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July Calendar of Events

1

Plymouth - Music in the Park

5:30 pm - 10:15 pm

The Minnesota Orchestra will return for its 42nd performance as the featured element in an evening of diverse entertainment and family activities.

Picnics may be brought to the event or take advantage of a variety of food items for sale on-site. A giant screen will bring the performance closer to the audience. The evening will conclude with a fireworks display choreographed to music.

Free to the public!

Hilde Performance Center
3450 Plymouth Blvd.
Plymouth, Minnesota 55447

2-4

Excelsior - Streetcar Rides

10am – 2pm

Board at Water Street stop between 3rd & George or at Old Excelsior Blvd. near Minnetonka Blvd.

2-4

Chanhassen - 4th of July Celebration

This annual celebration is a year-round topic of conversation in the community and is renowned throughout the state.

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4

Excelsior - Lake Minnetonka Independence Day Celebration

Featuring the only Lake Minnetonka-area waterfront fireworks.

Click here for details >

7

Excelsior - Farmers’ Market

2pm – 6pm

Excelsior Farmers' Market strives to be a local destination where the community can engage with the locally grown healthy food movement.

Questions? Contact Laura Hotvet, Chamber Director 952-474-6461.

7

Plymouth - Walk with a Doc

6:00 pm - 7:00pm

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. Upcoming dates are July 7 and August 4. No registration is required.

FREE

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

7

Excelsior - Streetcar Rides

 

2pm – 6pm

Board at Water Street stop between 3rd & George or at Old Excelsior Blvd. near Minnetonka Blvd.

8

Wayzata - Summer Concerts

 

Music by: Soul Tight Committee- Old school soul, R&B and dance music, mostly from the 70’s.

Celebrate Summer and swing on over to Wayzata Depot Park for FREE Music on the Lake every Wednesday in July.

8

Plymouth - Kids’ Theater Program: Anansi the Spider

 

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Anansi The Spider is a master of trickery. Using a rock that has magical powers, Anansi tricks all the animals in the forest out of their suppers. But when Anansi tries to trick the clever Spotted Deer, the tables are turned and Anansi is left with no supper.

FREE.

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

8

Plymouth - Farmers’ Market

 

2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The 2015 Plymouth Farmers Market will be held every Wednesday from June 24 through September 30.

Parkers Lake Playfield
15500 County Rd 6
Plymouth, Minnesota 55447

9

Chanhassen - Summer Concert: The Castaways

 

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ City Center Park Plaza

The KleinBank Summer Concert Series takes place on Thursdays in the summer with performances at City Center Park Plaza (across from KleinBank just south of City Hall) in downtown Chanhassen.

There will be a variety of music styles for all to enjoy. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase during the concerts. Bring your kids and your lawn chair and join us for this free concert series!

9

Plymouth - Music in the Parks: High Country

 

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Born from the roots of two of the area's top bands, High Country blends the best in classic and current country to keep people dancing and signing all night. Their top notch vocals, incredible musicianship and high quality show creates an impression that every audience will remember.

Members: Mike Fercello - Bass/Vocals, Mike Johnson - Drums, Frank Nixon - Guitar/Vocals, Steve Daly - Guitar/Vocals, Andy Smith - Fiddle/Mandolin/Harmonica/Guitar/Vocals.

FREE!

Hilde Amphitheater
3450 Plymouth Blvd
Plymouth, Minnesota 55447

11

Excelsior - Streetcar Rides

 

10am – 2pm

Board at Water Street stop between 3rd & George or at Old Excelsior Blvd. near Minnetonka Blvd.

14

Excelsior - Farmers’ Market

2pm – 6pm

Excelsior Farmers' Market strives to be a local destination where the community can engage with the locally grown healthy food movement.

Questions? Contact Laura Hotvet, Chamber Director 952-474-6461.

14

Excelsior - Streetcar Rides

 

2pm – 6pm

Board at Water Street stop between 3rd & George or at Old Excelsior Blvd. near Minnetonka Blvd.

14

Plymouth - Music in the Parks: Hunyuckers

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

FREE!

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

14

Excelsior - Story Time Trolley

 

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A treat, a trolley ride, and a bedtime story.

