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The City of Inver Grove Heights provides fun and engaging special events to connect our community members. We look forward to celebrating with you!

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On-Site Hiring Event | Tuesday, May 4 | 4-7 p.m.

Still looking for that AWESOME summer job? Join our Parks & Rec team in a variety of ways - build and strengthen skills, meet new people and be a part of the FUN in our community!

We are ready to HIRE ON-SITE Tuesday, May 4 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the VMCC. Staff will be conducting interviews, assisting with application completion and onboarding new hires!

Virtual Option

Not able to make the event in person but still interested in participating? You can join a virtual feed. Just email to gain virtual entry to the hiring event. Include “Hiring Event" in the subject of the email. You will receive a reply containing the virtual link.

Positions we are hiring for include Kids ROCK Camp Counselors, Fitness Instructors & Personal Trainers, Lifeguards & Pool Attendants, Recreation Leaders and more!

For more information and to view current job openings, visit !
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Water Safety Day | Thursday, May 6

Never had formal training in the water? Here's your chance, IGH!

In recognition of Water Safety Day (May 6) we will offer FREE, 30-minute water safety lessons in our VMCC Aquatic Center to people ages 6mo to 99 years!

You will learn how to keep yourself and your loved ones safe in and around the water.
Learn more.

Registration is required by May 3. Stop by the VMCC Guest Services desk, call 651-450-2480 or register here.
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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:

IGH Police Department Open House | May 12: 3-7 p.m.

You are invited to join us in recognizing National Police Week at the IGH Police Dept. Open House being held outdoors at 8150 Barbara Ave. on Wednesday, May 12 from 3 to 7 p.m.

  • Meet members of our department, including K-9 Chase
  • Peek inside our Mobile Command Wagon and newly designed squad cars
  • Enjoy yummy hot dogs and refreshments, as well as a dunk tank, corn hole and spin the wheel!
  • Chance to enter a drawing for a kid's bicycle!

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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.

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Events to Look Forward to when Spring has Sprung!

  • Family Fri-YAYs (all spring)
  • Kids ROCK Open House (March)
  • Kids Sports Night (March or April)
  • Learn to Skate Spring Ice Show (March/April)
  • Healthy Living Fair (April - CANCELLED for 2021)
  • Egg Hunts (April)
  • Confidential Paper Shred Event (May)
  • May Day 5K (May)

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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.