An abundance of festivities sweep Eden Prairie, Chanhassen and Waconia around the Fourth of July.
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.
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.
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.
The Scottish are coming—to Schram Vineyards, Winery and Brewery when it hosts the Highland Games from noon-4 p.m. on June 24. The heavy games (strongman competition in kilts) feature the caber toss and kettlebells.
Sever’s Fall Festival is back for another season in the same location. This family-friendly destination is known for its intricate corn maze, impressive corn pits, jumping pillow, giant slide and more.
A popular children’s triathlon is returning to its home in Chanhassen. The 13th annual Hy-Vee Pinky Swear Kids Triathlon (formerly the Miracles of Mitch Kids Triathlon) is a non-timed, non-competitive race for children ages 6-18.