The Best of Lake Minnetonka Since 1996!

Lake Minnetonka Spirit of the Lakes Festival

June 28, 2017

Wakesurfing exhibitions, craft beer, pulled pork, live musical entertainment, fire dancers, arts and crafts, mini-putt, face painting, square dancing, karate performances, and more!

Friday Schedule of Events

Times: 5:00PM – 2:00AM
Location: Surfside Park in Mound

  • 3-7pm — MN Wakesurf Nautique Demo Day
  • 5pm — Pulled Pork Dinner & Bingo at The Gillespie Center in Mound. Prizes for the winners!
    —Pulled Pork, Buns/Hot Bread, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Dessert, Coffee & Lemonade
    —$10 Members, $12 Non-Members, $6 Kids Hot Dog Meal (8 yrs & under)
  • 5pm-8pm — Fun Kid Activities in the park – face painting, crazy hair, henna tattoos, caricature artist, more!
  • 5pm-11pm — Fantastic Food Court and Beach Bar
  • 5pm-11pm — MN Craft Beers feature in the food court
  • 6pm-9pm — Special Event: Meet Your Maker Minnesota Craft Beverage Fest
    —Featuring many Minnesota breweries, distilleries and wineries
    —Purchase advance tickets at Harbor Wine & Spirits in Mound for $20; $25 at the event
  • Friday Stage Entertainment: Free Outdoor bands along the shores of Lake Minnetonka
    —5pm-8pm — Greg DJ
    —8pm-12am — Uncle Chunk
    —9:40-10pm — Fire Dancers

Saturday Schedule of Events

Times: 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Location: Surfside Park in Mound

  • 10am-7pm — MN Wakesurf Competition
    —Watch competitors of all abilities from shore on the JumboTron or on the water from your boat.
  • 10am Grand Parade along Bartlett & Commerce
  • 9:15am and Lake Minnetonka Historic Boat Tour (note new morning times!)
  • 10:15am Provided by Al & Alma’s Charter Cruises with purchase of wristband at visitor booth.
    —Please allow time to walk from your parking spot to the festival in time for the boat as the road will be closed for the parade during this time.
  • 11am-6pm Arts & Crafts Festival
  • 11am-6pm Mini Putt by the Bay – Visit our sponsors while trying your luck at the course along Lake Minnetonka
  • 11am-9pm Fun Kid Activities in the park
    Face painting, crazy hair, henna tattoos, caricature artist, coloring contest. Glow necklaces from 7-10pm
  • 11am-11pm Fantastic Food Court and Beach Bar
  • 11am-9pm MN Craft Beers feature in the food court
  • 11:30am Money Mound sponsored by M/I Homes – Kids dig for coins in the beach! Fun for them, fun to watch!
  • 1:00pm Square Dance ABC at The Gillespie Center, Mound. Beginners welcome. Free. Learn to Square Dance!
  • 2:15 & 4:15 Special Wine Tasting Events with complimentary appetizers and souvenir glass
    —California sampling at 2:15 and Italian sampling at 4:15; both with a variety of reds and whites
    —Purchase $20 advance tickets at Harbor Wine & Spirits in Mound
  • Dusk (10pm) Best Fireworks on Lake Minnetonka!
  • Saturday Stage Entertainment
    —11am DoJo Karate Performance
    —11:30am Family Magic Show
    —12:15pm The Gray Beard Band
    —12:45pm Minnesota Zoo Stage Show with Live Animals
    —1:45, 4 & 6pm Bad Companions Band
    —3pm The Low Expectations Band
    —5pm The Magic Maniac Show – Comedy, Magic, Illusions and so much more
    —7pm All New Illusion Magic Show with knives and fire
    —8-9:40pm Rhino – back by popular demand, a crowd favorite!
    —9:40-10pm Fire Dancers
    —10:20-12am Rhino

Last modified: June 29, 2017

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