Education & Community

History on Wheels

The seventh annual 10,000 Lakes Concours d’Elegance happens this July at the Excelsior Commons. The lakeside park will play host to one-of-a-kind historic cars (including many of their owners dressed in period garb and ready to chat with show-goers), boats and motorcycles. Guests can also shop at vendor booths, listen to live music, munch on treats from food stalls, and visit the kids’ zone. (And no need to worry about parking—grab a shuttle from Excelsior Elementary School or Minnetonka High School.) 

Maple Grove Days Library Book Sale

With a variety of literature ranging from fiction to nonfiction, children and adults alike can get their hands on a diverse selection of books at a fair price. Sponsored by Friends of the Maple Grove Library, all proceeds will be donated to the library collection and its programs.

Minnesota Reptile Show

Unleash your cold blooded side and marvel at reptiles such as snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs, chameleons, geckos, dragons and more. Gawk at small exotic mammals, such as sugar gliders, and hedgehogs or browse through various animal vendors for the latest food, cages and toys for your next pet.

Lumberjack Days

Providing an engaging and educational event for 85 years, Lumberjack Days welcomes all community members to gather at the heart of Minnesota’s birthplace. Learn about our state’s cultural heritage, marvel at Stillwater’s historic charm and see all the local talent that this river town has to offer.

Aquatennial Celebrations

Kick off the week of celebrations with Minnesota’s largest nighttime parade along Hennepin Avenue, marvel at the Twin Cities River Rats as they perform entertaining tricks on the water, up your fitness game and partake in the Torchlight 5k or sit back and watch in awe at one of the top five annual firework displays in the nation on Saturday evening. With a wide range of events, there is something fit for all shapes and sizes.

31st Annual Taste of Greece Festival

The Taste of Greece runs Friday and Saturday, September 6-7, from noon to 10 pm, and Sunday, September 8, from noon to 6 pm. Early Bird Specials on Friday noon - 4pm.

Taste of Greece will feature authentic Greek food, and handmade Greek desserts. The Levendes and the Chris Kalogerson Band will provide live Greek music, and the St. Mary’s Hellenic Dance Troup will perform authentic Greek folk dances. 

MPLS PRIDE One Hit Wonders Dance Party

Shake your tail feather at The Bird's One Hit Wonders Dance Party! Come as your favorite one-hit-wonder, whether that's Chumbawamba or Crystal Pepsi, and dance till your top pops. We'll be serving $2 jello shots, our signature Pride Cocktail— The Naughty Sprite, Pryes Brewing Company, and some really cool food.

17th Annual Bastille Day Block Party

There’s no one better than Barbette to pay homage to the national French celebration. For 16 years it’s been voila! As guests are transported to France for an afternoon of frites, drink and entertainment.

Pride Parade and Festival

Celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in the heart of Loring Park with nearly 400 exhibitor booths, 40 delectable food vendors and four stages equipped with a live music and a variety of performances.

Stone Arch Bridge Festival

Kick off Father’s Day weekend with a stroll across the Mississippi River and Main Street to enjoy cuisine from a variety of food trucks, live music, art from local artists and more.

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