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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!

Fare For All

Wednesday, May 15, June 19, July 24, Aug. 21, 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.

    Day Time  Location
    Saturday, May 18 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.  Cedar Lake Trail, meet at Nelson Park, 26th Street and Florida Avenue
    Saturday, June 15 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.  Bass Lake Preserve, meet at Melrose parking lot (Parktacular event)
    Saturday, July 13 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.  Creekside Park, meet at parking lot on Oxford Street
    Saturday, Aug. 10 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.  Westwood Hills Nature Center, meet at main entrance off of West Franklin Avenue
    Saturday, Sept. 14 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.  Wolfe Park, meet at The Rec Center entrance

    Lions Club Egg Hunt

    Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m. (Egg hunt will begin at 10:15 a.m.)
    ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive

    Children ages 3 – 8 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 and Lions Club Lion! Prizes will be awarded for the coloring contest for ages 8 and under. Coloring sheets can be picked up at The Rec Center or downloaded when you register. Make sure to bring your completed masterpiece to the event. The event is sponsored by the St. Louis Park Lions Club.

    • Fee: $4 per child, no fee for supervising adult
    • Registration deadline: Register online before April 19

    Minnehaha Creek Cleanup

    Saturday, April 27, 9 – 11 a.m.
    Creekside Park, 7341 Oxford St.

    Join us for the 12th Annual Minnehaha Creek Cleanup! Gloves, waders, cleanup tools and disposal bags will be provided. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable work clothes. Contact Jim Vaughan at 952.924.2699 for questions.

    31st Annual Kiwanis Kite Fly

    Saturday, April 27, noon – 4 p.m.
    Louisiana Oaks Park, 3520 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. Free kites for kids while supplies last. The event is for all ages.

    • 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 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 is free! Look for the "Step to it" signs at Westwood Hills Nature Center (1.72 miles) and Wolfe Park (5 kilometers/3.1 miles).

    Registration forms are available at The Rec Center, or you can register online on the Step to it website after April 1.

    Arbor Day and Community Tree Planting Celebration

    Saturday, May 11, 9 a.m. – noon
    Aquila Park, 3110 Xylon Ave. S.

    Come celebrate our natural environment and newly refurbished Aquila Park by planting 70 diverse trees throughout the park. Plant, dance and sing to environmentally inspired music by Kidpower with Rachel beginning at 10 a.m.

    • Fee: Free, no registration is required

    Mother's Day Open House

    Sunday, May 12, 2 – 4 p.m.
    Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave.

    Bring mom to the nature center for her special day! Stop by anytime to do a scavenger hunt, meet a live animal and plant a flower to take home. End your time with a sweet treat. Pre-registration is encouraged.

    • Fee: $7 per person (resident) / $9 (non-resident); mothers attend for free
    • Registration deadline: Register online before it is full

    Ice Cream Social and Kids Garage Sale

    Sunday, May 19, 2 – 5 p.m.
    ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive

    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 at the Children First Ice Cream Social. Children must be accompanied by an adult during the sale.

    • Fee: $15 per table (resident) / $20 (non-resident)
    • Registration deadline: Register online by May 12

    Puzzlepalooza

    Sunday, June 9, 1 – 3 p.m. (check-in begins at 12:30 p.m.)
    ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive

    Puzzlers age 12 and above, get your team together and come to the inaugural Puzzlepalooza jigsaw puzzle challenge! Teams of two to four people will compete to finish at 500-piece puzzle in the shortest amount of time. Puzzle is provided. There is a maximum of 35 teams, so register early! Cash prize for the first- and second-place finishers.

    • Fee: $30 per team
    • Registration deadline: Register online before June 2, or when full

    Parktacular

    June 12 – 16

    Events will be held at Wolfe Park and other locations in the city. Visit the Parktacular website for a complete list of activities.

    Mini U.S. Open

    Saturday, June 15, 10:30 – 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 being 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 Brookview Grill after your round for Mini U.S. Open food specials. Grand prize for best dressed group or pair.

    • Fee: $13 per golfer (resident) / $15 (non-resident)
    • Registration deadline: Register online before June 10 or when full

    Fire department open house

    Tuesday, June 18, 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

    July 4 fireworks celebration

    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 entertainment will be from 7 – 10 p.m. Fireworks begin promptly at 10 p.m.

    • Fee: Free

    Skateapalooza

    Thursday, July 11, 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

    Friday, July 19, noon – 2 p.m.
    ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive

    Gather your pennies or fun games, music and more! Games and activities cost 2 – 4 cents per play. Snack coupons can be purchased for $1. Wear socks if you plan to bounce in the moon walks. The event is for ages 3 and over.

    • Fee: Free, no registration required

    Adult Pinewood Derby

    Saturday, July 20, check-in and pre-race trials begin at noon, race begins at 12:30 p.m.
    ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive

    You built the car, so why not race it? This event will have two classes: one standard rules class and one modified rules class. Food and beverage will be onsite. Prizes awarded for the top three winners in each category, plus one prize for the best car. The event is for ages 18 and over.

    • Fee: $25 entry fee (max two entries - one per class, per person)
    • Registration deadline: Register online by July 13

    Community talent show

    Wednesday, Aug. 14, 7 p.m.
    Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive

    Park Theater Company will host its 11th Annual St. Louis Park Community Talent Show as part of the St. Louis Park Summer Concert Series. A variety of talent of all ages is welcome.

    Auditions will be held at the Wolfe Park Building on July 30 from 6 – 8 p.m. Interested performers should contact theparktheater@gmail.com of call 952.935.5762.

    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

    Family movie nights - Coming this fall!

    ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive

    Bring the family out on select Thursday nights for free entertainment with some oldies but goodies movie selections. The movie nights are for all ages!