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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. 

New events are added regularly throughout the year. Sign up for our newsletter to stay informed about events.

Events Calendar

People doing yoga outdoors
Arboretum

Yoga Reflect

Lakewood Cemetery

A meditative and reflective yoga practice, guided by teachers from Yoga Sanctuary, on the lawn by Lakewood's new Welcome Center.

Free, registration encouraged
Tour

Wednesday Evening Free Walking Tour

Lakewood Cemetery

Join Lakewood for a peaceful evening walking tour as we explore some of our buildings, learn more about Lakewood history, and walk around our oldest section.

SOLD OUT
Stone building with domed ceiling
Tour

Wednesday Evening Free Walking Tour

Lakewood Cemetery

Join Lakewood for a peaceful evening walking tour as we explore some of our buildings, learn more about Lakewood history, and walk around our oldest section.

SOLD OUT
People doing yoga outdoors
Arboretum

Yoga Reflect

Lakewood Cemetery

A meditative and reflective yoga practice, guided by teachers from Yoga Sanctuary, on the lawn by Lakewood's new Welcome Center.

Free, registration encouraged

People doing yoga outdoors
Arboretum

Yoga Reflect

Lakewood Cemetery

A meditative and reflective yoga practice, guided by teachers from Yoga Sanctuary, on the lawn by Lakewood's new Welcome Center.

Free, registration encouraged
People doing yoga outdoors
Arboretum

Yoga Reflect

Lakewood Cemetery

A meditative and reflective yoga practice, guided by teachers from Yoga Sanctuary, on the lawn by Lakewood's new Welcome Center.

Free, registration encouraged
History

Lakewood Trolley Tour

Lakewood Cemetery

Join Lakewood for a guided trolley tour across our 250 acres of beautiful and historic land.

SOLD OUT
History

Lakewood Trolley Tour

Lakewood Cemetery

Join Lakewood for a guided trolley tour across our 250 acres of beautiful and historic land.

SOLD OUT
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
Book Club

Lakewood Book Club: Briefly Perfectly Human by Alua Arthur

Welcome Center Community Meeting Room

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.

SOLD OUT
Learn at Lakewood

What is a Death Doula?

Lakewood Cemetery

Join Lakewood and the Minnesota Death Collaborative for a special panel presentation with end-of-life doulas Janet Brown, Patricia Harmon, and Michelle Kolling.

Free | Registration is requested
People doing yoga outdoors
Arboretum

Yoga Reflect

Lakewood Cemetery

A meditative and reflective yoga practice, guided by teachers from Yoga Sanctuary, on the lawn by Lakewood's new Welcome Center.

Free, registration encouraged
People doing yoga outdoors
Arboretum

Yoga Reflect

Lakewood Cemetery

A meditative and reflective yoga practice, guided by teachers from Yoga Sanctuary, on the lawn by Lakewood's new Welcome Center.

Free, registration encouraged
Tour

Wednesday Evening Free Walking Tour

Lakewood Cemetery

Join Lakewood for a peaceful evening walking tour as we explore some of our buildings, learn more about Lakewood history, and walk around our oldest section.

Free, registration requested
Tour

Wednesday Evening Free Walking Tour

Lakewood Cemetery

Join Lakewood for a peaceful evening walking tour as we explore some of our buildings, learn more about Lakewood history, and walk around our oldest section.

SOLD OUT

Learn at Lakewood

Art and Ritual: An Evening with Day Schildkret

Lakewood Cemetery

Lakewood welcomes internationally recognized earth artist Day Schildkret for an intimate talk and reception.

People doing yoga outdoors
Arboretum

Yoga Reflect

Lakewood Cemetery

A meditative and reflective yoga practice, guided by teachers from Yoga Sanctuary, on the lawn by Lakewood's new Welcome Center.

Free, registration encouraged
Grief and remembrance

Morning Altars Workshop with Day Schildkret (Morning Session)

Lakewood Cemetery

Learn more about the 7-step Morning Altars practice and create your own mandala with internationally recognized earth artist Day Schildkret.

$50 in advance / $60 at the door
Grief and remembrance

Morning Altars Workshop with Day Schildkret (Afternoon Session)

Lakewood Cemetery

Learn more about the 7-step Morning Altars practice and create your own mandala with internationally recognized earth artist Day Schildkret.

$50 in advance / $60 at the door
People doing yoga outdoors
Arboretum

Yoga Reflect

Lakewood Cemetery

A meditative and reflective yoga practice, guided by teachers from Yoga Sanctuary, on the lawn by Lakewood's new Welcome Center.

