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Nickle Dickle Day Kids

Waconia has something for all ages, interests and seasons. 4th of July Fireworks, Rodeo, Carver County Fair, Nickle Dickle Day, Midwest Vintage Snowmobile Show, Tree lighting and so much more.

Inside Ideas

Karate Kid

Run, swim or play-off some energy at Safari Island. Skate year-round at the Waconia Ice Arena. Check Garage Bar & Bowl for open bowl times or Laketown Gymnastics for open gym times. Take a class at Unearthed Arts, Dojo Karate, Waconia Dance Company or Rising Star Dance Academy. Visit the Waconia Library, watch a movie at Emagine Waconia Theatre or visit one of our family friendly restaurants.

Outside Ideas


Waconia is a lake town that supports all types of watersports during the summer and ice sports during the winter.

We have tennis courts, a golf course, a swimming beach and community, regional and neighborhood parks. Park amenities include playground equipment, tennis courts, ball fields, skating rinks, walking trails, picnic facilities and a fishing pier. More information on Parks and Trails.

Want to take the kids fishing? A great place to start is In Towne Marina.