Community Events

City Closures in response to COVID-19

COVID-19 has changed the landscape for all Minnesotans, and we as a city have been carefully considering what is best for our community and our staff and their families at this time.

Out of an abundance of caution and care for our staff and community, and in alignment with the recommendations of the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), the City has closed many facilities to the public and cancelled programs and events.

Learn more on our city’s COVID-19 web page and sign up for email updates to stay informed on current status of operations and closures.

Details on new program dates and times will be posted on our social media pages as they become available.  

Thank you for your patience and understanding.


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!

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.

St. Paul Farmers Market  I  Sundays, June 14-Oct. 11  I  8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Open as scheduled!

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 vendors will charge for their items. Each event will be in the VMCC Parking Lot at 8055 Barbara Ave.

For more information on vendors and guidelines to safely shop the Farmers Market, visit:

IGH Food Truck Events  I July & August

Taste different delicious dishes from local food trucks! The events are free to attend, but the food trucks will charge for their menu items. 

  • Thursday, July 23 - VMCC Parking Lot (8055 Barbara Ave): 4:30-7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 20 - End of Summer Celebration - Rich Valley Athletic Complex, 1841 105th Street E., IGH: 5:30-8 p.m.

To view a list of confirmed vendors and information on latest safety guidelines being used to ensure everyone can participate safely, visit:

Terrific Tuesdays  I  Select Tuesdays July & August  I  FREE!*

From storytime in the Park to magicians and more, these Tuesdays are sure to delight. Come celebrate with us on these free, fun family days! No need to register, just come!

Visit the Parks & Recreation Special Events page for dates and times.

Call the Weather Line at 651-450-2595 to check status of event in case of inclement weather.

Night to Unite  I  Tuesday, Oct. 6  I  FREE!

Night to Unite is an effective and fun way to get to know your neighbors and prevent crime. This is a chance for neighbors to turn on their lights, lock their doors, and come together to strengthen their neighborhood bonds.

Each neighborhood decides how they want to celebrate Night to Unite and you can invite city staff from Police, Fire and Parks & Recreation to stop by your event...but you must register. Registration will open later this summer.

Learn more:

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.