Community & Special Events
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 💚 our sponsors!
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)
💚 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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!
Family Fri-YAYs! | 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:
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.
Register by Monday, November 15: online or at 651-450-2480. Space is limited to 40 people
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 by Dec. 6 with Code FA-F202:
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: www.ighmn.gov/register.
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.