Tickets are required and are $5 per person. They are available only at the Excelsior Bay Books, 36 Water St.

Location: Board at Water Street stop between 3rd & George or at Old Excelsior Blvd. near Minnetonka Blvd.

15

Wayzata - Summer Concert

 

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Music by: Cadillac Kolstad & The Flats- American, boogie-woogie piano based jazz and rock & roll influences.

Celebrate Summer and swing on over to Wayzata Depot Park for FREE Music on the Lake every Wednesday in July.

15

Plymouth - Water Ski Show

 

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Events are free and family-friendly. Seating is outdoors - bring your own lawn chair/blanket and a picnic. In case of rain or severe weather, call the Weather Hotline at 763-509-5205.

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

15

Excelsior - Music in the Park

 

5:30pm – 9:00pm

Band: Brute Squad

Location: Excelsior Commons Bandshell

15

Plymouth - Farmers’ Market

2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The 2015 Plymouth Farmers Market will be held every Wednesday from June 24 through September 30.

Parkers Lake Playfield
15500 County Rd 6
Plymouth, Minnesota 55447

16

Chanhassen - Summer Concert: Zachary Scot Johnson

 

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ City Center Park Plaza

The KleinBank Summer Concert Series takes place on Thursdays in the summer with performances at City Center Park Plaza (across from KleinBank just south of City Hall) in downtown Chanhassen.

There will be a variety of music styles for all to enjoy. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase during the concerts. Bring your kids and your lawn chair and join us for this free concert series!

16-18

Mound - Spirit of the Lakes Festival

Live Music! Great Family Entertainment! AND SO MUCH MORE!

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16-18

Excelsior - Crazy Days

Join us for summer's best bargains, fun summer food, flea market, moon walk, historic walking tour, and early bird sales!

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17

Plymouth - Prairie Fire Children's Theater: Aladdin and his Magic Lamp

 

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Prairie Fire, a professional theatre company presents Aladdin and his Magic Lamp to Plymouth! Free for the public to watch the show!

FREE!

Hilde Amphitheater
3450 Plymouth Blvd
Plymouth, Minnesota 55447

18

Excelsior - Streetcar Rides

10am – 2pm

Board at Water Street stop between 3rd & George or at Old Excelsior Blvd. near Minnetonka Blvd.

18

Plymouth - Prairie Fire Children's Theater: Aladdin and his Magic Lamp

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Prairie Fire, a professional theatre company presents Aladdin and his Magic Lamp to Plymouth! Free for the public to watch the show!

FREE!

Hilde Amphitheater
3450 Plymouth Blvd
Plymouth, Minnesota 55447

21

Excelsior - Farmers’ Market

2pm – 6pm

Board at Water Street stop between 3rd & George or at Old Excelsior Blvd. near Minnetonka Blvd.

22

Plymouth - Farmers’ Market

2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The 2015 Plymouth Farmers Market will be held every Wednesday from June 24 through September 30.

Parkers Lake Playfield
15500 County Rd 6
Plymouth, Minnesota 55447

22

Wayzata - Summer Concert

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Music by: Jeff Dayton- Modern country to pop to island groove.

Celebrate Summer and swing on over to Wayzata Depot Park for FREE Music on the Lake every Wednesday in July.

23

Plymouth - Music in the Parks

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Dazzling audiences with precision picking and sharp harmonies developed over 8 years of playing, performing, and growing up together as the Sawtooth Bluegrass Band, Clint, Ethan, Jesse, and Luke have created a strong musical rapport with one another, which is now channeled through their infectious original material under a new name, the Sawtooth Brothers.

FREE

Hilde Small Stage
3450 Plymouth Blvd
Plymouth, Minnesota 55447

23

Chanhassen - Summer Concert: Geoff Elvee Band

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ City Center Park Plaza

The KleinBank Summer Concert Series takes place on Thursdays in the summer with performances at City Center Park Plaza (across from KleinBank just south of City Hall) in downtown Chanhassen.

There will be a variety of music styles for all to enjoy. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase during the concerts. Bring your kids and your lawn chair and join us for this free concert series!

25

Excelsior - Streetcar Rides

10am – 2pm

Board at Water Street stop between 3rd & George or at Old Excelsior Blvd. near Minnetonka Blvd.

