Events

Special Events Permits

The City of Excelsior is home to a number of events throughout the year. Most events require a special event permit which must be submitted no less than 30 days prior to the event date (60 days for larger events). Regardless of guest count, any event with amplified sound OR alcohol requires an event permit. For more information on planning your event, contact Event Coordinator, Amy Edwards, at eventfullyyoursmn@gmail.com or (623)451-0887.

Type of  Event               
Event Criteria
Forms
Level 1 Permit 50-199 guests, participants or spectators
Includes events that use of City Property & Lake Minnetonka
Includes Mtka School Dist. youth soccer & football games
Level 1 Permit Application
Level 2 Permit 200-1,999 guest, participants or spectators
Road closures/traffic control likely required
Level 2 Permit Application
Level 3 Permit 2,000+ anticipated guest, participants or spectators
Road closures/traffic control likely required
Level 3 Permit Application
Wedding Permit Includes weddings that use City property & Lake Minnetonka
Included use of the Pavillion
Capacity-150 for seated ceremony, 100 seated dinner
Wedding Permit Application

Events



Apple Day


The Apple Day event is hosted by the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce. For more information, contact the Chamber at (952) 474-6461.

Arctic Fever


For information on Arctic Fever, visit the Arctic Fever website.

Art on the Lake


For information on Art on the Lake, visit the Excelsior Art on the Lake website.

Crazy Days Fair & Festival


Crazy Days is hosted by the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce.

Community Easter Egg Hunt


For more information contact Our Savior Lutheran Church and School at (952) 474-5181 or visit the Our Savior Lutheran Church & School Website

Concerts in the Park


The Excelsior Morning Rotary Club hosts the Concerts in The Commons Concert series. For more information, please go to www.facebook.com/CommonsConcerts

To inquire about your band being a part of the Concerts in The Commons, please contact Chip Cheney at chipcheney@mac.com 

Excelsior Farmer's Market

The market will not be hosted in 2021. For more information, contact the Chamber at (952) 474-6461 or visit Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce.

Excelsior Fire District

The Excelsior Fire District sponsors a number of events each year. For more information, contact the Excelsior Fire District at (952) 401-8801. 

Fourth of July

The Fourth of July celebration is held on July 4th. The event is sponsored by the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce. For more information, contact the Chamber at (952) 474-6461.

Lake Minnetonka Triathlon


For more information, please visit https://lakeminnetonkatriathalon.com 

Luck o' the Lake

Luck o' the Lake 5k fun run is hosted by the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce

Memorial Day Parade


For more information contact American Legion Post 259.


Tour de Tonka


More information is available at Tour de Tonka.

Donation Yoga in The Commons


Begins Tuesday May 31st and runs through Thursday, September 1st. 
Tuesdays, Thursdays and alternating Saturdays beginning 5/31
Grab your yoga mat and a bottle of water and join us for an hour of yoga by the lake.  Proceeds benefit C4C (Community For The Commons), a park conservancy dedicated to improving the Commons. For more information, visit Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/donationyogaexcelsior or email Tricia Thomas at donationyogaexcelsior@gmail.com

Cost: $10 donation, suggested

Time: 8:30-9:30 a.m.