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Upcoming Events

Below you'll find just a sampling of popular events and activities that are sponsored or co-sponsored by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Please click on the event you are interested in for full details including: age recommendations and pre-registration/fees if any.

Click to download a printable events calendar

December 2014 Events

Friday, December 5

Kids' Night at the Movies | 6-8:45 pm | Kenwood
Dinner served also. $6 residents/$8 non-residents. Ages 6-11.

Saturday, December 6

Gingerbread House Making | 10-11:15 am | Lynnhurst
$7 residents/$10.50 non-residents. Please pre-register. Ages 2-5.

Gingerbread House Making | 11:15 am-12:15 pm | Lynnhurst
$7 residents/$10.50 non-residents. Please pre-register. Ages 2-9.

Gingerbread House Making | 11 am-12:30 pm | Linden Hills
$5 residents/$8 non-residents/$2 supply fee. Pre-registration required. Ages 1-12.

Gingerbread Houses for the Family! | 1-2:30 pm | Morris
Bring the whole family! $3 admission fee. All ages.

Thursday, December 11

Holiday Bingo and Entertainment | 1-3 pm | Nokomis
Refreshments and prizes. Free. Ages 55 and up.

Gingerbread Houses | 6:30-8 pm | Whittier
$5 admission. Please pre-register. Ages 4-6.

Saturday, December 13

Gingerbread House Making | 10:30 am-noon | Creekview
$5 admission. Please pre-register. Ages 1-12.

Sunday, December 14

Holiday Lights Tour | 3:30-7:30 pm | Longfellow, Nokomis, Pearl, Sibley
Dinner over at Pearl Park and holiday lights tour. Rice Park, Summit Avenue and the river road. $39 admission. Ages 40 and up.

Friday, December 19

Gingerbread Joy | 6-8 pm | Nokomis
Free. All ages.

Fire & Ice Family Skate | 6-8 pm | Windom NE
Ice skating, fire pit, smores, hot cocoa and popcorn. Free. All ages.

Kids' Night at the Movies | 6-8:45 pm | Kenwood
Dinner served also. $6 residents/$8 non-residents. Ages 6-11.

Friday, December 26

Holiday Hoopla | 2-5 pm | Kenwood
Activities, snow sculptures, arts and crafts and gym games. $6 residents/$8 non-residents. Ages 6-11

Monday, December 29

Holiday Hoopla | 2-5 pm | Kenwood
Activities, snow sculptures, arts and crafts and gym games. $6 residents/$8 non-residents. Ages 6-11

Tuesday, December 30

Basketball & Movie | noon-5 pm | Creekview
Free. Ages 6-14.

Wednesday, December 31

Holiday Hoopla | 2-5 pm | Kenwood
Activities, snow sculptures, arts and crafts and gym games. $6 residents/$8 non-residents. Ages 6-11


January 2015

Friday, January 2, 2015

Fire & Ice Family Skate | 6-8 pm | Windom NE
Ice skating, fire pit, smores, hot cocoa and popcorn. Free. All ages.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Fire & Ice Family Skate | 6-8 pm | Windom NE
Ice skating, fire pit, smores, hot cocoa and popcorn. Free. All ages.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Sliding Hill Extravaganza | noon-3 pm | Single Creek
Bonfires, s'mores, hot cocoa, and sledding on the best sliding hill in Camden! Bring sleds of all kinds for a community sliding hill event. All ages. Free.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Winter Snowshoe Hike and Bonfire | 5-7 pm | Minnehaha
Meet at the Minnehaha Falls Pavilion. Snowshoes provided. Dress for the weather. Winter boots are a must.

Fire & Ice Family Skate | 6-8 pm | Windom NE
Ice skating, fire pit, smores, hot cocoa and popcorn. Free. All ages.

8th Annual Dog Days of Winter | 6-8:30 pm | Hiawatha School
Hot dogs, hot chocolate, and popcorn for all to enjoy. Best of all, we will roast marshmallows over a campfire right next to the ice. Cost is $1 per person. All ages.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Lake Harriet Winter Kite Festival | Noon-4 pm | Lake Harriet
Kites of all colors, sizes, shapes and themes fly over Lake Harriet.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Rev. Dr. MLK, Jr. Celebration | 3-4:30 pm | Green Central Gym
This event will be open to the public with recitals, choirs, music, dance, a guest speaker, and an old fashion soul food dinner.

MLK Day Skate | 3-5 pm | Logan
Bring your skates or borrow a pair from Logan. Enjoy free marshmallows and hot chocolate or hot apple cider.

Rev. Dr. MLK, Jr. Celebration | 6:30-7:30 pm | Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Keynote presentation by Tony Sanneh and music by Ashley Dubose.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Fire & Ice Family Skating Party | 6-8 pm, | Armatage
Enjoy a night with family and friends skating and a variety of outdoor activities or keep warm with hot chocolate and bonfire. No registration required. All ages. Free.

