Something tasty is heading to your hometown! America’s favorite cooking show is now on tour with MasterChef Junior Live! This high-energy, interactive, stage production brings the culinary hit TV show, MasterChef Junior, directly to fans and foodies alike… live on stage. Watch Season 8’s winner, finalist and fan favorites as they take to the stage in head-to-head cooking demonstrations and fun (sometimes messy) challenges with an overall immersive audience experience fun for all ages. Read more about MasterChef Junior Live!
For the Kids
Bach to Rock, America’s music school for students of all ages, is opening its newest school in Coon Rapids. The community is invited to the free grand opening. If you or your children are into music, singing or love playing a particular instrument, come check out our school. Take a tour, enjoy a free music lesson, learn about individual lessons and group classes, or try out free toddler “Mommy and Me” classes. Plus you can enter prize drawings and giveaways, check out the recording studio and enjoy performances by instructors. It will be a fun and music-filled celebration for all! Read more about Bach to Rock Music School Coon Rapids Grand Opening
Gather your family and friends in the car to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Sever’s Holiday Lights. This year the half-mile course, located at Sever’s Festival grounds in Shakopee, is packed with 2 million lights set to holiday music favorites mixed to an upbeat track.
Stay in the safety and comfort of your own vehicle while enjoying this one-of-a-kind magical display. Munch on concessions including homemade calzones, mini donuts, cider and caramel corn. Plus, enjoy fire dancer performances and visits from Santa on Fridays and Saturdays. Read more about Sever’s Holiday Lights
Bring the family to The Woods Gifts for a great holiday event!
Santa Claus, live reindeer, free drawings, shopping and more!
Live Reindeer: 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Join us for our 23rd annual free Spring Celebration with the Easter Bunny and baby animals on Saturday, April 3rd. The Easter Bunny at Maple Grove will be available for photos with kids 9 a.m.–3 p.m. (Bring your own camera!) We will hand out numbers for the waiting line starting at 8:45 a.m. Baby Animals will be there 11 a.m.–2 p.m. We'll also have prize drawings in the store for adults. Read more about Easter Bunny & Baby Animals at The Woods
Once a year and one day ONLY! Come to a Mother's Day mini session with photographer Kara Rodriguez, hosted on May 1 in Elm Creek Park Reserve, from 3:30–8:30 p.m. Find more information at karajoyphoto.com. Read more about Mama & Me Mother's Day Mini Sessions
Make the holidays more festive with a centerpiece made from natural materials. With the use of spruce tips and other greens combined with pinecones, berries, and other fall décor learn how to create a wonderful holiday centerpiece for your dining room table.
8.5” Oval Star Container - $45
Each centerpiece will include: spruce tips, assorted greens, and fall accents. You will also have the opportunity to purchase other accessories to match your personal style and add more to your design. Read more about Holiday Centerpiece Workshop with Lynde Greenhouse & Nursery
UNITY DAY, the signature event for National Bullying Prevention Month, will take place on Wednesday, October 21. This is the day when people around the world come together to unite for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion to create a world without bullying!
The call to action is simple: wear and share the color ORANGE!
Unity Day was initiated by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center to encourage students, educators, parents, community members, schools, businesses, and organizations to show their support for bullying prevention in one giant, orange message of hope. Read more about Unity Day
Celebrate the incredible journey the Monarch Butterfly goes on from Minnesota all the way to Mexico. Enjoy a variety of food, music, hands-on activities and plants for sale. Oh, and don’t forget the butterflies, as there will be plenty to see up close and opportunities to learn about their habitats. Read more about 12th Annual Minneapolis Monarch Festival
Enjoy a wondrous night of lights at the Twin Cities Water Lantern Festival. With food trucks, music and a lantern launch, this event is perfect for the family. Decorate your own lantern, then watch it float away with hundreds of others! Read more about Twin Cities Water Lantern Festival