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Events

August 2019

August 4

Chanhassen — Comedy Improv in the Park

Had a good laugh lately? Do you love comedy, but are tired of all the raunchy humor? Then Improv in the Park is for you!

Time: 7:00 PM
Price: FREE
Location: City Center Park Plaza, 7700 Market Blvd., Chanhassen, MN

Click here for more information and additional dates >


August 6

Excelsior — Farmer’s Market

Join us for fresh, locally grown produce and crafts.

Time: 2:00 to 6:00 PM

Location: Water Street, Excelsior


August 6

Minnetonka — Music in the Park

Band: Hornucopia (A tribute to the horns of rock & roll; 5-piece band)

Break out your blankets and lawn chairs (and maybe your dancing shoes)! This summer, enjoy music in the picturesque setting of Minnetonka’s outdoor amphitheater.

Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Location: Civic Center Campus, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka


August 6

Excelsior — Yoga at the Commons

Start your day with yoga in the great outdoors.  Suggested donation is $10 – 1/2 the proceeds go to Community for the Commons. The class is always free for those who are unable to pay.

Time: 8:30am – 9:30am

Location: The Commons, 135 Lake St, Excelsior, MN


August 7

Wayzata — Music by the Lake

Band: Elvis Impersonator Anthony Shore

Anthony Shore never fails to impress and entertain as he performs the songs of Elvis with exceptional quality and utmost respect. His incomparable vocal ability, charismatic stage presence, and approachable demeanor makes him an instant favorite with audiences.

Originally from the UK, and a lifelong fan of Elvis, Anthony now resides in Minneapolis and works year-round performing in a variety of venues. As an international, and award winning Elvis tribute artist, Anthony Shore manages to maintain a faithful following of fans, while continually attracting new ones.

Time: 7:00-8:30 PM

Location: Wayzata Depot, Lake Street, Wayzata


August 8

Plymouth — Date Nite

  • 6:00 p.m. – Dinner food available for purchase at on-site food trucks
  • 7:00 p.m. – Live music by local band, Kind Country
  • 9:00 p.m. – Movie: The Proposal (Rated PG-13)

Bring your blanks and lawn chairs. Admission is free.

Location: Hilde Performance Center, 3500 Plymouth Blvd., Plymouth, Minnesota 55447


August 8

Chanhassen — Old National Bank Summer Concert

There will be a variety of music styles for all to enjoy. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase during the concerts. Bring your kids and your lawn chair and join us for this free concert series! Please feel free to bring food and beverages to the concert series. Beer and wine permitted.

Time: 7:00 PM

Price: FREE

Location: City Center Park Plaza, 7700 Market Blvd., Chanhassen, MN


August 8

Wayzata — Farmer’s Market

Enjoy Minnesota grown produce.

Time: 1:30-5:30 PM
Location: Lake Street, Wayzata


August 8

Minnetonka — Movies in the Park

Movie: Incredibles 2

Bring your family and friends (and blankets and lawn chairs) to a fun night of cinema under the stars! Enjoy movies in the picturesque setting of Minnetonka’s outdoor amphitheater.

Time: Dusk
Location: Civic Center Campus, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka


August 8

Hopkins — Summer Music Series — Sarah Morris

Sarah Morris, the 2018 Kerrville New Folk Contest winner, has spent the last 8 years earning a reputation for engaging performances – with a voice both clear and lush, and a penchant for sharply-crafted songs. Her two recent albums, Hearts in Need of Repair and Ordinary Things, have received critical acclaim and reached the top 100 of the Americana Music Associations radio chart.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Hopkins Downtown park, 16 9th Avenue South, Hopkins, MN
Price: FREE


August 11

Chanhassen — Comedy Improv in the Park

Had a good laugh lately? Do you love comedy, but are tired of all the raunchy humor? Then Improv in the Park is for you!

Time: 7:00 PM
Price: FREE
Location: City Center Park Plaza, 7700 Market Blvd., Chanhassen, MN

Click here for more information and additional dates >


August 10-11

Long Lake — Corn Days

Enjoy two days of summer fun at the 49th annual Corn Days festival!  Activities include:

  • Music and entertainment
  • Food and refreshments
  • Kids’ activities
  • Silent auction
  • Vendors
  • Parade
  • Gear West 5k Run and 1 mile Candy Corn kids’ race

For the complete schedule, click here >


August 11

Mound — Dog Days

The day will feature lots of fun activities and booths for both dogs and people.

Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Mound Harbor District between Auditors Road and Shoreline Dr. in Mound

Click here for more information >


August 13

Excelsior — Farmer’s Market

Join us for fresh, locally grown produce and crafts.

Time: 2:00 to 6:00 PM
Location: Water Street, Excelsior


August 13

Minnetonka — Music in the Park

Band: Southside Big Band (18-piece swing band)

Break out your blankets and lawn chairs (and maybe your dancing shoes)! This summer, enjoy music in the picturesque setting of Minnetonka’s outdoor amphitheater.

Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Location: Civic Center Campus, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka


August 13

Excelsior — Yoga at the Commons

Start your day with yoga in the great outdoors.  Suggested donation is $10 – 1/2 the proceeds go to Community for the Commons. The class is always free for those who are unable to pay.

Time: 8:30am – 9:30am
Location: The Commons, 135 Lake St, Excelsior, MN


 August 14

Hopkins — Corn Feed and Pig Roast Benefit

Our Annual Corn Feed Benefit in Burnes Park serving corn on the cob (dipped in melted butter), roast pork sandwich, potato chips, beverage and dessert! Tickets are $9 for adults in advance ($11 at park) and children 10 & under are $5. Advance tickets can be purchased at Zion Lutheran Church during office hours. Proceeds will provide food benefiting people in the surrounding communities through ICA (Hopkins) and STEP (St Louis Park).

Time: 4:30-7:30 PM
Location: Zion Lutheran Church, Burnes Park, 241 5th Avenue North, Hopkins, MN
Price: FREE


August 14

Landscape Arboretum — Free Admission Day!

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum welcomes Chanhassen residents to the annual Chanhassen/Carver County Day at the Arboretum. Chanhassen residents receive free gate admission all day. The Arboretum grounds are open 8am – 8pm. Bagels, coffee, water, and juice will be served at 9:45am, followed by a brief program from city, county and Arboretum officials at 10am in the Visitors Center. Come and join your Chanhassen-Carver County neighbors for a day of fun and flowers at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum!

Time: 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
Location: 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska, MN
Price: FREE


August 15

Wayzata — Farmer’s Market

Enjoy Minnesota grown produce.

Time: 1:30-5:30 PM
Location: Lake Street, Wayzata


August 15

Minnetonka — Movies in the Park

Movie: Small Foot

Bring your family and friends (and blankets and lawn chairs) to a fun night of cinema under the stars! Enjoy movies in the picturesque setting of Minnetonka’s outdoor amphitheater.

Time: Dusk
Location: Civic Center Campus, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka


August 15

Hopkins — Summer Music Series — Them Dots

Them Dots is an ironic rock and roll dance band founded in the 1980’s.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Hopkins Downtown park, 16 9th Avenue South, Hopkins, MN
Price: FREE


August 15

Chanhassen — Old National Bank Summer Concert

There will be a variety of music styles for all to enjoy. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase during the concerts. Bring your kids and your lawn chair and join us for this free concert series! Please feel free to bring food and beverages to the concert series. Beer and wine permitted.

Time: 7:00 PM
Price: FREE
Location: City Center Park Plaza, 7700 Market Blvd., Chanhassen, MN


August 15

Wayzata — Farmer’s Market

Enjoy Minnesota grown produce.

Time: 1:30-5:30 PM
Location: Lake Street, Wayzata


August 17

Plymouth — Live at the Hilde

Live at the Hilde Features BoDeans with special guests GB Leighton and DJ Shannon Blowtorch.

Doors open at 5 p.m., and music begins at 6 p.m. for this all-ages show.

Performers

BoDeans

After multiple chart-topping radio singles and TV placements, BoDeans have defined a generation that embraced songs like “Good Things,” “You Don’t Get Much,” “Idaho,” “If It Makes You,” “Closer to Free,” “Stay” and “All the World.” They have released 12 studio albums with ten records that hit the Billboard Top 200 Chart and numerous singles on the Mainstream Rock, Top 40 and Triple A radio charts.

GB Leighton

More than 200 shows a year. Jubilant fans who follow him from Minnesota to Mexico. More than 70,000 albums sold. A crushing live-performance DVD. And now even a state-of-the-art nightclub named after one of his songs – all without the support of a major record label… Meet GB Leighton, a band named after one of the region’s most incendiary live performers and consistently solid songwriters, Brian Leighton. Through more than a decade and nine studio albums, Leighton and his six-piece band have been tearing up rock clubs, church fundraisers and even a few fan’s living rooms with a slew of songs that connect with the heart and couples singing along out on the dance floor.

DJ Shannon Blowtorch

Shannon Blowtorch is an award-winning DJ, promoter, sound engineer and entertainment consultant previously recognized by City Pages and Star Tribune as the best Best Club DJ in the Twin Cities. She has toured nationally and internationally, is the DJ with the rap crew GRRRL PARTY and has a weekly Saturday night show on The Current.

For tickets and pricing call 1-800-514-3849.

Location: Hilde Performance Center, 3500 Plymouth Blvd., Plymouth, Minnesota 55447


August 18

Chanhassen — Comedy Improv in the Park

Had a good laugh lately? Do you love comedy, but are tired of all the raunchy humor? Then Improv in the Park is for you!

Time: 7:00 PM
Price: FREE
Location: City Center Park Plaza, 7700 Market Blvd., Chanhassen, MN

Click here for more information and additional dates >


August 19

Excelsior — Happy Feet!

Care includes foot soak, foot massage, care for calluses, corns or problem nails.   Age 55+

Time: By appointment, 763-560-5136.
Location: South Shore Community Center, 5735 Country Club Rd, Excelsior, MN


August 20

Excelsior — Farmer’s Market

Join us for fresh, locally grown produce and crafts.

