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There’s always something fun to do in St. Louis Park. Explore the links on the left to learn more about parks and trails, Westwood Hills Nature Center, the Aquatic Park, the Oak Hill Park Splash Pad, recreational programs and more.

Below are a few upcoming events. This page is updated regularly, so check back often for more great events! 

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Fare For All

Wednesday, Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 13, Dec. 18, 4 – 6 p.m.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8115 Hwy. 7

Fare For All is a cooperative food purchasing program that sells groceries at discounted prices and is open to anyone and everyone. There is no pre-registration and many forms of payment are accepted. For more information, visit the Fare For All website. No registration required.

    Walk the Park

    Join us at our community walk event where we will meet for a 1 – 2 mile walk each month. There is no fee and registration is not required.

    If it is raining, snowing or the temperature is below 40 degrees, we will walk inside the St. Louis Park Middle School (meet at front entrance on Texas Avenue).

    Day Time  Location
    Saturday, Sept. 14 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.  North Cedar Lake Trail, meet at Nelson Park, 2500 Georgia Ave. S.
    Saturday, Oct. 12 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
    Creekside Park, meet at Creekside Park parking lot, 1341 Oxford St.
    Saturday, Nov. 9 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
    North Cedar Lake Trail, meet at Aquila Park building, 3100 Xylon Ave.
    Saturday, Dec. 14 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
    Westwood Hills Nature Center, meet at nature center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave.

    Community Link

    Wednesday, Aug. 21, 5 – 7:30 p.m.
    ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive

    Community Link is an interactive community event that links St. Louis Park families with community services and resources in an easy one-stop shop format! The free event offers services such as school resources, haircuts, bike repair, family portraits, employment resources and health care information. A picnic-style meal will be served, and Aquatic Park access will be available to participants attending the event.

    • Fee: Free

    Rummage sale

    Sunday, Sept. 8, 2 – 6 p.m.
    ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive

    Ready to do some fall cleaning? Get your garage or storage area ready for winter and turn your stuff into cash! Or, stop in and turn other people's stuff into your new treasures. The event will be held rain or shine and is available for all ages. Maximum two tables per family. Register online.

    • Fee: $15 per table (resident) / $20 (non-resident).
    • Registration deadline: Sept. 2 or when full

    Family movie nights

    ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive 

    Join us for these fun, family movies from the past! Free popcorn and limited concessions available. The movie nights are free and for all ages!

    • Sept. 26, 7 p.m. — Wonder
    • Oct. 3, 7 p.m. — Incredibles 2

    Roctoberfest

    Saturday, Sept. 28, 2 – 8 p.m.
    ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive

    Rock and polka away under the ROC in a Bavarian-themed setting. Live music, food trucks, beverages, beer, games and challenges for all ages! Event mugs are available for $10.

    • Fee: $5 per person at the gate, ages 5 and under are free

    Skate school showcase and open house

    Sunday, Oct. 13, 6:15 – 8 p.m.
    ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive

    Learn more about the St. Louis Park Skate School program and enjoy an exhibition by local skaters followed by open skating. The event is for all ages.

    • Fee: Free

    38th Annual Halloween Party

    Oct. 18 and 19, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
    The Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Drive

    This year the Westwood Halloween Party is joining the Little Goblin Bash at The Rec Center and ROC. Wear your costumes
    and enjoy a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. Boo-gie down to some tunes with DJ Bob. Play carnival style games.
    Trick-or-treat with friendly animal characters on Mother Nature’s Trail. Round off the evening with a puppet show and
    refreshments supplied by Lunds & Byerlys! Early bird tickets will be mailed Oct. 10. Register online for Friday or register online for Saturday.

    • Fees*
      •  Early bird (postmarked by Oct. 9): $9 per person (resident) / $10 (non-resident)
      • After Oct. 9: $11 per person (resident) / $12 (non-resident)
    • Registration deadline: 4 p.m. on the day of the event or when full

    *Households of four or more will receive a 20 percent discount for the fourth person and each person thereafter.

    Goblins on Ice

    Friday, Oct. 25, noon – 1:30 p.m. and/or 7:30 – 9 p.m.
    The Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Drive

    Join us for free indoor ice skating during our annual Halloween skating event! Free rental skates are available and costumes
    welcome.

    • Fee: Free, no registration required

    Turkeys on Ice

    Wednesday, Nov. 27, noon – 1:30 p.m.
    The Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Drive

    Enjoy free indoor holiday ice skating just before the turkey and stuffing. The event is for all ages. Free rental skates are available.

    • Fee: Free, no registration required

    Turkey Bingo

    Wednesday, Nov. 27, 11 a.m. – noon
    The Rec Center Banquet Room, 3700 Monterey Drive

    Kids ages 6 - 12 can spend the morning playing bingo and learning about the Thanksgiving holiday. Prizes awarded for the winners of each bingo game. Registrants can stay for free ice skating and skate rental after bingo. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register online.

    • Fee: $6 per child (resident) / $9 (non-resident)
    • Registration deadline: Nov. 22 or when full

    U.G.L.Y. Sweater Dash

    Sunday, Dec. 8, 5:30 p.m. (race begins)
    Louisiana Oaks Park, 3520 Louisiana Ave. S.

    Dig out last year's treasure, throw on the masterpiece you just created or simply enjoy the creativity of others. This 5K course
    loops through Louisiana Oaks Park and the lighted trees of Oak Hill Park. Afterwards, warm up across the street at Park Tavern and revel in your accomplishments while wearing your brand new race medal. Registrants also receive a goodie bag. Pre-race
    pick up will be Friday, Dec. 6. More information will be sent to participants. For all ages. Register online.

    • Fees:
      • Early bird fee (before Oct. 18): $25
      • Registration fee (Oct. 19 – Nov. 17): $30
      • Forgot about it fee (Nov. 18 – Dec. 7): $35
      • Race day registration (begins at 4 p.m.): $45