Arts & Culture

Every July, something incredible takes place that gathers folks from all over the Midwest—the Hamel Rodeo & Bull Ridin’ Bonanza.

According to Maple Grove resident Ellie Hoyt, athletics provide more than a quality workout to student participants—Hoyt has found friendship and solace in sports. “Volleyball was a great outlet for me,” she says of her own school sports experience.

Caleb Truax pulls no punches on the secret to his boxing success. The 34-year-old Osseo native calls this his mantra—cut no corners. It’s one of the hashtags he uses on social media.

For years, Maple Grove has been home to a vibrant community of seniors making the most of their retired time. With baby boomers retiring at a rapid pace, activities designed with seniors in mind have taken center stage.

As director of the Suburban Hennepin and Carver County Workforce Area, he and his staff pair employers with job candidates. On some days, that includes planning job fairs, coaching or sharing resources with applicants.

The Maple Grove Farmers Market provides locally grown produce to the community, and a lot of talent is hidden behind each stand.

When attending a magic show, it’s hard not to find yourself forgetting where you are and getting wrapped up in the awe-inspiring tricks.

Maple Grove seniors participate in a fashion show providing attendees previews of fashion from local shops. Tony Repesh and Sheri Streachek participated in the 2017 show and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Two Maple Grove music schools, Spark Music Studio and All Things Musik, bring their talent to the public—teaching local kid

“My dad always instilled in my siblings and me a strong sense of community,” says Minneapolis Northwest Tourism’s president and CEO Dave Looby.

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