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

Wednesday, Dec. 12, Jan. 16, Feb. 13, March 13, 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 Meeting Location
Saturday, Nov. 3 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.  St. Louis Park Middle School cafeteria
Sunday, Dec. 9 1 – 2 p.m. St. Louis Park High School cafeteria
Saturday, Jan. 12 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.  St. Louis Park Middle School cafeteria
Saturday, Feb. 2 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.  St. Louis Park Middle School cafeteria
Sunday, March 24 1 – 2 p.m.
St. Louis Park High School cafeteria

37th Annual Halloween Party

Friday, Oct. 19, 6:30 – 9 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 20, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave.

Celebrate the fall with costumes and characters at Westwood's family-friendly Halloween party. The nature center will be filled with indoor and outdoor games, activities and themed trails.

Visit with friendly animal characters as you walk through the lighted Mother Nature's Trail or, for those who are more adventurous, dare to play mystery mini golf in the dark woods. There is something for everyone, including music and refreshments. Online registration is available.

  • Fee: Early bird (postmarked by Oct. 10) — $9 per person (resident) / $10 (non-resident); after Oct. 10 — $11 per person (resident) / $12 (non-resident)
  • Households of four or more will receive a 20 percent discount for the fourth person and each person thereafter.
  • Children age 2 and over must pay and be accompanied by a paid adult.
  • Tickets will be mailed by Oct. 11

Goblins on Ice

Friday, Oct. 26, 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 are welcome. The event is for all ages and no registration is required.

Little Goblin Bash

Friday, Oct. 26, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
The Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Drive

Come in your costume and boo-gie down! The banquet room will be turned into Halloween central with fun music and Halloween treats supplied by Lunds & Byerlys. Registered participants can pick out a pumpkin from the Aquatic Park pumpkin patch. After the event, enjoy free ice skating and free skate rental until 9 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Walk-in registration is not allowed. Register online by Oct. 26.

  • Fee: $6 per child; accompanying adult is free
  • Children age 2 and over must pay and be accompanied by an adult.

Fall Skate School Showcase

Saturday, Nov. 10, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive

Meet the St. Louis Park Skate School coaches, learn more about the program, enjoy an exhibition by local skaters and register for ice skating lessons.

Open pond hockey

Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 10 – March 17, 11 a.m. – noon
ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive

Enjoy open pond hockey at the ROC November through March.

Turkeys on Ice

Wednesday, Nov. 21, noon – 1:30 p.m.
ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive

Free indoor and outdoor holiday skating, plus free skate rental.

Turkey Bingo

Wednesday, Nov. 21, 11 a.m. – noon
The Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Drive

Spend the morning playing bingo and learning about the Thanksgiving holiday. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each bingo game. Registrants can stay for free ice skating and skate rental after bingo. Register online by Nov. 21.

  • Fee: $6 per child (resident)/$9 (non-resident)
  • Child must be accompanied by an adult

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, Dec. 8, 8 a.m. - noon

Come enjoy a breakfast with Santa and a vendor fair! Free vision screenings will be available for children ages 6 months to 6 years.

Bring your camera for pictures with Santa and a toy or food donation for St. Louis Park Emergency Program (STEP)!

U.G.L.Y. Sweater Dash

Sunday, Dec. 9 — Race begins at 5:30 p.m.
Louisiana Oaks Park, 3350 Louisiana Ave. S.

Join us for the ugliest of sweaters dash. Dig out your sweater from last year, 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 race medal. Registrants also receive a goodie bag. Pre-race pick up is Friday, Dec. 7, at The Rec Center. Register online for the event.

  • Early bird fee (before Oct. 19): $20
  • Registration fee (Oct. 20 – Nov. 19): $30
  • Forgot-about-it fee (Nov. 20 – Dec. 8): $35
  • Day-of registration fee (Dec. 9 starting at 4 p.m.): $45

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 5 – 8 p.m.

The festivities start at 5 p.m. with 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 The Trews and Willy Porter. 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.

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.

Disco ball ice skating 

Saturday, Dec. 22, 12:15 - 1:45 p.m.
ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive

Ice skate as DJ Bob plays tunes and lights up the ice.

  • Fee: Free, $3 skate rental

New Year's Eve at the ROC

Monday, Dec. 31, 3:15 - 6 p.m.
ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive

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

  • Fee: Free, $3 skate rental

Lions Club Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 20
ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive

More information to come!