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Sep 19 Congratulations to this year’s Dachshund Race Winners!


Hurdles:1. Barry! Vikings jersey... Owner, Sara Buretta2. Onyx... Owner, Cindy McQuinn3. Tipsy Sausage... Owner, Alison Smith Sprints:1. Barry! Vikings jersey... Owner, Sara Buretta2. Cujo... Owner, Hariette Wock3. Tipsy Sausage...Owner, Alison Smith Costumes:1. Cooper -The Lion from the... Learn more »

Sep 04 Beach Bash Concert FAQ’s


Beach BashFAQ’s Friday and Saturday September 5th & 6th, Wayzata Beach 1. What time do Gates Open? 5pm on Friday 4pm on Saturday 2. Can I bring chairs in to the concert grounds? No 3. Is the concert area handicap accessible? Yes 4. What does VIP... Learn more »

Aug 31 2014 James J. Hill Days Press Release


ALL ABOARD!  THE 40th ANNUAL JAMES J. HILL DAYS EXPRESS IS ROLLING INTO WAYZATA!  For more information, download the 2014 Press Release.  2014 JJHD Press Release

Aug 29 Heritage Preservation Board Welcome the “Trapper’s Cabin”


A Letter from the Heritage Preservation Board: ALL THE CITIZENS AND FRIENDS OF WAYZATA:Many of you have been aware of the log cabin which originally stood on the Andrews/Field property at 324 Bushaway Road over the past 100 years.  NOW WE INVITE YOU ALL TO JOIN THE CITY COUNCIL AND WAYZATA'S... Learn more »

Aug 26 Download the 2014 Schedule of Activities


It's like Christmas Morning!  CLICK HERE >> to download the 2014 Schedule of Activities

Aug 08 James J. Hill Days announces Saturday night headliner!


It's here... the time you've all been waiting for - The Saturday night Beach Bash is set!   James J. Hill Days presents the GOO GOO DOLLS, with special guests TBA.   So, don't let your caboose get left behind and buy your tickets NOW! For more information and to purchase tickets online, click... Learn more »

Aug 01 Friday Night Bands Announced!


The time has come! Purchase tickets and CLICK HERE to see who's coming to Wayzata's James J. Hill Days Friday, September 5th.  #wearetonight

Apr 02 ALL ABOARD! Planning is under way for the BIG 4-0!

Your entire JJHD Committee gathered on Tuesday April 1st at Wayzata City Hall to discuss Lake Minnetonka's award-winning community celebration.  We are excited to make the 40th Annual James J Hill Days a celebration worthy of the 'Empire Builder' himself!  Follow along here and our Facebook page... Learn more »

Sep 12 And the Winners of the 2013 James J. Hill Days Parade are… (drum roll please)

Congratulations to all the participants and thank you for making this year's event a success!   2013 Winners:  The Depot Award – St. Bartholomew’s Parish & School James J. Hill Days Award – AFAB Scanlon Tree Service The Conductor’s Award – Wayzata High School... Learn more »

Sep 07 Parking & Shuttle Options

How to Get to James J. Hill Days Shuttle_for_JJ_Hill_Days - Saturday Only Park and Ride Map On Friday and Sunday, parking will be available in the public ramps downtown, as well as Redeemer Lutheran Church, Wayzata Community Church and Wayzata West Middle School. These lots will be the... Learn more »

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