Special Events

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Health Active Aging Fair: Sponsored by Hiway Federal Credit Union  

Vendor booths with information on adult health, wellness, housing, transition, financial planning and more!
Wednesday, April 25

Looking to be a vendor for the Healthy Active Aging Fair?  Contact Jessica Anderson at 651-450-2469 or


Indoor Garage & Toy Sale  FREE!

Free admission into the sale! Come check out a variety of items for sale and score some great deals. 

If you would like to reserve a table to sell items at this event, please register online 


.  Fee to rent a 10' x 10' space and 6' table is $20. A vendor form can also be downloaded here.  Register for a table by Wednesday, April 25


Saturday, May 5
Veterans Memorial Community Center, West Arena

FREE! Birdwatching on the Mississippi

Explore the Swing Bridge Park and its unique vantage point on the Mississippi River while learning birding tips from a naturalist from Dakota County Parks.  Binoculars are provided.  Even though this event is free, please pre-register.  To register contact Dakota County Parks at 952-891-7000 or click


Sunday, May 6
Swing Bridge Park


Hike It! National Trails Day

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 on the hike.  Not recommended for youth under age 4.  Pre-registration is recommended by Thursday, May 31, but not required.  Register here

Saturday, June 2
Salem Hills Park (1642 Upper 55th Street East)

Night to Unite
Let us help your neighborhood celebrate!  Parks and Recreation Staff will come to your party and pass out some swag while visiting with you and your neighbors.

To apply for a visit, click here.  When you register your party you will have the opportunity to also request police and/or fire visits to your gathering.  Pre-registration is required by Tuesday, July 31