Education & Community

Minnesota State Fair

Keep it classic this year and start your morning off with Tom Thumb donuts or shake it up with all new DIY donut flights from the Hangar. Whether you’re visiting the award-winning livestock barns or taking a turn on the giant slide, be sure to keep sunscreen applied and one hand free at all times for that next new confection on-a-stick. 

Apple Day Book Sale by Friends of Excelsior Library

Time: September 21, Saturday 9 - 5 and September 23, Monday 9 - 4 
Bag Sale: September 23, Monday 9 - 4 
Cost: Free admission to the sale
Location: 337 Water Street,  Excelsior, MN
Book Donations: Donations are accepted September 6-19. Please, no donation of textbooks, videotapes, musty or smoke-damaged books.

Jes Naturals - CBD Wellness Grand Opening Night!

Join us at 370 Water St, Excelsior, for a night filled with education, free samples, sips + bites, + amazing door prizes! With solutions for stress, sleep, pain, pets, skincare + gifts, there’s something for everyone! Come check out our space + learn more about the benefits of CBD. Ribbon cutting will be at 6PM!

History on Wheels

The seventh annual 10,000 Lakes Concours d’Elegance happens this July at the Excelsior Commons. The lakeside park will play host to one-of-a-kind historic cars (including many of their owners dressed in period garb and ready to chat with show-goers), boats and motorcycles. Guests can also shop at vendor booths, listen to live music, munch on treats from food stalls, and visit the kids’ zone. (And no need to worry about parking—grab a shuttle from Excelsior Elementary School or Minnetonka High School.) 

Maple Grove Days Library Book Sale

With a variety of literature ranging from fiction to nonfiction, children and adults alike can get their hands on a diverse selection of books at a fair price. Sponsored by Friends of the Maple Grove Library, all proceeds will be donated to the library collection and its programs.

Minnesota Reptile Show

Unleash your cold blooded side and marvel at reptiles such as snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs, chameleons, geckos, dragons and more. Gawk at small exotic mammals, such as sugar gliders, and hedgehogs or browse through various animal vendors for the latest food, cages and toys for your next pet.

Lumberjack Days

Providing an engaging and educational event for 85 years, Lumberjack Days welcomes all community members to gather at the heart of Minnesota’s birthplace. Learn about our state’s cultural heritage, marvel at Stillwater’s historic charm and see all the local talent that this river town has to offer.

Aquatennial Celebrations

Kick off the week of celebrations with Minnesota’s largest nighttime parade along Hennepin Avenue, marvel at the Twin Cities River Rats as they perform entertaining tricks on the water, up your fitness game and partake in the Torchlight 5k or sit back and watch in awe at one of the top five annual firework displays in the nation on Saturday evening. With a wide range of events, there is something fit for all shapes and sizes.

Writing on the Water Cruise

EXCELSIOR-LAKE MINNETONKA HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO PRESENT “WRITING ON THE WATER” CRUISE FEATURING STORIES ABOUT LAKE MINNETONKA ON STEAMBOAT “MINNEHAHA”

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