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Fall Colors Celebration 2023

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Onsite near the Living Memory Tree
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Celebrate the beauty of autumn at Lakewood with our Fall Colors Celebration. Join us on the open grassy grounds of Lakewood for art activities, music, cookies and hot apple cider, and more!

This open-house style event is free and open to all! No registration is required.


This event takes place in the open area near the Living Memory Tree. Signs will be posted!


Enjoy free activities from 10 am-1 pm:

  • Sip warm apple cider and enjoy a free cookie (while supplies last) as you stroll through the gorgeous Lakewood grounds and admire the beautiful tree canopy
  • Bring a blanket or some chairs and enjoy acoustic music sets by local musician Mother Banjo
  • Hop aboard a historic trolley for a guided history tour of Lakewood
  • Decorate or paint a mini-pumpkin to take home
  • Explore the grounds using our self-guided walking tour brochure (PDF)
  • Walk through the historic Lakewood Memorial Chapel
  • More activities to be announced!

Trolley Tours

Join Lakewood staff for a free 45-minute trolley tour. This tour will cover Lakewood’s history, what we’re doing today, art, architecture, and some notable names at Lakewood. Trolleys will run every half hour starting at 10am, with the last trolley leaving at noon.

Please note: Trolley tours are first-come, first-serve and hold about 30 people. If a trolley is full we may get started and ask you to join the next tour.

Art-making: Plant-based inks

Join Minneapolis-based artist Kimberly Boustead and have some fun with natural inks! These inks were made from locally-sourced plants, many of which can be found in or around Lakewood Cemetery. You can look forward to exploring a range of colors, each with their own unique charm.

The Lakewood Memorial Chapel

Take a moment to stop by the chapel, which will be open to guests during this event. This stunning chapel is one of our city’s most beloved architectural treasures. Because of its incredible beauty and historical significance, it is a popular place for end-of-life ceremonies, weddings, concerts, tours and other celebrations of beauty, art and remembrance.

Dedicated in 1910, the Chapel was modeled after the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul by prominent Minneapolis architect Harry Wild Jones. Its 10-million piece mosaic interior, created by New York designer Charles Lamb, features a 40-foot high dome ringed with stained glass windows and 12 mosaic angels.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Chapel is one of the finest examples of Byzantine mosaic architecture in the country. Learn more about the Lakewood Memorial Chapel.


Outdoor restrooms will be available near the event location. Indoor restrooms are available in the Memorial Chapel (single stall, no ADA restrooms) or in the Garden Mausoleum (ADA restrooms and single stall available.)

Questions? Call the Lakewood events line at 612-540-5165 or email to

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