10 Ways to Savor Summer ─ Hint: Go Outdoors!

Summer fun in Carver County, MN

10 Ways to Savor Summer ─ Hint: Go Outdoors!

Outdoor Activities in Victoria, Waconia & Greater Carver County

It’s August 3 and summer is two-thirds over! It’s time to make the most of what’s left. There’s a lot to do that’s close to you, right here in Victoria, Waconia and greater Carver County. Here are some ideas to get you going (literally):

  1. See an outdoor movie
    Enjoy Toy Story on August 19 at Movies in the Park, Victoria Lions Park, movies begin at dusk
  2. Walk your dog to Yappy Hour
    A cocktail party for canines (and their companions) Thursday, August 4, 5:30 – 7:30 at Victoria Lions Park, Ice Rink near the playground
  3. Stargaze at a Star Party
    Head to Eagle Lake Observatory in Carver County Baylor Regional Park, August 20, 27 or September 10.
  4. Catch a Concert in the Park
    Relax and enjoy at the Charlson Thun Community Bandstand in Victoria
    August 3, 9, 10 & 31
  5. Soak up some sun
    Local lakes abound – pick one and go fishing, boating, swimming or sunning

    Stieger Lake in Victoria MN

    Victoria’s Beautiful Stieger Lake

  6. Experience the historic 105th annual Carver County Fair
    Wednesday, August 10 through Sunday, August 14, Carver County Fairgrounds in Waconia.  Admission is $8, kids 6 & under are free.
  7. Explore the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum for FREE on August 19 IF you’re a Carver County resident it’s Chanhassen/Carver County Day from 8 a.m. to sunset. Walk the grounds, immerse yourself in the peaceful green environment and enjoy David Gardner’s Big Bugs and Savage Gardens art installations.
    NOTE: Admission is also free on the 3rd Monday of every month from noon to 6 p.m. through October.
  8. Celebrate community at Victoria’s Volksfest
    August 19-21; Featuring live music daily, kids games on Friday & Saturday, Craft Fair & Business Expo, Veterans 5K Fun Run, & Fireworks Saturday at Dusk
  9. Snag a snooze (in a hammock that is)
    or at least take a break outside to read and relax
    (my personal favorite outdoor activity!)
    Summer downtime in Carver County
  10. Savor a sunset
    Minnesota Sunset