The Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce proudly produces and hosts the only public 4th of July fireworks event on the shores of Lake Minnetonka, at the Commons Park in downtown Excelsior. Enjoy a 4th of July celebration that kicks off with a boom and ends with a BANG!
For the Kids
Registered for camp? Want to check it out? Now’s the time to visit and take a tour to learn more about Camp Tanadoona. This event is a great opportunity to meet camp counselors and get a taste of all the great activities Camp Tanadoona has to offer for kids ages 5-17!
With activities like kayaking, arts and crafts, team sports, rope courses and much more, your child is sure to walk away with a greater appreciation for nature and a host of great memories. Camp Tanadoona offers summer camps, both day and overnight, all summer long. They also offer specialty day camps and northwoods trips to Camp Bluewater in Grand Rapids. Day camp open to children ages 5–14. $235. 952.474.8085; campfireusa-mn.org/tanadoona
Gale Woods Farm hosts a family event where you can meet animals, do farm chores and participate in other seasonal activities. Gale Woods is located on Whaletail Lake, making it a picturesque location for your family to spend a warm May morning outside enjoying nature. $5. 9:30 a.m. Gale Woods Farm, 7210 County Road 110 W., Minnetrista; 763.694.2001; threeriversparks.org
This annual event is a great way to kick off the Easter weekend for your youngsters. Join the community as children run around the Excelsior Commons picking up sweet treats in colorful Easter eggs, hosted by Our Savior Lutheran Church and School. Open to toddlers to kids 11 years old. 952.474.5181.
As the weather warms up, get your family outdoors for some farm fun. From seeing farm animals and their babies to playing farm games, there is something for the young and the young at heart. The event also will have farm-fresh concessions available for purchase. 763.694.2001.
Help your little Picasso learn more about art. Using high-quality materials and techniques used by professional artists, children will learn to draw, sculpt, collage and more. This after-school program is a great way for children to use their energy in a creative environment and develop artistic skill. Open to kindergarten through third grade. 952.401.6800.
If napping is a foreign concept for your little one, bring her to the Wayzata Library for some early-afternoon fun. Baby Storytime will have your child birth to 24 months talking, singing and dancing with others their age. The program is specially designed with stories, rhymes, music and movement. 612.543.6150.
Celebrate the luck of the Irish one day early with a full afternoon of traditions. The day of dance features more than 10 local dance schools, music and food.
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