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Special Events

updated: Monday, April 17, 2017

The following activities are offered through Parks & Recreation programming. Click on the name of the program for a description of the activity and to register.

2017 Arbor Day and Community Tree Planting

updated: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Come help us celebrate and plant 60 trees at the St. Louis Park Rec Center with our partner Tree Trust on Saturday, May 6, 9 a.m. - noon. The City of St. Louis Park and Tree Trust, a St. Louis Park non-profit, have once again partnered to plant trees in St. Louis Park as part of our Arbor Day Celebration. The Rec Center has been losing tree canopy...

2017 Summer Concert Series

updated: Wednesday, April 05, 2017

SLP Rotary Club Summer Concert Series
The St. Louis Park Operations and Recreation Department is partnering with the St. Louis Park Rotary Club to bring you the summer concert series. All performances are free and filled with amazing talent! In the event of inclement weather, call 952.924.2567 for concert status.

Day Date Time Event Description Location
W June 14 7 – 7:45 p.m. Kid Power with Rachael Kids & Family Oak Hill Park, 3201 Rhode Island Ave. S.
F June 16 6 – 11 p.m. The Dweebs - Parktacular
$5.00 at door or free with 2017 Parktacular button
Variety Rock ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive
Sa June 17 7 – 10 p.m. Jonah and the Whales - Parktacular Rock, Techno, Pop Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
W June 21 7 – 8:30 p.m. Dixieland Pickup Band Dixie Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
W June 28 7 – 8:30 p.m. Pan-handlers Steel Drum Band Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
Tu July 4 7 – 9:30 p.m. Stevie and the Table Rockers Rock Aquila Park, 3110 Xylon Ave. S.
W July 5 7 – 8:30 p.m. Jeff Dayton Nashville Country and Variety Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
W July 12 7 – 8:30 p.m. Blue Groove Bluegrass Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
W July 19 7 – 8:30 p.m. The Tuxedo Band 50's, 60's Rock and Roll Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
W July 26 7 – 8:30 p.m. St. Louis Park Community Band Concert Band Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
Sa July 29 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Summer of Love - Kevin Odegard & Friends Variety of Artists Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
W Aug. 2 7 – 8:30 p.m. MPLS Commadors Barbershop Chorus Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
W Aug. 9 7 – 8:30 p.m. Sound Exchange Acapella Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
W Aug. 16 7 – 8:30 p.m. Community Talent Show Variety Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
Sa Aug. 19 6 – 9:30 p.m. Dan Israel & Friends Folk Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive


Basic Vegetable Gardening Class

updated: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

AGES 18+
Rec Center Banquet Room, 3700 Monterey Drive
We are offering a FREE 5-week class series on vegetable growing for adults. The classes are presentations and hands-on demonstrations, including how to start, design, plant and maintain your garden, information on popular vegetables and how to harvest your bounty.

Thursdays, starting April 6; 5 weeks
6:30 – 8 p.m.   

Class is free, but registration is required.
Register online

Basic Vegetable Garden Class informational flyer


Children First Ice Cream Social

updated: Monday, March 13, 2017

Sunday, May 21, 2 – 5 p.m.
ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive
Celebrate Children First, our community partnership that strives to create a caring community for our children. Entertainment, interactive displays, kids’ garage sale, free Sebastian Joe’s or kosher ice cream, and plenty of fun!

Community Link

updated: Tuesday, March 14, 2017

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 insurance information. A picnic style...

Community Talent Show and Auditions

updated: Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Auditions: Wolfe Park Building, 3700 Monterey Drive
Have a special talent you want to show the St. Louis Park Community? The Park Theater will be holding auditions for the Community Talent show that will be held Wed., August 16 at Veterans’ Memorial Amphitheater in Wolfe Park. Questions or inquiries should be directed to The Park Theater Company at 952.928.6422.

Tuesday, Aug. 1, 6 – 8 p.m.

Talent Show
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

FEE: Free

Creating a Weather Resilient Yard Workshop

updated: Friday, February 03, 2017

With today's climate and weather extreme and unpredictable, we need to plan appropriately when planning our yard. This workshop will assist you in your endeavor to plant a native, weather resilient yard that will last for years. Metro Blooms, the City of St. Louis Park's partner in this workshop, along with the Minnehaha Creek Watershed...

Creative Kidstuff Concert Series at The Shops at West End

updated: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

St. Louis Park Recreation, Creative Kidstuff and The Shops at West End bring you a variety of fun kids entertainment. Bring a blanket and enjoy some summertime tunes. Performances are not covered; shades, hat or umbrella recommended. In the event of inclement weather, call 952.924.2567 for concert status. Enter to win a summer prize pack that will...

