Events in Chaska, Minnesota
This year is filled with fun for everyone! Enjoy events with a more chill vibe? Attend a summer concert in the parks, or community bike ride. Want to bring your pets out to the park with you? Attend Bark in the Park and Pet Parade! Most events are free to attend and open to the public. This is possible due to generous sponsorships from our community partners.
Chaska Parks and Recreation offers sensory-friendly zones at events as well. These areas are usually adjacent to the action and offer fidget toys, headphones, and coloring or crafts.
Printable Calendar (June-August)
Earth Day Celebration
April 22, 2023 | 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
A variety of outdoor and environmental exhibitors will help us appreciate our wonderful natural world. This FREE event will also include an interactive nature hike, food, and activities for the whole family.
Chaska Bike Rodeo and Community Bike Ride
May 7, 2023 | 3:00-5:00 PM*
Prepare yourself and your bike for summer with this Bike Month event! New in 2023! Enjoy yard games, music, snacks, and a community bike ride! Other activities will include:
- Bike riding practice stations
- Newspaper toss
- Watermelon drop
- Bike helmet checks
- Bike inspections
*Community Bike Ride (5:00-6:00 PM)
Enjoy a 4-mile ride from Courthouse Lake to Athletic Park and back. Register online or contact the event supervisor at 952-227-7742 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 17, 2023 | 3:00-6:00 PM
Save the date! This event is hosted by the Chaska Human Rights Commission in partnership with Chaska Parks and Recreation and the ISD 112 Gender and Sexuality Alliance Club. More information will be available soon.
Summer Concert Series
June 13 - August 18 | Various Times
Chaska Firemen's Park, Carver Gazebo Park, and Carver Ironwood Park
Feel the beat with summer concerts in Chaska and Carver! New for 2023! Auntie Dallas and Uncle Siama, Zachary Scot Johnson, Kashimana (Kash), and Skarlett Woods.
Carver Vehicle Fair
June 22, 2023 | 6:00-8:00 PM
Carver Public Works
The Carver Vehicle Fair is back for 2023! Climb aboard heavy equipment vehicles, fire trucks, police cars, and more! There will be a bounce house, food trucks, games and prizes.
Fire and Ice Festival and Bonspiel
July 14-15, 2023 | 6:00-11:00 PM (Fri.) | 12:00-11:00 PM (Sat.)
Eat, drink, and play the day away! Fire and Ice Festival and Bonspiel is open to the public and free to attend. Enjoy two days of live music, food and beverages (for purchase), family-friendly activities, and fireworks. The event is hosted by Chaska's Parks and Recreation Department at Firemen's Park and Chaska Curling and Event Center each summer. Visit the event page for more details about the festival schedule, bonspiel, and sponsor information.
Bark in the Park
July 26, 2023 | 5:45-8:00 PM*
Veterans Park and Firemen's Park
The dog days of summer have arrived! Browse through pet-supply vendors and rescue resources, lead your pup through an obstacle course, or grab a bite to eat. Traveled Ground will perform, so bring your lawn chair and stay for the show.
The parade will start at 5:45 p.m. with the City of Chaska Parks and Recreation staff leading the way. The parade route will travel along the sidewalks from Veteran's Park to Firemen’s Park.
Parade participants may come as a “Unit, (up to 6 people)” create a float or come dressed in a favorite costume, play an instrument, decorate their bikes, or bring the family pet (on a leash or in a cage). $5 per unit (up to 6 people).
Awards and prizes will be given for the Largest Pet, the Smallest Pet, Best Costume, Best Decorated Bike and Best Overall Decoration/Unit.
Register online or call 952-227-7742. Check-in starts at 5:00 PM. Parade line-up will be at 5:30 PM with the parade starting at 5:45 PM.
August 17, 2023 | 5:00-7:30 PM
Chaska Community Center (Parking Lot)
Our largest carnival of the year! Enjoy games and prizes, a bouncy house, complimentary popcorn and ice cream, and a Kids Dance DJ performance. Climb aboard the Chaska Public Works, Public Safety, and Parks and Recreation vehicles for an awesome photo opportunity.
Note: The Chaska Community Center parking lot (west side) will be closed all day. Please plan to carpool, use public transportation, and park in the middle school parking lots.
Art in the Park
August 27, 2023 | 11:00 AM-6:00 PM
MUSIC, ART, FUN! Come celebrate the CD release of The Songwriters and Musicians of Carver County! Enjoy a live concert featuring music from the CD, shop local art vendors, and more. Food will be available for purchase.
Event Schedule and Activities
- 11:00 am-2:00 pm - Live Music
- 11:00 am-6:00 pm Art Vendors
- 11:00-2:00 pm Children's Crafts & Games
- 3:00-6:00 pm Artists CD Release Party
Calling all artists! Want to sell your work at the event? Register online or contact the Arts Consortium of Carver County. $50 booth fee applies.
Back to School Bash
August 29, 2023 | 5:00-7:00 PM
Carver Community Park
Join your friends for a party in the park. There will be music, food, and fun for everyone! Activities include lawn games, contests, and crafts.
Latin Music and Food Festival
Friday, September 22 | 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Fireworks, food, and fun! This event will celebrate Mexican Independence Day, Hispanic Heritage Month, and Latin culture. Enjoy food and drinks from local vendors. Rain or shine. Event entertainment will move inside the Chaska Event Center if it's raining.
Thank you to our volunteers and sponsors!
Chaska Parks and Recreation enjoys working alongside local businesses, organizations, and individuals to create a volunteer or sponsorship experience that is valuable to your business and the community. Learn more about becoming a volunteer or sponsor on our webpages, or contact Alyssa Trumbower at 952-227-7742 or email email@example.com.