Events

More than a half-dozen organizations collaborated on the second annual PeopleFest, a series of events August 4-14 that celebrated and raised awareness about the many cultures that make Eden Prairie great.

A person walks on a chalk drawing during the Eden Prairie Fourth of July celebration.

An abundance of festivities sweep Eden Prairie, Chanhassen and Waconia around the Fourth of July.

A man looks through a telescope on Astronomy Day.

The Minnesota Astronomical Society is offering Public Star Party – Astronomy Day from 1-10 p.m. May 11 at Baylor Regional Park in Norwood Young America.

A festival game with a Ferris wheel in the background.

Eden Prairie and surrounding residents have come to look forward to the Eden Prairie Lions Club’s annual Schooner Days

A cart of plants at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Auxiliary Plant Sale

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum honors May with national exhibits, annual events and an art-worthy surprise.

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum opened its doors for Passport to Spring, including nine displays that each featured an international country; a French-inspired glass garden house and 26 pieces by sculptor Nick Legeros. 

Easter Eggs, Easter Egg Hunt, easter

Eden Prairie, Chanhassen, Victoria, Waconia and Chaska each have their own twist on the classic Easter egg hunt.

Style with purpose was the order of the evening at a runway show to benefit the PROP food shelf. Held at Bearpath Country Club in Eden Prairie, the stunning event showcased clothing from Dugo, Free People, Primp, Anthropology and more.

A bobber rests in an ice fishing hole carved into a lake.

The catch-and-release fishing contest is an angler favorite, with prizes last year worth over $6,000.

Fifty-six years ago, a group of Waconia business people gathered to solve one problem—how to entice people to come to town in the fall. “They wanted an event whose name was unique and would create excitement,” says Carmen Gesinger, assistant to the president of the Waconia Chamber of Commerce.

Mackenthun’s market started with a dream and some tasty homemade sausage back in 1917, making this year its 100th anniversary.

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