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Gather, Share, Inspire, and Celebrate

Imagine performances coming alive on an iconic sculptural wood stage framed by towering oaks of a restored savannah landscape.
Loons cry from the shores of Silver Lake and the glow from the stage lights forms a warm, bonfire-like circle as the moon rises overhead…

More about Silverwood OnStage

Silverwood OnStage is poised to become a nationally-recognized arts festival set in a beautiful urban park with the best new talent in the region. It is a neighborly “around the fire” gathering with shared songs and stories, creativity, and cherishing the beauty of Minnesota summers.

All main stage events are free of charge, open to all ages, and commence rain or shine. Creative, art-based exploration of nature opportunities abound: From gallery openings to classes to romantic date nights, Silverwood has something for everyone.

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Wednesdays | 6:30–9 PM

June 6  Silver Lake Symphonic Winds
June 13  Michael Monroe
June 20  Nooky Jones
June 27  26 BATS!

July 11  The High 48s
July 18  Brian Laidlaw and the Family Trade
July 25  Malamanya

August 1  Sarah Morris
August 8  Annie Mack Band
August 15  Your Friend, Lydia Liza
August 22  Salsa del Soul
August 29  Kiss the Tiger

In case of rain, concerts will be moved into the visitor center.

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Gallery Receptions

Mingle with artists during receptions of their latest exhibitions. The receptions are free for all ages.

Thursdays | 6–8 PM

June 14 | The Other Side of Nowhere

Paintings by artist Kelli Nelson. Exhibition runs June 14–July 31

June 14 | Growth

Weavings by artist Madeline Larson. Exhibition runs June 14–July 31.

August 9 | Silverwood Student Show

Works by summer camp participants. Exhibition runs August 9–31.

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Silver Screen

After a pre-show concert, watch a movie at sunset on a 26-foot-high screen that lights up the park. Free for all ages.


August 15 | 8:20–10 PM

Finding Nemo

August 22 | 8:10–10 PM

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

August 29 | 7:55–10 PM

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Additional Performances


Follow Ned the Nerdy Naturalist as he stops Trasher the Trash Can from trashing nature. Then create your own art with a take-home activity related to the show. Puppet adventures are free for all ages.

June 10, July 8 and Aug. 12
Sundays | 1–3 PM


Participate in interactive new music from The House of Hello (Christina Collins and Josh Anderson), inspired by the plants, animals and landscape of Silverwood Park. This program is free for all ages.

Thursday, July 12 | 7–8 PM


Connect to the natural wonder of Silverwood Park and its history in the community through this unique and magical sensory experience, one of four seasons-inspired Sound Garden events occurring around Minnesota this year. Composer/Director JG Everest creates and immersive, large-scale sound and performance installation by combining a spatial sound score of tiny, remote speakers with elements of poetry, sculpture, dance, live music, storytelling and visual art. In partnership with Wavelets Creative. Free for all ages.

Sunday, July 22 | Noon–5 PM

Public Support

These activities are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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