Fire & Ice Festival | 6-8 pm | Longfellow
There will be complimentary hot chocolate, a fire to warm yourself by and roast marshmallows and a few more fun family activities. Food will be available - prices will vary. All ages.

Fire & Ice Family Skate | 6-8 pm | Windom NE
Ice skating, fire pit, smores, hot cocoa and popcorn. Free. All ages.

Frost Fest | 6-9 pm | Pearl
Indoor and outdoor activities including reindeer sleigh rides, ice skating, carnival games, a cake walk, campfire with s'mores, and door prizes. Free. All ages.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Family Ice Skating Festival | 6-8 pm | Windom NE
Ice skating, hockey, cocoa, chili, s'mores, bonfire, music, and sledding. No registration required. Free. All ages.

Friday, January 20, 2015

Fire & Ice Skating Event | 6-8 pm | Bohanon
Hot chocolate, a fire to warm up by and roast marshmallows and a few more fun family activities. Free. All ages.

Fire & Ice Family Skate | 6-8 pm | Windom NE
Ice skating, fire pit, smores, hot cocoa and popcorn. Free. All ages.

Winterfest | 6:30-8:30 pm | Linden Hills
Horse drawn wagon rides, ice skating, music, sledding, roasting marshmallows by the fire, warm refreshments, face painting and the exciting medallion hunt. All ages. Free.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Windom Reads | 9:30-11:30 am | Windom South
Authors reading to youth, face painting, creation station, and the National Federation of the Blind. Free. All ages.

Art Sled Rally | 2-3:30 pm | Powderhorn
Come watch the antics of outrageous never-tried-before art sleds, or drop in yourself with a contraption of your own. Each sled and its creator will take to a decorated hill accompanied by throngs of spectators. Live music, a warming tent, hot chocolate and coffee will round out the afternoon activities.

Learn about the MPRB Events Go Green initiative and certification.
See printable event calendar for other events held in the parks by outside groups.


February 2015

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Family Skating Festival | 6-8 pm | Lake of the Isles
Ice skating, cocoa, s'mores and bonfire. Free. All ages.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Family Skate Night | 5:30-7 pm | Bryant Square
Ice skating, cocoa and cookies. Free. All ages.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Family Valentine Making Party | 2-4 pm | Logan
Admission $5 for residents and $9 for non-residents. Ages 6-18.

Sweetheart Valentine's Dance | 4-6 pm | Lynnhurst
DJ music, food, crafts, games and family fun. Admission $5 for residents and $7.50 for non-residents. Ages 11 and under.

Nightowl Snowshoeing | 5-6:30 pm | Roberts Bird Sanctuary
Meet at the Rose Garden Parking lot on the Roseway RD just east of Lake Harriet Parkways. Snowshoes provided. Dress for the weather.

Fire and Ice 2015 | 5:30-8 pm | Luxton
Recreational fire, horse drawn hayrides, music, crafts, and concessions. Free. All ages.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Sweethearts Valentine Party | 10:30 am-noon | Morris
Crafts, treats and activities. Pre-registration required. Admission $3 for residents and $4 for non-residents. All ages.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Valentine’s Dance | 6-8 pm | Audubon
DJ, dance, dinner, cookie decorating and card making. Pre-registration required. Admission $5. All ages.

Family Skating Party | 6-8 pm | Matthews
Ice skating, bonfire, hot dogs and cocoa. Free. All ages.

SnoDaze | 5:30-8 pm | Sibley
Snowshoeing, sledding, ice skating, fire and hot chocolate. Free all ages.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Lake Hiawatha Heartwarmer | noon-3 pm | Lake Hiawatha
Skating, bonfire, horse-drawn hayride, snow sculptures, music and cocoa. Free. All ages.

Valentine's Day Skating Party | 3:30-8:30 pm | Lyndale Farmstead
Hot beverages, ice skating, valentines making, and more. Free. All ages.

Valentine's Day Snowshoeing | 5-7 pm | Theodore Wirth
Meet at the Wirth Beach parking lot. Snowshoes provided. Dress for the weather. Winter boots are a must. Admission $12. Ages 18 and up.

Valentine's Day Snowshoeing | 7:30-9:30 pm | Theodore Wirth
Meet at the Wirth Beach parking lot. Snowshoes provided. Dress for the weather. Winter boots are a must. Admission $12. Ages 18 and up.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Chinese New Year | 5-7 pm | East Phillips
Crafts, trivia, refreshments and activities. Free all ages.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Chilly Chili Fest | 12:30-4 pm | Bryant Square
Hot chili (vegetarian option too!), fixings, sweets and a drink for only $3. All proceeds go to support Joyce-Uptown Food Shelf. Registration is done day of the event. All ages.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Cinderella Ball | 6-7:30 pm | Columbia Manor
Wear your royal ball attire and dance into the fairy tale! Pose for a picture with Cinderella, or create your very own royal prince or princess crown. Pre-registration required. Admission $12. Ages 2-7.