Free, registration encouraged
History

Lakewood Trolley Tour

Lakewood Cemetery

Join Lakewood for a guided trolley tour across our 250 acres of beautiful and historic land.

SOLD OUT
History

Lakewood Trolley Tour

Lakewood Cemetery

Join Lakewood for a guided trolley tour across our 250 acres of beautiful and historic land.

SOLD OUT
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
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
People doing yoga outdoors
Arboretum

Yoga Reflect

Lakewood Cemetery

A meditative and reflective yoga practice, guided by teachers from Yoga Sanctuary, on the lawn by Lakewood's new Welcome Center.

Free, registration encouraged
People doing yoga outdoors
Arboretum

Yoga Reflect

Lakewood Cemetery

A meditative and reflective yoga practice, guided by teachers from Yoga Sanctuary, on the lawn by Lakewood's new Welcome Center.

Free, registration encouraged
Tour

Wednesday Evening Free Walking Tour

Lakewood Cemetery

Join Lakewood for a peaceful evening walking tour as we explore some of our buildings, learn more about Lakewood history, and walk around our oldest section.

Free, registration requested
Tour

Wednesday Evening Free Walking Tour

Lakewood Cemetery

Join Lakewood for a peaceful evening walking tour as we explore some of our buildings, learn more about Lakewood history, and walk around our oldest section.

Free, registration requested

Tour

Thursday Evening Free Walking Tour

Lakewood Cemetery

Join Lakewood for a peaceful evening walking tour as we explore some of our buildings, learn more about Lakewood history, and walk around our oldest section.

Free, registration requested
History

Lakewood Trolley Tour

Lakewood Cemetery

Join Lakewood for a guided trolley tour across our 250 acres of beautiful and historic land.

Free | Registration required
History

Lakewood Trolley Tour

Lakewood Cemetery

Join Lakewood for a guided trolley tour across our 250 acres of beautiful and historic land.

Free | Registration required
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
Learn at Lakewood

Exploring Grief and Legacy Through Art

Welcome Center

Join host Nina Guertin for an interactive artistic workshop designed to help you reflect on grief, loss, and legacy.

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

Lantern Lighting Celebration 2024

Onsite near Jo Pond

Join us for this popular community memorialization event this September.

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

Fall Equinox Tea Ceremony and Grief Circle

Historic Memorial Chapel

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.

$30 advance / $40 at the door
Tour

Wednesday Evening Free Walking Tour

Lakewood Cemetery

Join Lakewood for a peaceful evening walking tour as we explore some of our buildings, learn more about Lakewood history, and walk around our oldest section.

Free, registration requested

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
Grief and remembrance

What is Cultural Bereavement?

Welcome Center Community Meeting Room

Explore the topic of cultural bereavement - the experience of loss and grief for (im)migrant and refugee individuals and families.

Free
Learn at Lakewood

A Path for Reflection: Labyrinth Workshop

Welcome Center

Join Lakewood and MESO for an interactive and contemplative evening of labyrinth exploration.

$30 advance / $40 door
Book Club

Lakewood Book Club: The Milk Hours by John James

Welcome Center Community Meeting Room

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!

Tour

Wednesday Evening Free Walking Tour

Lakewood Cemetery

Join Lakewood for a peaceful evening walking tour as we explore some of our buildings, learn more about Lakewood history, and walk around our oldest section.

Free, registration requested
Tour

Wednesday Evening Free Walking Tour

Lakewood Cemetery

Join Lakewood for a peaceful evening walking tour as we explore some of our buildings, learn more about Lakewood history, and walk around our oldest section.

Free, registration requested

Grief and remembrance

Ancestral Connections with Nyttu Chongo – November 7

Lakewood Cemetery

Join Lakewood in welcoming Nyttu Chongo, an artist who awakens people's connections to ancestral roots through the power of traditional African music, rhythm, sound, and cultural experience.

Free
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
Grief and remembrance

Ancestral Connections with Nyttu Chongo – November 12

Lakewood Cemetery

Join Lakewood in welcoming Nyttu Chongo, an artist who awakens people's connections to ancestral roots through the power of traditional African music, rhythm, sound, and cultural experience.

Free
Grief and remembrance

Ancestral Connections with Nyttu Chongo – November 14

Lakewood Cemetery

Join Lakewood in welcoming Nyttu Chongo, an artist who awakens people's connections to ancestral roots through the power of traditional African music, rhythm, sound, and cultural experience.

Free

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

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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