For the Kids
Mark your calendar for a season (or two!) of fresh air activities from Sever’s, starting with the 2021 Sever’s Fall Festival. This year’s corn maze theme Mythical Creatures will include a host of legendary characters like a mermaid, unicorn and the Loch Ness monster. As always, the corn maze is just the beginning of the activities included in the Fall Festival Admission. Here is a sampling of the other ways to keep your family active and entertained: Obstacle course, enticing entertainment, corn pit, see and touch exotic animals, live music and more. Read more about Mark Your Calendar: Sever’s Fall Festival 2021
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
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!
UNITY DAY, the signature event for National Bullying Prevention Month, will take place on Wednesday, October 21. This is the day when people around the world come together to unite for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion to create a world without bullying!
The call to action is simple: wear and share the color ORANGE!
Unity Day was initiated by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center to encourage students, educators, parents, community members, schools, businesses, and organizations to show their support for bullying prevention in one giant, orange message of hope. Read more about Unity Day
Get ready for the holidays at The Woods Gifts! This is our 23rd annual holiday open house!
See Santa Claus (10 am – 4 pm; numbers for Santa’s waiting line available starting at 9:30 am) and his live Reindeer (11 am – 2 pm). Read more about Holiday Walk in the Woods
Celebrate the incredible journey the Monarch Butterfly goes on from Minnesota all the way to Mexico. Enjoy a variety of food, music, hands-on activities and plants for sale. Oh, and don’t forget the butterflies, as there will be plenty to see up close and opportunities to learn about their habitats. Read more about 12th Annual Minneapolis Monarch Festival
Enjoy a wondrous night of lights at the Twin Cities Water Lantern Festival. With food trucks, music and a lantern launch, this event is perfect for the family. Decorate your own lantern, then watch it float away with hundreds of others! Read more about Twin Cities Water Lantern Festival