festivals & tourism

Each year thousands of visitors from around the globe visit Chanhassen to experience both the cultural and natural beauty of our city. Only 18 miles from Minneapolis/St Paul airport, Chanhassen is easy to reach by one of the five major highways that traverse the community.graphic

Home to the largest professional dinner theater in the nation, the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre provides a taste of Broadway on its multiple stages year ‘round. AAA magazine has boasted, "Any trip to the Twin cities should include a visit to Chanhassen."

Chanhassen is also home to the Midwest’s largest public garden. The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is a nationally celebrated garden with more than 1,000 acres and 5,000 varieties of plants. The grounds can be explored by foot, bicycle, car, seasonal groomed cross-country ski and snowshoe trails, or by guided walking tours or the Trumpet Creeper Tram Tour.

Visitors to the area have a diverse selection of lodging possibilities from hotels to bed & breakfast facilities. With over 350 rooms available to those staying within the area, guests will be certain to find the facility best suited to either the family or corporate traveler. graphic

Festivals & Events

February Festival held on Lake Ann.
One of the largest ice fishing contests in the region
Winter related activities

West Metro Home Remodeling & Landscape Expo
Held the first Saturday in February

Fourth of July Festival and Parade.
Carnival, Business Fair, Bands and Entertainment, July 3rd
Old-fashioned parade through the heart of downtown, July 4th
Outdoor Quilt Show along the parade route, July 4th
Fireworks and Family events, July 4th

Dave Huffman Memorial 5K Race
Held in September to help local charities

December Holiday Events
Downtown area business events
Visit from Santa
Lighting the holiday tree
Bonfire, caroling and treats

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