Special Events

You're Invited!

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.


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Holidays in the Heights 

Santa is coming to town! Celebrate this special time of year with us. It all kicks off with our annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. outside of the northeast side of the Veterans Memorial Community Center. Other activities include: Breakfast with Santa, Candy Cane Hunt, Skate with Santa, Holiday VINGO and Cookies & Canvas!

And learn how to enter your residence into the annual Light up the Heights Holiday Light Contest (registrations due Dec. 6). Maps to entrants will be available mid-December, make sure your residence is included on the map!

Visit the Holidays in the Heights event page for all the details and to register. Most events require registration with a fee and fill quickly!

Special thanks to our sponsors that help make these events possible!

Want to sponsor our events?

Sponsors make all this magical holiday fun possible and definitely add extra cheer to our holiday celebration. Would you like to be a part of these events? We'd love to have you. Contact us at 651-450-2588 to learn more about sponsorship opportunities!

Family New Year's Eve Party  I  Tuesday, Dec. 31  I  All Ages NYE party

Count down to the New Year while swimming, jamming to music and trying log rolling in our pools. You can also ice skate in our arena!

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 31
Time: 12-3:30 p.m.
Fee: $6/ages 9 & younger; $9/ages 10 & older
Location: VMCC, Aquatics Center and East Rink

Thanks to our Sponsor: Dairy Queen in IGH!

Family Fri-YAYs  I  Second Friday Night of the month: Jan, Feb, April, May

It’s time for Family Fun Nights at the VMCC! Bring the whole family and join us on the second Friday night of the month...shoot hoops or play games in our gym from 5-7 p.m. or splash around in our pools from 5:30-8:30 p.m. You’ll also be able to try log rolling!

  • Jan. 10
  • Feb. 14
  • April 10
  • May 8

Fees

  • Gym & Swim Fee: FREE/members; $6/non-members (both residents and non-residents)
  • Gym Only Fee: FREE/members; $3/non-member, residents; $5/non-member, non-residents

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.