Special Events

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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 Shop where 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. Registration deadline Dec. 1. Register online or download a registration packet (PDF).

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

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.

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, open ice skating, children's activities and a popular children's movie on the turf.

Summer Events

KayBiRu Kids Triathlon

This youth triathlon includes a 1/2-mile kayak leg starting from the beach at Antlers Park on Lake Marion, 2-mile bike ride loop, and 1-mile run.

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.

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.

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.

Story Walks in the Park

Invite family and friends to take a walk in the great outdoors and read from giant picture book pages at various parks

Fall Events

"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

This annual Haunted Forest event includes a trick-or-treat maze, hayrides, puppet shows, and the haunted forest trail. Over 100 volunteers help with this event. Find out how your group can volunteer at the Haunted Forest.