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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Chanhassen Dinner Theatres - Newsies

March 2, 2018 - September 29, 2018

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

Disney's Newsies, the Broadway Musical, is on the Main Stage at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.  Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman and book by Harvey Fierstein.  

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres »

Twins Baseball at Target Field

Minnesota Twins

April 5, 2018 - September 30, 2018

Target Field, Minneapolis

Take me out to the ballgame! 

Target Field is fabulous rain or shine.  Show your Twins spirit or check out their schedule for your favorite team.

Visit the Twins Baseball Website for more information »

Elko Seedway Lakeville, MN

Elko Speedway - NASCAR

May 5, 2018 - September 30, 2018

Elko Minnesota

Check website for exciting schedule of NASCAR, Eve of Destruction, family nights and military discounts.  Check out the track's sensational line up of Saturday night concerts too this summer. 

Visit Elko Speedway Website for more information »

Saint Paul Saints Baseball

Saint Paul Saints

May 18, 2018 - September 3, 2018

CHS Stadium

More than a ball game!

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Valleyfair Route 76

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 »


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 »

Red Barn Farm

Red Barn Farm of Northfield

May 30, 2018 - August 22, 2018

10063 110th Street East, Northfield MN 55057

Pizza and music on the lawn on Wednesdays 4:30 - 8:30 pm.  Bring plates, utensils and blanket for picnic style.

Visit Red Barn Farm of Northfield Website for more information »

Farmers Market Lakeville MN

Lakeville's Farmers Market

June 6, 2018 - October 27, 2018

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 »

Pan O Prog Lakeville MN

PAN-O-PROG Celebration

July 4, 2018 - July 15, 2018

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 »

ESPN US Bank Stadium

ESPN X Games 2018

July 19, 2018 - July 22, 2018

US Bank Stadium

The X Games Minneapolis includes BMX, Moto X and Skateboarding events inside US Bank Stadium as well as X Fest, the world's best action sports festival experience. The Armory in Minneapolis will host X Games Music concerts.  

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QA1 Cruise Event

Annual QA1 Open House and Car Show

July 20, 2018

21730 Hanover Ave. Lakeville MN

7:00 to 9:00 am EVERYONE IS INVITED 
Celebrate with QA1 on their 25th year by joining them for the 7th annual Open House and #goDRIVEit Cruise!  Prizes and activities for attendees.

You will also get a chance to sign a commemorative banner and get a peek into QA1’s past. Each year, we invite enthusiasts to get an inside look at operations and manufacturing by spending the morning at the Open House and #goDRIVEit Cruise. Held the Friday morning of Street Machine Nationals, the open house features tours of the facility, prizes varying from small to large, and a free t-shirt. Whether you've come every year or will be joining for the first time, we want you to come show off your car and celebrate our 25th year with us!

Then join our #goDRIVEit Cruise to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds (approximately 27 miles from QA1) to attend the 2018 Street Machine Nationals, where QA1 is encouraging people to #goDRIVEit at the QA1 Autocross. Those who have preregistered for the Street Machine Nationals and picked up their registration packet Thursday night will have preferred entrance to the show as part of our cruise.  

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Viking Lakes

Vikings Training Camp

July 24, 2018 - August 14, 2018

Eagan is the proud new home of Minnesota Vikings Verizon Training Camp! Training camp is expected to be open to the public for approximately three weeks. Specific dates and times will be announced in June, but rookies are scheduled to report on Tuesday, July 24, and practice for the first time on Wednesday, July 25, while veterans are scheduled to report on Friday, July 27, and practice for the first time on Saturday, July 28.
All of this year’s exciting training camp action will be taking place at Viking Lakes which is located at the junction of I-494 and Dodd Rd. in Eagan.  While visiting Viking Lakes, you’ll discover an amazing array of brand new amenities, including Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center, TCO Stadium, a new Vikings Museum, a Vikings Pro Shop and more.

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Uptown Art Fair

August 3, 2018 - August 5, 2018

Lake Street & Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

 The award-winning Uptown Art Fair, feature over 350 talented fine artists from around the world. Artists, youth artists and performers are part of the three-day get-together. Crowds also flock to the event for the food, entertainment and kid-friendly activities.

