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.


Sea Life

Sea Life Aquarium - and meet the Rays

January 18, 2016

Sea Life Aquarium, Mall of America

Come curious and prepare your senses at the Stingray Adventure.  

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.  Only at Mall of America. 

Meet the Rays »

Crayola Experience

Crayola Experience

June 7, 2016

300 South Avenue Level 3 at Mall of America

Open at the Mall of America!  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!


Fly Over America

June 7, 2016

5120 Center Court at 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!  Check website for special holiday and featured shows. 

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September 15, 2016 - October 8, 2017

Orpheum Theatre 910 Hennepin Ave S Minneapolis


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Toddler Tuesdays at MOA

December 6, 2016

Rotunda at Mall of America

Join in the fun of Toddler Tuessdays at the Mall of America. 

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Elko Seedway Lakeville, MN

Elko Speedway - NASCAR

May 6, 2017 - October 21, 2017

Elko Minnesota

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

Visit Elko Speedway Website for more information »

Red Barn Farm

Red Barn Farm of Northfield

May 6, 2017 - October 23, 2017

10063 110th Street East, Northfield MN 55057

Pizza every Wednesday 4:30 - 8:30 pm, and 3rd Sunday 11:30 am - 3:30 pm. Bring plates, utensils and blanket for picnic style.

Visit Red Barn Farm of Northfield Website for more information »

Valley Fair

Valleyfair Amusement Park and Planet Snoopy

May 27, 2017

1 Vallefair Drive Shakopee MN

Valleyfair is the perfect destination for the entire family with over 75 amazing rides and attractions, including Planet Snoopy and Soak City Waterpark (opens May 27).  Check out special events such as ADULT NIGHT, MILITARY DAYS and FOOD TRUCK FEST! 

Visit Valleyfair's Website for more information »

monk seal at mn zoo

Minnesota Zoo

June 1, 2017

13000 Zoo Blvd, Apple Valley, MN 55124

Get out and explore the Minnesota Zoo and the Kangaroos!  It's an all year, all weather destination!  Enjoy a bit of the tropics or a little piece of Hawaii with Discovery Bay and the Tropical Reef.  Say "aloha" to the Minnesota Zoo's incredible residents - Hawaiian Monk Seals.

This winter, explore an indoor rainforest that’s 78 degrees every day and home to everything from red pandas to pink flamingos. Touch a real-life shark in Discovery Bay or hit the outdoor trails where a world of wildlife plays in the snow. No matter what the weather brings, the Zoo has the perfect forecast for fun all winter long.

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Riverwalk Market Fair in Northfield

Riverwalk Market Fair

June 3, 2017 - October 21, 2017

Northfield, Minnesota

Riverwalk Market Fair features organic and sustainably grown produce, artisan foods, and the area's best art and fine craft displayed in scenic Bridge Square in downtown Northfield. Musicians and performers make every Saturday a festival.  9 a.m. - 1 p.m. rain or shine. Saturdays June 3 - October 21, 2017



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Elko Speedway Theater

Elko Speedway Drive-In Theater

June 3, 2017 - October 28, 2017

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 »

Farmers Market Lakeville MN

Lakeville's Farmers Market

June 7, 2017 - October 28, 2017

208th at Holyoke Avenue Lakeville MN 55044

Featuring fresh, locally grown produce to be sold--directly from the grower to the consumer. Available are bakery goods, meats & sausage, maple syrup, eggs, honey, organic products, flowers, and many other items.  Wednesdays noon to 5 pm; Saturdays 8 am to 1 pm.

Visit Downtown Lakeville Website for more information »

Shop sales at TC Premium Outlets

Twin Cities Premium Outlets - Back to School Shopping

July 26, 2017 - October 1, 2017

Eagan MN

Shop the fabulous south of the river outlets!  100 outlet stores with great prices and exceptional brand merchandise!  Get a head start on your back to school shopping needs!

www.premiumoutlets.com »

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Applewood Orchards

July 31, 2017 - October 31, 2017

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 »


Applewood Orchard and Corn Maze

August 6, 2017 - October 8, 2017

near Cedar and 225th St. in Lakeville

Make a trip to AppleWood Orchard and start a new family tradition!  Pick your own Minnesota apples!  FREE ADMISSION.  Hayrides run continuously on fall weekends for a small fee.  Open every day 10 am to 6 pm during apple season.

