Taste of Lakeville


Taste of Lakeville - May

Pan-O-Prog Cruise Night


Pan-O-Prog Festival - July

Minnesota State Fair


Minnesota State Fair - August

Lakeville Arts Festival


Lakeville Arts Festival - September

Discover Lakeville...Where nature meets the Twin Cities

Twin Cities Event Calendar

There's plenty to do throughout the year - we hope this makes planning your stay a little easier.


pub nights at LAAC

First Thursday Pub Nights at Lakeville Area Arts Center

January 7, 2016 - May 5, 2016

Lakeville Area Arts Center

Combine a bit of blues, bluegrass, rock, and a touch of kitchen sink and you end up with a style of music that some fans have come to call "Blues-grass"!

Come to the Lakeville Area Arts Center for our NEW Pub Nights and you'll hear original songs inspired by the styles of Shane McGowan, Johnny Cash, The Rolling Stones, and Bill Monroe.  First Thursday of the month from 6 pm - 9 pm. 

Cocktails and food available!

For more details click here »

Sea Life

Meet the Rays at Sea Life Aquarium

January 18, 2016 - September 30, 2016

Sea Life Aquarium, Mall of America

Come curious and prepare your senses for an all-new Stingray Adventure.  Only at Mall of America.

Welcome to Stingray Adventure! An all-new touch pool at the SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium that allows you to see, touch and feed stingrays through a hands-on encounter you need to experience to believe.

Meet the Rays »


Minneapolis Institute of the Arts

February 29, 2016 - January 1, 2017

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

EXHIBIT:  International Moderism:  Art in a Fast-Changing World

By the early 1900's people worldwide were transforming their habits, identities, and landscapes more dramatically than ever.  Artists and designers inspired by innovations such as radios. skyscrapers and even the development of modern psychology, responded with cutting-edge representations of new and familiar subjects.  "International Modernism" explores how this response to modern life evolved through much of the 20th century, from the 1910's through the early 1960s. 

Click here for exhibits and hours »

Elko Seedway Lakeville, MN

Elko Speedway - NASCAR

May 6, 2016 - October 29, 2016

Elko Minnesota

Check website for exciting schedule of NASCAR, Eve of Destruction, family nights and bands!

Visit Elko Speedway Website for more information »

Elko Traders Market Antiques and Vintage Sale

May 28, 2016 - September 6, 2016

Exit 76 - Coutny Road 2 in Elko New Market

300 booths of vintage and antiques.  Rain or shine.  Free parking.  Admission $6.
Open three weekends this year!  8 am to 5 pm Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm Sunday, and Monday 9 am to 4 pm.

-4th OF JULY WEEKEND July 2-4
-LABOR DAY WEEKEND dates to be announced

Minutes south of Lakeville off I-35 at exit 76.

Website info »

Elko Speedway Theater

Elko Speedway Drive-In Theater

June 2, 2016 - October 3, 2016

Elko Speedway

Wednesday – Friday – Double Features.  Gates open at 7:30pm – Movies start at dusk. $8 per adult – $5 per child (ages 4-12) ages 3 and under free

Saturday – 1 movie after the Races “Come to the Race and Stay for the Movie” Gates open at 5pm for Racing – Movie starts after the races

Visit webpage for more information »


Fly Over America NOW OPEN

June 7, 2016

5120 Center Court at Mall of America

NEW at the Mall of America! 
Flight simulation ride that brings on a breathtaking, aerial tour of some of the greatest landmarks and regions throughout the United States in virtual flight technology.  The attraction is a fully immersive experience including wind, mist and even scents while soaring across some of America's most spectacular sights! 

For more info »

Crayola Experience

Crayola Experience - NOW OPEN

June 7, 2016

300 South Avenue Level 3 at Mall of America

Opening at Mall of America May 25!

Crayola Experience is the only place in the world where the magic of Crayola comes to life!  Here you are encouraged to let your creativity run free, to color outside the lines and to play, explore and learn.  This one-of-a-kind attraction is where color, chemistry, and technology magically combine to create a colorful adventure for a child's imagination!

applewood orchards lakeville mn

Applewood Orchards

August 1, 2016 - October 31, 2016

22702 Hamburg Avenue Lakeville MN

Make a trip to Applewood Orchard a family tradition. Minnesota favorites Honeycrisp, Zestar & Sweet Tango and many other varieties of apples on dwarf trees. Fall raspberries, pumpkins and a corn maze too. Hayrides continuous on weekends for $1 age 12 and older.

There is no admission fee.  Located near Cedar Ave. and 225th St. W. in Lakeville.

Open 10 am - 6 pm M-Sun during the apple season.

Applewoodorchard.com/applewood3 »

Lakeville Art Festival Kids Tent

Lakeville Art Festival

September 17, 2016 - September 18, 2016

Lakeville Area Arts Center

Held the third weekend in September in historic downtown on the beautiful park like grounds of the Lakeville Area Arts Center.  Whether you are in the market to purchase art or not, it's a great day.  Come enjoy a artisan exhibits, demonstrations, entertainment, youth art tent, food vendors and local talent!  Hours are 10 am to 5 pm both days. 

for more information or to register »

Planet Spooky Lakeville MN

Planet Spooky

October 1, 2016 - November 1, 2106

Your little goblins and ghouls will enjoy joining Snoopy and the PEANUTS Gang for Halloween activities, rides and entertainment that are suitable for all ages and the whole family will enjoy! Linus’ Pumpkin Patch, Storytelling Witch Happiness, Hay Bale Maze Designed, Charlie Brown’s Pirate Adventure.   

Visit ValleySCARE website for more information »

Dakota Village Xmas

Christmas in the Village

December 3, 2016 - December 11, 2016

Dakota City Heritage Village 4008 220th Street W

Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens theme with free horse drawn trolley rides! Be transported back in time as you walk the streets of the 1900s village complete with traditions  from that time period. Caroling, visit with St. Ncholas, demonstrations of word working and holiday cooking, Presentation of a Christmas Carol will be featured in the Fire Hall by Castle Children's Theater. 

First 2 weekends in December at the fairgrounds in Farmington MN. Hours 1-8 pm Saturday and Sunday. $6 for age 13 and up; $3 4-12 and under 3 free.  Drive through lit village any evening.

DakotaCity.org »

Holiday Inn Logo

Holiday Inn & Suites

20800 Kenrick Avenue
Lakeville, MN 55044

Baymont Inn Logo Lakeville, MN

Baymont Inn & Suites

17145 Kenyon Ave
Lakeville, MN 55044

Quality Inn Logo

Quality Inn of Lakeville

17605 Kenrick Avenue
Lakeville, MN 55044

Motel 6 in Lakeville, Minnesota

Motel 6

11274 210th Street
Lakeville, MN 55044
(952) 469-1900

Candlewood Suites Logo Lakeville, MN

Candlewood Suites

21060 Keswick Loop
Lakeville MN 55044

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