Community Events

You're Invited!

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.

Fall 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:

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.

Location: Veterans Memorial Community Center

Visit the Active Aging Week event page for all the details

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

Location: Veterans Memorial Community Center, National Guard Armory Gymnasium, Entrance "I"

Visit the Women's Expo event page for all the details and to register.

boo bash 2

Boo Bash and Trick-or-Treating

Calling all ghosts, goblins, superheroes and animals! It’s time for our 18th Annual Boo Bash! Join us for a ghoulish good time. The bash includes games, frightful friends and chilling crafts. Don’t forget to come in costume for this hauntingly good time!

Location: Veterans Memorial Community Center, National Guard Armory Gymnasium

Learn more and register online under Family/Youth Activities:

Winter 2019

Holidays in the Heights City of IGH Breakfast with Santa 2018

The holidays are here and Santa is coming to town! Celebrate this special time of year with us. It all kicks off with our annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 5 at the Veterans Memorial Community Center.

We look forward to enjoying this magical time of year with you and your family!

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!

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

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

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.