Inver Grove Heights Convention & Visitors Bureau

By Stacy Brooks, Blogger, for Visit Inver Grove Heights

2020 is shaping up to be a very different summer from what we’re used to.  However, there are still plenty of socially-distanced events to enjoy with your family and celebrate the season.  Score some local produce, take in an evening of live music, challenge yourself on a trail run, or try some tasty eats—all in and around Inver Grove Heights!

Make sure to keep summer fun and safe for everyone: follow social distancing guidelines when you’re out and about, and stay home if you’re feeling sick.  Since conditions are ever-changing, double check the event’s website for the most up-to-date information.  

Photo Credit: Inver Grove Heights Days

Inver Grove Heights Days

Thursday, September 10-Sunday, September 13, 2020

Inver Grove Heights Days is still on, although a much different version is being planned for 2020. The events offered this year are considered the most ideal with health and safety top of mind. See IGH Days Facebook page for important updates and events.

Photo Credit: Saint Paul Farmers Market (for IGH Farmers Market) 

Inver Grove Heights Farmers Market

Sundays through October 11, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Veterans Memorial Community Center parking lot, 8055 Barbara Ave., Inver Grove Heights

Shop for locally grown fruits, vegetables, seasonings, salsa, honey, and more at the Inver Grove Heights Farmers Market, which is organized by the St. Paul Growers Association.  To follow social distancing guidelines, shop solo, maintain a 6-foot distance from other shoppers and vendors, and wear a mask.  Instead of touching produce, allow vendors to serve you, and consider making a shopping list for a quicker visit.

Photo Credit: Keg and Case

Fandango Summer Music Series

Fridays through September 4, 2020, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Keg and Case, 928 West 7th St., St. Paul

This summer, Keg and Case is sponsoring a free, socially distanced concert series on their expansive patio and park.  Food from the market’s restaurants and craft beer from Clutch Brewing Co. will be available for purchase, as well as products from the market’s vendors.  Check out the concert line up online.

Photo Credit: Will Hale and the Tadpole Parade

Terrific Tuesdays

August 11, 18, and 25, 2020, 10:30 a.m.

South Valley Park, 2810 70th St. E., Inver Grove Heights

Enjoy free, family-friendly concerts and educational programs in South Valley Park, no registration required!  Bring your own blankets or seating and snacks, and be sure to maintain social distancing.

Photo Credit: Visit Inver Grove Heights

IGH Food Truck Days

August 20, 2020, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Rich Valley Athletic Complex, 1841 105th St. E., Inver Grove Heights

Sample a variety of dishes from local food trucks, including dinner items and sweet treats.  Admission is free, and food trucks will accept credit card-only payments for their menu items.  A list of vendors will be available online the week of the event so you can plan your evening.  

Bring your own blanket or seating and observe social distancing precautions.  The capacity of the event will be limited to keep everyone safe.

Photo Credit: Inver Grove Heights Parks and Recreation

Harmon Farms Trails Run

September 13, 2020, 8:00 a.m.

Harmon Farms Park Reserve, 1642 Upper 55th St. E., Inver Grove Heights

Enjoy beautiful forested scenery on a 5 or 10 mile run along the mountain bike trails at Harmon Farms Park Reserve.  Registration for either race is $30 and includes a t-shirt.

Photo Credit: Pexel

Night to Unite 

October 6, 2020

Night to Unite is a way for neighbors to get to know each other and promote police-community partnerships.  Each neighborhood gets to decide how to celebrate, whether it’s an elaborate block party or a simple gathering.  Register your gathering online for a visit from the police department, the fire department, elected officials, or other city staff.