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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, Dec. 18, Jan. 22, Feb. 19, March 18, 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 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, Dec. 14 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
    Westwood Hills Nature Center, meet at nature center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave.
    Saturday, Jan. 11 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
     St. Louis Park Middle School, 2025 Texas Ave. S., meet at front entrance on Texas Avenue
    Saturday, Feb. 8 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
     St. Louis Park Middle School, 2025 Texas Ave. S., meet at front entrance on Texas Avenue
    Saturday, March 14 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
     St. Louis Park Middle School, 2025 Texas Ave. S., meet at front entrance on Texas Avenue
    Saturday, April 11 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
     St. Louis Park Middle School, 2025 Texas Ave. S., meet at front entrance on Texas Avenue

    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. View the race route.

    • 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

    Canadian Pacific Holiday Train

    Dec. 11, 4 - 7 p.m.
    South of Lake Street 

    The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train returns to St. Louis Park Dec. 11, 2019, stopping south of Lake Street.

    The holiday train’s estimated arrival is 6 p.m. The concert from the train will take place from 6:15 - 6:45 p.m. and features Meghan Patrick, Tanika Charles and Kelly Prescott. The concert will only be viewable from the west side of the tracks. Once the train pulls in, it will not be possible to cross to the other side of the tracks.

    Arrive onsite ahead of the train to enjoy warm food and beverages, listen to holiday music, drop off your food shelf donation and grab a good spot. People are welcome to start gathering at 4 p.m.

    The event is free, but attendees are asked to bring food or financial donations for the local food shelf–St. Louis Park Emergency Program (STEP).

    The mission of the Holiday Train is to address food insecurity in the communities it stops. Further details will be posted leading up to the event.

    For more information, visit the STEP's Facebook page.

    Breakfast with Santa 

    Saturday, Dec. 14, 8 – 11 a.m.
    The Rec Center Banquet Room, 3700 Monterey Drive

    The St. Louis Park Lions Club is hosting Breakfast with Santa, vision screening for ages 6 months to 6 years old and a vendor fair. Bring your camera for pictures with Santa and a toy/food donation for St. Louis Park Emergency Program (STEP). The event is for all ages. Register online.

    • Fees:
      • Ages 2 and under: Free
      • Ages 3 – 9: $4
      • Ages 10 and up: $5

    Be the Light Winter Solstice Walk

    Saturday, Dec. 21, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
    Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave.

    We will use this shortest day of the year to help us remember that many in our community aren’t able “to see the light” because of struggles with mental illness or difficult situations. Together we can be the light for those in our community and
    help them take their first “steps” out of the darkness. Activities will include a self-guided luminary trail, bonfire, s’mores and
    making your own luminary. Register online.

    • Fee: Free; preregistration required.
    • Registration deadline: When full.

    Discoball Ice Skating

    Saturday, Dec. 21, 12:15 – 1:45 p.m.
    ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive

    Ice skate as DJ Bob plays the tunes and lights up the ice. The event is for all ages.

    • Fee: Free. Ice skate rentals available for $3 per person.

    The Emperor's New Clothes

    Friday, Dec. 27, 9:45 a.m. – noon
    Old Log Theater, 5185 Meadville St., Excelsior

    The incomparably imaginative creators of Seussical, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, bring one of Hans Christian Andersen's
    most beloved tales to life in The Emperor's New Clothes. This musical is a crowd-pleaser for all ages. Register online.

    • Fee: $12 per person
    • Registration deadline: Dec. 13

    Cocoa and skating

    Enjoy free hot cocoa all day at these parks!

    Date Location and address
    Dec. 27 Browndale Park, 4955 Morningside Rd.
    Dec. 31 Oak Hill Park, 3201 Rhode Island Ave. S. (free cocoa 6 – 9 p.m. only)
    Jan. 20 Browndale Park, 4955 Morningside Rd.
    Feb. 17 Oak Hill Park, 3201 Rhode Island Ave. S.

    New Year's Eve at the ROC

    Tuesday, Dec. 31, 3:30 – 6 p.m.
    ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive

    Before you go out for the night, come skate at the ROC with music by DJ Bob and refreshments. The event is for all ages.

    • Fee: Free. Ice skate rentals available for $3 per person.

    Wild Practice at the ROC

    Thursday, Jan. 2, 11 a.m.
    ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive

    The Minnesota Wild will once again host its free, open-to-the-public outdoor practice at the ROC.

    The Wild's practice is scheduled to start at 10:30 a.m. and last approximately 45 minutes. Fans are encouraged to arrive early as space is limited. Caribou Coffee, the official coffee of the Minnesota Wild, will provide free coffee and hot chocolate to event spectators. The Hockey Lodge, the official team store of the Minnesota Wild, will be on-site with the latest in Wild gear and apparel.

    Saturday Sampler

    Saturday, Jan. 4, 9 – 11 a.m.
    The Rec Center Banquet Room, 3700 Monterey Drive

    Check out fun ways to keep moving this winter by sampling fitness classes we’ll be offering this spring. Each class has
    high and low impact options. Attend one or all of these free sampler classes. There will be a small break between classes and a chance to win prizes. The event is free; no registration required. Instructor: Judy Coughlin

    • 9 – 9:30 a.m., Cardio Strength and Core Circuit: a combination of cardio moves, strength and abs.
    • 9:35 – 10:05 a.m., Strength and More Core: strengthen major muscle groups and work on stabilizing your core.
    • 10:15 – 11 a.m., Yoga Vinyasa and Gentle Yoga: centering, flexibility, balance work and final restorative poses.

    BundledUp! Winter Fun Day

    Saturday, Jan. 25, noon – 4 p.m.
    Oak Hill Park, 3201 Rhode Island Ave. S.

    Come enjoy outdoor winter fun for all ages. Fun day activities will include bonfires, cross country skiing, sledding, snowshoeing, raptor, cocoa, hay rides, s’mores, raffle and more!

    ShamROC Ice Bowling

    Saturday, March 14, noon – 9 p.m.
    ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive

    Have you ever wondered what it's like to bowl on ice? You're in luck! The city is hosting its inaugural ShamROC Ice Bowling extravaganza for those age 18 and older. Bowl four frames for the chance to win fabulous prizes, and stay for food, drinks, music and fun! You can also meet Ryan from the KS95 Morning Show from 2 – 4 p.m. Register your team of four and select your timeslot! Online registration will begin mid-December 2019. Register online.

    • Fee: $50 per team
    • Registration deadline: March 11

    View ShamROC Ice Bowling rules.

    Lions Club Egg Hunt

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

    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.