Live music, food, inflatable structures and fireworks—the Minnetonka Summer Fest has it all and more for you and your family to make the most of the end of June. All ages. Free. Minnetonka Civic Center Park, 8600 Minnetonka Blvd.; 952.939.8244; minnetonkamn.gov Read more about Minnetonka Summer Fest
Education & Community
Gather your family and join Madeline Garcia, MCBA's education and community engagement coordinator, for a virtual workshop! You’ll learn how to make three summer-inspired pop-up cards to send to your loved ones this summer. Fun and accessible to many developmental levels, this workshop is open to all ages. Families can choose to work together or separately to create their cards (some adult help suggested when using Xacto knife). Read more about Love Local: Summer Edition
Enjoy a memorable Flying Pancake Breakfast!
Guests will "catch 'em if they can" pancakes tossed from the grill. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, coffee, and a cold drink. Breakfast is $8 (cash or checks only) at the door. U.S. Veterans eat free. At 10 a.m., a short ceremony and flag raising including rifle salute will be conducted. Read more about Begin your Fourth of July with a Revolutionary "Flying Pancake Breakfast" at the Wayzata Depot! A festive celebration for patriots of all ages!
Representative John Lewis, a civil rights activist who fought alongside Dr. King called on all Americans to get in the fight and stay in the fight. In this program, influential Black leaders discuss their groundbreaking work: delivering innovative solutions all the while challenging activists and allies alike to get in and stay in the fight for racial equity. Read more about Staying in the Fight
From Dr. King to Kamala Harris, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) produce Black American leaders and legends who advance our society. This panel discussion will explore the origin story of HBCUs, how they are critical to the health of our communities, and how local civil rights leaders like Roy Wilkins and Marvel Cook advocated for HBCUs in the North. Read more about HBCU Legacy of Leadership
How does Dr. King’s message regarding “creative maladjustment” relate to generations of institutional racism faced by African Americans? Three local leaders explore how Black Minnesotans have refused to normalize injustice and inequality and are responding today with action, innovation, and persistence. Read more about Acting on Dr. King’s Call
So much time in quarantine may have your professional skills feeling a bit rusty. Business owners, sales professionals and entrepreneurs alike can attend this monthly seminar to polish up and learn alongside peers in the business world. Read more about Accelerated Global Connections (ACG) Talks Live Broadcast Online Event
Have an enriching day with the community attending workshops and having thoughtful conversations at the third annual Because Black Life Conference. The event includes a breakfast and lunch with the registration fee, and all the workshops are included. Read more about Because Black Life Conference
Join the St. Croix Valley community at Heppner’s Auto Body for their fifth annual car show. Enjoy a variety of classic cars, music and free food. There will be prizes given away as well the first 50 people that attend. If rain occurs, they will move the date to October 3. Read more about Fifth Annual Car Show