The Great Big Garden Party at Lakewood Cemetery
August 21 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Community Invited to The Great Big Garden Party
at Lakewood Cemetery
Celebrating 150 Years with a Picnic-Style Gathering on Lakewood’s Front Lawn
WHEN: Sunday, August 21, 2022
WHAT: The Great Big Garden Party at Lakewood Cemetery
150 years ago, before there was a Minneapolis Park Board and before
Minneapolis art museums, if you were looking for a beautiful spot to picnic, see
stunning monuments, and socialize with family, friends and neighbors, you might
have gone to the cemetery. Lakewood, then situated far outside the city center,
offered the added bonus that you could sit beside loved ones who had passed
To celebrate 150 years of service to the community, Lakewood is honoring its
roots as an historic, garden-style cemetery and welcoming the public to gather
together to enjoy the beauty of Lakewood with activities including:
• Picnicking on the grassy lawn near Lakewood’s Living Memory Tree
• Live music from local new-classical duo The OK Factor
• Horse-drawn carriage rides
• Art and craft activities
• Adding ribbons to Lakewood’s Living Memory Tree, in honor of someone
loved and lost
The Great Big Garden Party is made possible thanks to the generosity of the
Lakewood Heritage Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization created to
sustain Lakewood as a local treasure by supporting educational programming
and the preservation and restoration of Lakewood’s landscape, art, architecture
and public spaces—for the benefit of all.
WHEN: Sunday, August 21
4 – 7 p.m.
*If the event needs to be shifted due to weather, please monitor Lakewood’s
Facebook page for updates.
WHERE: Front lawn, near the Living Memory Tree
3600 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
MORE INFO: Event is FREE. All are welcome and do not need to be affiliated with Lakewood in
any way to attend this event. Go HERE for all the details, including parking
About Lakewood — A Place to Remember
Lakewood is a serene haven in the heart of Minneapolis’s renowned Chain of Lakes—a place to
come together to honor, remember and reflect. Since 1871, Lakewood’s 250 acres of urban
memorial parkland have served as a community gathering place and a chronicle of our region’s
traditions, cultures and people. A history keeper and a thought leader, Lakewood honors its
roots as a landmark cemetery while reimagining its role in modern life, through thoughtfully
designed events, experiences and spaces.
Today, Lakewood makes memorialization more relevant, accessible and inviting for new
audiences and generations—with more creativity and choices. As a nonprofit organization
governed by a board of trustees, Lakewood is committed to preserving and enhancing our
grounds and architectural treasures, and we use proceeds generated from activities and events
for that purpose.
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