Events

Spooktacular Family Halloween Fun

Pumpkins, Ghosts and Goblins oh my! Be sure to check out these great spooktacular events sure to be fun for the whole family!

 

Gertens Pumpkin Fest

Gertens’ Annual Pumpkin Fest (Saturday’s in October) features family fun activities, petting zoo, hayrides, spooky maze, face painting, fall treats, pumpkin carving and more!

Minnesota Zoo Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

Experience an enchanted forest at the Minnesota Zoo’s Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular features over 5,000 illuminated pumpkins creatively carved – perfect for a special date night or family-friendly, fall outing!

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2018-10-12T12:13:49+00:00October 12th, 2018|Categories: Events, Things to Do|

Twin Cities Theater Spotlight

By Stacy Brooks

You don’t need to go to Broadway to see excellent theater: the Twin Cities metro area boasts dozens of theaters and a nationally-recognized theater scene.  Wondering where to start?  Here’s a spotlight on some of the Twin Cities’ most acclaimed, unique, and beloved theaters.  Broadway musicals, world premiers, children’s theater, thought-provoking plays: there’s something for everyone from drama connoisseurs to casual fans.    

Downtown St. Paul’s The Ordway is one of the Twin Cities’ most iconic performing arts venues.  In addition to hosting Broadway musicals, The Ordway is home to the Saint Paul […]

2018-10-12T11:50:53+00:00October 12th, 2018|Categories: Arts & Theaters, Events, Things to Do|

Twin Cities Theater Spotlight

By Stacy Brooks

You don’t need to go to Broadway to see excellent theater: the Twin Cities metro area boasts dozens of theaters and a nationally-recognized theater scene.  Wondering where to start?  Here’s a spotlight on some of the Twin Cities’ most acclaimed, unique, and beloved theaters.  Broadway musicals, world premiers, children’s theater, thought-provoking plays: there’s something for everyone from drama connoisseurs to casual fans.    

Downtown St. Paul’s The Ordway is one of the Twin Cities’ most iconic performing arts venues.  In addition to hosting Broadway musicals, The Ordway is home to the Saint Paul […]

2018-09-23T17:46:21+00:00October 8th, 2018|Categories: Arts & Theaters, Events, Things to Do|

5 Fun Fall Festivals in the Twin Cities

By Stacy Brooks

The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting cooler, and the leaves are changing color—fall is here, and it’s time to celebrate the season with these fun and family-friendly Twin Cities fall festivals!     

1) IGH Days

September 7-9, 2018

Inver Grove Heights’ annual community celebration includes a weekend-long treasure hunt, bingo tent, and specials at Drkula’s 32 Bowl.  Dance the night away at street dances with live music, cheer on the contestants for Miss Inver Grove Heights, watch the Grand Day Parade, and enjoy a fireworks display.  Get active with a five-mile bike ride along […]

2018-09-06T16:07:50+00:00August 31st, 2018|Categories: Events, Things to Do|

Fantastic Fall Fun

 

Cool crisp weather, the changing palatte of colors on the trees and the emergence of pumpkin themed décor are all sure signs that it is time to celebrate the arrival of autumn.  The beautiful scenery and a wide variety of entertaining experiences make fall a great time of year to explore the Twin Cities and Inver Grove Heights. 

Golf

With cooler weather and spectacular fall foliage, there is no better time to hit the links.  Inver Wood Golf Course sits on 275 acres of rolling, wooded terrain with an 18 hole championship course and a 9 hole executive course.  […]

2018-08-31T16:10:40+00:00August 26th, 2018|Categories: Attractions, Events, Outdoor Recreation, Sports & Fitness, Stay, Things to Do|

18 Ways to Live Your Best Life in Summer of ’18

We’ve put together a list of 18 events and activities in Inver Grove Heights and the Twin Cities to make the summer of ’18 your best summer yet.  Full disclosure: Inver Grove Heights and the Twin Cites region have WAY more than 18 attractions, experiences and events to live your best life this summer, so be sure to check out our Explore and Events pages for more ideas!

 

1. Outdoor Music

The rich music scene in the Twin Cities is on full display at summer festivals, music in the park series and […]

Grown-Up Getaways: Plan your Spring Friend-cation

Spring, you can almost smell it in the air…  Birds are chirping, snow is melting, and soon we’ll be seeing the trees budding and green grass.  Now is the perfect time to start planning a spring friendcation and get one last trip in before the kids are done with school and your summer calendar is full.  Call up your best buds, gal pals, or your favorite couple and leave the kids behind (maybe find a sitter first).  Inver Grove Heights and the Twin Cities offer limitless fun for an adults-only trip – so much fun you may not want to go home!  […]

2018-06-15T10:20:04+00:00April 16th, 2018|Categories: Concerts & Music Festivals, Events, Exhibits, Stay, Taste, Things to Do|

Romance in the Heights

Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day or looking for something to cure cabin fever with your special someone we’re here with some ideas to spice up February.  A special date night is closer than you think!

Where to eat

There is something for everyone in Inver Grove Heights!  If you’re in the mood for a romantic dinner we’d recommend 1.2.3. Pasta or Iwa Sushi.   If a casual burger is more your style head to Bierstube or check out the river views at Mississippi Pub.  Some phenomenal pho at Little Asia Bowl is sure heat things up (insert wink here).  And […]

2018-04-06T13:52:21+00:00February 9th, 2018|Categories: Events, Outdoor Recreation, Shop, Taste, Things to Do|

6 Winter Adventures in Inver Grove Heights & the Twin Cities

Don’t use winter as an excuse to spend your time cooped up indoors when you’re visiting the #BoldNorth! There are plenty of adventures around Inver Grove Heights and the Twin Cities to make the most of a Minnesota winter.

All you need is a few extra layers of clothes and the colder temps don’t feel that bad.  If you’re new to winter weather check out this handy infographic and visit the NOAA website for more winter weather safety advice.

Here are six great options for making the most of the winter months:

1) Ice Skating

If you wax nostalgic at […]

2018-04-06T13:52:29+00:00January 19th, 2018|Categories: Events, Outdoor Recreation, Things to Do|

Unique Holiday Shopping in the Twin Cities & Inver Grove Heights

Make Inver Grove Heights your holiday headquarters in the Twin Cities!  With convenient freeway access we’re just minutes away from Mall of America and downtown St. Paul, plus we have a charm all our own when the sun sets as local residents decorate their houses to compete in the Holiday in the Heights Lighting Contest!  Find unique and thoughtful gifts for the whole family at the shops and markets we have included in our holiday shopping guide!

Gertens

Gertens transforms itself from a garden and lawn care paradise to a winter wonderland when the holiday season rolls […]

2018-08-31T15:45:07+00:00November 10th, 2017|Categories: Events, Shop, Things to Do|