Going Out

Two beers, one dark and one light

We’ve rounded up the best ways to celebrate Oktoberfest, that quintessentially German tradition, around Lake Minnetonka. Prost!

 Dachshund races are just one of the unique events happening at James J. Hill Days in Wayzata this fall.

September marks the 40th anniversary of Wayzata’s iconic James J. Hill Days. Originally started to honor the city’s “Empire Builder” and Great Northern Railroad founder, the four-day festival hopes to draw a record number of visitors.

The Spirit of the Lakes festival in Mound brings outdoor fun for the whole family.

The Spirit of the Lakes Festival has all the attractions that make up a great community event, including a parade, arts festival, fireworks, food and more.

June brings the A-Scow national championships to Lake Minnetonka.

A boating sport that was popularized right here in Minnesota more than 115 years ago is getting a second look from dozens of local and international sailors.

Lake-area history buffs can learn more about our area’s rich past when they visit Excelsior’s first-ever welcome center, which celebrated its grand opening in June.

I am a soccer neophyte. I have been swept into the vortex of the tsunami-like sub-culture of the country’s burgeoning preoccupation with soccer. Four of my nine grandchildren have joined the hordes of youngsters who genuflect at the altar of the soccer god.

Couples across the country are planning alphabet dates as a way to escape the perpetual dinner-and-a-movie trap and instead date out-of-the-box.

Each May, the Minnesota Streetcar Museum makes it possible for you to travel back in time by way of two historical streetcar lines.

Last year, seven paved miles were added to the 13.5 miles of the Dakota Rail Regional Trail, a multi-use recreation path connecting Hennepin and Carver counties.

Minnesotans pride themselves on never letting the weather get the best of them, so this month, relish in the date night (or day) possibilities available only during the frigid months of the year.

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