Community Events

Story Stroll 2022Summer Story Stroll

Elk River Parks and Recreation is partnering with Sherburne County and Great River Regional Library to once again bring Story Strolls to four different parks throughout the county. The series is part of the Great River Regional Library's Summer Reading Program for the Becker, Big Lake, Zimmerman and Elk River branches. 

In Elk River, four different stories will be displayed on large panels at Woodland Trails Regional Park, rotating every two weeks: 

  • I Went Walking (June 7 - 23)
  • TBD (June 24 - July 12)
  • TBD (July 13 - 27)
  • TBD (July 28 - August 8)

Participants in the Summer Reading Program will receive a bookmark that can be stamped at each Story Stroll. Those who collect a stamp from each stroll on their bookmark will be eligible for a prize at the library! 

Full details and other Story Strolls outside of Elk River will be available soon!

Riverfront Concert SeriesRFCS logo 2020_transp

The wildly popular Riverfront Concert Series sponsored by The Bank of Elk River, is back and better than ever!

All Riverfront Concerts are held at Rivers Edge Commons Park, 679 Main St. at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday evenings from mid-June through late August. Click here to see the full list of 2022 performances.

Farmers Market

Parks and Recreation hosts a weekly Farmers Market every Thursday starting June 16, 2022, through October 6 in the heart of Elk River at the downtown Park Plaza parking 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 like the official Farmers Market Facebook page. To see a list of vendors, performing artists and for other information, click here.

Dog Days of Summer2021 Dog Days of Summer in Elk River

Bring 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, Chuck & Don's and Spike’s Feed Seed and Pet Supply.  

Dog Days are held the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the following dates:

  • June 14
  • July 12
  • August 9