The City of Chanhassen was ranked the 2nd best place to live by Money Magazine. The City boasts of having that small town feeling with 11 lakes and 34 parks of their own. You will also enjoy the added benefit of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, where family events, hiking and photography provide endless enjoyment in the midst of some of the most beautiful scenery in our area. The winter months provide ice fishing contests on Lake Ann and a winter carnival. Enjoy outdoor skating rinks, sledding and hockey. The warmer months provide outdoor sporting events for children and adults of all ages, the exciting 4th of July celebration, paddle boating, canoeing and picnics at Lake Ann. The famous Chanhassen Dinner Theater provides you with year around entertainment of its own. The variety of dining possibilities in this community is endless. The 4th of July celebration begins on July 3rd with hosting a Farmer’s Market, carnival rides, the Taste of Chanhassen, face painting, caricatures, speedway racing, kiddie games, parade, pony and camel rides, and a street dance. The 4th of July includes a pancake breakfast, fishing contest, quilt show, sand sculpture contest, treasure hunt, carnival rides, parade and ends with an exuberant fireworks display!