Events & Forms

ALL WEEKEND

TREASURE HUNT sponsored by CAR & CREDIT CONNECTION OF SOUTH ST PAUL

 

The first clue will be released on Tuesday, Sept 6th at 10 am. 

Clues will be released each day at 10 am & 5 pm at www.invergroveheightsdays.org

Finder of the medallion will receive $200 in local gift cards and lunch at Mallards in Inver Grove Heights with our sponsor

(if a 2022 IGH Days button has been purchased, otherwise $100 in local gift cards will be awarded)

Click the button below for complete rules.

 

 

CITY WIDE GARAGE SALE 

City Wide Garage Sale will be held Thursday, September 8th thru Saturday, September 10th.

 

COLORING CONTEST Sponsored by Hometown Sweets

Celebrate IGH Days this year by coloring and submitting your completed artwork.

Pickup your color sheets at Hometown Sweets (80th & Cahill Ave) Inver Glen Library (80th & Blaine Ave)

Drkula's 32 Bowl (Cahill Ave) or Moose Lodge (Concord & Dawn Way) or click on the button below to print your own entry.

Entries are due at any of the four locations by Sunday, September 11th.

Categories: • Under 9 years old • 10 –17 years old • Over 18 years old. Entries are due by Sunday September 11th

EXPLORE 65 SITES IN THE HEIGHTS

 

Celebrate the founding of IGH in 1965, by visiting 65 sites throughout the city to learn about the unique history of Inver Grove Heights, while having a chance to win great prizes at the same time.

Sponsors: Dakota County Commissioner Joe Atkins, Senator Matt Klein District 52, and T4U

BINGO TENT sponsored by Moose Lodge #1088

Friday 5:30-8:30pm Saturday 1:00 - 7:30pm Sunday 12-3pm

Bingo Specials throughout the weekend.  Button Required.

Tent is located in Village Square Parking Lot

WEDNESDAY

FALL FOOD FEST  5:30pm to 8:00pm

 

Come to the VMCC parking lot (8055 Barbara Avenue) to celebrate the Official Kick Off to IGH Days. 

Listed below are the scheduled vendors:

Hometown Creamery www.hometowncreamerymn.com

Gray Duck Concessions, LLC www.grayduckconcessions.com

KCM EggRolls www.kcmeggrolls.com

Don Papi Chulo www.donpapichulo.com

Kennys Meatball Wagon www.kennysmeatballwagon.com

Rollin Nolens bbq www.rollinnolensbbq.com

MJ Steak & Chicken www.mjsteakandchicken.com

Pharaoh's Gyros www.pharaohsgyros.com

Samurai Teppanyaki

All trucks have the ability to accept cards, and there is an ATM located inside the VMCC.

Every truck has a variety of foods on their menus. Some larger and heavier foods but also smaller sides or lighter entrees.

Picnic tables available within the event space or enjoy a picnic style meal on our grassy areas just outside the event space.

If it is raining we will move forward with the event, although we may cancel the event if there is lightning or any other factors that potentially could endanger our guests.

SKATEBOARDING  6:00pm - 7:00pm 

3rd Lair Skatepark & Skateshop staff will be on site offering FREE introduction to skateboarding lessons.

Raffle drawing for prizes will be held at 6:45pm.

IGH Skate Park is located south of the VMCC parking lot (Babcock Trail & Barbara Avenue)

THURSDAY

COFFEE WITH A COP, COUNTY ATTORNEY, AND COMMISSIONER  8:30am Inver Glen Library (80th & Blaine Ave)

Join Dakota County Sheriff Tim Leslie, Chief Deputy Joe Leko, IGH Police Chief Melissa Chiodo, Dakota County Attorney Kathy Keena, and Dakota County Commissioner Joe Atkins for casual conversation, cup of coffee, and Q&A. 

HOMETOWN HEROES COOKOUT  4:00 to 6:30pm at Heritage Village Park (65th Street)

 

As a way of showing our community's appreciation, all local first responders, frontline workers,

educators, and medical personnel - and their families - are invited to join us for a free cookout.

Free burgers, hotdogs, chips and beverages provided.

Sponsors: Hometown Meats, Dakota County Commissioner Joe Atkins and Senator Matt Klein District 52

 

TRIVIA NIGHT  7:00pm at Moose Lodge (Concord & Dawn Way)

 

Regular trivia + local trivia, prizes awarded throughout the evening. Button Required.

Sponsors: Moose Lodge, Dakota County Commissioner Joe Atkins and Senator Matt Klein District 52

FRIDAY

 

FAMILY FUN NIGHT  5:30pm to 7:30pm

Come to Oakwood Park (78th & Clayton) for a carnival with giant inflatables, carnival games, & more!

Hot Dogs, Pizza, and Beverages available for purchase.

Tickets for sale at the event.  Button Required

INVER GLOW HEIGHTS WALK  8:30pm to 9:30pm

The Park will Glow Late Night, enjoy a family walk through Oakwood Park (78th & Clayton)

Register ahead for t-shirts and glow packs 

Sponsors: Evergreen Industries, Exteriors by Design, Inver Grove Lincoln Ford, Therapy Ops, Moose Lodge, Senator Matt Klein District 52, Roberts Funeral Home

FRIDAY NIGHT BAND  7 to 11 pm

Billee Jo Hall will be performing at The Moose Lodge

$5 Cover, Free with IGH Days Button

SATURDAY

VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT  Sponsored by Drkula's 32 Bowl (6710 Cahill Ave)

Register at email dracsvolleyball@gmail.com

Limited entries. Button Required

BEAN BAG TOURNAMENT  Sponsored by Mississippi Pub (4455 66th St E on the Mississippi River)

 

Limited entries. Button Required

CO-ED PICKLE BALL TOURNAMENT  9:00am Start

North Valley Park (70th Street) and Salem Hills Park (Upper 55th & Asher Ave)

Pick a partner and join in this fun tournament! Must register as a team of two.

