Things To Do

There are countless hours of fun to be had on and around Lake Street! Whether it’s shopping for new clothes or a unique gift, taking in a great play or art exhibit, working up a sweat on a biking or jogging trail, or relaxing at a park or lake, we’ve got it all. Here are some suggestions:


Trendy clothes? The latest book from a local author? That vinyl record you’ve been looking everywhere for? Gifts from Mexico, Kenya, Norway, and all around the globe? Find all of those and a whole lot more at our many great Lake Street stores. →

Arts & Culture

Lake Street is a hotbed for the arts in Minneapolis! It’s home to over a half dozen performance art theaters, each with its own unique perspective. Whether it’s Saturday morning puppet shows for kids, award-winning stage production of internationally-known plays, or anything in between, Lake Street is the place to be.

Several art galleries can also be found on Lake Street, and just a few blocks to the north is the American Swedish Institute, a fascinating mansion and museum about early Swedish life in Minnesota. Find your favorite!

To see the latest going on right now, be sure to visit our Events page.


The Lake Street corridor is also a great place for relaxation and recreation! You’ll find lots of greenspace, popular lakes, and a convenient bike trail all within a short distance from Lake Street. If you prefer your workout indoors, numerous exercise facilities up and down Lake will be glad to accommodate you. See all your indoor and outdoor options. →

Spa & Beauty

Your beauty options on Lake Street run the gamut from a quick hair cut to botique salons with pedicures, massages, and more. Treat yourself!

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