Reservations & 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!
Celebrate Earth Day With Us, Virtually!Join people from around the world taking action to protect the environment! This Earth Week we are gathering virtually to share small actions you can take right at home that make a big impact on our local air, water and land. Join us for one or all of the FREE Earth Week Workshops:
Workshop info and registration at www.ighmn.gov/earthday
IGH Police Department Prescription Drug Take Back Event
Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. DEA Take Back events give thousands of people across the country an opportunity to clean out their medicine cabinets and turn in--safely and anonymously--unused prescription drugs. The IGH Police Department will be participating in Take Back Day and will provide an opportunity for IGH and area residents to drop off their unused medications safely. The event will be held:
Saturday, April 24 from 10 AM to 2 PM
8150 Barbara Ave, Inver Grove Heights, in the Police Department parking lot on the west side of City Hall
*Look for our tent and officers ready to assist. Please practice social distancing and wear a face covering.
Please note: no sharps (needles), inhalers or illicit substances can be accepted.
Please return medications in their original containers whenever possible. There is no need to remove labels.
Visit: Take Back Day (dea.gov) for more info. Thank you in advance for your participation!
Birding on the Mississippi | Saturday, May 8 | 8-10 a.m.
Explore the Rock Island Swing Bridge and its unique vantage point over the Mississippi River while learning birding tips from a naturalist from Dakota County Parks. Binoculars will be provided. Even though this event is free, you must pre-register at Dakota County Parks by calling 952-891-7000.
Ages 16 and older
Location: Rock Island Swing Bridge Trailhead (4465 66th Street, Inver Grove Heights)For more info: www.co.dakota.mn.us/parks
Spring Shred Event | Saturday, May 15: 9 a.m.-Noon
Get all the details here on what will be accepted. Located at the City Hall Parking Lot, 8150 Barbara Ave.
Events to Look Forward to when Spring has Sprung!
National Trails Day Hike | Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6 | Ages 6+
Sign up for the Scavenger Hunt at Harmon Park Reserve and spend the day searching for clues along the beautiful unpaved trails! Complete the scavenger hunt and receive a gift!
Princess Dance in a Box – Father’s Day Edition! | Ages 4-12 with adult
Register for an event box and pick an evening that is convenient for you to celebrate together. Plan on making many wonderful memories while dancing at home, participating in fun activities together and creating crafts and keepsakes to remember the evening!
Kits will be available for pickup beginning Wednesday, June 16 at the Veterans Memorial Community Center.
Fee: $25 (1 adult, 1 child), Each additional child: $13
Terrific Tuesdays @ South Valley Park | June-Aug | 10:30 a.m. | FREE!
Join us at South Valley Park for family-friendly entertainment with a variety of musical and educational performances, storytelling, and more! Bring a blanket, chair, snack, and water bottle. Stick around after to play at the park, walk the trails or have lunch under the pavilion!
Location: South Valley Park
In the event of inclement weather, call the Parks and Rec. Weather Hotline at 651-450-2595.
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
Food Truck Days | Thursday, July 22 and 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!
Location: Rich Valley Athletic Complex
For more information: Food Truck Event
Night to Unite | Tuesday, August 3
Let us help your neighborhood celebrate! Parks & Recreation staff will come to your party and pass out some freebies while visiting with you and your neighbors.
For more information: Night to Unite
Events throughout the year
Let's Paw-ty Dog Park Event
Coming in October!
Pet vendors, contests, a kissing booth, activities, a food truck and more!
Location: Heritage Village Park (4321 65th Street, Inver Grove Heights)
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)
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.