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Huck Finn Fishing Derby (all ages)
Set the hook into some fishing fun with our Huck Finn Fishing Derby! We'll have fishing contests for the largest, smallest and most fish caught! Prizes are awarded for tournament winners and each participant receives a fishing goodie bag.  Register early, space is limited!

Friday, June 5
6-6:15pm Check-In
$5 per person
Simley Island Park

Free! Hike It! National Trails Day Event
Spend the morning walking beautiful unpaved trails at Harmon Park Reserve. Participants should wear tennis shoes or hiking boots.  Trail is single-track and containers small rocks, tree roots, etc. Dogs and strollers are not allowed. Length of walking route is approximately 1.5 miles.  Enjoy a free gift and snack.

Saturday, June 6

Pre-registration is recommended by Wednesday, June 3, but not required.

Harmon Park Reserve (1642 Upper 55th Street E)

FREE! Inver Hills Community Band Summer Pops Concerts
This 45-piece Concert Band performs a variety of Broadway, Big Band Swing, Movie Themes, Latin, Rock, Jazz, Marches and Patriotic favorites.  A vocal artist is sometimes featured with this band.

Concerts are held at 7pm at Oakwood Park (2800 70th Street East)

June 14
July 12
August 9

Swing Bridge Trailhead Grand Opening
Come celebrate the opening of Dakota County's newest trailhead!

Thursday, June 18

5-5:30pm:         Grand Opening Ceremony
5:30-6pm:         Free Swing Dance Lessons
6-8pm:              Kids Activities, Food available for purchase by Green Mill and music by the MN 
                         Jazz Orchestra

Penny Carnival
Come enjoy games, prizes, special booths and an inflatable bounce house all for one-to-five cents!

Thursday, July 9
4-6:30 pm
VMCC, Parking Lot

Movies in the Park
Join your neighbors and enjoy outdoor cinema at its best. Pack a snack and bring your chair or blanket to enjoy the show under the stars. All movies start at sunset (see times below). come early for the festivities and a great seat!

"Lego Movie"
  • Thursday, July 16
  • 9 pm (approximately)
  • South Valley Park
  • Free

"Finding Nemo"
  • Thursday, August 13       
  • 8:20 pm (approximately)
  • South Valley Park
  • Free

Free! Minnesota Twins Youth Clinic
Join the MN Twins Play Ball! coaching staff for this free clinic designed to teach fundamentals including hitting, fielding and throwing through hands-on instruction.  Each participant will receive a commemorative Twins item.  Participants are asked to bring their own baseball or softball glove. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE A FREE DRAWSTRING BACKPACK FROM GREEN RIVER ENERGY.


Friday, July 24

Ages 6-9: 2-3:30pm
Ages 10-16: 3:30-5pm

Rich Valley Athletic Complex (1841 105th Street East)

Rainout Location:  Veterans Memorial Community Center

Sponsored By: MN Twins Community Fund & Great River Energy

Safety Camp (ages 6-11)
A camp you do not want to miss! Learn to be safe in the following areas: fire, water, bike, health and more!

Camp includes certificate of completion, medallion, t-shirt, lunch, snacks and goodie bag!

Thursday, August 6
Fee: $15

Register by July 31