Events

This popular icy golf fest (where sponsors decorate themed holes for, yep, golf on frozen Lake Minnetonka) returns next month to the lake. As always, visitors to the 2019 Chilly Open enjoyed beer, a chili cook-off, “snowga” and other activities.

The festive Mound ceremony will be perfect for the little ones as Mr. and Mrs. Claus make an appearance on a fire truck and even hand out small gifts.

When the Excelsior Fire District formed in the late 1800s, a potential recruit got into the boxing ring to prove he was up to the job. Today, Excelsior firefighters emphasize the power of prevention. 

Whether you’re German, of German heritage or a lover of German fare, you won’t want to miss the free Oktoberfest celebration at the Southshore Community Center on October 6, from 6 to 9 p.m.

It’s no secret that, for most people, public speaking is excruciating. In fact, many fear getting up in front of a group to speak more than they do of dying.

As if the fun and excitement of the Spirit of the Lakes festival wasn’t enough of a reason to celebrate life on the western shores of Lake Minnetonka, this year’s extended festival has the privilege of also ushering in Mound’s Centenni

Join the friends of man’s best friend at the Scott County Fairgrounds for an all-breed dog show June 8–10. Hosted by the Lake Minnetonka Kennel Club (LMKC) since 1955, this show has grown to expect 2,200 dog entrants plus dog owners, would-be owners, handlers and fans.

June

Excelsior’s Art on the Lake, June 9–10

If you want to throw a party but dread the toil, don’t despair. It’s a snap to arrange a gathering at a nearby restaurant. Many dining establishments offer not only party rooms but party planning services as well.

Races around the cities are largely held near the Minneapolis chain of lakes, snubbing the waters of our beloved Lake Minnetonka.

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