Championship T-shirt provided to first place teams. Tournament T-shirts will be given to all participants.

Registered teams will be notified of tournament details. Balls will be provided.

Tournament will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. No refunds.

Beginner, Intermediate-1, Intermediate-2, and Advanced (All Co-Ed Doubles Tournaments)

• Four groups — separate tournaments (up to 8 team in each group)

• Best of three games matches (30-45 mins per match)

• Rounds & timing to be decided based on number of teams

Entry fee/donation $20/team of two Entry Fee

Drop Off Location for the IGH Days Food Drive!

Sponsors: Fieldstone Family Homes, Dakota County Commissioner Joe Atkins and Senator Matt Klein District 53

CHILDREN'S TREASURE HUNT 9AM

Hunt for treasure in the park and redeem for great prizes (one prize per child)

Age divisions: Ages 4 & Under | 5 to 8 years old | 9 to 12 years old

Oakwood Park (78th and Clayton)

Sponsor: Brenda Dietrich for Mayor

GRAND DAY PARADE 11AM

Begins on 80th Street and follows Cahill Avenue heading north to Buckley Way

Volunteers will collect non perishable food donations along the parade route for Neighbors Inc

PARTY AT THE BREWERY 1 - 4 PM Inver Grove Brewing (9051 Buchanan Trail)

Relax after the parade at Inver Grove Brewing for music, food, and beverages. Inflatable bounce house for the kids.

Sponsor: Inver Grove Brewing

 

DISC GOLF TOURNAMENT 1:30 PM CHECK IN  2:00 PM START

Grab family and friends, and join this fun tournament!

Must register as a team of two on the day of the event.

Age divisions: Ages 13-17 | 18 & up: Recreational/Novice | 18 & up: Advanced

Awards will be given for 1st and 2nd place in each division.

Entry fee: $10/team Location: North Valley Park (70th Street)

Sponsor: IGH Parks & Recreation

BIKE THE BRIDGES 3:00 PM

Join us at the Swing Bridge for a free family bike ride! Route starts at Swing Bridge Park and goes to the Wakota Bridge and back which is about five miles. Bike King will provide bike repair and the Fire Department will supply first aid along the route. IGH Police will also be available. Participants will receive a free gift, beverage, and snack.

Drop Off Location for the IGH Days Food Drive!

Sponsor: Inver Grove Heights Park & Rec, Dakota County Commissioner Joe Atkins, and Senator Matt Klein District 52

IGH ROYALTY CORONATION  4:30 PM SEATING BEGINS AT 4:00 PM

Recognition  of the 2022 Royalty and crowning of the 2023 Inver Grove Heights Royalty.

Simley Performing Arts Center

STREET DANCE 8 PM - 12AM event opens at 7:30pm

Join us as for the annual street dance at Drac's!

Everyone is welcome to bring your own personal chair to sit under the stars and enjoy the music.

Cover Charge $7 with IGH Days button, $10 without a button

Sponsor: Drkula's 32 Bowl and Pub

 

FIREWORKS  8:30 PM

Fireworks display is launched from Simley Island Park (80th & Cahill)

Sponsor: Moose Lodge, Integrity Woven Wire & City of Inver Grove Heights

SUNDAY

FARMER'S MARKET 8AM - 1PM

 

Shop for fresh and locally grown fruits, vegetables, seasoning, salsa, honey, flowers and more at the Saint Paul Farmers Market!

VMCC Parking Lot (80th and Barbara)

Drop Off Location for the IGH Days Food Drive!

 

SIMLEY BOYS HOCKEY - FUN WALK / RUN 5K 10 AM

Join Simley Boys Hockey for a Fun 5K Walk or Run. It is pet and family friendly! Registration is required. 

All Sunday events listed below take place on Cahill Avenue between 65th and 70th streets 11am-3pm

EXPLORE INVER GROVE HEIGHTS 11AM - 3PM

BUSINESS EXPO

Discover your local businesses, community groups, and a showcase of new vehicles available from local car dealerships

29th ANNUAL CLASSIC CAR SHOW

It just gets better every year. We are hoping this is our best year ever. Dash Plaques for the first 150 cars.

Registration the day of the event. Additional Info contact Dave Mahle djmahle@aol.com or 651-226-7291

Sponsor: Medallions Car Club

PET CONTEST (12PM) sponsored by Inver Grove Heights Animal Hospital

Bring your pet to Bremer Bank. Categories include: Best Trick, Best Costume, Pet Owner Look-A-Like, and more. 

Free w/Button. Button Required.

 

KIDS COURT Sponsored by IGH Parks and Recreation

Face painter, giant games, inflatables, laser tag, and more

All activities free with an IGH Days button.

PUBLIC SAFETY DISPLAY presented by IGH Police and Fire Department

Aerial fire truck, police cars & city vehicles

Fire safety trailer

Fire sprinkler demonstration trailer

Kitchen Fire Demo Trailer

CPR Booth

Live Safety Demo

    1:00 pm - K9 Unit Demonstration

    1:30 pm - Air Bag Demonstration 

    2:00 pm - Car Extrication Demonstration

BUTTON DRAWING @ 3PM

Bingo tent- do not need to be present to win. Winners posted on www.invergroveheightsdays.org