Community Events

You're Invited!

Several community-wide events are held within the City of Inver Grove Heights to connect our community members to one another, keep our community engaged, and provide all community members a variety of activities and special outings to attend. 

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.

Summer 2019

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. Each event will be in the VMCC Parking Lot at 8055 Barbara Ave. E.

  • Wednesday, June 12
  • Wednesday, July 10
  • Wednesday, August 14

For more information, visit:

Inver Hills Community Band Summer Pops Concert Series  I  Sundays, June-August  I  Free!

The Inver Hills Community Band Summer Pops concert series is back for summer 2019, which features Music in the Park. Check them out on Sundays at local spots in IGH and find out why IGH Parks & Rec sponsors this entertaining band! 

  • Sunday, June 2: Oakwood Park, 78th St. E. and Clayton Ave., IGH; 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 14: Church of St. Patrick, 3535 72nd St. E., IGH; 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 4: Oakwood Park, 78th St. E. and Clayton Ave., IGH; 7 p.m.

Concerts always feature a great variety of music from: Classic Marches, Big Band Swing, Pop, Jazz, Rock, Movie and Broadway Hits, Latin and Patriotic favorites. Special Vocal and Instrumentalist soloist's are featured. Bring a lounge chair and a friend for an evening of great musical entertainment.

For additional dates and locations (outside of IGH), directions, maps and other important information, visit the band's website at:

Saint 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 food trucks will charge for their menu items. Each event will be in the VMCC Parking Lot at 8055 Barbara Ave. E.

More information:

Night to Unite  I  Tuesday, August 6  I  FREE!

Let us help your neighborhood celebrate! Parks & Recreation, police and/or Fire staff will come to your party and pass out some freebies while visiting with you and your neighbors. But you must apply! Pre-registration is required by July 31.

Learn more and submit a form at:

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, download a registration form at Registration forms and payment are due by August 1 in order to be included on the map.

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:

Additional Summer Programming

Please visit the Park & Recreation Special Events Webpage to find more information on additional programs and activities hosted through the department.

Annual Clean-Up Day: Saturday, Sept. 21

This event allows IGH residents the opportunity to drop-off unwanted items for a minimal fee. Visit the Annual Clean-Up Day webpage for all the details for 2019's event.

Annual Community Events

The following events occur annually. Check back often as details become available.

Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in volunteering at a community event? Please visit the volunteer opportunities page for more information.