Special Events

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Inver Grove Height's Parks & Recreation strives to provide a variety of fun and engaging special events to connect our community members to one another, keep our community active, provide a welcoming atmosphere for residents and visitors and share the many great amenities and features the City and Parks & Rec has to offer!

Interested in sponsoring an IGH Parks & Rec-led event?

Contact us to learn more: 651-450-2588

Weather Impacts to city-led programs and events

IGHs Weather Hot Line (651-450-2595) is the only place 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.

IGH Food Truck Days  I  Second Wednesday of the month, June-Aug.  

Taste different delicious dishes from local food trucks! Bring the family and the neighbors for this tasty event! The event is free to attend, but the food trucks will charge for their menu items. 

  • Wednesday, Aug. 14: **NEW** Location - Rich Valley Athletic Complex, 1841 105th Street E., IGH

For more information, visit: www.invergroveheights.org/foodtruckdays.

St. Paul Farmers Market  I  Sundays, June 16-Oct. 13  I  8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Shop for fresh and locally grown fruits, vegetables, seasoning, salsa, honey, flowers and more at the Saint Paul Farmers Market! The event is free to attend, but the vendors will charge for their items. Each event will be in the VMCC Parking Lot at 8055 Barbara Ave. E.

More information: http://stpaulfarmersmarket.com/

Terrific Tuesdays  I  Select Tuesdays June-Aug.  I  FREE!*

From storytime in the Park to magicians, a pop-up Petting Zoo and a Penny Carnival, these Tuesdays are sure to delight. Most events are free*, although the Penny Carnival activities cost 1-5 cents. View and print a postcard here

Come celebrate with us on these free, fun family days! No need to register, just come!

  • Aug. 20: Happy Tails Petting Zoo @ 5 p.m. at South Valley Park

Call the Weather Line at 651-450-2595 to check status of event in case of inclement weather.

Pine Bend Bluffs Trailhead Grand Opening  I  Thursday, Aug. 15  I  5:30-7:30 p.m. pine bend bluffs trailhead grand opening event flier

Celebrate the opening of the newest trailhead along the Mississippi River Trail! Visit the new trailhead facility and walk/bike the newly constructed trail. Ribbon Cutting at 6 p.m. All made possible by the partnership of Dakota County, City of IGH, Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources, Friends of the Mississippi River and Flint Hills. More event info. on the Dakota County Parks Website: https://www.co.dakota.mn.us/parks/ProgramsEvents/SpecialEvents/Pages/pine-bend-bluffs-trailhead-grand-opening.aspx

Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m. (Community Bike Ride at 5 p.m.)
Location: Pine Bend Bluffs Trailhead, 111th St. E., IGH


IGH Days: City-Wide Garage Sale – Aug. 22-24

Come to shop or come to sell! The IGH Days City-Wide Garage Sale will be held Aug. 22-24.  his event is hosted by the IGH Days Committee. IGH Parks & Recreation Department helps support this event.

Host a Garage Sale

If you are interested in having a garage sale, complete a Registration Form and submit along with payment by Aug. 16 (by Aug. 13 to be included on the map) to Parks & Recreation, 8055 Barbara Ave., IGH, 55077.

Find a Garage Sale

Maps of Garage Sale locations are available for purchase only. Maps will be sold for $1 at the following locations beginning Monday, Aug. 19:

  • Veterans Memorial Community Center, 8055 Barbara Ave., IGH, 55077
  • Bremer Bank Metro, 6800 Cahill Ave, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 
  • Cub Foods, 7850 Cahill Ave, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 
  • ACE Hardware, 3098 65th St E, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 
  • Comer Store, 3015 80th St E, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

IGH Days: Sept. 5-8

This four-day community celebration is back for 2019! Hosted by the IGH Days Committee, many events and activities are planned to engage and entertain community members of all ages! The City of Inver Grove Heights staff from Fire, PD and Parks & Rec turn out to help and participate in the celebration. Look forward to treasure hunts, street dances, many games and family-themed activities, as well as a Parade and Fireworks show! Visit the website for all the details, including purchasing IGH Days Button: www.ighdays.org.

Parks & Rec activities planned for IGH Days:

Float in Grand Day Parade  I  Saturday, Sept. 7  I  11 a.m.

Look for us in the Grand Day Parade - we will have many of our staff handing out goodies!

Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Begins at 80th St. and follows Cahill Ave. heading north to Buckley Way.

Bike the Bridges -  Family Bike Ride  I  Saturday, Sept. 7  I  3 p.m.

Join us for this free family bike ride! Route starts at Swing Bridge Park and goes to the Wakota Bridge and back and is about 5 miles. Bike King and the IGH Fire will provide bike repair and first aid along the route. IGH Police will also be on-site. Participants will receive a free t-shirt, beverage and snack. Event sponsors include: MedExpress.

Time: Bike ride begins at 3 p.m.
Location: Swing Bridge Park, 4465 66th St. E.

Parks & Rec Booth  I  Sunday, Sept. 8

Come visit us and get some goodies while you are at it!

Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: Along Cahill Ave. between 65th and 70th Streets

Visit the website for all the details, including purchasing IGH Days Button: www.ighdays.org.

Not finding the event you were looking for?

Parks & Rec has several divisions, which host events and are categorized for registration under those areas, including:

Some events are not hosted by Parks & Recreation, but the department supports and participates. If you do not see an event listed on this page or in the other Parks & Rec pages (listed below), visit the Community Events page.