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You’re Invited!

We partner with local businesses and nonprofits to provide fun and engaging special events to connect our community members. We look forward to celebrating with you!

We ๐Ÿ’š our sponsors!

For events & activities that require registration
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By Phone: 651-450-2480 • In-Person at VMCC Guest Services

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Fa-BOO-lous Special Events

Ghostly Gathering | Friday, Oct. 22 | 6-8 p.m. | Ages 2-12

Calling all ghosts and goblins! Join us for a family-friendly, barely scary event that includes trick-or-treating from local businesses, games, DJ, and a photo booth. Don't forget to come dressed in your fab-BOO-lous costume!

Location: Veterans Memorial Community Center

Fee: $8/child (limit two adults per one registered child)

Registration is required by Monday, Oct. 18.

๐Ÿ’š Thanks to our Sponsors: Key Community Bank, Sanimax USA, Volkswagen of Inver Grove

Vendor Applications & Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in participating as a vendor and/or sponsor this Fa-BOO-lous event? Contact Recreation Specialist Rachel Mikel at 651-450-2583 or

Scary Skate | Saturday, October 23 | 6:30–8 p.m.

Come dressed in costume and ready to skate for this frightfully fun event!

Location: VMCC, West Rink


  • Free for VMCC Members
  • $4 Non-member
  • $2 skate rental

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Compost Your Pumpkin Event | Saturday, Nov. 6-Sunday, Nov. 7 | 8 a.m.-8 p.m. | FREE

Residents of the City of Inver Grove Heights are invited to the IGH Pumpkin Collection Event. Instead of throwing your fall and halloween pumpkins in the trash, drop them off at our collection site in the VMCC Parking Lot!

Learn more.


Family Fri-YAYs! | Nov. 12


Bring the WHOLE FAMILY and shoot hoops or play yard games in our Brightside Room from 5–7 p.m. or splash around in our pools from 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Basketball, Games & Swim Fee: 

  • FREE for VMCC Members
  • $6 Non-members (both resident and non-resident)

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Black Friday Boot Camp | Friday, Nov. 26 | 9-10:30 a.m.

Enjoy this special 90 minute class that will burn off the bird! Have fun and rise to the challenge. Compete for prizes including Grove gift cards.>Ages 12 and older. 


  • VMCC Member: $10
  • Non-Member: $20

Register by Monday, November 15: online or at 651-450-2480. Space is limited to 40 people 

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Celebrate with Us!

Some events require registration. You can register:

  • Online
  • By Phone: 651-450-2585
  • In-person: Parks & Rec Office, 8055 Barbara Ave.

Weather Impacts to Programs, Events and Activities led by the City of IGH*

Wondering if an event or your practice/game is still on due to inclement weather?

Call the IGH Weather Hot Line at 651-450-2595 to check the status for city-led program and events due to inclement weather. We strive to update by 4:30 p.m. After hours, it is up to the coaches and instructors to make the final decision.

*We cannot make weather-related decisions for other league associations or events held in our community by other businesses or organizations.

Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in volunteering at a community or special event? Visit our volunteer opportunities web page for more info.