Community Events & News

January

Comedy At Brookview

Winter Market In The Valley

February

West Metro Home Remodeling Fair

Winter Market In The Valley

Comedy At Brookview

Winterfest

FREE
Sat, Feb 8 2020, noon–2 pm
@ Wesley Park

Gather your family and friends and join us for some fun in a Golden Valley winter wonderland! Enjoy sledding, ice skating, hayrides, DJ, a bonfire with hot chocolate and marshmallow roasting, and more!

March

Winter Market In The Valley

Spring Blood Drive

Date: Canceled

Time: Canceled

Make your appointment online (enter sponsor code 4078), or contact Maggie at 651-332-7171 or mschneider@mbc.org. On the day of your donation, complete your health history questionnaire online at www.mbc.org/idonate.

Check in: Foyer of Public Safety Building (7700 Golden Valley Rd)

April

Run The Valley Race and Walk

May

Annual Spring Brush Pick-up

Bike Rodeo

Step To It Challenge

June

Concerts In The Park

2021 Concerts

All concerts are on Mondays, at 7 pm.

Concerts In The Park Poster | COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols

Couple Dancing
  • June 7 Percolators (Gazebo)
  • June 14 Vinnie Rose (Gazebo)
  • June 21 Pan-Handlers Steel Drum Band (Gazebo)
  • June 28 Stomp N’ Dixie (Gazebo)

Bands Apply Here For 2022

Online Application | Paper Application

Groups looking to perform in 2021 can fill out an application by Jan 18, 2021 and submit it to:
Brian Erickson
berickson@goldenvalleymn.gov
316 Brookview Pkwy, Golden Valley, MN


Market In The Valley

Music On The Patio

Public Safety In The Parks

Public Safety Open House

Puppet Wagon

Views of the Valley Photo Contest

Water Days

Ages 14 & under with adult
Fri, Jun 14 & Jul 19 2019, 12:30–2 pm
@ Scheid Park
Join us for a wet and wild day featuring water slides, music, snacks, and games.

July

Concerts In The Park

2021 Concerts

All concerts are on Mondays, at 7 pm.

Concerts In The Park Poster | COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols

Couple Dancing
  • July 12 The 1st John Philip Sousa Memorial Band (Large Pavillion)
  • July 19 Axis Mundi World Music (Gazebo)
  • July 26 Salsa Del Soul (Gazebo)

Bands Apply Here For 2022

Online Application | Paper Application

Groups looking to perform in 2021 can fill out an application by Jan 18, 2021 and submit it to:
Brian Erickson
berickson@goldenvalleymn.gov
316 Brookview Pkwy, Golden Valley, MN


Family Story Time

Firefighter Recruitment Expo

Ice Cream Social (Canceled)

Concerts, Cones, and Community Connections!

The 2021 Ice Cream Social is canceled due to COVID-19.


Market In The Valley

Music On The Patio

Public Safety In The Parks

Puppet Wagon

Come to a park near you to watch your favorite puppets go on adventures and tell tall tales every week! Twice a week, the Golden Valley Puppet Wagon makes stops at six different City parks. It also stops by the Golden Valley Library a few times per summer. Admission is free and all ages are welcome.

Puppet Wagon

Summer 2021 Schedule

All 2021 shows are canceled due to COVID-19.

Water Days

August

Concerts In The Park

2021 Concerts

All concerts are on Mondays, at 7 pm.

Concerts In The Park Poster | COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols

Couple Dancing
  • Aug 2 Banjo Boy Variety Band (Large Pavillion)
  • Aug 9 Capri Big Band (Large Pavillion)

Bands Apply Here For 2022

Online Application | Paper Application

Groups looking to perform in 2021 can fill out an application by Jan 18, 2021 and submit it to:
Brian Erickson
berickson@goldenvalleymn.gov
316 Brookview Pkwy, Golden Valley, MN


Golden Valley Greens Classic

Market In The Valley

Music On The Patio

Penny Carnival

Friday, August 4, 2019
12:30-2 pm, at Brookview Park

The afternoon will be filled with carnival games, face painting, a dunk tank, puppet shows, popcorn, hayrides, and more! All games and activities cost 3-5 cents per play. This event is for children ages 14 and under, with an adult.

Public Safety In The Parks

Puppet Wagon

Come to a park near you to watch your favorite puppets go on adventures and tell tall tales every week! Twice a week, the Golden Valley Puppet Wagon makes stops at six different City parks. It also stops by the Golden Valley Library a few times per summer. Admission is free and all ages are welcome.

Puppet Wagon

Summer 2021 Schedule

All 2021 shows are canceled due to COVID-19.

September

Golden Valley Arts & Music Festival

Market In The Valley

Music On The Patio

October

Market In The Valley

Minnesota's Night To Unite

Mighty Tidy Day

Annual Leaf Drop-Off

November

Annual Leaf Drop-Off

December

Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train

  • Dec 11, 2019, 4:45 pm
    Golden Hills Dr Railway Crossing, Golden Valley

Featured performers: Meghan Patrick, Tanika Charles, and Kelly Prescott

Details about parking here.

About the Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train

Since 1999, the Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train has traveled across the United States and Canada entertaining communities and raising money and collecting donations for local food banks. The train will make its fourth stop in Golden Valley in 2019, with all proceeds benefiting PRISM.

The 1,000-foot Holiday Train will roll into Golden Valley Wed, Dec 11, 4:45 pm, stopping at the railway crossing at Golden Hills Dr. Its 14 rail cars will be decorated with hundreds of thousands of LED lights and holiday designs.

Get there early and enjoy food and hot beverages from food trucks like Sandy's Grill & Italian Ice, Mobile Brats and Burgers, Sweet Dreams Candy, and The Wandering Mug.

Upon arrival, a stage door lowers for musical performances and a brief presentation with local dignitaries and food bank representatives. After 30 minutes, the boxcar door closes and the train moves on to the next stop.

Parking

Public parking will be available in the Allianz park garage. Drivers will ONLY be allowed to enter the Allianz parking garage from southbound Xenia Ave. Vehicles traveling north on Xenia Ave will not be able to enter the garage. See parking/detour map for details. Limited parking will also be available in the Collonade parking garage beginning at 4 pm.

Food Shelf Donations

Donations of healthy food options are encouraged (see CP's Healthy Donations suggestions). It's also a good idea to check with PRISM regarding its specific needs. Donated items can be dropped in bins near the stairwells in the Allianz parking garage or at Finnegan's Reverse Food Truck

Holiday Toy Drive

Along with accepting food donations, PRISM will also be collecting new, unwrapped presents for its annual Holiday Toy Shoppe, to put a little magic into the holiday season for the 1000+ children it serve. Most desired gift options are sports attire, perfume, make-up, cologne, and more. It’s also a good idea to check with PRISM regarding its specific toy drive needs.

For more information, visit PRISM’s website.

Toys For Tots Drive

+ More In The Community

Be sure to view the City Calendar for what's coming up next, and also check these sites for more community events:

Golden Valley Garden Club Events

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