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Fall Colors Celebration 2024
October 20, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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
- Enjoy a live music set from local musicians
- 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
- Enjoy arboretum-inspired art activities for the whole family
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.
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.)
Dogs and other pets are not allowed anywhere onsite at Lakewood. Service animals are permitted. Learn more about Lakewood’s rules and policies by checking out our visiting rules and policies page.