City Events


Upcoming Events:

Oct 28 - Nov 3 - Bakken Museum Virtual Programming Week | Online

In honor of the Columbia Heights centennial, the Columbia Heights Public Library is partnering with the Bakken Museum for a week of virtual programming, Oct. 28 to Nov. 3. The Bakken Museum was founded by, Columbia Heights resident and Medtronic co-founder, Earl Bakken. Legend has it Mr. Bakken drew his inspiration from seeing Frankenstein at the Historic Heights Theater as a kid. Hopefully, the Bakken Museum virtual programming week inspires you!

A Bee's Code -

Small Stuff, Big Deal -

War of the Currents -

Oct 29 - Boo Drive-Thru | Huset Park on Jefferson St NE, from 40th Ave and Huset Parkway | 5 to 8 pm

The City’s annual Truck or Treat event is doing things a little differently this year due to COVID precautions. The special “Boo Drive-Thru” event will take a drive-through approach along a lit path. City trucks, police cars, fire trucks, snow plows, and a number of other vehicles will be on display and showing off their lights as visitors drive along a guided route to view each of the stations. City officials will also be handing out candy! The guided drive is expected to take about 10 minutes. This is a family-friendly event. Details may change.

Nov 1 - Adopt A Highway Cleanup | Columbia Heights Public Library Parking Lot | 1 pm

HeightsNEXT is organizing a fall cleanup along Central Avenue. Volunteers’ efforts will freshen up local streetscapes and prevent trash from drifting with next spring’s melting snow through storm drains into the Mississippi River.

Volunteers should meet at 1 pm, Sunday, Nov. 1, in the Columbia Heights Public Library parking lot, 3939 Central Ave. NE. Bags and safety vests will be provided. Volunteers should bring their own gloves and dress appropriately for trash cleanup.

This event will be socially distanced, with each group of volunteers dispersing to clean their own section of Central Avenue. Please wear masks when picking up and returning vests and bags. After volunteers complete their cleanup, they are invited to meet back at the library to return vests and pick up some “to go” refreshments.

The cleanup will occur “rain or shine,” so participants should dress for the weather. Sign up on the HeightsNEXT’s Facebook events page:, email, or simply show up on the day of the event.

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City Events:

100th Anniversary

Citywide Garage Sales

City Services Expo

Coffee With a Cop

Community Picnic and Art & Craft Fair

Fire Department Open House

Holiday Train


National Night Out

Truck Or Treat