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.

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 - Online Event

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.

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!

  • 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

Black Light Dodgeball Night - CANCELLED

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

Skate with a Cop | Saturday, March 28 | 6:30-8 p.m. 

A chance to carve out the ice with the men and women in blue! Come dressed as your favorite Super Hero!

  • Fee: Free/members; $4/non-members

Register by: Saturday, March 21 at www.invergroveheights.org/register

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.