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Volksfest 2017 – New Committee Members

VolksfestLogo_2016We have a new 2017 Volksfest Committee that will be making this year’s event happen on August 18, 19, and 20:

Committees (and their Chairperson)

·       Logistics – Laura O’Neill, Joe Scott, Ben Landhauser

·       Donations (Fireworks, sponsors, etc) – Joe Lieser

·       Children’s Games – Jason Rightler

·       Food Trucks – Patty Bremer

·       SW Chamber Business Expo – Jeff Filipek

·       Music/Entertainment – Joe Scott & Derrick Smigiel

·       Beer Tent – Paul Carlson, Dan Norton

·       Marketing/Promotions – Joe Scott

·       Volunteer Coordinators – Joe Lieser & Steve Ringquist

·       (Tentative) Art Fair – Jenna Krueger

If you would like to join us, or have questions, please contact Laura O’Neill at



Community Sculpture: Be Part of Making it Happen!


In early 2015 a task force committee was formed to engage the community in organizing and establishing events that would recognize the City of Victoria 100th anniversary. Two residents of Victoria, Randy Miller, President of the Victoria Business Association and Deb Zeller, a Victoria Artist, had a vision for a community sculpture that would represent “The City of Lakes and Parks” and showcase a sense of community. You can see a model of the sculpture in the lobby of the City Offices and a picture of the sculpture is at the top of the page.

Artist and sculptor Deb Zeller has donated her time in designing our Centennial Sculpture. We have been very fortunate to have raised significant in-kind giving from local vendors and supporters who have donated their time and contributions in helping this project become a reality. The remaining amount that needs to be raised is $7,000.00. The expense lies in the material, welding, powder coating, footings, foundation, construction costs and transportation. The finished sculpture is projected to be approximately 8’ feet by 5’ and constructed of steel. Donations are now being sought to help insure the sculpture will become a permanent reality in the City’s new Bayfront Park Plaza located in downtown Victoria parallel to Stieger Lake Lane and the Regional Trail.

Your contributions will help create a valuable community-wide resource that will provide pleasure to generations for many years to come. Please join us as we “pull together” on this community landmark effort. Please consider making a donation.


Donations for the Centennial Community Sculpture can be made directly to the City of Victoria and will be deposited into the City’s account, which means that your donation may be 100% tax deductible*. All donations received will go directly to the Centennial Community Sculpture. The Victoria Centennial Community Sculpture will be dedicated to the City of Victoria in the Spring of 2016 for our entire Community to enjoy.

Your contribution will be recognized by the City of Victoria and the Victoria Business Association. A Centennial Community Sculpture bronze plaque of all contributors will be displayed on the base of the sculpture and at the City Offices.

To make a donation or for more information, please contact the following: Kelly Grinnell, Finance Director, City of Victoria at 952-443-4217, Randy Miller, Victoria Business Association President and Community Sculpture Coordinator at 612-554-7942, or simply complete the attached form and return to the address below.

*Charitable contributions to governmental units are tax-deductible under section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code if made for a public purpose. Please consult your tax advisor for a determination.


Annual Fishing Contest This Sunday

The contest will be held on Stieger Lake and will have prizes for the largest fish as well as several raffle ticket prizes. Wholes on the ice will be pre-drilled for everyone. Tickets can be purchased on the lake the day of the contest or from any Victoria Firefighter prior to the contest. If you have any questions, please call Fire Chief Andrew Heger at 952-443-4242

Volksfest 2012 Fireworks Photo

Volksfest 2015 – It’s HERE!!!!!

Come on Downtown and Discover Victoria! …. Friday night, Saturday all day, and Sunday morning…
It’s our biggest community event of the year!
Don’t miss the Fireworks – sponsored by LENNAR – Saturday at dusk!
NEW this year – Belgian Waffle Breakfast, Sunday morning 8:30 – 11:30 — buy your tickets in advance and SAVE $1/ticket!


Chris Olson's Memories of ELVIS Show_website


Join us Downtown Victoria on Wednesday, July 22!
Special entertainment at the Classic Car Night will be Chris Olson’s Memories of ELVIS!!! The streets of downtown Victoria will be lined with hundreds of classic cars from 5 – 8 pm. Enjoy the festive ELVIS performance from 6 – 8 pm. It’ll be a night to remember… a perfect night to Discover Victoria!

Register your team NOW for the Centennial Summer Golf Scramble

In celebration of  Victoria’s Centennial Summer, the City of Victoria has partnered with the VBA and Deer Run Golf Club to host a Golf Scramble on July 1st! Get your team of 4 together and sign up by June 24th. Golfing starts at 1:00 p.m., with sign-in beginning at 11:00 a.m.

WIN GREAT PRIZES! Every registered golfer will be entered into a general drawing to win prices donated by Victoria Businesses.

Registration fee per team is $400 ($100 per person), and includes 18 holes of golf, cart rental, lunch and dinner. Stop by City Hall or Deer Run Golf Club to pick up your registration form and make your payment today! Or download a form by CLICKING HERE.

If you’re interested in playing but don’t have a team, contact us and we’ll help put a team together. Call City Hall at 952-443-4210.

Discover Victoria Day — This Saturday!

Saturday, May 16th – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Victoria Rec Center

Join us for a special community celebration! This year marks Victoria’s 100 year anniversary of incorporation. Enjoy a day of fun for all:

  • Bounce House
  • Business & Resource Expo
  • Shredding Services
  • Pizza
  • Ice Cream
  • Chaska Figure Skating Club
  • Robotics Demonstration
  • Victoria Fire Truck
  • Pickleball Games
  • And SO MUCH MORE!!!