Food & Drink

Tapping History: Danceland Burning

Tapping History is a monthly event presented by Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society, it is a free public event with roatating speakers on the history of Lake Minnetonka. The event takes place the second Monday of each month.

Danceland Burning: Big Reggie, Rolling Stones & 40 years of music memories at Danceland. This will be an open mic format for anyone to speak on their experiences and share memories at Danceland and the Rolling Stones Concert in 1964.

Come have a pint & reflect on the history of Danceland! Read more about Tapping History: Danceland Burning

Cocktails, Muddling and Simple Syrups

With cocktails and mixology the latest buzz, this class is great if you’re interested in learning more. Join Kris James, chef and culinary instructor, as she teaches you tips and tricks to wow your guests next time you make drinks. She will provide a variety of both drink and appetizer recipes as well as demonstrate techniques to ramp up your culinary skills. $35 member/$45 non-member. 9 a.m. Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chanhassen; 952.443.1400; Read more about Cocktails, Muddling and Simple Syrups

Excelsior Girl's Night Out Opening Night

The first Excelsior Girl's Night Out of the season kicks off in downtown Excelsior on Thursday June 5.This season Excelsior Girl's Night Out is partnering with Go Red For Women and the American Heart Association. Come out opening night for exclusive Girl's Night Out store and restaurant specials.  Enjoy live music right on Water St. Meet the women of the Excelsior Fire Department who will be doing hands only CPR demos.  Tour the famous Mammo-a-go-go Mammogram bus or get a mammogram. To schedule a mammogram during the evening of June 5th call 952-993-2900. Read more about Excelsior Girl's Night Out Opening Night

Excelsior Farmers’ Market

Nothing says summer quite like a farmers’ market with fresh produce and homemade goods. Stroll through the streets of Excelsior, support local farmers and pick up some fresh ingredients for your own meals, from heirloom tomatoes from Ridgeroll Farms to a fresh loaf of bread from Great Harvest Bread Co. This will be the second year in the new location along Water Street. Free. 2 p.m. Downtown Excelsior, Water Street, Excelsior; 763.238.2702; Read more about Excelsior Farmers’ Market

Easter Bunny Brunch

What better way to celebrate Easter with your family at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum? Come to the arboretum on Easter Sunday for a traditional springtime brunch buffet. After eating, take a stroll around the grounds and enjoy all that spring has to offer. Call for reservations. 952.443.1400. Read more about Easter Bunny Brunch

Chocolate March 2014

Valentine’s Day might be over, but here is one more excuse to eat chocolate. This unique self-guided tour provides the opportunity to explore unique bed-and-breakfast inns in the Wisconsin and Minnesota border area, while enjoying several kinds of chocolate. There will be prize drawings, too. Read more about Chocolate March 2014

Maple Syrup Festival

Who needs Mrs. Butterworth? Forego the store-bought concoction for the real deal. Line up your silver dollar pancakes at the Maple Syrup Festival with freshly tapped maple syrup; you can even tap a tree and boil sap. $5, children under 2 free; discounts are available for groups of four or more Read more about Maple Syrup Festival


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