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.


Paisley Park

Paisley Park Tours - Prince

April 24, 2017 - December 19, 2018

7801 Audubon Rd Chanhassen MN
Tours of Prince's Paisley Park extraordinary private estate and production complex. See first-hand what it was like for Prince to create, produce and perform inside this private sanctuary and remarkable production complex.  Throughout the experience, visitors will see artifacts from Prince’s personal archives, including iconic concert wardrobe, awards, musical instruments, artwork, rare music and video recordings and motorcycles.  In addition, Paisley Park has announced that it is expanding and enhancing its tour options by offering new, themed fan experience packages in addition to the current General Admission and VIP tours.

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Crayola Experience

Crayola Experience

January 1, 2018

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

January 1, 2018

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

January 2, 2018

Rotunda at Mall of America

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

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Imax Theater at MN Zoo

May 29, 2018

IMAX Theatre at Minnesota Zoo

Bigger is better.  Largest movie screen south of the river!  Check the website for up to date shows!  


Visit the IMAX Website for more information »

Vikings Back to Football

Vikings Football

September 11, 2018 - December 30, 2018

US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis MN
Haunt at Valleyscare

Valleyscare - "The Haunt at Valleyfair"

September 21, 2018 - October 28, 2108

Valleyfair Amusement Park

Halloween Haunt at ValleySCARE

Includes Haunt admission and Fright Lane to be used together for a great night of frights, fog, fun and scares.  The Halloween Haunt at ValleySCARE is the most extreme Halloween event in the upper Midwest. At night, a world of terrifying mazes and shocking scare zones will bring your worst fears and phobias to life. Experience seven haunted attractions, spellbinding live entertainment and our signature thrill rides.


During the daytime on Saturdays, all ages will enjoy non-scary activities, attractions and a variety of family and children’s rides.

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Mall of America Holiday Shopping

December 1, 2018

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! 

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MN Childrens Museum

MN Childrens Museum NYE Sparklerama Party

December 31, 2018

10 W. Seventh St. St. Paul

NEW YEARS EVE AT THE MUSEUM is a family friendly New Years Eve celebration from 6:00-9:00 pm.

Live music, art projects, light refreshments, beach ball balloon drop at 8 pm. This event comes with full access to the museum!


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Louie Anderson near Lakeville mn

Louie Anderson for NYE

December 31, 2018

Ames Center Burnsville MN

6:30 pm performance by comedy legend and Emmy Award Winning comedian Louie Anderson returns to the Ames Center for New Years Eve.  Sharing the ups and downs of his childhood experiences as one of 11 children in Minnesota, Louie crafted comedy routines that rang true for his early club audiences while reducing them to helpless fits of laughter. Johnny Carson invited Louie to make his national television debut on The Tonight Show in 1984, and the rest is history. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comic Relief, as well as Showtime and HBO specials followed, making Anderson a household name. Don’t miss Louie Anderson’s annual performance live at the Ames Center on New Year’s Eve.

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Winter Carnival

Saint Paul Winter Carnival

January 24, 2019 - February 3, 2019

Kellogg Mall Pk Saint Paul St Paul, MN 55102

Since 1886, Minnesotan's have been participated in "The Coolest Celebration on Earth!" Festivities include a Grande Day Parade and the Torchlight Parade, Ice Carving & Snow Sculpting competitions and Frozen 5K & Half Marathon races.

Come and enjoy a host of fun activities as part of the celebration including, the Royal Coronation, Grande Day Parade, Outdoor Beer Dabbler,  Winter Carnival Medallion Hunt, Kid's Day,  Snow Sculpting in Vulcans Snow Park, Ice Sculpture Carving, Klondike Kate Cabarets,  Historic Art Exhibit and the Torchlight Parade. Events are held throughout the city,  with many centered in downtown Saint Paul in Rice Park and the Landmark Center.

Visit Winter Carnival website for more information »

MN Zoo monkey

MN Zoo Tropical Beach Party

February 16, 2019 - March 11, 2018

Minnesota Zoo

Escape from the cold and get a taste of the tropics at one of the Zoo’s most popular events. Bring your pail or favorite sand toy and play in Minnesota’s biggest indoor sandbox. Take in a full day of family fun exploring an indoor rainforest teeming with wildlife, along with special activities each weekend.



Visit the Minnesota Zoo Website for more information »

zoo babies

MN Zoo Farm Babies

March 22, 2019 - April 28, 2019

Minnesota Zoo

Gather up your little chicks and celebrate the sights and sounds of spring at the Wells Fargo Family Farm! You’ll coo at adorable piglets, lambs, goat kids, bunnies, chicks and calves.

All the cute happens daily, with special family activities each weekend.



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Twin Cities Premium Outlets Moms Day 2017

Celebrate Moms

May 6, 2019

Twin Cities Premium Outlets

Spring has arrived and so has Mothers Day.  Treat your mom to a shopping trip.  

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Pan O Prog Lakeville MN

PAN-O-PROG Celebration

July 4, 2019 - July 14, 2019

Various Lakeville locations

PAN-O-PROG, Lakeville's week-long festival, began in 1967 as the "Panorama of Progress" to celebrate the success of this growing community. Over 60 celebrations, sports tournaments, special events, entertainment and activities take place the week of July 4. By the masses, residents line up to watch the grand parade, classic car parade and 4th july fireworks!

Street dances and concerts over the weekend in historic downtown Lakeville. 

Visit Panoprog website for more information »

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

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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

Candlewood Suites Logo Lakeville, MN

Candlewood Suites

21060 Keswick Loop
Lakeville MN 55044

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