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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, April 22, May 20, June 17, July 22, Aug. 19, Sept. 23, Oct. 21, Nov. 11, Dec. 9, 4 – 6 p.m.
Vista Lutheran Church, 4003 Wooddale Ave. S.

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 the second Saturday of every month to explore parts of the St. Louis Park trails system.There is no fee and registration is not required.

    If there is bad weather April or May, we will meet at the St. Louis Park Middle School, 2025 Texas Ave. S.

    The April 11 Walk the Park event has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. This action is being taken in order to protect the health and wellness of participants and the community. Thank you for your understanding.

    Day Time  Location
    April 11 CANCELED
    Lamplighter Park, meet at 16th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue
    May 9 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
    Cedar Lake Trail, meet at Nelson Park, 26th Street and Florida Avenue
    June 13 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
    Bass Lake Preserve, meet at the Melrose Center parking lot (Parktacular event)
    July 11 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
    Creekside Park, meeting at parking lot on Oxford Street
    Aug. 8 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
    Westwood Hills Nature Center, meet at the main entrance off of West Franklin Avenue
    Sept. 12  9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
    Oak Hill and Louisiana Oaks parks, meet at Oak Hill Park building (Steps for STEP donation event)

    Lions Club Egg Hunt

    Saturday, April 11, 10 a.m.
    ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive

    The April 11 Lions Club Egg Hunt event has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. This action is being taken in order to protect the health and wellness of participants and the community. If you registered for the event, your money will be refunded. We plan to host the event in 2021 and hope you’ll join us then. Thank you for your understanding. 

    Participants will hunt for candy and special eggs in separate age categories. Each participant will receive a bag to collect their
    goodies. Bring your camera for a picture with the Park Bunny! Prizes will be awarded for the coloring contest for ages 8 and
    under. Pick up a color sheet at The Rec Center, or download it when you register. Bring your completed masterpiece to the event. Egg hunt will begin promptly at 10:15 a.m. Event is sponsored by the St. Louis Park Lions Club. Register online.

    • Fee: $4 per child; no fee for supervising adult
    • Registration deadline: April 10 or when full

    Arbor Day and Earth Day Celebration

    Saturday, April 25, 9 a.m. – noon
    Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave.

    Join the City of St. Louis Park in celebrating Arbor Day and observing the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! Learn about the impacts of climate change, and the actions you can take to help our community reach its climate neutrality goal.

    Volunteer to plant one of 150 diverse trees with our local partner, Great River Greening, or pick up litter throughout the Westwood Hills Nature Center (all supplies and equipment will be provided). Take a tour of the net zero energy designed Westwood Hills interpretive center, set to open later this year. Dance and sing to earth-inspired music by Kidpower with Rachael beginning at 9:45 a.m. Refreshments will be provided.

    The event is free, but registration is required. Register online.

    *Due to construction of the new interpretive center, the main parking lot will be closed and parking won’t be available onsite. All attendees are asked to park at St. Louis Park Middle School and ride a free shuttle to and from the event, which will take place near gates 7 and 8.

    Kiwanis Kite Fly

    Saturday, April 25, noon – 4 p.m.
    Louisiana Oaks Park, 3520 Louisiana Ave. S.

    Join us for the annual Kiwanis Kite Fly! 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. Free kites for kids while supplies last. The event is for all ages.

    • Fee: free, no registration required

    Gardener's Swap

    Tuesday, May 12, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
    ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive

    The city invites you to attend our third annual Gardener’s Swap! This is a great opportunity to clear out gardening tools you no longer use and take home new treasures. View more information about the gardener's swap.

    Children First Ice Cream Social and Kids Garage Sale

    Sunday, May 17, 2 – 5 p.m.
    ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive

    Join us at the Children First Ice Cream Social for a free day of family fun! Festivities include free Sebastian Joe’s and kosher ice cream, entertainment and interactive activities.

    During the event, a kids garage sale will take place where kids ages 6 – 12 can get hands-on experience of the ins and outs of handling money while selling toys they no longer play with. Children must be accompanied by an adult during the sale. Register online.

    • Fee: $15 per table (resident) / $20 (non-resident)
    • Registration deadline: register online by May 11

    Last day of school event at Aquatic Park

    Thursday, June 4, 3 – 8 p.m.
    Aquatic Park, 3700 Monterey Drive

    All ages are welcome to come and celebrate the last day of school at the pool from 3 – 8 p.m. Dollar hot dogs, 50-cent small fountain sodas and 50-cent ice cream sandwiches will be available (while supplies last).

    • Fee: $1 entrance fee per person (beginning at 3 p.m.) or season pass

    Family Movie Nights

    Join us for these fun family movies. The event is free and for all ages. Free popcorn available. In case of questionable weather, call the weather line at 952.924.2567.

    • Fee: Free
    Date Movie  Location
    June 5 Matilda Birchwood Park, 2700 Zarthan Ave. S.
    July 24 Lion King Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
    Aug. 7 Coco Aquila Park, 3110 Xylon Ave. S.


