Events

After a COVID-19 year off, the Excelsior area ICA food shelf fundraiser returned in December and was held at Lakes Area Realty. Santa Claus greeted children and posed for pictures.

Bridgewater Bank Luck o’ the Lake 5K Fun Run and 1 Mile Run

The 10th annual Bridgewater Bank Luck o’ the Lake 5K Fun Run and 1 Mile Run are set for March 19, and it includes options for racers of all abilities.

Wayzata Chilly Open

The 37th annual Wayzata Chilly Open returns in full force this year on February 11 and 12 on frozen Wayzata Bay. The annual event is a fundraiser for the Wayzata Chamber of Commerce.

Klondike dog derby

Water Street in Excelsior will have drivers of a different sort when it welcomes back to town The Lake Minnetonka Klondike Dog Derby, set for February 4 (vet checks, Hug a Husky and Meet the Musher events) and February 5 (race day).

Halloween festivities were in full-costumed force in downtown Excelsior as more than 700 school children participated in a parade walk down the center of town. Merchants along Water Street greeted participants with sweet treats to mark the day.

trolley in the snow at Christmas

This year’s 16th annual Christkindlsmarkt is moving into the Excelsior Commons for two full weekends.

Children entering grades 3–5 for the 2021–2022 academic year experienced a day of fun and learning at the annual South Lake Safety Camp. The program featured a day of education from local safety professionals, goodie bags with safety items to take home and more.

Tonka Brew Fest

Support the Mound-Westonka Rotary Club at its annual Tonka Brew Fest from 3–6 p.m. November 6 at Gale Woods Farm.

The Firefly Sisterhood’s first annual Live Like It’s Spring event was held on Mother’s Day in downtown Wayzata and featured information materials, a beverage stand and brunch to go for attendees.

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