Family/Youth Activities

We have several events and programs you can enjoy as a family. Check back often for new additions! We look forward to having fun with your family! 

Register for programs online at:

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.


Check back often as events are added for Fall and Winter 2019

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!
Updated Postcard

  • July 16: Jolly Pops @ 10:30 a.m. at South Valley Park
  • July 23: Storytime in the Park @ 10:30 a.m. at South Valley Park
  • July 30: Penny Carnival @ 4:30 p.m. at VMCC
  • Aug. 6: Storytime in the Park @ 10:30 a.m. at South Valley Park
  • Aug. 13: Alpha Bits @ 10:30 a.m. at South Valley Park
  • 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.

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:

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:

Not finding an event?

Visit the Parks & Rec Special Events and City's Community Events pages for a complete list of events.