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. See Schedule.

Entertainment in the Park

Each summer Elk River 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. See Schedule.

Festival postponed while Fireworks remain

Elk RiverFest 2020 - Postponed

At the Monday, May 18 Elk River City Council meeting, a decision was made to indefinitely postpone the festival planned for Saturday, July 4, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and concerns with large group gatherings. Fireworks will continue as planned at dusk on Independence Day. The fireworks will be launched from Elk River High School, and as we near that date we’ll provide tips on the best viewing areas as well as social distancing guidelines to ensure the health and safety of all spectators.

The Council has asked city staff to explore the logistics of moving Elk RiverFest 2020 to Labor Day weekend, which will be further discussed at the June 15 City Council meeting.

ElkRiverFest 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.

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 - Save the Date August 4, 2020Save 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.