Community Events

Riverfront Concert SeriesRiverfront Concert Series

One of Elk River's most popular summer events is the Riverfront Concert Series, sponsored by The Bank of Elk River and hosted by Parks and Recreation. These free concerts are on Thursday nights at 7:00 p.m. at the beautiful Rivers Edge Commons Park.


Entertainment in the Park

Each summer Parks and Recreation hosts a series of free community performances geared toward younger audiences at Orono Park. Held Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m.


Elk RiverFest 2020 Save the Date July 4Elk RiverFest 2020

Mark your calendar for Elk RiverFest on Saturday, July 4, 2020 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.


Safety Camp

Safety Camp is a great opportunity to teach kids how to stay safe and keep their cool in all types of situations. The day is complete with interactive games, hands-on experiences, and sessions taught by a variety of safety experts including police, fire, utilities, ambulance, county and city officials, and more!

Farmers Market 

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.

Night to Unite 

Night to Unite Aug 6, 2019  Officer with dog and childrenSave the date for the 2020 Night to Unite (NTU) on August 4! This annual event offers residents a unique opportunity to get to know their neighbors, chat with local law enforcement officials, and ultimately build a safer community. For over 20 years, Elk River neighborhoods have organized Night to Unite block-parties, and last year 56 gatherings were held city-wide. Read more or register here.