Community Events

Farmers Market Farmers Market (800x788)

The City of Elk River Parks and Recreation Department hosts a farmers market from mid-June through the beginning of October in the heart of Elk River at the downtown Park Plaza lot located at 716 and 720 Main Street. The Farmers Market has live music as well as special guests and promotions throughout the season. For weekly updates, including potential cancellations due to inclement weather, please visit our Facebook page. To see a list of vendors, performing artists and other information, click here.

Entertainment in the Park - Kids music program


Entertainment in the Park - New Location for 2021

Plans for this spectacular kids summer program are underway and include a change of location. Entertainment in the Park will be held at Woodland Trails Regional Park for 2021.  Save the Dates! Thursdays at 10:30 am, June 17 through Aug 12.
(Please note there will not be programming on July 1.)

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Elk RiverFest - Saturday, July 3, 2021

Elk RiverFest has become a new family favorite tradition in beautiful downtown Elk River. Complete with kids activities, vendor booths, Food Alley, Sips on Main (beer, wine and craft spirits tasting), live music, and fireworks, Elk RiverFest has something for the entire family. Learn more.


Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days_image_social _mediaBring your pup to the dog park at Orono Park for some socialization and exercise. Owners can register for a chance to win a free prize basket from the event sponsors, Spike’s Feed Seed and Pet Supply.  Dog Days are held on the second Tuesday of the month, June 8, July 13, Aug 10 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.







RFCS logoRiverfront Concert Series

The Parks and Recreation Department is in the planning phase for the summer concert schedule for 2021. Because of restrictions due to COVID-19 and historically, the Riverfront Concerts have drawn significantly more people than the current Governor's Executive Order would allow, decisions will be made as more information becomes available. You can check out the list of 2021 performers here.