Arts & Performance

Halloween in Excelsior

Join us for a day filled with trick o' treating, spooky scenes, bands, costume contests, and more.

Trick-or-Treating from 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Window Contest at 12 p.m.

Excelsior Brewing 

Kid's Costume Showcase at 1:30 p.m.
Dog Costume Contest at 3:30 p.m.
Adult Costume Contest at 9:30 p.m.
Ragtown from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Read more about Halloween in Excelsior

Excelsior Library's 100th Anniversary Celebration

Join us for the Excelsior Library 100th Anniversary Celebration featuring live music by Licorice Stix clarinet ensemble 10am to noon. Coffee and pastries served in the morning followed by a cake cutting in the afternoon. Family-friendly activities and door prize drawings throughout the day. Stop by and receive a free Hennepin County Library card. Sponsored by the Friends of the Excelsior Library and Kowalskis.

Climate Action Together

Join family and friends for free hands-on art activities that will educate and inspire you and others to combat climate change in whatever ways you are able. We are excited to partner with the Humphrey School of Public Affairs to host these local artists:

Screen print your own reusable tote bag to call attention to the climate crisis. Read more about Climate Action Together

James J. Hill Days

Since 1975 the weekend following Labor Day in Wayzata has been dedicated to honoring James J. Hill, Minnesota historic figure and once owner of the Great Northern Railroad Company. Hill, builder of the present train depot in 1906, contributed significantly to transform Wayzata into the beautiful tourist location and friendly community we know today. James J. Hill Days is Lake Minnetonka’s favorite community tradition, as highlighted by its recent “Best Of” Lake Minnetonka award. Read more about James J. Hill Days

Excelsior Apple Days

Excelsior Apple Days is a coveted lakeside festival celebrating community, art, locally produced food and a good old-fashioned street dance. Since 1935, beloved fans of Apple Days have been enjoying a day full of events - craft booths, the Happy Apple Kids Corner, food vendors, history tour, Apple Pie contests, live entertainment - from local groups to well-known bands on the big stage, and the popular beer and wine garden located in the middle of it all.

Together, they create an amazing weekend filled with food, fun and community. Read more about Excelsior Apple Days

MasterChef Junior Live!

Something tasty is heading to your hometown! America’s favorite cooking show is now on tour with MasterChef Junior Live! This high-energy, interactive, stage production brings the culinary hit TV show, MasterChef Junior, directly to fans and foodies alike… live on stage. Watch Season 8’s winner, finalist and fan favorites as they take to the stage in head-to-head cooking demonstrations and fun (sometimes messy) challenges with an overall immersive audience experience fun for all ages. Read more about MasterChef Junior Live!

'Something Rotten' at Theatre L’Homme Dieu

Minnetonka Theatre is excited to revive their award-winning musical Something Rotten at Theatre L’Homme Dieu in Alexandria this summer. “We were honored to be the first high school ever selected to perform at Minnesota’s longest running professional summer stock back in 2019 with our production of Bright Star,” said Artistic Director Trent Boyum. “Our students are beyond thrilled to be invited back to perform Something Rotten on the TLHD stage. Read more about 'Something Rotten' at Theatre L’Homme Dieu

Artist Talk: MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Residency

About the Artist Talk

Hear from the recipients of the MCBA/Jerome Foundation Book Arts Residency Series XVI: printmaker and printstallation artist Nicole Soley; artist, writer and educator Brooks Turner; and artist and designer Leah Willemin.

The residents will be discussing their artistic processes, their experiences so far in the Residency Program and their plans for their exhibition in the fall. At the end of the program, you’ll get a chance to ask any questions that arise. Read more about Artist Talk: MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Residency


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