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By Stacy Brooks

Save the date for a summer full of fun events in and near Inver Grove Heights!  Enjoy the great outdoors with family-friendly activities, take spin into the past with a hangar dance or classic car show, sample food truck eats, and more.

Upcoming Summer Events in Inver Grove Heights

Fishing at Simley Island Park in Inver Grove Heights
Photo Credit: Inver Grove Heights Parks & Rec

Huck Finn Fishing Derby 

Saturday, June 10, 2023, 9:00am-11:00am

The annual youth fishing tournament at Simley Island Park will feature prizes for the largest fish, smallest fish, and most fish caught, plus all participants receive a fishing goodie bag.  Register in advance online.  

Hangar Dance at Commemorative Air Force Minnesota Wing
Photo Credit: Commemorative Air Force Minnesota Wing

CAF MN Wing Spring Hangar Dance 

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Party like it’s the 1940s at the Commemorative Air Force Minnesota Wing’s Spring Hangar Dance.  Enjoy big band music, a free swing dance lesson, aircraft tours, and food, and wear WWII-era clothes for a chance to win a prize.

Terrific Tuesdays 

Tuesdays, June 20-August 1, 2023, 10:30am

Enjoy free family-friendly entertainment at Oakwood Park.  This year’s schedule includes concerts, storytelling, and educational programming.  Stick around after the concert to explore the park’s trails or play at the playground.

Back to the 50s Weekend
Photo Credit: MSRA Back to the 50s Weekend

Back to the 50s Weekend

Friday, June 23-Sunday, June 25, 2023

Over 10,000 classic cars will converge on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds for a retro fun-filled weekend.  In addition to automobiles, the event includes music, a swap meet, craft fair, and model car contest.

Dive-In Movie 

Friday, June 23, 2023, 5:00pm-7:30pm

Combine an evening of swimming with a screening of Pixar’s Luca at the VMCC.  The movie will be screened on the water park pool deck, and popcorn will be provided.

Movie in the Park 

Friday, July 7, 2023, 8:00pm

Watch The Secret Life of Pets 2 under the stars at Oakwood Park.  Before the movie starts at dusk, there will be pre-movie entertainment, a bounce house, games, and ice cream available for purchase.

Food Truck Days Inver Grove Heights
Photo Credit: Visit Inver Grove Heights

Food Truck Days 

July 20 and August 17, 2023, 4:30pm-7:00pm

Savor dinner or a snack from several local food truck vendors at Rich Valley Athletic Complex.  There will also be music, entertainment, and family activities.

Giant Slide at Minnesota State Fair
Photo Credit: Minnesota State Fair

Minnesota State Fair 

Thursday, August 24-Monday, September 4, 2023

Deep-fried food, entertainment, livestock, shopping, rides—Inver Grove Heights is closer than you think to the Great Minnesota Get-Together!  Whether you want to rock out at a Grandstand show or try the zaniest new foods, it’s sure to be a fun time.

Inver Grove Heights Days Car Show
Photo Credit: Inver Grove Heights Days

IGH Days

Wednesday, September 6-Sunday, September 10, 2023

The annual celebration of all things Inver Grove Heights includes a parade, family activities, and so much more.  Check out the IGH Days website for the most up-to-date information.

In addition to summertime events, save the date for a stay in Inver Grove Heights!  Inver Grove Heights hotels offer excellent value and are conveniently located to downtown St. Paul, the Mall of America, Minneapolis, and the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.  Enjoy amenities including complimentary breakfast, free parking, pools, and more.  Book your stay at these Inver Grove Heights hotels today!



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