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Events Calendar

Lakewood has served as a community gathering place for more than 150 years. We continue this proud tradition by inviting the public to enjoy our beautiful grounds and architectural treasures, and to explore meaningful ways to grieve and remember. All are welcome to attend any of our events. You do not need to be affiliated with Lakewood in any way. 

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Events Calendar

A seated person pours tea into tea bowls. Candles are lit in the area.
Grief and remembrance

Spring Equinox Tea Ceremony and Grief Circle

Lakewood Cemetery

Explore the meditative and peaceful properties of the historic tradition of tea rituals. This powerful experience will allow time for reflection and contemplation on grief and loss.

SOLD OUT
A seated person pours tea into tea bowls. Candles are lit in the area.
Grief and remembrance

Spring Equinox Tea Ceremony and Grief Circle

Lakewood Cemetery

Explore the meditative and peaceful properties of the historic tradition of tea rituals. This powerful experience will allow time for reflection and contemplation on grief and loss.

SOLD OUT

Volunteer Training

Garden Mausoleum

Become a Lakewood Welcome Team volunteer! Join us for training on Sunday, March 24 from 1-3 PM.

Music in the Chapel

Music in the Chapel: Jarrelle Barton

Historic Memorial Chapel

Join Lakewood Cemetery as we welcome Jarrelle Barton to the beautiful and historic Lakewood Memorial Chapel.

$10 in advance | $15 at the door /// Historic Memorial Chapel
Grief and remembrance

Embodying Grief Through Song

Historic Memorial Chapel

Join song leader, death educator, ceremonialist, Sarina Partridge and Anne Murphy in an exploration of embodiment, grief, and song.

$10 in advance / $15 at the door
Book Club

Lakewood Book Club: Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano

Lakewood Cemetery

Join Lakewood and funeral celebrant Emily Stacken for a conversation on the book "Dear Edward" by Ann Napolitano. This month's book is a coming-of-age novel that illustrates all the ways a broken heart learns to love again.

Free | Registration is requested
Arboretum

Spring Birding at Lakewood

Onsite near Jo Pond

Join Lakewood for a peaceful Sunday morning stroll to learn more about birding in the cemetery.

$10 in advance / $15 at the door

Music in the Chapel

Music in the Chapel: Mila Vocal Ensemble

Historic Memorial Chapel

Join Lakewood Cemetery as we welcome Mila Vocal Ensemble to the beautiful and historic Lakewood Memorial Chapel.

$15 in advance | $20 at the door /// Historic Memorial Chapel
Grief and remembrance

Mother’s Day 2024

Lakewood Cemetery

Join Lakewood this Mother's Day as we honor and remember mothers and mother figures who are loved and missed. Pick up a free pink carnation and a ribbon for the Living Memory Tree.

Grief and remembrance

Resonant Reflection: A Sound Meditation

Historic Memorial Chapel

Join Lakewood for a healing sound meditation in the historic Lakewood Memorial Chapel, hosted by Thomasina and Bob Fisk of Waking Nomad.

$10 in advance / $15 at the door
Community Celebrations

Memorial Day 2024

Lakewood Cemetery

Save the date for this treasured tradition. Join Lakewood for this special day of remembrance and commemoration.
Ceremony | 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Celebration and Activities | Noon - 4 p.m.

Music in the Chapel

Music in the Chapel: J.E. Sunde

Historic Memorial Chapel

Join Lakewood Cemetery as we welcome J.E. Sunde to the beautiful and historic Lakewood Memorial Chapel.

$25 in advance | $35 at the door /// Historic Memorial Chapel
Grief and remembrance

Father’s Day 2024

Lakewood Cemetery

On this day we honor fathers and father figures who are loved and missed. White roses will be available to everyone at no cost, while supplies last.

Music in the Chapel

Music in the Chapel: Too Old Cat

Historic Memorial Chapel

Join Lakewood Cemetery as we welcome Too Old Cat to the beautiful and historic Lakewood Memorial Chapel.

$15 in advance | $20 at the door /// Historic Memorial Chapel
Book cover features a sky fading from purple to pink, framed with gold leaves, and text that is blue, gold and pink.
Book Club

Lakewood Book Club: Briefly Perfectly Human by Alua Arthur

Lakewood Cemetery

Join Lakewood and funeral celebrant Emily Stacken for a conversation on the book "Briefly Perfectly Human" by Alua Arthur. This month's book is a memoir that reframes how we think about death, written by America’s most visible death doula.

Free | Registration is requested

Music in the Chapel

Music in the Chapel: Red Thread

Historic Memorial Chapel

Join Lakewood Cemetery as we welcome Red Thread to the beautiful and historic Lakewood Memorial Chapel.

$15 in advance | $20 at the door /// Historic Memorial Chapel

Music in the Chapel

Music in the Chapel: 10th Wave

Historic Memorial Chapel

Join Lakewood Cemetery as we welcome 10th Wave to the beautiful and historic Lakewood Memorial Chapel.

$20 in advance | $30 at the door /// Historic Memorial Chapel
Community Celebrations

Lantern Lighting Celebration 2024

Onsite near Jo Pond

Save the date for 2024!

Music in the Chapel

Music in the Chapel: Amanda Grace + Friends

Historic Memorial Chapel

Join Lakewood Cemetery as we welcome Amanda Grace + Friends to the beautiful and historic Lakewood Memorial Chapel.

$20 in advance | $30 at the door /// Historic Memorial Chapel
Book Club

Lakewood Book Club: The Milk Hours by John James

Lakewood Cemetery

Join Lakewood and funeral celebrant Emily Stacken for a conversation on the book "The Milk Hours" by John James. This month's book is the author's debut poetry collection about loss, the intimacy of art and dreams, and the vulnerable space of new life.

Free | Registration is requested
Community Celebrations

Fall Colors Celebration 2024

Lakewood Cemetery

Save the date for 2024!

Music in the Chapel

Music in the Chapel: Twin Cities Hardingfelelag

Historic Memorial Chapel

Join Lakewood Cemetery as we welcome Twin Cities Hardingfelelag to the beautiful and historic Lakewood Memorial Chapel.

$15 in advance | $20 at the door /// Historic Memorial Chapel

Music in the Chapel

Music in the Chapel: The OK Factor

Historic Memorial Chapel

Join Lakewood Cemetery as we welcome The OK Factor to the beautiful and historic Lakewood Memorial Chapel.

$20 in advance | $30 at the door /// Historic Memorial Chapel

Do you have questions about an upcoming event? Need assistance reserving tickets?
We’re here to help.
Call our events line at (612) 540-5165 or email us

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