A variety of special events are put on throughout the year by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and many permitted outside organizations. Events held in Minneapolis parks showcase the city's cultural diversity, promote wellness, encourage volunteerism, raise awareness to support numerous causes and provide fantastic entertainment for residents and visitors of all ages.
Please visit the events calendar for a complete list of events in Minneapolis parks.
Some events are city-wide, others are specific to neighborhood or regional parks. Below, a sample of MPRB's annual events are highlighted.
Kites of all colors, sizes, shapes and themes fly over Lake Harriet.
Minneapolis residents celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King in an annual city-wide observance.
This day of service encourages life-long commitment to the environment through volunteer experiences and environmental education.
This city-wide Spring event reminds everyone about the importance of trees and how we can take care of them.
Learn about birds and birding and participate in citizen science at Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden.
Minneapolis International Festival celebrates the different cultures in the City of Minneapolis and surrounding communities.
Chad and Jenni Greenway host the Kids' Run and 5K fun run/walk around Lake Nokomis.
From music and food to entertainment and fireworks, the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board and its partners offer a variety of family-friendly opportunities that put some sparks – large and small – into the 4th of July.
Catch the buzz on bumble bees, honey bees, solitary nesting bees and more!
Celebrating Indigenous culture with music, art, food, exhibitors and more.
Enjoy a day of community celebration with music, family activities and more.
Celebrate the monarch butterfly at this one-of-a-kind family event that includes music, dance, hands-on art, good food, and plenty of monarch butterflies.
What better way to explore the Minneapolis Park System than on a bicycle ride!