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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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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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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Holly House Boutique

Holly House Boutique

November 2, 2017 - December 16, 2017

17630 Juniper Path - old Schneiderman Furniture

Fabulous artisans!  Back in Lakeville in the old Schneiderman's Furniture Building across from Quality Inn.  Check website for dates and times open.  

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Triple Espresso

November 15, 2017 - February 15, 2018

Ames Center, Burnsville MN

A highly caffinated comedy. VenuWorks presents the popular hit comedy.  Produced by The Daniel Group, Triple Espresso’s irresistible, family friendly humor crosses generations and has delivered laughs to more than two million people in six countries.

For tickets and info »


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 in the Village

Christmas at Dakota Village

December 2, 2017 - December 10, 2017

Farmington - Dakota County Fairgrounds

First two weekends in December.  Enjoy a 1900 era Christmas with sleigh rides, era crafts and foods, carols, entertainment, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.  1900 Village with 22 buildings, lite holiday trees and decor.  Open 1-8 pm.  Or drive through to view the lights any evening in December. 

Visit Dakota City website for more information »

A MN Nutcracker

Twin Cities Ballet "A Minnesota Nutcracker"

December 8, 2017 - December 10, 2017

Ames Center, Burnsville MN

While retaining all the magic and familiar traditions loved by so many, A Minnesota Nutcracker adds local flare with Minnesota settings and custom designed Minnesota-centric backdrops. Accompanied by the iconic Tchaikovsky music, Clara, Drosselmeyer, and guests dance and dream from historic Rice Park and Summit Avenue in St. Paul, to the snowy banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, to the magnificent palace of the Sugar Plum Fairy. A Minnesota Nutcracker promises delightful entertainment for the whole family, from ballet novices to loyal patrons alike.

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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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Valley Fair

Valleyfair Amusement Park and Planet Snoopy

May 26, 2018

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 »

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. 

For more information »

Holiday Inn Logo

Holiday Inn & Suites

20800 Kenrick Avenue
Lakeville, MN 55044

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Baymont Inn & Suites

17145 Kenyon Ave
Lakeville, MN 55044

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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

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Candlewood Suites

21060 Keswick Loop
Lakeville MN 55044

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