Get into the community spirit with these annual events.
In its 15 year history, the Maple Grove Polar Plunge has raised more than $2.1 million dollars for Special Olympics Minnesota. The event, which typically takes place in February, welcomes plungers of all abilities to dive in the chilly waters at Fish Lake Regional Park. plungemn.org
Hosted twice per year, the Maple Grove Home Show welcomes area residents to dive into their home remodeling or interior design projects. It features resources, savings and professionals from several areas, including landscaping and gardening; heating and air, solar and insulation; new construction; kitchen and baths; home furnishings and more. The event is free to attend, plus there are hourly giveaways for attendees and home improvement seminars. minnesotahomeshows.com
Maple Grove and area residents look forward to Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes each year, as the event brings dazzling chalk art creations to life. The free, two-day festival is complete with entertainment, food and fun for the whole family—artists from all over the world come together on Main Street to showcase their creative talents. And don’t miss out on the Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes Mural Tour at the end of the event! chalkfestarborlakes.com
Planned by Maple Grove Community Organization (MGSO), Maple Grove Days is the biggest celebration and has brought together the community for over 30 years. It started as a small parade and has since turned into five days of fun for the whole family. The celebration includes a medallion hunt, outdoor movies, a business expo, outdoor yoga and tournaments, fireworks and, of course, a parade. mgco.org
Have a scary good time at Halloween Family Fun Day, hosted by MGCO. Bring a goodie bag to be filled with candy and trinkets, or get crafty at the craft table—don’t forget to practice your best scream! You’ll have a howling good time at the Scream Off. The event is topped off with a Hallo-weeny Fashion Show, so be sure to show up in a great costume. mgco.org
Get into the holiday spirit during this month-long holiday celebration around Arbor Lakes. Horse-drawn carriages, carolers, ice skating and more will be happening during this winter event, which also includes: Winter Wonderland Weekend at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes; Hometown Holidays at Arbor Lakes Main Street; Santa’s Workshop at The Fountains at Arbor Lakes; and Breakfast with Santa. arborlakes.net