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22nd

Minnetonka - Music in the Park

7:00-8:00 PM

Maple Grove Jazz Ensemble (18-piece jazz band)
Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy an evening of free entertainment for the whole family.

Free

Location: 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka (behind City Hall)

23rd

Wayzata - Summer Concert Series

7:00-8:30 PM

Jeff Dayton

Location: Depot Park, 402 E. Lake Street, Wayzata

23rd

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

24th

Chanhassen - Kid's Concert

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Kid Power with Rachel (Kids)
Free

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

24th

Chanhassen - Summer Concerts

7:00-8:00 PM

MacPhail Center for Music (Variety)
Free

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

24th

Plymouth - Entertainment in the Parks

7:00-8:00 PM

Hot Movin Music from up and down the Mississippi River. Zydeco (swamp rock), Blues, and Funky Roots of all kinds. This band has soulful creole flavor that will bring a party atmosphere to any show they play. For 10 years these same 5 players have been touring the Midwest spreading the word and bringing their grooves to people everywhere!rse elements into a musical form that has affectionately become know as "treVeldian."

Free

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

26th

Excelsior - Minnetonka All Class Reunion

5:00 to 11:00 PM

Excelsior Commons Bandshell

26th

Excelsior - Farmer's Market

2:00 PM

Location: Water Street, Excelsior

26th

Chanhassen - Farmer's Market

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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

26th

Excelsior - Trolley Rides

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Fare: $2

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

26th

Excelsior - Rolling Stones Tribute Band

5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Rolling Stones cover bad will play in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stones playing Excelsior. The event is open to the public and gates open at 5:00pm.

The concert will take place from 8-10pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Excelsior Commons Bandshell

28th

Excelsior - Trolley Rides

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Fare: $2

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

29th

Minnetonka - Music in the Park

7:00-8:00 PM

Eden Prairie Community Band (45-piece concert band)
Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy an evening of free entertainment for the whole family.

Free

Location: 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka (behind City Hall)

29th

Plymouth - Entertainment in the Parks

7:00-8:00 PM

Todd Menton - Celtic/Folk
Todd's calling card is his wry, edgy performing style, focusing on warm, vibrant vocals and sharp playing on guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, bodhran, and tin whistle. Audiences can expect all the drama and hilarity of the traditional songs and tunes, and the darkly humourous word-play of his original songs, delivered with wit and crackling energy.
Free

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

29th

Minnetonka - Farmers Market

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Produce, prepared foods, crafts, music and more...

Minnetonka Civic Center Campus, 14600 Minnetonka Boulevard, Minnetonka.

30th

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

30th

Wayzata - Summer Concert Series

7:00-8:30 PM

The Tuxedo Band

Location: Depot Park, 402 E. Lake Street, Wayzata

31st

Chanhassen - Summer Concerts

7:00-8:00 PM

Mark Andrew (Folk/Blues)
Free

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

31st

Plymouth - Entertainment in the Parks

7:00-8:00 PM

Kevin Bowe Duo - Roots/Rock
Kevin Bowe is a singer/songwriter/producer/guitarist who got his start in the Minneapolis music scene. His song, Everybody Lies, co-written with Paul Westerberg, was featured on RollingStone.com as the download of the day in 2012!
Free

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

 


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...