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.


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 | 5-9 p.m.

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! 

Details at

South Valley Park Master Plan Open House | Wednesday, January 22 from 5:30-7 p.m.

We will be holding an open house for the South Valley Park Master Plan on Wednesday, January 22 from 5:30-7 p.m. in Community Room 1 at the VMCC/Grove.

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

Learn more at

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

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:

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.

All details, fees and enrollment forms for Kids ROCK are at:

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

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:

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.