Time: 2:00 to 6:00 PM
Location: Water Street, Excelsior


August 20

Minnetonka — Music in the Park

Band: Jack Brass Band (9-piece New Orleans-style band)

Break out your blankets and lawn chairs (and maybe your dancing shoes)! This summer, enjoy music in the picturesque setting of Minnetonka’s outdoor amphitheater.

Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Location: Civic Center Campus, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka


August 20

Excelsior — Yoga at the Commons

Start your day with yoga in the great outdoors.  Suggested donation is $10 – 1/2 the proceeds go to Community for the Commons. The class is always free for those who are unable to pay.

Time: 8:30am – 9:30am
Location: The Commons, 135 Lake St, Excelsior, MN


August 21

Plymouth — Pie Day Fundraiser

The Plymouth Senior Program will hold its 2019 Pie Day and Book Sale Fundraiser 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21 at the Plymouth Creek Center.

Slices of freshly baked apple, cherry, strawberry-rhubarb, cream pies and more will be served, as well as a scoop of ice cream. Cost is $5 per slice.

The event includes a used book sale, as well as cards made by the Plymouth Handycrafters.

Money raised through the fundraiser helps support senior programming in Plymouth, including guest speakers, veteran and senior events, and an annual party celebrating local seniors ages 90 and older.

For more information, call the Plymouth Creek Center at 763-509-5280.

Location: Plymouth Creek Center, 14800 34th Ave. N., Plymouth, Minnesota 55447


August 22

Wayzata — Farmer’s Market

Enjoy Minnesota grown produce.

Time: 1:30-5:30 PM
Location: Lake Street, Wayzata


August 22

Plymouth — Movies in the Park — Secret Life of Pets

Two mismatched mutts get lost in NYC due to their feuding and must find their way home. During their journey, they encounter a vicious bunny who plans to lead a group of abandoned pets on a mission of revenge against humanity. Rated PG.

The movie starts at dusk (approximately 8:50-9:10 p.m.).

Join us at 7:00 p.m. and bring along your furry friend and visit our photo station and be entered to win doggie giveaways! (Well behaved dogs on leashes are welcome, please bring dog waste bags.)

Location: Hilde Performance Center, 3500 Plymouth Blvd., Plymouth, Minnesota 55447


August 23

Minnetonka — Movies in the Park

Movie: Peter Rabbit

Bring your family and friends (and blankets and lawn chairs) to a fun night of cinema under the stars! Enjoy movies in the picturesque setting of Minnetonka’s outdoor amphitheater.

Time: Dusk
Location: Civic Center Campus, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka


August 25

Chanhassen — Comedy Improv in the Park

Had a good laugh lately? Do you love comedy, but are tired of all the raunchy humor? Then Improv in the Park is for you!

Time: 7:00 PM
Price: FREE
Location: City Center Park Plaza, 7700 Market Blvd., Chanhassen, MN

Click here for more information and additional dates >


August 27

Excelsior — Farmer’s Market

Join us for fresh, locally grown produce and crafts.

Time: 2:00 to 6:00 PM
Location: Water Street, Excelsior


August 27

Minnetonka — Music in the Park

Band: Dirty Shorts Brass Band (8-piece New Orleans-style band)

Break out your blankets and lawn chairs (and maybe your dancing shoes)! This summer, enjoy music in the picturesque setting of Minnetonka’s outdoor amphitheater.

Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Location: Civic Center Campus, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka


August 27

Excelsior — Yoga at the Commons

Start your day with yoga in the great outdoors.  Suggested donation is $10 – 1/2 the proceeds go to Community for the Commons. The class is always free for those who are unable to pay.

Time: 8:30am – 9:30am
Location: The Commons, 135 Lake St, Excelsior, MN


August 28

Excelsior: Concerts in the Commons

Band: Chase & Ovation Prince Tribute Band

Time – Food: 5:00PM
Time – Music: 7:00 – 9:00PM
Location: The Commons, 135 Lake St, Excelsior, MN


August 28

Hopkins — Open Mic Night

Cream & Amber is happy to present The Mainstreet Open Mic hosted by local poet Tony Plocido. You will have 5 minutes to share your poetry, prose, stories, or monologues. Open mic happens on the 4th Wednesday of every month. Sign-up starts at 6:30 PM and readings will go from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Join us to read or just to listen!

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Cream & Amber, 1605 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN


August 29

Wayzata — Farmer’s Market

Enjoy Minnesota grown produce.

Time: 1:30-5:30 PM
Location: Lake Street, Wayzata


August 29

Plymouth — Movies in the Park — Mary Poppins Returns

Mary Poppins returns during Michael’s most desperate hour to lend him a helping hand. With his house in danger of being repossessed, she whips up a little magic to remind him of the importance of family. Rated PG.

The movie starts at dusk (approximately 8:50-9:10 p.m.).

Join us at 7:00 p.m. for a kite decorating workshop where we’ll supply free kites to families! Kites are limited so please be sure to get there early!

Location: Hilde Performance Center, 3500 Plymouth Blvd., Plymouth, Minnesota 55447