Special Events

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2018 Fall Events

Tour of Lakeville

Join us on this 17-mile ride and discover new parks and trails in Lakeville. Glide along Juno Trail as we hug the Lake Marion shoreline. Swing thru Antlers and Steve Michaud parks and discover two conservation areas within the City. 

"Who Done It?" Hike

Play Sherlock Holmes by collecting clues and solving the mystery while walking the trails at Ritter Farm Park during the "Who Done It?" Hike. When the end is near and you think you have it solved, you’ll have a chance to guess “who done it.”

Haunted Forest Festival

The annual Haunted Forest Festival event occurs each October before Halloween and includes a trick-or-treat maze, hayrides, puppet shows and the haunted forest trail. Over 100 volunteers help with this event - find out how you can volunteer this year.

2019 Winter Events

Holidays at the Heritage Center 

Santa's Secret Store is designed for children to purchase gifts for family and friends. Parents wait in the Holiday Bake Shopwhere they can purchase homemade holiday treats. Volunteers assist children with their purchases and gift wrapping. Find out how you can volunteer at this event. Don't forget to register kids for Cookies for Santa, which occurs during the event.

Letter from Santa and Phone Calls from the North Pole

With your help, a personal letter from Santa Claus can be arranged for your child. You can also have Mrs. Claus, Santa or the Elves to call your house. Register online or download a registration packet (PDF).

Ritter Fest

Come out with friends or family to Ritter Fest, a fun winter event. 
Enjoy a winter sleigh ride through the woods. Lakeville SnoTrackers will be available for snowmobile rides and Lakeville Parks & Recreation will provide snowshoes to try.

Youth Ice Fishing Contest

Fish through one of the many holes cut through the ice at the annual Youth Ice Fishing Contest. This free family event is one your child will never forget. Participants should bring their own fishing equipment and bait. Prizes will be awarded.

2019 Spring Events

Easter Egg Scramble & Breakfast

Attend the Easter Egg Scramble & Breakfast to enjoy Easter activities and then an egg-stra special egg hunt through downtown Lakeville businesses! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration for adults and children is required.

Free Family Fun Fest

Bring your family and friends to enjoy a night of fun and free activities. The Family Fun Fest offers a wide variety of events including inflatables, children's activities and a popular children's movie on the turf.

2019 Summer Events


Pan-O-Prog Run - 1-Mile & 4-Mile

Run along the beautiful west side of Lake Marion. Pan-O-Prog Run race lengths include a 1-mile and a 4-mile run, and a half-mile Fun Run for kids.

Pan-O-Prog Pickleball Tournament

Register for women's, men's and/or mixed doubles in this two-day tournament in July during Pan-O-Prog.

Pan-O-Prog Beach Bash

Antlers Park hosts the annual Beach Bash for ages 11 to 14. Live DJ, dance, games, and freebies.

Pan-O-Prog Youth Play Day

This event includes live entertainment and a ping pong ball drop.

Family Campout Adventure

Take part in s'mores, games, and activities in a fun family campout setting at Casperson Park.

Youth Shore Fishing Contest

At the annual Youth Shore Fishing Contest, kids are invited to fish away the morning in search of "the big one." Prizes will be awarded.

Puppet Wagon

Kermie the Frog, Chuck the Bunny, Myron and the whole puppet crew are waiting to entertain Lakeville children this summer. Download the map and schedule (PDF).