City Events


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City Events:

Upcoming Event Schedule

100th Anniversary

Citywide Garage Sales

City Services Expo

Coffee With a Cop

Community Art & Info Fair

Fire Department Open House

Holiday Train


Movie in the Park

Music in the Park

National Night Out


Trivia Night

Truck Or Treat

Library Event Calendar

Recreation Event Calendar

Centennial Committee

Upcoming City Events

Sept 17 - "Moana" Movie in the Park | McKenna Park | 7:30 pm
Join us at McKenna Park on Fri, Sept 17, at 7:30 pm for a free showing of Moana! Please bring a blanket or a lawn chair.
Sept 18 - Bike Fix-it Clinic | Columbia Heights Public Library | 10 to 11:30 am
Join local cycling enthusiasts for a Bike Fix-It Clinic at the library’s bike fix-it station! Drop-in anytime between 10:00 and 11:30 for help with tune-ups, tire repair, changing tires, adjusting brakes and derailleurs, and any bike-related questions you might have in order to hit the roads and trails. The bike fix-it station is located near the library’s parking lot entrance. No registration is required.

Sept 18 - Architect Avenue Walking Tour | Architect Avenue NE Minneapolis | 1 to 2 pm
In 1905 a contest was held in one of the farthest corners of Hennepin County, looking for well-designed homes for the up-and-coming middle class. Major Twin Cities architects were solicited to develop affordable homes that would combine “luxury, elegance, utility, and comfort” at a maximum cost of $3,000 (including landscaping and sidewalk).  Twelve local architects submitted unique and original designs, and in the end, six homes (all of which remain today) were selected and built. Thomas Lowry developed and promoted this mini-neighborhood, which soon became known as Architect Avenue. Click here to register.

Sept 21 - Fall Boogie Bash | Upper Murzyn Hall Parking Lot | 6 to 8:30 pm
Grab your roller skates, rollerblades, or dancing shoes, and join us on September 21 for a community fall fun night. We will dance and skate feverishly to hit music from the 1960s & '70s and more! Food sales are provided by the Columbia Heights Athletic Boosters. CH Lions drink sales.

Oct 9 - Fire Department Open House | Public Safety Building | 11 am to 2 pm

The Columbia Heights Fire Department is happy to announce the return of our annual Fire Prevention Week Open House! This year’s theme is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!™’ from the NFPA. The goal this year is to educate everyone about the different sounds the smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make. Knowing what to do when an alarm sounds will keep you and your family safe. When an alarm makes noises - a beeping sound or a chirping sound - you must take action.

Join us on Sat, Oct 9, 2021, from 11 am - 2 pm at 825 41st Ave NE Columbia Heights MN, 55421. We will have several community friends and partners to visit and learn how to be safe and answer questions you may have. There will be ice cream, dalmatians, games, and fire demonstrations!

Oct 30 - Truck or Treat | Huset Park | 1-5 pm
Truck or Treat returns for its fourth year Sat, Oct 30, 1-5 pm, at Huset Park East! We'll be going back to the original set-up after running a drive-thru only event in 2020. Kids and their parents can explore a variety of vehicles, including police cars, fire trucks, tow, dump, garbage and mail trucks, and a school bus. In addition to the organizations that provide their vehicles, Columbia Heights and its City departments will also collaborate with community partners such as SACA Food Shelf & Thrift Store, HeightsNEXT, and the Columbia Heights Lions to help make the event possible.

Kids middle-school aged and younger will receive a free treat bag as they leave. Recreation will host Puppet Wagon shows. Attendees are encouraged to come in costume. Pets are welcome, and maybe they can be in costume, too! Food and beverages for sale, and hot cider on site. This is a free event.

Nov 23 - Trivia Night | Murzyn Hall Bar Area | 7-9 pm
Test your knowledge for a chance to win prizes! Four rounds of trivia questions tailored to Columbia Heights residents and local themes. Sign up as a single player or register as a team here. This event takes place in the bar area of Murzyn Hall, where space is limited, so register soon. Prizes include Columbia Heights t-shirts and other merchandise, and gift certificates for local businesses. This will be the City's last 100th Anniversary event of Columbia Heights' Centennial Year.

Note: Don't worry. We won't take your phone at the start of the event or make you turn it off. But we do ask everyone apply the honor system and not use their phones for help in answering trivia questions. Thank you!

Centennial Committee Events
The City of Columbia Heights called on the help of the community for assistance in planning the City’s 100th Anniversary events and activities. The Centennial Community Committee made up of City staff and community stakeholders, has assisted in this planning since 2019. Some events proposed during this process were handed off to community groups to organize. These events are still centennial celebrations, but they are not technically run or sponsored by the City of Columbia Heights itself. One of the main events that fall into this category is the HeightsNEXT Cultural Fest Sept 25 (Note: the Lions Speakeasy, originally scheduled for Sept 18, also fell into this category, but the event has been canceled):

HeightsNEXT Cultural Fest, Sept 25, 2 to 5 pm, Columbia Heights High School Gym
A celebration of the many cultures and ethnicities in Columbia Heights. Everyone is welcome to this free, fun-for-all-ages centennial event, featuring dance, poetry, and music performances from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. Free event. Registration not required.

Current Performers:

*Black & African-American Community singers and poets
*Somali Museum Dancers
*Korean Drummers
*Native American Drummers
*Ecuadorian Dancers
*First Lutheran Scandinavian Choir
*Dolina Polish Dancers