    Sunday, June 7, 1 – 3 p.m.
    The Rec Center Banquet Room, 3700 Monterey Drive

    Puzzlers age 12 and above, get your team together and come to the Puzzlepalooza jigsaw puzzle challenge! Teams of two to four people will compete to finish a 500-piece puzzle in the shortest amount of time. Puzzle is provided. There is a maximum of 23 teams, so register early! Cash prize for the first- and second-place finishers. Register online.

    Check-in begins at 12:30 p.m.

    • Fee: $32 per team
    • Registration deadline: May 31 or when full

    Westwood Hills Nature Center interpretive center grand opening

    Monday, June 8, 4 – 8 p.m. (ribbon-cutting at 5:30 p.m.)
    Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave.

    Join the City of St. Louis Park as we celebrate the grand opening of the new interpretive center building at Westwood Hills Nature Center.  Take a tour of this net zero energy-designed facility and explore the new interpretive center exhibits created for all ages. There will be fun activities to celebrate this monumental event, including music, live animal programs, puppet shows and more!

    • Fee: free, no registration required

    Fire Department Open House

    Tuesday, June 16, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
    Fire Station 1, 3750 Wooddale Ave. S.

    Join your fellow community members for one of the hottest events of the 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 the summer heat!

    • Fee: free, no registration required

    Mini U.S. Open

    Sunday, June 20, 10:30 a.m. – noon
    Brookview Golf Course, 200 Brookview Pkwy. S., Golden Valley

    Kids ages 3 – 14 play and adults can caddie or play with the youth golfer. Participants can bring their own clubs or use youth clubs and golf balls from Brookview. Schedule tee times starting at 10:30 a.m. by calling 763.512.2345. Check in at the Brookview par 3 building 10 minutes prior to your tee time. Stop in at the Three One Six Bar + Grill after your round for Mini U.S. Open food specials. Grand prize for best dressed group or pair. All golfers must preregister. Register online.

    • Fee: $13 per golfer (resident) / $15 (non-resident); no fee for supervising adult
    • Registration deadline: June 15 or when full

    July 4th Fireworks Celebration

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

    Have a night to remember with your family and friends watching one of the best fireworks shows in the Twin Cities! We will have food trucks, vendors and fireworks to music. DJ Bob will be there from 7 – 10 p.m. Fireworks begin promptly at 10 p.m.

    Rummage Sale

    Sunday, July 12, 1 – 4 p.m.
    ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive

    Ready to do some cleaning? Get your garage or storage area cleaned out 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. Free to attend! Register online.

    • Fee: $15 per table (resident) / $20 (non-resident); maximum two tables per family
    • Registration deadline: July 10 or when full

    Clothing Swap

    Sunday, July 12, 2 – 4 p.m.
    ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive

    Wardrobe in need of an update? Participate in the City of St. Louis Park’s annual clothing swap! The event is free and open to all ages and genders! You do not need to be from St. Louis Park to participate. View more information about the clothing swap.


    Wednesday, July 15, 5 – 8 p.m.
    Carpenter Park, 4900 Hwy. 7

    Professional skaters from 3rd Lair will be handing out free skate items, showing off their skills and offering free skate lessons! There will be food vendors, giveaways and a festive atmosphere. The event is for all ages.

    • Fee: free, no registration required

    Penny Carnival

    July 24, noon – 2 p.m.
    ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive

    Save your pennies for this fun, low-cost carnival! Show off your skills at the fun carnival games, boogie-woogie to the DJ and jump in the moonwalks. Enjoy hay rides, refreshments and more. The event is for ages 3 and over. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Your own transportation to and from the ROC must be provided. Participants must wear socks if jumping in the moonwalks.

    • Fee: free to attend; games and activities cost between 2 –4 cents; refreshment coupon is $1
    • Registration: no registration required

    Community Talent Show

    Wednesday, Aug. 12, 7 p.m.
    Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive

    Park Theater Company will host its 12th annual St. Louis Park Community Talent Show as part of the Summer Concert Series. A variety of talent of all ages is welcome. Auditions will be held at Wolfe Park Building on July 28 from 6 - 8 p.m. Interested performers should contact or call 952.935.5762.

    In the event of severe weather, call 952.924.2567 for concert status.

    Community Link and SLP SEEDS Harvest Festival

    Saturday, Aug. 22, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive

    Community Link and the SLP Seeds Harvest Festival have come together to provide you with the best of both events. It 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 garden tours, school resources, haircuts, family portraits, employment resources and health care information. A community meal will be served, and transportation may be available.

    • Fee: free, no registration required

    Last day of summer event at Aquatic Park

    Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1 - 7 p.m.
    Aquatic Park, 3700 Monterey Drive

    Celebrate the last day of summer! Bring a non-perishable food donation for the STEP food shelf, and pool entrance is just $1. All season pass holders who bring a food donation will receive a coupon for one free small fountain beverage at the concession stand.

    • Fee: $1 (with food shelf donation) or season pass

    St. Louis Park Art Fair

    Saturday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive

    The St. Louis Park Art Fair attracts thousands of visitors to the ROC to celebrate and shop 70 local artist booths, food trucks, entertainment, live art demos and community art projects.  

    Visit the art fair website for more information.