June/July 2022

“That group of people just makes it their labor of love. It’s a tremendous amount of work, and they do it with enthusiasm.” —Mele Willis, Music in Plymouth

A young girl messily eating a s'more

Plymouth Magazine enjoys showcasing the lake community in a number of ways, and that includes sharing readers’ points of view through what they see, appreciate and capture with their cameras.

Plymouth Magazine June/July 2022

Summer is a time for block parties, barbecues and fun, and we at Plymouth Magazine like to get in on the excitement with our annual Best of Plymouth issue.


“What you eat can impact your overall health,” says Emily Maxson, a Plymouth food blogger and the author of Emily’s Fresh Kitchen Cookbook.


This year, Entertainment in the Park returns to the Hilde Performance Center, featuring a phenomenal lineup of 11 different artists through the months of June and July, as well as the annual Plymouth Sings event and Kids Fest in August.


When I asked the Plymouth Magazine editorial advisory board for their Best of Plymouth picks, the topic many returned to was the great public resources in and around Plymouth. From places that nurture learning to those outfitted for play and exploration,


Plymouth anime artist, Vegalia Jean-Pierre, always longed to see herself, a Black woman, represented in the fantastical realm of literature. What is often considered as a place for individuals to escape from reality didn’t always feel as such for her. 


What started in the basement of a Wayzata church 43 years ago has since flourished as a way to ensure the basic needs of the community are being met.


Whether it’s for a wedding, business or event, 50th anniversaries are a cause for celebration. One Plymouth event is celebrating such a milestone this summer thanks to the hard work of volunteers and the community.


There can be an unconditional bond when it comes to our pets. For centuries, dogs have been coined “man’s best friend” as the bonds of unfailing love, devotion and loyal companionship deepen with time. When I saw the life with which artist Karin Jacobs captures her original pet commiss


The summer months are filled with cause for celebration, from the warming sun’s rays to the sizzle of the season’s first barbecue. But summer is also a time of remembrance.


It’s the weekend. You have friends coming over, and they are bringing their kids. You have the food and cocktails planned, but what are you giving the kids? How about something other than pop? 


Is it really a Minnesota summer if you don’t pick up a few beach reads? We have curated a list of some must-read books to fill your beach bag with all summer! 

Beach Read by Emily Henry