Fall Community Events

Dog Days - Fall Free for All!

Fall Free for All - Dog Park Event Bring your pup to the dog park at Orono Park for some socialization and exercise. Owners can register for a chance to win a prize basket from Spike’s Feed, Seed, and Pet Supply! Join the fun from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11, Thursday, October 10, or both!

Farmers Market 

Parks and Recreation 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 for other information, click here.

Downtown Halloween Trick-or-Treat

Sponsored by the Downtown River's Edge Business Association, you won't want to miss this fun daytime event on October 25, 2019 beginning at 11:00 a.m. Kids in costume can stop by participating downtown businesses on the trick-or-treat trail, meet McGruff the Crime Dog, and have a blast at this free Halloween event.

SpooktacularFamily Spooktacular Event Oct 12

UPDATE: Due to the inclement weather forecast, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Family Spooktacular event this Saturday. Refunds will be issued to those who have already registered.

Enjoy our Family Spooktacular Event on Saturday, October 12 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Join us for festive fall crafts, music, hayrides and more! Everyone from toddlers to teens can enjoy our activities! Arrive in costume to collect candy and treats from participating businesses and organizations. 

Please note, due to construction at Lions Park, this year’s event will be held at Orono Park. Tickets are just $3 in advance or $5 at the door. Buy online now or stop by the City of Elk River Parks and Recreation office located at 13065 Orono Parkway.

Elk River Parks and Recreation is looking for local businesses and organizations to join the fun. Boost your brand awareness by sponsoring a booth on the Treat Trail. There is no cost for space, we just ask that you bring treats for our guests!
To sign up or learn more click here.

Elk River Arena Arts & Craft Fair

Twice a year (spring and fall) the Elk River Arena transforms into a marketplace of unique artwork and handmade crafts. Around 100 artisans can be found selling original paintings, photographs, sculpture, jewelry and other crafts. There will not be Arts & Craft Fairs in 2019 due to renovations. Be sure to check out the designated page on the city's website for updates on 2020 shows as soon as information becomes available.