Kids Seasonal Events - Lakeville, Minnesota

Below you will find a list of seasonal events in Lakeville, as well as a few "big" events that we thought you wouldn't want to miss, in and around the Twin Cities. Please contact us if you and your organization or business would like to add to our event list below.

Spring

Landscape & Home Expo
Exhibitors covering all the needs for home improvement projects & services.
www.lakevillechamber.org/Landscape-Home-Expo
Easter Egg Scramble & Breakfast
Join us for breakfast with the Easter Bunny and an egg hunt in downtown Lakeville.
www.downtownlakeville.com/easter-egg-scramble-breakfast
Family Fun Fest
Annual family fun event that includes inflatables, face painting, a movie and more!
www.ci.lakeville.mn.us/familyfunfest
Annual Tree & Shrub Sale
Order and pick-up bare root trees and potted shrubs through the City of Lakeville.
www.ci.lakeville.mn.us/treeshrubsale
Girl's Night Out Shopping Event
Shop downtown Lakeville, enjoying in-store promotions, sales, prizes & treats! 
www.downtownlakeville.com/girls-night-out-shopping-event/
Taste of Lakeville
An annual event held in May, featuring entainment, food samplings from local restaurants and caterers, and live & silent auctions.
www.ci.lakeville.mn.us/tasteoflakeville
Lakeville Citywide Garage Sale
Residents can submit the address of their sale to be included on a map of locations.
www.ci.lakeville.mn.us/citywidegaragesale

Summer

Lakeville's Farmers Market
Mid-June to Late October you will find the Farmers Market in downtown Lakeville on Wednesdays noon - 5:00pm & Saturdays 9:00am - 1:00pm.
www.stpaulfarmersmarket.com/members/locations/lakeville-market.
Pan - O - Prog - Lakeville
Lakeville's "Panorama of Progress" annual city celebration every July!
www.panoprog.org
Hennepin County Fair- Corcoran, Minnesota
Exhibits, rides, vendors, and entertainment at the Corcoran Lion's Park in mid-June.
www.hennepincountyfair.com
Scott County Fair- Jordan, Minnesota
Five full days of fair fun in Jordan, Minnesota at the Scott County Fair in July.
www.scottcountyfair.com
Minnesota Twins at Target Field- Minneapolis, Minnesota
Enjoy Twins baseball at Target Field in Minneapolis April-September.
www.minnesotatwins.com
Minnesota Renaissance Festival- Shakopee, Minnesota
Come and see this long-standing tradition, open weekends mid-August- late September.
www.renaissancefest.com
Minnesota State Fair- St. Paul, Minnesota
New attractions and new foods to try at the Minnesota State Fair, late August- labor day.
www.mnstatefair.org
Taste of Minnesota- St. Paul, Minnesota
The Twin Cities' premier 4th of July event with food, entertainment and fireworks.
www.atasteofmn.com

Fall

Downtown Lakeville Trick or Treat
Free event: Pumpkin decorating, Hermey the Clown, and kids costume contest.
www.downtownlakeville.com/event/trick-or-treat-in-downtown-lakeville
Haunted Forest  - Lakeville
Spooky stations, trick-or-treat maze, facepainting, food collection & more.
www.ci.lakeville.mn.us/events/haunted forest
Lakeville Art Festival
This annual event is held on the grounds of the Lakeville Area Arts Center & featuring: art, food, wine, live music & entertainment.
www.lakevilleartfestival.org
Monster Bash at MOA's Nickelodeon Universe
Boogie down with disco zombies in silly, spooky zones Friday & Saturday nights in October!
www.mallofamerica.com/events
Halloween Hodgepodge
This annual event is held at the Eagan Community Center for children and families. Come in your costume and enjoy the fun!  Volunteers needed!!
www.cityofeagan.com/community-events/halloween-hodgepodge
Howl-O-Ween at Mall of America
Come in Costume & scour the mall for sweet treats from participating retailers!
www.mallofamerica.com/events
Planet Spooky at Valleyfair
Not-so-scary halloween daytime fun for the whole family at Valleyfair in Shakopee.  www.valleyfair.com/daytime/things-to-do/planet-spooky-activities
Pumpkin Patches & More.Org
A great website resource for moms looking for outdoor fall fun in the south metro.  www.pumpkinpatchesandmore.org
Three Rivers Park District - Fall / Halloween Events
Halloween & Fall Events for kids.  There are events held at these three area parks: Cleary Lake Regional Park, Hyland Lake Park, and The Landing. Click here to find a schedule.
http://www.threeriversparks.org/events/Groups/halloween-happenings

Winter

All About Santa - Lakeville
Click here for details regarding letters & phone calls from Santa, Santa's Secret Store (for children to purchase inexpensive gifts) and decorating cookies for Santa.
www.ci.lakeville.mn.us/index.php/santa
Holiday Lighting Ceremony- Lakeville
Celebrate the Season with this annual event in Pioneer Plaza in Downtown Lakeville.
www.downtownlakeville.com/holiday-lighting-ceremony
Holiday on Main - Lakeville
Santa, carols, entertainment, crafts, live reindeer, & trolley rides all downtown Lakeville!  www.downtownlakeville.com/holiday-on-main
Christmas Tree Farms- South Metro area
A listing by county, of Christmas tree farms, lots, sleigh rides, and more. www.pickyourownchristmastree.org/MNxmassmnpl.php
Folkways of the Holidays - Murphy's Landing in Shakopee
Discover the holiday traditions of 19th century Minnesotans. www.threeriversparks.org/events/Other/42nd-annual-folkways-of-the-holidays
Holiday Lights in the Park - Lake Phalen, St. Paul
Holiday Lights in the Park will run nightly. Visitors will experience more than 60 larger-than-life holiday light sculptures and animated displays from their vehicles.
www.saintpaulpolicefoundation.com/holiday-lights
Holidazzle - Downtown Minneapolis
A 3-block stretch of Nicollet Mall will be transformed into a "winter wonderland".
www.holidazzle.com
 
Macy's Santaland & Breakfast & Dinner with Santa - Macy's Downtown
Take in the magical, animated display of "A Day in the Life of an Elf," or plan a breakfast or dinner with Santa. Click here for dates, times, and ticket prices. www..macys.com/santalandmn
Mid-Winter Fest - Apple Valley
Mid-Winter Fest, began in 1978 to foster a sense of community with Apple Valley residents and give a mid-winter boost with bringing awareness to winter recreational activities. www.ci.apple-valley.mn.us/mid-winterfest
Santa Saturdays at the Minnesota Zoo - Apple Valley
Visit Santa at the Minnesota Zoo! Click here for dates & times.
www.mnzoo.org/events/santa-saturdays
St. Paul Winter Carnival- St. Paul
Lots of fun family events going on during St. Paul's Winter Carnival- skating, a winter run, concerts and more! 
www.wintercarnival.com
The Depot - Indoor Ice Rink - Downtown Minneapolis
The Depot Rink is a historic train shed that now houses an indoor rink with great views of the city.  It's fun, romantic & warm in the winter! 
www.thedepotminneapolis.com/ice-rink
Twinkle Parade - Stillwater
The children's twinkle parade in downtown Stillwater, followed by Santa's arrival by firetruck and fireworks! Click for details, and an entire month of holiday events. 
www.discoverstillwater.com/event/dec/
 
TwinsFest - Target Field, Minneapolis
A longstanding baseball tradition in Minnesota, TwinsFest at Target Field provides fans with exclusive and intimate experiences throughout the weekend.
www.minnesota.twins/twinsfest
 

For more Seasonal Events, please click on the other South Metro Cities to see what events are happening in and around their city.

 

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