Emergency Radio Field Day

updated: Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Louisiana Oaks Park Building, 3500 Louisiana Ave. S.
The Twin Cities FM Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the National Emergency Radio Exercise sponsored by the American Radio Relay League. During this 24-hour event, thousands of radio contacts will be made throughout the United States and Canada. Stop by and see emergency communication in action.
Sa – Su June 24, 1 p.m. to June 25, 1 p.m.
Free; no registration required.

Fire Department Open House

updated: Friday, April 28, 2017

June 13, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Fire Station #1, 3750 Wooddale Ave. S.

Displays and demonstrations
• Kitchen safety
• Fire extinguisher demo
• Burn rooms/fire sprinkler demo
• Emergency preparedness
• Older adult safety
• HCMC ambulance
• Hands-only CPR
• Police squad car
• Public works heavy equipment
• Minnesota Safety Council
• City departments
• North Memorial Helicopter (if available)

For kids
• Sparky the Fire Dog
• Squirt house
• Take pictures of your kids in
“kid-sized” fire gear

• Hotdogs, cookies, chips, popcorn, fruit drink, water

Please bring non-perishable food items for STEP.

Float and Flick

updated: Monday, March 13, 2017

ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive
After a day at the Aquatic Park, or just out and about, bring a lawn chair or blanket and join us for a movie night. Concessions available.

Sa June 10, 8 - 9:45 p.m., Alice Through the Looking Glass
Sa July 8, 8 - 9:45 p.m., Sing
Sa Aug. 12, 8 - 9:45 p.m., Finding Dory
FEE Free


Friends of the Arts Our Town Sings!

updated: Friday, April 14, 2017

Veterans' Memorial Amphitheater
Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
Our Town Sings! returns for its second summer of concerts and community sings! Friends of the Arts will host renowned artists to perform and lead in group singing to celebrate our communities’ diversity and unity. In the event of inclement weather, concerts may be held at the ROC. Call 952.924.2567 for concert status. All are welcome!

Food trucks 6 p.m., concerts 7 p.m.

June 20 - The Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir
June 27 - The Give Get Sistet
July 11 - The Somali Museum of Minnesota
July 18 - St. Louis Park Unity Sing featuring the Westminster Justice Choir
July 25 - Mark Bloom’s Markavanah with the Hurst Family Experience

For more information, visit

Help Restore Westwood Hills Nature Center

updated: Thursday, March 30, 2017

Come join our partner, Great River Greening, to help restore a section of forest in Westwood Hills Nature Center. Over the years many terrestrial invasive species, such as buckthorn and garlic mustard have overtaken sections of the Nature Center's forests. With the help of Great River Greening and a grant from the State of Minnesota Environment...

July 4th Fireworks Celebration

updated: Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Aquila Park, 3110 Xylon Ave. S.
Concessions, vendors and live music!
Stevie and the Table Rockers 7 – 9:30 p.m.
Fireworks 10 p.m.
Although leashed dogs are allowed in our parks, we strongly discourage them from attending due to their hearing sensitivity. Rain date is July 5.

Penny Carnival

updated: Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Ages 3+
Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
July 21, Noon - 2 p.m.
Free to attend. Games and activities cost between 2-4 cents per play. Refreshment coupon $1. Please wear socks if you plan to bounce in the moon walks.

ROC Grand Opening

updated: Monday, March 13, 2017

Sunday, May 21
2 - 5 p.m.
Join your neighbors and friends at the ROC grand opening! Enjoy the Kids Garage Sale, Children First Ice Cream Social and free giveaways.

Step To It Challenge

updated: Monday, March 13, 2017

24 cities will compete to see which one has the most active residents. Awards, celebration events and free Twins tickets will go to winning individuals who log steps. Participants record the number of steps they walk each week on the Step To It website, You don’t even need a pedometer. You can use the convenient conversion chart...

Tree Sale

updated: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Many trees have been sold already, but there are a few trees left. The species of trees available are:

  • London Planetree (Sycamore) - Only 2 left!
  • Kentucky Coffeetree - Only 5 left!
  • Valley Forge Elm - Only 5 left!

Visit to order your trees. Limit three trees per property owner. $35 each.

The intent of this sale is to help diversify private areas of St. Louis Park. With invasive species, such as Emerald Ash Borer coming soon, the need to diversify our tree canopy is great. The city has been diversifying tree cover for years on public lands, parks and boulevards, but diversification is needed on our private lands.

2017 Tree Sale Pickup - St. Louis Park Municipal Service Center, 7305 Oxford St.

Saturday, May 6, 8 a.m. - Noon
Monday, May 8, 5 - 7 p.m.
Fee: $35 per tree

How to plant a tree correctly

Open Mic

updated: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

In addition to our Summer Concert Series, we’re opening the Veterans’ Memorial Amphitheater to local artists and groups who are looking for an opportunity to get their name out there and perform for the public. Bring a blanket, lawn chairs, some dinner or snacks and enjoy musical entertainment in the park! In the event of inclement weather...

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