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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...


Long Lake Buckhorn DaysLong Lake SummerFest!

Long Lake SummerFest

June 13th through June 15th in Long Lake!

Three days of family fun, including food, live music, sporting events, kids' activities and fireworks, in downtown Long Lake and at Nelson Lakeside Park.


Thursday, June 13th

5:00 to 7:00 PM

Broasted Chicken Dinner @ Nelson Lakeside Park (Beach on Long Lake)

7:00 PM

Shockwaves Waterski Show (Nelson Lakeside Park)

Friday, June 14th

7:30 PM

Gear West Twilight 5K (Pre-register by June 10th at Gear West - $20 per runner)

*Pre-registered runners receive a T-shirt
*Race Day Registration ($25) from 10am-6pm at Gear West
*Register on-line: www.gearwest.com/SummerFest
*Number pick up for all runners Friday 6-7pm at Nelson Lakeside Park
*Race begins at 7:30pm at Nelson Lakeside Park in Long Lake
*Dogs on leashes welcome
*Prizes and Fun!

8:00 PM

All-Orono Class Reunion & Street Dance at The Red Rooster & Mill Street. Live Music by LeCaw
*Non-Orono Grads Welcome

Saturday, June 15th

Big Bang Saturday at Nelson Lakeside Park (Beach on Long Lake). FREE Admission to the Park

9:00 AM

Free Beach Boot Camp with Angie Weber from Body Squad (Bring your own mat)

10:30 AM

Free Kids Yoga on the Beach with Stachia Fey
*Ages 6 and up
*Bring a Towel

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Paddle Board Clinics
*Register at WaiNaniSUP.com/services
*13 and older

9:00 AM Registration and 10:00 AM Start

Junior & Adults brackets Grass Volleyball Tournament
*$25 player
*Prizes & Shirts

9:00 AM Registration and 10:00 AM Start

3on3 Street Basketball
*$25 player
*Prizes & Shirts

10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Kids Zone-Inflatables & Face Painting

All Day

Character Appearances
*Special Appearance by Ronald McDonald (1pm-2pm)

10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Teen Zone: Gigantic Obstacle Course, Adult Tetherball, Sumo Wrestling, Dunk Tank & More

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Long Lake Fire Truck Appearance

11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Gourmet Food Trucks

12:00 AM - 10:30 PM

Adult Beverage Tent

12:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Live Music (Brady Perl, 11-1pm; Hitfakers, 1-3pm; Unlabeled, 3-5pm; Hot Dish, 5-7pm; Red Dot Garage, 8-11pm

7:00 PM

Comedy Hypnosis with Blaze Driscoll

9:45 (Approximately)


For More Information & To Register

Contact Kris Rudd at 612-270-9749


Downtown Long Lake and Nelson Lakeside Park


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The summer months bring countless opportunities for fun 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...