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?

Sponsoring an event or program hosted by Inver Grove Heights Parks & Recreation allows your business to connect with the City’s residents in a unique and beneficial way. We would love to partner with you. Please contact Julie Dorshak at jdorshak@invergroveheights.org or 651-450-2588 to discuss how we can build a stronger community — together!

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.

Holidays in the Heights 

Thank you for a wonderful holiday season - we enjoyed celebrating with you! You can view photos from our events, check out the map of resident light displays and view all the sponsors who helped make these events possible! www.invergroveheights.org/holidaysintheheights.

Learn to Skate Open House and Winter Exhibition

Tuesday, January 7 | 5:30–6:30 p.m. | FREE!

Come to the rink and try skating! Great opportunity to meet the instructors and get your questions answered. At 5:45 p.m. watch the current participants as they perform their competition programs! 


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


  • 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

All Can Play — Inclusive Playground Fundraising Effort: Wednesday, Jan. 22

Wednesday, Jan. 22 | 5-9 p.m. | B-52's Burgers & Brew

We are excited to support the efforts of a community group led by IGH residents to raise funds which will contribute to an inclusive playground at the new Heritage Village Park. Children and adults of all abilities will be able to play and enjoy this park! Please consider donating to make this fantastic addition to the community a reality! If you join this fundraising effort at B-52's in IGH on Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 5-9 p.m., 50% of all sales will go directly to the playground! 


Details at www.AllCanPlayIGH.org

Black Light Dodgeball Night

Friday, Jan. 31 | 6:30–9 P.M. | Ages 12 & up | $10/person 

Join us for a great night of black light-fueled fun! Wear white or neon to glow! 

Teams will be organized the night of the event. Two sessions: teen & adult; 6–10 players/team

Snacks will be served. We hope to see you there!

Fee: $10/person
Location: VMCC, National Guard Gym

Register with Code FA–W100 by Friday, Jan. 24: www.invergroveheights.org/register.

Princess's Dance (Friday, Feb. 7) and Kids Sports Night (Friday, March 13)

Princess's Dance is formerly known as Daddy/Daughter Date Night and Kids Sports Night is formerly known as Mother/Sons Sports Night

Two different nights designed for adults and children to spend a special evening together and create wonderful memories. 

Get all the details at www.invergroveheights.org/135/FamilyYouth-Activities.

Summer Registration Kick-Off

Saturday, March 7 | All Day

We’re kicking off summer in a big way! Register ONLINE for Summer YOUTH PROGRAMS and you’ll be entered into a drawing to WIN ONE OF TWO $50 GIFT CARDS to be used towards Parks and Recreation programs.

The more programs you register for, the more chances you have of winning!

Only Online registrations taken on March 7 will be eligible for prizes. (Kids R.O.C.K. not included.)

Find all open programs on March 7 at: www.invergroveheights.org/register.

Kids R.O.C.K. OPEN HOUSE: Wednesday, March 11

This is our summer camp program for kids ages 5-12 that runs June 8-Aug. 21, 2020. Come visit the facility, get your questions answered and enroll! 

Presentation at 7:30 p.m.
Location: VMCC, Community Room 1

All details, fees and enrollment forms for Kids ROCK are at: www.invergroveheights.org/kidsrock

2020 Spring Egg Hunts

Three different ways to gather eggs and have fun celebrating Spring! All hunts are held rain or shine! And require pre-registration.

Thanks to our sponsor, Heartland Credit Union, for supporting all three hunts!

Get all the details at www.invergroveheights.org/135/FamilyYouth-Activities.

Healthy Living Fair 

Wednesday, April 22 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Free!

Vendor booths will be available at the Veterans Memorial Community Center with information on adult health, wellness, housing, transition, financial planning and more!

Learn more, including how to become a vendor, at: wwww.invergroveheights.org/healthylivingfair

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.