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, Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Dec. 12, 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.

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, Aug. 18 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Westwood Hills Nature Center
Sunday, Sept. 23 4 – 5 p.m.  Municipal Service Center
Saturday, Oct. 13 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.  The Rec Center

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.
ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive

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. 

Rummage sale

Sunday, Sept. 9, 2 – 6 p.m.
ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive

Ready to do some fall cleaning? Get your garage or storage area ready for winter and turn your stuff into cash at the ROC Rummage Sale. 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. Register online for the Rummage Sale. Registration deadline is Sept. 2 or when program is full.

  • Fee: $15 per table (resident)/$20 (non-resident) – max two tables per family
Friday movie nights

ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive 

Join us Thursdays for these fun family movies from the past. The event is free and for all ages. Concessions will be available.

  • Sept. 27, 7 p.m. — Space Jam
  • Oct. 4, 7 p.m. — Ghostbusters
  • Oct. 11, 6:45 p.m. — Back to the Future
  • Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m. — Mighty Ducks
ROCTOBERFEST

Friday, Sept. 28, 5 – 10 p.m.
ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive

Polka away under the ROC. Live music, food, beverages, beer and games/challenges for all ages.

  • Fee: $5 per person at the gate. Children ages 5 and under are free.
Pro wrestling on the ROC

Sunday, Sept. 30, 3 – 8 p.m. (music 3 – 4 p.m.; wrestling 4 – 8 p.m.)
ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive

Enjoy live music and high flying, hard hitting professional wrestling with the Midwest's top professional wrestlers. Presented by Midwest Wrestling Elite. This will be entertainment for the entire family!

  • Fee: $15 per ticket, general admission. Children 10 and under are free
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
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