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
For the Kids
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
Who’s to say schoolwork isn’t fun? With the Wayzata Community Ed STEM Club classes, your child will develop their problem solving, critical analysis and peer collaboration skills, all while learning about mechanical engineering basics! Students will be sent kits to use during their classes and can be picked up at the Community Ed center before classes begin. Read more about Online: Magic School Bus Club Session
For some baby-friendly fun, join the Hennepin County Library’s weekly Baby Storytime on Thursdays throughout August. These sessions are specifically designed for children from birth to 24 months, and include singing, talking, reading, writing and playing. The sessions are live on the Hennepin County Library’s Facebook page each week. Read more about Baby Storytime on Facebook and YouTube
Bring the whole family for a day of wonder, imagination, and all-ages fun!
Presented by the Ordway, the Flint Hills Family Festival is an annual multi-day event featuring performances, free activities, art-making, and more. Families will be swept away on adventures that spark imagination and inspire exploration, with performances by artists from all over the world and right here at home. Read more about The 2020 Flint Hills Family Festival