- National Bike Month in May
- Pride Picnic
- Bark in the Park
- Art in the Park
- Carver Community Safety Event and Bike Rodeo
National Bike Month in May
May is National Bike Month, promoted by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities around the United States. National Bike Month provides communities the chance to highlight the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more residents to give biking a try.
Bike Month Activities
|National Ride a Bike Day||May 1|
|Bike and Roll to School Day||May 4|
|Bike to Work Week||May 16-22|
|Bike to Work day||May 20|
|Bike Bingo||May 1-31|
|Carver Safety and Bike Rodeo||May 21|
|Chaska Community Bike Ride||May 24|
Chaska Community Bike Ride
Interested in volunteering for this event? View the available volunteer opportunities and sign-up for a time slot! Questions or special requests please reach out to Alyssa Trumbower at 952-227-7742 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate on Social Media
Follow the city on Facebook and @chaskaparksandrec on Instagram and use the hashtags #BikeThere and #ChaskaBikeMonth to let us know how you’re celebrating. Tag us in a photo of your favorite trail and tell us why you love to bike.
Sidewalk, Trail, and Driveway Chalk Art
Add color to places you love biking by creating your own chalk art on the sidewalks, trails, or your driveway. Post photos on social media and tag us to share inspiration with your community. Remember to use the #ChaskaBikeMonth too!
Sunday, June 12 | 3:00-6:00 pm
Celebrate Pride Month with food, fun, and friends! Enjoy the following activities:
- Ice Cream Social with ice cream from Hegers Dairy
- Food Truck
- Live Music
- Yard Games from The Block Party Wagon
- Community Art Project
- Face Painting
- Tie Dye Station – bring your own item to dye
- Gender and Sexuality Alliance Club T-shirt Sales
This free community event is supported by the Chaska Human Rights Commission and Chaska High School Gender and Sexuality Alliance Club.
Location: Chaska City Square Park
Bark in the Park
Wednesday, July 27 | 6:00-7:30 pm
Bring your pets to Fireman's Park for a fun-filled evening! Pet vendors and community pet organizations, doggie give-a-ways, doggie obstacle course, photo booth, games and MORE! Bring your dog and participate in events or just come to socialize with other dog lovers. Traveled Ground will perform until 8:00 pm.
Register for the first annual Chaska Pet Parade! This pet-friendly parade will start at 6:00 p.m. at Veterans Park with the City of Chaska Parks and Recreation staff leading the way! The parade continues across the boardwalk path to Firemen’s Park.
Parade participants may come as a “Unit” - create a float or come dressed in a favorite costume, play an instrument, decorate your bikes or stroller, or bring the family pet (on a leash or in a cage). Awards and prizes will be given for the Largest Pet, the Smallest Pet, Best Costume, Best Decorated Bike and Best Overall Decoration/Unit.
Cost: $5 if registered on or by July 13; $15 if registered after July 13.
Thursday, August 18
5:00- 6:30 pm (Vehicle Fair, Food and Carnival)
6:30-7:30 pm (Concert)
Vehicle Fair, Carnival, and Food!
Roll on up to Touch-a-Truck and experience the thrill of sitting in a fire truck, a police squad car, or a big snowplow! All ages are invited to this FREE event to play carnival games by Chaska organizations, eat ice cream and popcorn (while supplies last) and then dance to the music of Kids Dance DJ. Other food/beverages will be available for purchase.
2022 Food and Beverage Vendors:
The Weenie Wagon
Location: Chaska Community Center
1661 Park Ridge Drive
Chaska, MN 55318
Art in the Park & CD Release Party
August 28, 2022 | 11:00-5:00pm
Chaska Firemen's Park
MUSIC, ART, FUN! Come celebrate the CD release of The Songwriters and Musicians of Carver County! Enjoy a live concert featuring music from the CD, shop local art vendors, and more.
Event Schedule and Activities
11:00am-2:00pm Live Music
11:00am-5:00pm Art Vendors
12:00-2:00pm Children's Crafts & Games
2:00-5:00pm Artists CD Release Party
Vendor Registration Information
Register as a vendor by August 1st, 2022
- $50 Booth fee for non-Art stock vendors
- $35 Booth fee for Art Stock vendors-request a discount code by calling 952-27-7742
The 10'x10' booth fee is due at registration. Fees can be paid online, by a credit online, by a credit card over the phone (Chaska Parks and Rec 952-227-7742) or check payable to The City of Chaska.
After deposit of fee, there will be a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellations must be in writing. After August 15, 2022, no refunds will be given, unless due to inclement weather.
Schedule/Times Check-In & Set-Up
All vendors will be ready to sell by 11:00 AM on Sunday, August 28, 2022. Exhibitors are responsible for any loss, theft, or damage to their work and/or personal property while setting up, participating in, and taking down their work and display materials during the event. Vendors can unload their vehicles from the Firemen’s Park/Event Center parking lot, then park in the Veterans Parking lot. Volunteers and staff will be available to assist with carrying items, setting up booths, and answering questions.
Vendor Tear Down
No tear down until after the public clears out. All vendors must complete take down by 6:00 PM. Vendors will load their vehicles from the Firemen’s Park/Event Center parking lot. We recommend using a cart to bring art pieces to/from your vehicle.
Food Trucks should be self-sufficient and bring generator(s). Limited plug-ins available.
Notes and Reminders
Vendors must supply their own tent and/or awning with weights, table(s), chair(s), banner(s), and other supplies. Spaces will be marked and a map showing booth location will be provided prior to the event.
All tents use weights. Be certain that the weights are sufficient to sustain strong winds that sometimes occur during outdoor events. Vendors are responsible for properly securing their tents. The City of Chaska does not allow stakes.
Carver Community Safety Event
and Bike Rodeo
Thank you for joining us for this event! See you next summer for more fun bike-month activities!
Join us for this Bike rodeo in Carver! Bring your bike and helmet and receive a free bike safety check, helmet fitting, and bike safety tips. Also take advantage of the car seat safety checks will also take place at this event (appointments required). Contact Esther at (651) 796-8142 to make an appointment.
Visit the Chaska Park and Recreation tent while you're there to learn more about all the fun summer activities and programs coming up!
Location: Carver Fire Station
801 Jonathan Carver Pkwy
Carver, MN 55315