Special Events


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2022 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.

Pickleball Tournaments

Play in one one, or all three of our tournaments. The spring tourney is held in May, Pan-O-Prog Tournament is in July and the Fall Classic takes place in September. Divisions include women's, men's and/or mixed doubles. 

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).

2022 Fall Events

Events will be run in accordance with local COVID-19 guidelines at the time of each event.


"Who Done It?" Hike

 Play Sherlock Holmes by collecting clues and solving the mystery while walking the trails 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.”

Tour of Lakeville

Join us on this 18-mile ride to discover trails, parks and conservation areas in Lakeville. Ride alongside Mayor Douglas Anderson, led by Lakeville Friends of the Environment Volunteers.

Haunted Forest Festival

The annual Haunted Forest Festival event occurs in 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.

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.”

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.”

2021/2022 Winter Events

Events will be run in accordance with local COVID-19 guidelines at the time of each event.

Holidays at the Heritage Center 

Santa's Secret Store is designed for children to purchase gifts for family and friends. 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. Find details on all things Santa here.

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.

Ritter Fest and Dogsled Rides

Come out with friends or family to Ritter Farm park for a fun winter event. Lakeville SnoTrackers will be available for snowmobile rides and Lakeville Parks & Recreation will provide snowshoes to try. Pre-registration required for paid dogsled rides. More information on these events can be found online.

2022 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.
 

Golden Egg Hunt

Find the four golden eggs in our parks and complete the challenges. Clues will be sent via email to registered participants of this free event.