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James J. Hill Days 2020 – Canceled

Date: September 11 - September 13, 2020

Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Due to Covid-19 related guidelines and concerns for the health of our community, the James J. Hill Days Steering Committee,  the Wayzata Area Chamber Board of Directors, and the organizers of the Wayzata Beach Bash have made the painful decision to cancel the 2020 James J. Hill Days and Wayzata Beach Bash.

The Chamber will continue to look for ways to celebrate our community and support businesses. 

We will gather whenever and however we can as a community to stay energized throughout the summer and fall, so stay connected for updates at wayzatachamber.com

If you were planning on attending the James J. Hill Days festival this year, we encourage you to spend some time downtown eating on a patio or shopping at our member retailers.   

See you at James J. Hill Days 2021, September 10-12!


Since 1975 the weekend following Labor Day in Wayzata has been dedicated to honoring James J. Hill, Minnesota historic figure and once owner of the Great Northern Railroad Company. Hill, builder of the present train depot in 1906, contributed significantly to transform Wayzata into the beautiful tourist location and friendly community we know today. James J. Hill Days is Lake Minnetonka’s favorite community tradition, as highlighted by its recent “Best Of” Lake Minnetonka award. For the last 45 years this annual festival has brought the community together to celebrate Wayzata, while enjoying food, fun & family festivities.

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