JULY 4TH, 2023:
THE ANNUAL 'FLYING'
The 17th Annual "Revolutionary" Flying Pancake Breakfast is here once again!
Join us at the Historic Wayzata Depot!
Returning for its 17th year in Wayzata, the Flying Pancake Breakfast invites hungry guests to the Wayzata Depot, 402 Lake St. E., Wayzata, MN 55391, on July 4th, 2023 from 8 am -12 noon. The lakeside celebration, which usually draws over 1,200 visitors, is hosted by the Lake Minnetonka Society of the Children of the American Revolution.
“The Flying Pancake Breakfast is such a great community tradition for the Wayzata and Lake Minnetonka area,” said CAR co-President Lydia Muldoon. "Sometimes, as a 17-year-old, it is hard to believe that C.A.R. has been hosting the Pancake Breakfast for as long as I've been alive!" added co-President Katherine Ahlquist.
But it's true - the community event (which is hosted by the young teen members of C.A.R.) has been a staple of the Wayzata July 4th holiday for 17 years (with one year off for Covid, sadly).
For the “flying” part of the breakfast, guests will use their plates to catch airborne pancakes flung by the cooks stationed behind the griddle. Walk-up service is also available. The breakfast also includes sausage, coffee, and cold drinks.
The event run 8 a.m.-noon, with a 10 a.m. program featuring a flag raising and rifle salute. The breakfast is $9, and USA Veterans and active duty service members eat free of charge. Guests may mingle around the miniature railroad in the Depot Garden, enjoy the lakeside views, and learn about the history of the Revolution - all while enjoying a fun, flying meal.
The patriotic event is a service project by the young members of the Lake Minnetonka Children of the American Revolution as a way to present an educational, historical and fun event that honors veterans.
The 7th Pennsylvania Regiment of Revolutionary actors, the Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard and the Daughters of the American Revolution will return to join the celebration. Period-costumed actors will their muskets, talk about their uniforms and educate visitors on the history of Independence Day and the men and women who helped found the nation.
Event proceeds traditionally are granted to support veterans charities. For example, in 2021 funds supported Pets for Vets, and the Fisher House of MN.
For more information, and to join us this year, please follow us on Instagram and Facebook, and/or email us at CARLakeMtka@gmail.com.
We hope to see you at the Breakfast every year!
JULY 4TH - FLAG PLANING
Heritage Park in Wayzata
Lydia Muldoon, Advancement
JULY 4TH BREAKFAST A SUCCESS!
Despite Rain, Pancakes Were Flying!
Angus Muldoon, President of the Lake Minnetonka Society of the Children of the American Revolution, and Katherine Ahlquist, Vice President of the group, lead a program thanking US Veterans and active duty service members during the Fourth of July Revolutionary Flying Pancake Breakfast.
For the "flying" part of the Fourth of July Revolutionary Flying Pancake Breakfast, hungry guests of all ages were invited to use their plates to catch airborne pancakes tossed by cooks stationed behind the griddle at Depot Park in Wayzata.
The Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard marched through Wayzata's Deport Park during the Fourth of July Revolutionary Flying Pancake Breakfast. Returning for its 16th year, the lakeside celebration was again hosted by the Lake Minnetonka Society of the Children of the American Revolution.