Community Events and Festivals

Yappy Hour

Thanks for joining us this year! We'll see you next year for another howling good time. Keep scrolling for details on Howl-O-Ween, our next dog-friendly event.

Child smiling at a dog Headline: Join Us For Yappy Hour
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Fire Open House

Come check out the new Fire Station No. 1! Meet our firefighters/paramedics, take a tour of the station and learn about fire prevention. 

Fire Station No. 1, 14275 Newton Ave. 
Date: Oct. 13
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Halloween Fest On-The-Go

Boys and ghouls of all ages are invited to cruise down a drive-thru illuminated trick-or-treat trail with music, entertainment and of course candy! Bring on the costumes - what are you dressing up as?  

Lac Lavon, 15501 Lac Lavon Drive
Date: Oct. 28
Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
Cost: $15/vehicle, register

Halloween Fest on the Go
Small dog in a biker costume Headline: Howl-O-Ween


Bring on fall with pumpkins and puppy costumes at our annual Howl-O-Ween event in partnership with People of Alimagnet Caring for K9s (PACK). Join us for a puppy parade through a Haunted Forest, a "Trick for Treats" station, pet-themed vendors and a costume contest with fantastic prizes for the best dressed in multiple categories for both dogs and humans. You'll also get a chance to eat at one of our food truck vendors.

Alimagnet Park, 15501 Lac Lavon Drive
Date: Oct. 29
Time: 12 - 2 p.m.
Cost: Free

Halloween Skate

Skate around to the Monster Mash and your favorite Halloween tunes, trick-or-treat around the Ice Center and get your name into prize drawings while having a spook-tacular time!

Burnsville Ice Center, 251 Civic Center Parkway
Date: Oct. 30
Time: 11 a.m. - noon
Cost: Free; skate rentals available for $5

Halloween Skate

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Run Now Gobble Later 5K

Gather your friends, family and neighbors to kick off your Thanksgiving plans with a 5k and fun run. Join us at the finish line for music, coffee, hot chocolate and delicious eats from a food truck.

North River Hills Park, 11501 19th Ave.
Date: Saturday, Nov. 19
Time: 9 a.m. - noon
Cost: $15, register

Polar Fest

Experience the coolest festival in Burnsville! Celebrate winter with us with all kinds of family-friendly outdoor games, sporting activities, entertainment, food vendors and more! 

North River Hills Park, 11501 19th Ave.
Date: Saturday, Feb. 11
Time: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Cost: Free

Snowglobe on a bed of snow. Inside the snowglobe is a small statue of a polar bear and text written

Be sure to check out the Winter Lighting Ceremony!

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