Community Events

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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. 

If you do not find an event you are looking for, make sure to check our other special events pages under specific city departments (like Parks & Recreation or our Community Center's Fitness Center).

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

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: http://stpaulfarmersmarket.com/.

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.

City Staff 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.

IGH Days - Disc Golf Tournament  I  Saturday, Sept. 7  I  1:30 p.m. check-in, 2 p.m. start

Grab family and friends and join this fun tournament held during IGH Days! Must register as a team of 2 on the day of.

Age divisions:

  • 18 & up - Recreational/Novice
  • 18 & up - Advanced

*Awards will be given for 1st and 2nd place in each division.

Entry fee: Free with IGH Days Button; $5/person

Location: North Valley Disc Golf Course, 2800 70th St E.

Complete details and reg. forms at: www.ighdays.org.

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 at Business Expo  I  Sunday, Sept. 8  I  11 a.m.-3 p.m.

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

Inclusive Playground Fundraising Team: All Can Play IGH

Plus, this year an IGH community-led fundraising team, All Can Play IGH, has come together to raise funds which will contribute to an inclusive playground at the new Heritage Village Park. Their team will be at many IGH Days events! Look for them and learn how you can support this great effort! 

You can also check them out and donate to their great cause at AllCanPlayIGH.org. 

Public Safety Display presented by IGH Police and Fire Department  I  Sunday, Sept. 8  I  11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Come meet some of the police and fire crew and check out several different safety trailers and demonstrations, including:

  • Aerial fire truck, police cars & city vehicles
  • Fire safety trailer
  • Fire sprinkler demonstration trailer
  • Kitchen Fire Demo Trailer
  • CPR Booth
  • Live Safety Demos:
    • 1:30 pm -Air Bag Demo
    • 2:00 pm - Car Extrication Demo

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

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

Fall 2019

Touch-A-Truck  I  Saturday, Sept. 14  I  9-11 a.m.  I  FREE!

Join us for a morning of big truck fun exploring a wide variety of different trucks and vehicles including those from IGH Public Works, Fire and Police along with other partners and agencies! Special activities are planned! Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Location: Veterans Memorial Community Center, North Parking Lot, 8055 Barbara Ave.

13th Annual Harmon Farms Trail Run  I  Sunday, Sept. 15  I  8 a.m.

This annual run includes a 5-mile and 10-mile option through the exciting mountain bike trails of Harmon Farms Park Reserve in Inver Grove Heights. You'll enjoy gorgeous scenery as you wind through forested trails during this exciting run. 

Participate in this years' run and receive a long-sleeve tech t-shirt. Great tune-up for the Twin Cities Marathon!

  • 5-mile run: $30
  • 10-mile Run: $30

Register online: https://register.chronotrack.com/r/48941.

Outdoor Pickleball Courts Grand Opening Event

Join us for a Grand Opening event!

Let's celebrate the addition of these new courts! Join us on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the new courts for a ribbon cutting, demonstrations on how to play and open play on the new courts!

 Learn more about the sport of Pickleball.


Pickleball invitation - FINAL

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.

Active Aging Week  I  Sept. 30-Oct. 4  I  FREE!

Join us as we celebrate a week-long effort to inspire wellness and promote the benefits of a healthier, more active lifestyle. Try out a free class, listen to a guest speaker, enjoy healthy snacks, or find small ways to get more active.

Activities will be planned for the entire week, check back often!  Location: Most activities held in the VMCC, unless otherwise noted.

Monday, Sept. 30

  • 8:30-11 a.m. Kick Off: Favorite Sports Team Jersey Day
  • 10:30-11 a.m. Outdoor Walk & Walktober Info. session

Tuesday, Oct. 1

  • 10 a.m. Volunteering 101

Wednesday, Oct. 2

  • 10:30-11 a.m. Understanding Gait Patterns with Dr. Greg DeNunzio

Friday, Oct. 4

  • 7:30 a.m.-Noon Free Trials of Fitness Classes
  • 10 a.m. Walk in the Woods (Salem Hills Park)

Women’s Expo  I  Saturday, Oct. 12  I  8 a.m.-1 p.m.  I  FREE!

Check out this great event tailored to women. Visit an array of vendors and info. sessions regarding health and wellness, clubs and more!

  • Enjoy a Healthy Breakfast and Fitness Fashion Show ($5/member; $10 non-member) - must register!
  • Sample Kombucha
  • Attend Fitness Classes for free!
  • Book a 30-minute massage ($30) - must register!
  • Shop for health-related goods and services
  • Participate in fitness challenges

Register online: https://invergroveheights.maxgalaxy.net/BrowseActivities.aspx?ActivityFilter=7.

Location: Veterans Memorial Community Center, National Guard Armory Gymnasium

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.