An Activity a Day Keeps the Boredom Away – July Edition

Summer is trucking along faster than we’d care to admit, which means it’s time for our July edition of an activity for each day this summer.  Don’t miss your opportunity to make lasting memories and squeeze every ounce of fun out of summer in Inver Grove Heights and the Twin Cities.

Saturday July 1st: Test your musical IQ at Celt’s Pub of Inver Grove Heights.  They host VINGO (Music Video Bingo) on Saturdays from 9pm to 11pm.

Sunday July 2nd: Learn all of St. Paul’s shady secrets on a Wabasha Street Caves St. Paul Gangster Tour.  See some of the hideouts and nightclubs frequented by some of the 1930’s most notorious gangsters on this two-hour bus tour.

Monday July 3rd: Head to Canada (but be back in time for dinner) at FlyOver America’s FlyOver Canada experience.  Here’s your chance to get a bird’s eye view of the spectacular scenery of Canada in this immersive flying ride!

Tuesday July 4th: Grab a blanket and check out one of the many festive and fantastic fireworks displays in the Twin Cities!  Apple ValleyEaganMendota HeightsWoodbury and St. Paul will light up the skies with colorful displays that will have you oohing and ahhing until the last flash.

Fireworks Displays in the Twin Cities

Wednesday July 5th: Take a stroll through South Valley Park and reward your efforts with a  delicious dinner at Little Asia Bowl.

Little Asia Bowl - Chinese and Vietnamese Restaurant

Thursday July 6th: Head to St. Paul for Music in Mears.  Enjoy great music and beautiful scenery at this Twin Cities summer staple!

Friday July 7th: Step back in time to the summer of 1977 and see the History Theatre’s hit musical Glensheen, based on the infamous murders that occurred at the historical estate in Duluth.

Saturday July 8th: March to the beat of your own drum…  Or better yet, watch how the professionals do it at DCI (Drum Corps International) Minnesota at TCF Bank stadium as 16 drum corps from across the country perform.

Sunday July 9th: Celebrate the rich Pan-Asian heritage and culture in the Twin Cities at the 2017 Dragon Festival at Lake Phalen, including traditional dances, music martial arts demonstrations and dragon boat races.

Monday July 10th: Get the family together and go bowling at Drkula’s Bowl.

Drkula’s Bowl

Tuesday July 11th: Give your wallet a break, and tap into your piggy bank funds for Inver Grove Heights Parks and Rec’s Penny Carnival at Veteran’s Memorial Community Center.

Wednesday July 12th:  Visit the Commemorative Air Force Wing Minnesota’s museum to get up close and personal with some historical military aircraft.

Commemorative Air Force Wing Minnesota

Thursday July 13th:  The X Games make their Minneapolis debut.  Watching the thrill-seeking competitions is even more exciting when you see them live!

Friday July 14th: Dig a little deeper into Minnesota history and enjoy light food at the beautiful Sibley Historic Site at Mendota After Hours.

Sibley House Historic Site

Saturday July 15th:  There’s so many fun festivals happening today, we couldn’t pick just one.  So we’re going to challenge you to check them all out: St. George Middle Eastern Festival in West St. Paul, Lakefront Music Fest in Prior Lake, Highland Fest in St. Paul, MN Scottish Fair & Highland Games in Eagan.

Sunday July 16th:  Enjoy the sounds of the Inver Hills Community Band at St. Patrick’s Church in Inver Grove Heights

Monday July 17th: Hit the links at Inver Wood Golf Course and check out the newly remodeled driving range and course improvements that were completed this spring.

Inver Wood Golf Course

Tuesday July 18th:  See where the magic happens and take a tour of one of Minnesota’s most famous craft breweries, Summit Brewing.

Summit Brewing

Wednesday July 19th: Dubbed the “Best Days of Summer,” the Minneapolis Aquatennial celebration is a summer tradition in the Twin Cities and offers fun for the whole family!

Thursday July 20th:  Chill out at Jersey’s Bar and Grill (and grab one of their delicious juicy lucys or take advantage of their BBQ rib special) for Acoustic Dinner Thursdays.

Friday July 21st: Take a journey to the 1900’s at Dakota City’s Family & Friends Day, offering tours of a 1900’s era village, replicating what life was like in rural Minnesota more than 100 years ago.

Dakota City’s Family & Friends Day

Saturday July 22nd: Head to Mears Park in St. Paul for the 4th annual Lowertown Blues & Funk Fest, the largest free Blues Festival in the Twin Cities.

Sunday July 23rd:  Let loose at the largest traveling music festival in the U.S. when The Vans Warped Tour lands at Canterbury Park.

Monday July 24th:  Learn more about the history of the Wabasha Street Caves on a historic cave tour.

Tuesday July 25th:  Spin, soar, speed and splash at Valley Fair!

Valleyfair Amusement Park

Wednesday July 26th:  Travel to the dark side of the moon with Roger Waters as his Us + Them tour stops at Xcel Energy Center.

Thursday July 27th:  Get a little closer to nature at the Pine Bend Bluffs Scientific and Natural Area (remember to bring your camera, there are stunning views of the Mississippi River valley).

Friday July 28th:  Cheer on the boys of summer at the 2017 American Legion Baseball Division 1 State Tournament at CHS Field.

2017 American Legion Baseball Division 1 State Tournament

Saturday July 29th:  Get a ringside seat to the action at WWE PRESENTS: NXT LIVE at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium.

Sunday July 30th:  Celebrate art music, food and friends at the Loring Park Art Festival.

Monday July 31st:  Grab a cold beverage and take in the spectacular views of the new rooftop patio at B-52 Burgers and Brew.

Inver Grove Heights is the perfect home base when you’re enjoying a summer visit to the Twin Cities. Check out our great hotel packages here. With so much to see and do in Inver Grove Heights, you may not want to leave!

Click here to check out our August to do list.

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