Friday, August 11, 2017

What’s Happening this Weekend?

The big event is the Big Island and Back - Paddle for Freshwater!

Tune up your canoe, kayak or paddleboard and head on over to Excelsior on Saturday, August 12th for a friendly race out around Big Island and back. They start near the swim area at Excelsior Beach Park. The goal is to get paddlers of all ages and skill levels out on Lake Minnetonka for a great community summer event and raise money for a worthy cause.

Don't miss the after-party at Excelsior Brewing Company beginning at 11 AM for refreshments from Joey Nova's, music and of course, beer! Awards and door prizes at around 12 noon.

Proceeds go to the Freshwater Society and ICA Foodshelf! For More information check out:

For water fun before the paddle check out the Excelsior Beach Roleo! Log Rolling Tournament
This is a log rolling competition for beginner and intermediate rollers of all ages. Come experience the fun of competing in a friendly atmosphere, meet new friends, and enjoy free doughnuts and prizes! If you're a new roller this is a perfect first competition! This event will be outside. Bring some towels, water bottles, and sunscreen. Spectators are welcome and encouraged! It runs from 8am to 10am. 
Hosted by Blue Ox Log Rolling. For more information visit: 


The Star Tribune is hosting a Street Art Festival - August 12 & 13 at Canterbury Park in Shakopee.

Racing Starts at 12:45 PM each day. The fair will feature graffiti, chalk, and other unique art from local and regional artists. Other Activities Include: Kids Chalk Art Station, Giant Paint-by-Number Station and a Kids Art Station with Coloring, Bingo Dauber Art & Scratch Art.
& More Admission is $7 - Buy online in Advance & Save. Kids 17 & Under Free For More info check out:

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