Community & Special Events
The City of Inver Grove Heights provides fun and engaging special events to connect our community members. We look forward to celebrating with you!
Farmers Market | Sundays from June 13-Oct 10 | 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Shop for fresh and locally grown vegetables, fruits, seasoning, salsa, honey, flowers and more!
Location: Veterans Memorial Community Center Parking Lot (8055 Barbara Avenue)
For more information: www.stpaulfarmersmarket.com
IGH Parks & Rec Staff will be POPPING in at some of these events. Visit our Pop-In station and share your comments with us on our programs and events and win prizes, plus enter a drawing for a $50 gift card! We hope to see you there!
Night to Unite | Tuesday, August 3
Let us help your neighborhood celebrate! Get more information and register your event with us.
IGH Parks & Rec Staff will be POPPING in at these events. Visit our Pop-In Station and share your comments with us on our programs and events and win prizes, plus enter a drawing for a $50 gift card! We hope to see you there!
Food Truck Days | August 26 | 4:30-7 p.m.
Purchase a snack, sweet treat or dinner from a variety of food vendors and join in some family fun! A Dj will be providing great entertainment for this end of summer celebration!
Location: Rich Valley Athletic Complex
For more information, including confirmed vendors, visit the Food Truck Days web page.
IGH Parks & Rec Staff will be POPPING in at these events. Visit our Pop-In station and share your comments with us on our programs and events and win prizes, plus enter a drawing for a $50 gift card! We hope to see you there!
Inver Grove Heights Days | Sept. 7-12Get event details: www.invergroveheightsdays.org.
Citywide Garage Sale | Sept. 9-11
Register your sale - it will then be included on the sale listing map.Maps will be available online only at invergrovehightsdays.org by September 3, 2021.
Parks & Recreation-Hosted Events (Sept. 8-12) include:
Wednesday, Sept. 8
Saturday, Sept. 11
Pickleball Tournament | Saturday, Sept. 11 | 9 a.m.
Pick a partner and join in this new fun tournament held during IGH Days! Must register as a team of two. Championship T-shirt provided to first place teams. Tournament t-shirts will be given to all participants. Balls will be provided.
Location: North Valley Park, 2800 70th Street East
Doubles Tournament — Groups & Level of Play:
Entry fee/donation: $20 for team of two
Deadline to register: Wednesday, September 1.
Disc Golf Tournament | Saturday, Sept. 12 | 1:30 p.m. check-in/registration, 2 p.m. start
Grab family and friends and join this fun tournament! Must register as a team of two on the day.
Location: North Valley Disc Golf Course, 2800 70th Street East
*Awards will be given for 1st and 2nd place in each division.
Bike the Bridges Family Bike Ride | Saturday, Sept. 11 | Begins at 3 p.m.
Join us for a free family bike ride! The route starts at Swing Bridge Park and goes to the Wakota Bridge and back and is about five miles. Bike King will provide bike repair and IGH Fire will supply first aid along the route. IGH Police will also be available. Participants will receive a beverage and snack.
Location: Swing Bridge Park, 4465 66th Street E.
Sunday, Sept. 12
IGH Fire and IGH Police will provide several vehicles and safety demonstrations.
Inver Grove Heights Days is sponsored by the Inver Grove Heights Days Committee.
Touch A Truck | Saturday, Sept. 18 | 9:30-11:30 a.m.Join us for a morning of big truck fun. See a wide variety of different trucks and vehicles up close. Vehicles on display will include: IGH Fire, IGH Police, IGH Public Works and more!
Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact Us at 651-450-2585.
Family Fri-YAYSs! | Oct. 8 & Nov. 12
FAMILY FUN NIGHTS at the VMCC!
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:
Annual Clean-Up Day - Sept. 25 | 8 a.m.-NoonResidents of the City of Inver Grove Heights, West St. Paul and Sunfish Lake are invited to the IGH Annual Clean-Up Day to dispose of unwanted items in one stop.
The event will be held on Saturday, September 25 from 8 a.m. to noon at the IGH Public Works Parking Lot (8168 Barbara Avenue).
View a complete list of accepted items, prices and additional event information here.
Healthy Living Fair | Oct. 2: 9 a.m.-noon | FREE!
Educate Your Mind. Fuel Your BodyShop local health and wellness vendors.
Interested in being a vendor?Contact Fitness Coordinator, Amy Crary at email@example.com.
Thanks to our sponsor Humana!
Active Aging Week | Oct. 4-8
Join us for a week of activities focused on fitness and health at the VMCC
Let's Paw-ty! Halloween Dog Park Event | Oct. 9 | Heritage Village Park | FREE!
Pet vendors, costume contests, a kissing booth, food truck & more!
You and your furry friend are invited to a first-ever Halloween Dog Park Paw-ty at Heritage Village Park (4321 65th St) on Saturday, Oct. 9. And bark the news to your friends, family and neighbors...everyone is welcome!
Dress in costume to win prizes, paw-ruse pet-themed vendors, wag tails to a bark-tastic DJ, enjoy a tasty food truck and so much more!
Plus, guests with dog park passes will be able to enter the off-leash areas. Haven't got your pass yet or didn't know about this off-leash area in IGH? Get all the details here: www.ighmn.gov/dogpark.
🐾More paw-some details coming soon...check back here in early August.
This event is FREE to attend, but pre-registration is preferred Code FA-F203: https://invergroveheights.maxgalaxy.net/BrowseActivities.aspx?ActivityFilter=13.
Vendor Applications & Sponsorship Opportunities
Interested in participating as a vendor and/or sponsor this bark-tastic event? Contact Recreation Specialist Rachel Mikel at 651-450-2583 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complete the Vendor Application (coming soon) if you are interested in becoming a vendor. This form will be used to determine eligibility to participate. Application deadline is Monday, Sept. 13.
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)
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 email@example.com.
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
Events throughout the year
Holidays in the Heights
This special time of year will include several ways to celebrate. Pre-registration will be required for most events.
Interested in Sponsoring?
Light Up the Heights - Holiday Lights Contest
Join our annual contest for the best resident light display in the city! Show off your Holidays lights and spread some holiday cheer!
Register your home by Dec. 6 to win prizes and be part of the IGH Holiday Lights Tour map.
Register with Code FA-F202 by Dec. 6:
A map to tour all entries will be available by Dec. 15.
*City employees, council members and previous 1st place winners not eligible for prize. Prizes provided by Inver Grove Heights Convention and Visitor's Bureau.
Noon Year's Eve at the VMCC | Friday, Dec. 31 | 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | All Ages!
We're having a pool party with dancing, games, and crafts! Join us for this special countdown to Noon!
Register with Code FA-F500 by Monday, Dec. 27.
Things to Look Forward to in the Winter!
- Annual Holidays in the Heights (December)
- Annual Light up the Heights (December)
- Family Fri-YAYs (All Winter)
- Learn to Skate Open House & Exhibition (January)
- Blacklight Dodgeball Night (January)
- Princess's Dance (January/February)
- Kids Sports Night (March)
Events to Look Forward to when Spring has Sprung!
Celebrate with Us!
Some events require registration. You can register:
- 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.
Interested in volunteering at a community or special event? Visit our volunteer opportunities web page for more info.