Special Events

A variety of special events are held each year throughout the city, including the Civic Campus and Springbrook Nature Center. Search through the seasons to see what events are scheduled. 

Most events are free, but a few of the events require a ticket to entry. 

Typical events include Winterfest, Pumpkin Night in the Park, Environmental Fun Fair, '49er Days, a summer concert series and more. 

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These events typically take place from November - February each year. 

Valentine Dance Party

Join DJ Ms. Jennie and Mr. G. from Hayes Elementary School for a Valentine Dance Party!  Enjoy: games, prizes, crafts, photo opportunity and more!

When: February 9, 6-7:30 p.m. 
Where: Hayes Gym 
Cost: $7/person 
All ages! All children must be accompanied by an adult.  

Register online at: Valentine Party (Ages 3+)600 pm (1)


These events typically take place from March - May each year. 

Spring Scavenger Hunt Event at Locke Park

Join us at Locke Park for a fun afternoon! Explore trails, decode clues, and find jokes hidden on the trails. Find all and win a prize!

When: March 27, 1-3 p.m.
Where: Locke Park
Who: All ages
Cost: FreeTwo children participating in the Spring Scavenger Hunt


These events typically take place from June - August each year. 

Summer Concert Series

Save the date!  Our popular FREE summer concert series returns for its fourth year on June 18. Concerts will take place at Springbrook Nature Center, Civic Campus Plaza/Amphitheater and Commons Park. Concerts will be on Tuesdays from 7-8 p.m. and feature a variety of genres, activities, and food trucks. Keep an eye out for the complete lineup to be announced soon!

Are you a musician/band interested in performing at our 2025 concert series? A musician interest form will be available starting September 2024. Musician interest forms for the 2024 Concert Series are closed and we are in the process of notifying selected performers.



These events typically take place from September - October each year. 

Pumpkin Night in the Park

Join us for a magical night of over 1,000 light pumpkins illuminating the trails, costumed characters, DJ & dance, fire dancers, food trucks and more! 

When: Saturday, October 19, 2024
Where: Springbrook Nature Center
Cost: To be announced, advance ticket sales only. 

Please visit FridleyMN.gov/PumpkinNight for more information! 

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