Special Events

Note: Call the weatherline at 651-450-2595 to check the status of any event due to inclement weather. 

Simple Steps Walking Program  I  April 1-July 31  I  FREE!

We are excited to partner with Dakota County Simple Steps and offer this FREE walking program! Simple Steps will help you energize and reduce stress, engage with friends and enjoy your community. 

Learn more: http://invergroveheights.org/542/Fitness-Special-Events.

18th Annual May Day 5K  I  Saturday, May 4

Participate in this fun run coordinated and sponsored by the Inver Grove Heights B.E.S.T. Foundation. 

NEW LOCATION FOR 2019: Inver Hills Community College. This run typically would start at the Veterans Memorial Community Center, but for 2019, the Run will begin at IHCC.

Register online at: www.ighbestfoundation.com.

Hike it! National Trails Day  I  Saturday, June 1  I  10 a.m.

Spend the morning walking beautiful, single-track, unpaved trails at Salem Hills Park. Enjoy a free gift and snack!

Please note: Strollers and dogs are not permitted. Hike is not recommended for ages 4 and younger.

Time: 10 a.m.

Location: Salem Hills Park, 1642 Upper 55th St. E.

Fee: Free!

Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required, by Wednesday, May 29: www.invergroveheights.org/register, under Family/Youth Activities with Code #FA-S100.

Huck Finn Fishing Derby  I  Sat., June 8  I  $5/person

Set the hook into some fishing fun with our Huck Finn Fishing Derby. We’ll have fishing contests for the largest fish, smallest fish and most fish caught! Prizes are awarded for tournament winners and each participant receives a fishing goodie bag. Register early, space is limited! www.invergroveheights.org/register., under Family/Youth Activities with Code: FA-S101.


  • Check-in: 9-9:15 a.m.
  • Derby: 9:30-11 a.m.

Location: Simpley Island Park

Fee: $5/person

Register by Friday, May 31 under Family/Youth Activities with Code: FA-S101.

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: 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 food trucks will charge for their menu 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.

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

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

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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: www.invergroveheights.org/nighttounite.

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