The City of Excelsior is nestled along the shores of Lake Minnetonka, about 20 minutes west of downtown Minneapolis. It is a fun, family-friendly community and has activities throughout the year to enjoy with your kids! Spend a summer afternoon at The Commons Park and stop in for ice cream at Licks Unlimited or spend the 4th of July enjoying the kids parade, sandsculpture contest and fireworks over Lake Minnetonka. In September each year, stop by to participate in the annual Excelsior Apple Day, filled with live music, street dancing, food and art. At Christmas, watch the city come alive for Christkindlsmarkt, a three-day festival with activities for the whole family! For those cold winter days, drop into the local library in downtown Excelsior or stop in to see the ice castles while they are in town!