Uptown Art Fair »

Shop sales at TC Premium Outlets

Twin Cities Premium Outlets - Back to School Shopping

August 4, 2018 - September 11, 2018

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 »

Dakota County Fair, Lakeville MN

Dakota County Fair

August 6, 2018 - August 12, 2018

4008 - 220th Street West

A typical county fair of yesteryear featuring high tech products and services. Enjoy several barns full of some of the best livestock in the state. The grandstand offers bull riding, mutton bustin' and 5 demo derbies. Enjoy a large midway, preview some of the new food items, and enjoy an historical village.

Visit Dakota County Fair's website for more event information »

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Applewood Orchards - Apple Picking & Events

August 17, 2018 - October 7, 2018

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 »

Minnesota Renaissance Festival

Minnesota Renaissance Festival

August 18, 2018 - September 30, 2018

12364 Chestnut Blvd, Shakopee

Welcome to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival!  Come and be a part of this long-standing tradition by visiting the
festival grounds in Shakopee, Minnesota, just 20 minutes from Lakeville. 

New:  Wizard's Flight School Zip Line, Whiskey and Scotch Tastings, Dancing with Royals, Bloody Mary Bar, Kings Karpool Competition and Renaissance Bingo!

Open Weekends, plus Labor Day & Festival Days.  9am to 7pm • Rain or Shine and Free Parking!

Visit Ren Fest »

Minnesota State Fair

Minnesota State Fair Music

August 23, 2018 - September 3, 2018

Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Falcon Heights MN

Join us for the Great Minnesota Get Together!  

With over 1.5 million attendees every year, the Minnesota State Fair is the largest 12-day fair in North America. This annual celebration features delicious food fair "on a stick", lots of games and rides, daily parades and over 400 free concerts. Be sure to plan ahead and purchase Grandstand tickets to one of the great concert events before they are sold out.


schedule of events »

Vikings Back to Football

Vikings Football

September 11, 2018 - December 30, 2018

US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis MN
Ramble Jam

Ramble Jam Country

September 14, 2018 - September 15, 2018

Dakota County Fairgrounds

Best Country Concert Jam south of the river!  Top name entertainment with local and national country talent. Check the Ramble Jam website for featured artists and schedule.  

Special hotel rates available at Lakeville hotels:  Holiday Inn and Suites, Quality Inn and Baymont Suites. 


Visit Ramble Jam's website for more information »

Lakeville Art Fair

Lakeville Area Art Festival

September 15, 2018 - September 16, 2018

Grounds of Art Center 210th St. & Holyoke Ave.
Join us for the annual Lakeville Art Festival in historic downtown Lakeville.  With over 60 premier artist booths, this intimate event is held on the park-like grounds of the Lakeville Area Art Center.  It includes a featured artist exhibit, artist demonstrations, author, youth art tent, performing and literary artists, great food and wonderful camaraderie. Event hours are 10 am to 5 pm Sunday.  There is no admission fee.  The Art Center is located at 20965 Holyoke Avenue, the corner of 210th Street and Holyoke. 


Visit Lakeville Art Fest website for more information »

Planet Spooky Lakeville MN

Planet Spooky

September 21, 2018 - October 28, 2108

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 »

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.

Visit ValleySCARE website for more information »

Haunted Forest Lakeville MN

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

October 20, 2018

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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Chamber of Commerce Fall Gala

November 9, 2018

Brackett's Crossing Country Club

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 at Brackett's Crossing Country Club. 

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Downtown Lakeville Lighting Ceremony

November 27, 2018

Pioneer Plaza

 6:00 pm lighting ceremony with entertainment. 

St Olaf College

St. Olaf Christmas Festival

November 29, 2018 - December 2, 2018

St. Olaf College, 1520 St. Olaf Avenue Northfield

"The St. Olaf Christmas Festival is one of the oldest musical celebrations of Christmas in the United States. Started in 1912 by F. Melius Christiansen, founder of the St. Olaf College Music Department, the festival features more than 500 student musicians who are members of five choirs and the St. Olaf Orchestra."

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Holiday on Main

Holidays On Main

December 1, 2018

Holyoke Avenue in Historic Downtown Lakeville

Holidays on Main is a delightful variety of Christmas and Holiday tradions such as Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus visits, carols, entertainment, crafts, live reindeers and sleigh rides!  Some events at the Lakeville Area Arts Center at the corner of Holyoke and 210th Streets. 

Visit Downtown Lakeville website for more information »


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! 

For events, click here »

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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 »

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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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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

Visit Lakeville Minnesota - Your Southern Travel Destination to Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Mall of America and Twin Cities Area Attractions!