4 Hot Events for Summer

Mark your calendars for these 4 summer festivals.
A scene form the Carver Country Fair on a beautiful summer evening.

 

Chanhassen 4th of July
Need evidence that Chanhassen knows how to throw a party? Check out the city’s 3-day-long 4th of July extravaganza. There’s a parade and fireworks, of course, but fun-lovers will also find carnival rides, lots of food, live music, kiddie games, a street dance, fishing contest, classic car show and so much more. City Center Park, 7700 Market Blvd., Chanhassen; 952.227.1100; ci.chanhassen.mn.us/july4th
 
Chaska River City Days
Downtown Chaska will be filled with fun and food at this year’s Chaska River City Days from July 25–27. This community festival features sidewalk sales, an art and craft fair, talent show, parade, medallion hunt and more. It’s sure to be a weekend that brings the entire community together. City Square, 300 N. Chestnut St., Chaska; 952.448.9908; chaskarivercitydays.com
 
Carver County Fair
It wouldn’t be summer without fried food, live music and an excuse for the whole county to get together. This year’s Carver County Fair runs August 6–10, featuring 4-H projects, animals, racing, a demolition derby and more. Admission is $7. Carver County Fairgrounds, 501 W. 3rd St., Waconia; 952.442.2333; carvercountyfair.com
 
Victoria Volksfest and Art Fair
From bed races to bands, Victoria’s annual citywide festival on August 15 and 16 has something for the entire family. Enjoy an art fair, classic car show, business expo, Adirondack chair auction and fireworks. Downtown Victoria; 612.554.7932; victoriaboa.org

Chanhassen 4th of July
Need evidence that Chanhassen knows how to throw a party? Check out the city’s 3-day-long 4th of July extravaganza. There’s a parade and fireworks, of course, but fun-lovers will also find carnival rides, lots of food, live music, kiddie games, a street dance, fishing contest, classic car show and so much more. City Center Park, 7700 Market Blvd., Chanhassen; 952.227.1100; ci.chanhassen.mn.us/july4th
 
Chaska River City Days
Downtown Chaska will be filled with fun and food at this year’s Chaska River City Days from July 25–27. This community festival features sidewalk sales, an art and craft fair, talent show, parade, medallion hunt and more. It’s sure to be a weekend that brings the entire community together. City Square, 300 N. Chestnut St., Chaska; 952.448.9908; chaskarivercitydays.com
 
Carver County Fair
It wouldn’t be summer without fried food, live music and an excuse for the whole county to get together. This year’s Carver County Fair runs August 6–10, featuring 4-H projects, animals, racing, a demolition derby and more. Admission is $7. Carver County Fairgrounds, 501 W. 3rd St., Waconia; 952.442.2333; carvercountyfair.com
 
Victoria Volksfest and Art Fair
From bed races to bands, Victoria’s annual citywide festival on August 15 and 16 has something for the entire family. Enjoy an art fair, classic car show, business expo, Adirondack chair auction and fireworks. Downtown Victoria; 612.554.7932; victoriaboa.org