For the Kids
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 PRINTING (MICHELLE LEE LAGERROOS AND KIRSTEN OLSON)
Screen print your own reusable tote bag to call attention to the climate crisis. Read more about Climate Action Together
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 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
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!
Bach to Rock, America’s music school for students of all ages, is opening its newest school in Coon Rapids. The community is invited to the free grand opening. If you or your children are into music, singing or love playing a particular instrument, come check out our school. Take a tour, enjoy a free music lesson, learn about individual lessons and group classes, or try out free toddler “Mommy and Me” classes. Plus you can enter prize drawings and giveaways, check out the recording studio and enjoy performances by instructors. It will be a fun and music-filled celebration for all! Read more about Bach to Rock Music School Coon Rapids Grand Opening
Celebrate spring and create sweet memories with your child at our Magical Garden Dance on Saturday, April 9th, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This adult and child event includes an evening of dance (live DJ), refreshments, photo booth, activities, swag bag and more! Recommended child ages 5-11, but all ages welcome. Proceeds benefit the Minnetonka Public Schools Foundation.
Tickets: $35 Adult+Child, $15 Add'l Child Read more about MAGICAL GARDEN DANCE
Gather your family and friends in the car to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Sever’s Holiday Lights. This year the half-mile course, located at Sever’s Festival grounds in Shakopee, is packed with 2 million lights set to holiday music favorites mixed to an upbeat track.
Stay in the safety and comfort of your own vehicle while enjoying this one-of-a-kind magical display. Munch on concessions including homemade calzones, mini donuts, cider and caramel corn. Plus, enjoy fire dancer performances and visits from Santa on Fridays and Saturdays. Read more about Sever’s Holiday Lights
Metropolitan Ballet celebrates 15 years of this family friendly holiday tradition! The classic story comes to life with fresh choreography and a cast of talented artists under the direction of Erik J. Sanborn of the Metropolitan Ballet. Tchaikovsky’s brilliant score is masterfully performed live by the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Yuri Ivan. Starring Russian ballerina, Natalia Sheptalova, as Sugar Plum Fairy.