25

Long Lake - Firefighter's 5K Run and Free Kids' Fun Run

New this year: Age Group Awards for top three participants in each age group.

This event has chip timing, technical finisher shirts, firefighter challenge, and a free prize for 1k Kid's Fun Run finishers (while supplies last). Trucks will lead you at the start and then the course continues onto the Luce Line Trail (limestone material). The trail is a beautiful, flat, tree lined old railroad track. Join us in a celebration of good health and community. Kid's Fun Run 1k is FREE! Proceeds benefit the Long Lake Fire Department's Memorial Fund. Preregister to guarantee yourself a t-shirt. Same day registration is available starting at 8:00 am.

Event details and schedule:

  • LLFD Firefighter's Memorial 5k Start: Saturday July 25th 2014 @ 9:00 am
  • Kids Fun Run 1k Start: Saturday July 25th 2014 @ 10:00 am
  • To register, click here >
28

Excelsior - Farmers’ Market

2pm – 6pm

Excelsior Farmers' Market strives to be a local destination where the community can engage with the locally grown healthy food movement.

Questions? Contact Laura Hotvet, Chamber Director 952-474-6461.

28

Excelsior - Streetcar Rides

2pm – 6pm

Board at Water Street stop between 3rd & George or at Old Excelsior Blvd. near Minnetonka Blvd.

28

Plymouth - Music in the Parks: Lehto & Wright

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Lehto & Wright is a Celtic/American, folk/folk rock band. The band's commitment to excellence has brought their music both national and international acclaim. Their music challenges the boundaries of the traditional folk genre, as it is redefined by their diverse influences, and born anew.

FREE!

Parkers Lake Stage
Parkers Lake Stage
Plymouth, Minnesota 55447

29

Plymouth - Farmers’ Market

2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The 2015 Plymouth Farmers Market will be held every Wednesday from June 24 through September 30.

Parkers Lake Playfield
15500 County Rd 6
Plymouth, Minnesota 55447

29

Wayzata - Summer Concert

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Music by: The Tuxedo Band- Classic and contemporary rock, country, pop and some Irish tunes.

Celebrate Summer and swing on over to Wayzata Depot Park for FREE Music on the Lake every Wednesday in July.

29

Plymouth - Kid Power with Rachael: Music and Live animals!

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Minnesota's only interactive music and educational animal show with an emphasis on kindness. KidPower is KindPower. A family favorite for over 25 years performing over 175 shows every year!
Rachael got her start performing throughout Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom singing and dancing and also played the part of Mary Poppins and Pluto during the Mickey Mouse Parade. Rachael has been wowing audiences with her unique blend of interactive guitar music, comedy, cartoon impressions and juggling. Her high energy and fast paced shows also draw upon her captivating storytelling and theatrical techniques. Her various themes include: the power of kindness, the value of respect, our spiritual connection to the earth and it's animals, and the ability to make our dreams come true.

FREE!

Hilde Performance Center
3450 Plymouth Blvd
Plymouth, Minnesota 55447

30

Chanhassen - Summer Concert: The Teddy Bear Band (Children's)

11:00 pam - 12:00 pm @ City Center Park Plaza

The KleinBank Summer Concert Series takes place on Thursdays in the summer with performances at City Center Park Plaza (across from KleinBank just south of City Hall) in downtown Chanhassen.

There will be a variety of music styles for all to enjoy. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase during the concerts. Bring your kids and your lawn chair and join us for this free concert series!

30

Chanhassen - Summer Concert: Minnesota Valley Community Band

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ City Center Park Plaza

The KleinBank Summer Concert Series takes place on Thursdays in the summer with performances at City Center Park Plaza (across from KleinBank just south of City Hall) in downtown Chanhassen.

There will be a variety of music styles for all to enjoy. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase during the concerts. Bring your kids and your lawn chair and join us for this free concert series!

Aug. 1

Tour de Tonka

Tour de Tonka is a multi-distanced bicycle ride through Lake Minnetonka communities for cyclists of all ages. The ride promotes and celebrates healthy lifestyles, friendship, teamwork, and recreation through the collaboration of cities, sponsors, local charities and hundreds of volunteers.

Click here for details >

 


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 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...