Learn about the MPRB Events Go Green initiative and certification.
See printable event calendar for other events held in the parks by outside groups.


March 2015

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

St. Patty's Lunch | 11 am-2:30 pm | Creekview
Corned Beef and cabbage; bingo. Pre-registration required. Free. Ages 18 and up.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Leapin’ Leprechauns Family Night! | 6-8 pm | Nokomis
Face painting, the moon walk and ball crawl, art, a medallion hunt, and music activities. A light dinner of homemade Irish Stew, Mac and Cheese, beverages and green ice cream will be served. Pre-registration required. Admission $3 for residents, $4 for non-residents. Ages 9 months and older.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Maple Syruping Demonstration | 1-3 pm | Theodore Wirth
Meet at the Theodore Wirth Pavilion. Parking is available across Glenwood Avenue at the Wirth Beach Parking lot. Admission $6. Ages 5 and up.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Tots Rock! | 3-6 pm | Windom South
DJ, temporary tattoos, blow-up guitars and chill room with books and crafts. Admission $15. Ages 6 months to 7 years old.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Bunny Brunch | 10 am-noon | McRae
Live music, egg hunt, photos with the Big Bunny and brunch. Ages 1 and older. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children thirteen and under.

Learn about the MPRB Events Go Green initiative and certification.
See printable event calendar for other events held in the parks by outside groups.


April 2015

Wednesay, April 8, 2015

Camden Senior Luncheon | 11 am-1 pm | Creekview
Lunch, coffee, punch and tea. Bingo will be played after lunch. Admission $5. Ages 50 and up.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Spring Bird Watching | 10 am-noon | Boom Island
Meet at Picnic Shelter A at Boom Island Park. Please indicate if you need binoculars at the time of registration. Call 612-313-7725 if you have questions.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

4th Ward Senior Luncheon | Noon-2:30 pm | Farview
If you are interested in attending please contact Maryann at 612-521-2100. Ages 50 and up.

Egg and Bunny Events

Friday, April 3, 2015

Flashlight Egg Hunt, 9-10 pm | Creekview
Registration is not required for the event, but you must be in the Creekview Park building by 9pm to be included in the hunt. Free. Ages 3 months to 13.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Egg Hunt | 9-11 am | Audubon
Pre-registration is required to receive a treat bag and must register by March 27. Admission $5 per child. Ages 1-6.

Bunny Brunch and Egg Hunt | 9:30 am-12:30 pm | Sibley
Brunch, egg coloring, scavenger hunt, art projects, golden egg hunt, face painting, magic show and more. All ages. Admission $6 for adults and $4 for children.

Spring Egg Hunt | 10-11:30 am | Armatage
Egg Hunt, Caricature, Arts and Crafts and continental breakfast. Egg Hunt will begin at 11 am sharp. Admission $5 per child. Pre-registration not required. Ages 6 months - 11 years old.

Egg Hunt | 10-11:30 am | Kenwood
Egg hunt, face painting, arts and crafts. Coffee, juice and a light breakfast provided. Free. Egg hunt for ages 2-8, everything else all ages.

Spring Fling Egg Hunt | 10-11:30 am | Linden Hills
Light brunch, puppet show, art projects, candy treats, live bunnies for the kids to pet, and egg Pre-registration required. Admission $7 residents, $10 non-residents. Ages 8 and under.

Bunny Party and Egg Hunt | 10-11:30 am | Whittier
Face painting, a craft project, a chance for photos with the bunny, and an egg hunt. Remember to bring your camera. Egg hunt begins at 10:45 am. Pre-registration required. Free. Ages 1-11.

Bunny Party and Egg Hunt | noon-2 pm | Windom NE
Games, Bounce House, children's egg hunt and more. Pre-registration required by March 27. Free. Ages 7-12.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Egg Hunt | 10 am-noon | Van Cleve
Egg hunt, face painting, egg decorating and baskets, tissue paper flowers and spin art. Free. Ages 1-17.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Earth Day Clean Up Events | 9:30 am-noon | City wide
No pre-registration is required! Arrive at any site between 9:30 am-noon and check in at the registration table. A site coordinator will give you gloves and bags, and instruct you where to go and where to leave trash. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own work gloves, though we will have thin cotton gloves available for volunteers who need them. Find your park on the full list of all Earth Day Cleanup sites!

Learn about the MPRB Events Go Green initiative and certification.
See printable event calendar for other events held in the parks by outside groups.


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