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 just a few special events we’re highlighting. This page is updated regularly, so check back often for more great events.

Fare For All

Wednesdays: April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, Aug. 15
4 – 6 p.m.
Prince of Peace 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.

30th Annual Kiwanis Kite Fly

April 28, noon – 4 p.m. (Make-up date May 26)
Louisiana Oaks Park, 3400 Louisiana Ave. S.

Pack a picnic lunch, bring your lawn chairs and watch the kites take flight. Or, bring your kite and fly it with members of the Minnesota Kite Society. The event is for al ages. Free kites for kids while supplies last.

Fee: Free; no registration required.

Step to it challenge

May 1 – 28

Hennepin County cities will compete to see which one has the most active residents. Participants of all ages record the number of steps they walk each week on the Step to it website. You don’t even need a pedometer. Best of all, it’s FREE! Look for the yellow "Step To It" signs at Westwood Hills Nature Center (1.72 miles) and Wolfe Park (5 km).

Registration forms are available at The Rec Center or register online for the Step to it challenge after April 1.

Children First Ice Cream Social & Kids Garage Sale

May 13, 2 – 5 p.m.
ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive

Hey kids, gets hands-on experience on the ins and outs of handling money while selling your toys you no longer play with at the annual Children First Ice Cream Social. The garage sale is for children ages 6 – 12; children must be accompanied by an adult. Online registration is available. Deadline to register is May 9 or when full.

Fee: $13 per table (resident), $16 per table (non-resident)

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 no registration is required.

Day Time Meeting Location
Saturday, May 19 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Oak Hill Park Building 
Saturday, June 16  9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Nelson Park Building
Saturday, July 21 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Municipal Service Center
Saturday, Aug. 18 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Westwood Hills Nature Center

Outdoor Skate Park Grand Opening

Monday, June 11, 6 p.m.
Carpenter Park, 4900 Hwy. 7

Join us for the grand opening to celebrate the completion of the new skate park at Carpenter Park.

Mini US Open

Saturday, June 16, 10:30 a.m – noon
Brookview Golf Course, 200 Brookview Pkwy. S., Golden Valley 

The Mini U.S. Open is for kids ages 3- 14, and they must be accompanied by an adult. Kids play on the par 3 course, and adults can caddie or play with their golfer. Participants can bring their own clubs or use youth clubs and golf balls from Brookview. Schedule tee times starting at 11 a.m. by calling Brookview at 763.512.2345. Check-in at the Brookview par 3 building 10 minutes prior to your tee time. Stop in at the Brookview Grill after your round for Mini U.S. Open food specials. A grand prize will be awarded for best dressed group or pair. Registration deadline is June 11 or when the program is full.

Fee: $13 per golfer (resident), $15 (non-resident)

Fire Department Open House

June 19, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Fire Station 1, 3750 Wooddale Ave. S.

Join your fellow community members for one of the hottest events all summer! This year's open house will include displays and demonstrations for people of all ages to enjoy and great food and drinks to beat off the summer heat!

Fee: Free; no registration required.

Emergency Radio Field Day

Saturday – Sunday, June 23, 1 p.m. to June 24, 1 p.m.
Louisiana Oaks Park Building, 3500 Louisiana Ave. S.

The Twin Cities FM Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the National Emergency Radio Exercise sponsored by the American Radio Relay League. During this 24-hour event, thousands of radio contacts will be made throughout the United States and Canada. Stop by and see emergency communication in action. 

Fee: Free; no registration required.

July 4 Fireworks Celebration

July 4, 7 – 10 p.m.
Aquila Park, 3110 Xylon Ave. S.

The event will have concessions, vendors and live music from Stevie and the Table Rockers. Fireworks will be at 10 p.m.

St. Louis Park Community Talent Show

Wednesday, Aug. 15, 7 p.m.
Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive

Park Theater Company will host its 10th Annual St. Louis Park Community Talent Show at the Veterans’ Memorial Amphitheater in Wolfe Park. Talent of all ages is welcome. Auditions will be held at the Wolfe Park Building on July 31 from 6 – 8 p.m. Interested performers should contact theparktheater@gmail.com or call 952.935.5762. 

Community Link

Wednesday, Aug. 22, 5 – 8 p.m.

Community Link is an interactive community event that links St. Louis Park families in need of short- or long-term support with community services and resources that may be difficult for them to access. The free event offers services, such as: haircuts, bike repair, family portraits, employment resources and health care information. A picnic style meal is served and Aquatic Park access is available to participants attending the event.

Friday Movie Nights

ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive

Bring the family out on select Thursday nights for free entertainment at the ROC for some oldies, but goodies movie selections. Watch for more details in the fall brochure.