Visit the orchard's website for more information »

Crimes of the Heart

Guthrie Theatre - Romeo and Juliet

September 9, 2017 - October 28, 2017

Guthrie Theater at 818 S 2nd St Minneapolis

by William Shakespeare directed by Joseph Haj 

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Haunted Forest Lakeville MN

Lakeville's Haunted Forest October 24 5:30-8pm

October 21, 2017

Steve Michaud Park 17100 Ipava Ave

5:30-8pm on Saturday 6-8 pm enter the spooktacular Haunted Forest Trail on your own and at your own risk! LOOK OUT! You never know who will be around the next corner.  Recommended for 3rd grade and older.

5:30-8PM trick or treat - Land of Amazement playground and bring home a pumpkin while supplies last.  Ages 8 and under please.


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One Night in Memphis

October 22, 2017

Ames Center, Burnsville MN

 One Night in Memphis,” is a tribute to Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash.  Live 90 minutes of pure rockabilly, country, gospel and rock and roll in a very authentic and energetic presentation featuring nationally known talent. The show recreates that magical night of December 4th, 1956 when Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash found themselves jamming at Sam Phillip’s Sun Studios in Memphis, TN. Little did they know that their jam session was being recorded and preserved for all time, representing all the performers in their prime and the very best music of that time.


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Ali Washington in Lakeville MN

First Thursday Pub Night - Ali Washington

November 2, 2017

Lakeville Area Arts Center

 Join us from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. for this popular series featuring a variety of live music performances on stage along with our in-house bar serving craft beers, wine, and pub food. 

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First Thursday Pub Night - Ali Washington

November 2, 2017

Lakeville Area Arts Center

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Chamber of Commerce Fall Gala

November 10, 2017

Brackett's Crossing Country Club

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE!  The Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce presents it's annual black tie fundraising affair   Tickets are $125 per person and can be purchased by calling the office at 952.469.2020.  Music, entertaiment, silent auction and wonderful dinner in the rainforest.  


Mall of America Holiday Shopping

November 23, 2017

Mall of America

Check out the event calendar at Mall of America for holiday fun! As the nation’s largest retail and entertainment complex, Mall of America® hosts over 400 events. MOA® has earned a national reputation for entertaining guests with celebrity appearances, musical performances, charitable initiatives, product launches, book signings and movie premieres.

Stay at a Lakeville hotel and receive a FREE Mall of America coupon book for your holiday shopping! 

For events, click here »

downtown shops

Shops of Historic Downtown Lakeville Holiday Shopping

November 23, 2017 - December 31, 2017

Downtown Lakeville on Holyoke Avenue

The shops of historic Downtown Lakeville are not only located in a unique shopping venue, they pride themselves in creating a special experience for each visitor offering one-of-kind and boutique style stores, outstanding items and distinctive services. Independently owned and operated, our Downtown Lakeville shops have seasonal décor and gift items to help with your Christmas list, and they support downtown family events like Holiday On Main and programs at the Lakeville Area Arts Center.  Come shop in Lakeville where you are ensured the special attention you deserve!

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Nutcracker in Lakeville

Mini - Nutcracker

November 28, 2017

Lakeville Area Arts Center

 The Mini-Nutcracker is a delightful abbreviated version of Twin Cities Ballet’s classic, A Minnesota Nutcracker, designed to introduce children to the magic of this family favorite. This beloved holiday tradition with soaring music by Tchaikovsky promises to hold the attention of even the youngest theatergoer. Suitable for all ages, this version is less than an hour, performed by cast members from Twin Cities Ballet’s full-length production. A perfect holiday mini-treat!

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Dakota Village Xmas

Christmas in the Village

December 2, 2017

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 »

Christmas Carol Lakeville MN

A Christmas Carol Radio Play

December 15, 2017 - December 17, 2017

Lakeville Area Arts Center

 The Charles Dickens holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast, complete with vintage commercials for fruitcake (extra-fancy), and the magic of live sound effects and musical underscoring. A handful of actors bring dozens of characters to the stage, as this familiar story unfolds. Don’t miss this charming take on a family favorite that will leave no one saying “Bah, humbug!”

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Tractor Show FAthers Day

Tractor Show at Pahl's Market

June 17, 2018

6885 160th St W Apple Valley MN 55124

Looking for something FUN to do with Dad this weekend?  Come and visit us at Pahl's Market for our 7th annual Father's Day Tractor Show!  Enjoy a leisurely stroll and check out the vintage and modern day tractors on display.  These machines span over 75 years of the Pahl's family farming, and most are still used today. 

ESPN X Games 2018

July 19, 2018 - July 22, 2018

US Bank Stadium

X Games sports include BMX, motocross and skateboarding. 

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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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