Community Events and Festivals

Public Works Open House

Get an inside look at the trucks, tools and teams that serve Burnsville! This free, family-friendly event will give kids of all ages the opportunity to explore the cool trucks and equipment the City uses to plow streets, operate water and sewer systems, maintain parks, prune trees and more.

Burnsville Maintenance Facility, 13713 Frontier Ct. 
Date: Thursday, May 25
Time: 3:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Three kids on a forklift
Kids marching on a trail in the woods

Kids to Parks Day

Families are invited to join us for Kids to Parks Day, a national effort to encourage everyone to create their own outdoor adventures at local parks.  Come explore Red Oak Park’s inclusive playground, new Bankshot™ court and green space. We’ll provide the music, snacks and refreshments.

Red Oak Park, 12100 River Hills Dr.
Date: Saturday, May 20
Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Cost: Free

Party on the Plaza

Don’t miss Burnsville’s ultimate summer celebration series! Party on the Plaza promises an evening of all-ages fun featuring live entertainment, food trucks, community booths, arts and craft vendors, games and more. 

Nicollet Commons Park, 12550 Nicollet Ave.
Dates: June 8, July 20, Aug. 24
Time: 4 - 9 p.m.
Cost: Free; food, beverage and goods available for purchase

Nicollet Commons Park at night. People watch a movie on a large inflatable screen.

Flicks on the Bricks

Enjoy summer nights and dive into some of your favorite movies during these outdoor shows! 

Nicollet Commons Park, 12550 Nicollet Ave.
Time: Seating begins at 7:30 p.m. | show begins at dusk
Cost: Free

June 23"Vivo"
July 7Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile
July 28Lightyear
Aug. 11*Puss in Boots

Join us Aug. 11 for Friday Night Boogie – a little fun * before the show! We’ll kick off the evening with some preshow musical entertainment and your dance moves starting at 7 p.m. and stay for a movie in the park.

Rockin' Lunch Hour

Lunchtime performances are back! These mini-concerts are geared toward preschool-aged audiences looking for a rockin’ good time! 

Nicollet Commons Park, 12550 Nicollet Ave. 
Date and Time: Thursdays, noon - 1 p.m.
Cost: Free

June 15Kids Dance
June 22Kid Power with Rachael
July 6Kids Dance
July 13Kid Power with Rachael
July 20Kids Dance
July 27Kid Power with Rachael
Aug. 3Kids Dance
Aug. 17Kid Power with Rachael

A group of kids with their hands up dancing to a performer on stage
Juneteenth Celebration, Free to be headline with photo of people laughing


Celebrate freedom with the Black community!

Everyone is welcome and invited to join us in celebrating Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, a festival held annually on the nineteenth of June to commemorate emancipation from slavery on that day in 1865.

North River Hills Park, 11501 19th Ave
Date: Saturday, June 17
Time: 1 p.m.


Proud to Be - Join is for a PRIDE celebration and an afternoon of community fun in the park! Together we honor PRIDE (Personal Rights in Defense and Education) and the advancement of legal rights for the LGBTQ+ community. You belong in Burnsville! 

Save the date: Saturday, June 3

Rainbow background with text Together We Celebrate PRIDE and the You Belong Here Burnsville logo

Burnhaven StoryWalk

Take a walk in the great outdoors and read from picture book pages displayed around the park.

Nicollet Commons Park, 12550 Nicollet Ave.
Days and Time: Wednesday, 9 a.m. - noon
Cost: Free

June 14"We are Water Protectors" by Carol Lindstrom
July 12"Saturday" by Oge Mora
Aug. 16"The Hike" by Alison Farrell
Police Chief with three kids at Night to Unite

Night to Unite

Night to Unite gives neighbors the opportunity to get together, get to know one another, heighten awareness of crime, drug and violence prevention, and strengthen community partnerships. Register your neighborhood party for the opportunity to receive updates, party planning tips and request a visit from Burnsville Police, Fire, City staff or elected officials. Watch for details and registration information coming mid-summer:

"Madagascar Jr!" the Musical

Based on Madagascar the movie, this musical is full of energy and singing. Join this youth cast for a great show in the park.

Nicollet Commons Park, 12550 Nicollet Ave.
Date: Thursday, Aug. 10
Time: noo - 1 p.m.
Cost: Free

Drive-In Movie

Go retro at the drive-in! Advance registration coming soon. 

North River Hills Park, 11501 19th Ave.
Date: Thursday, Aug. 31
Time: 8:15 p.m.
Movie: Luca (PG)

Three people laying on a car watching the movie on the large screen Headline: Drive In Movie

North American Unicycle Convention and Championships (NAUCC) Street Competition

Civic Center Park is hosting this year's high-energy North American Unicycle Convention and Championships Street Competition. 

Civic Center Park, 
Date: Saturday, July 22
Time: 1 p.m.
Cost: Free Admission

Be sure to check out the Burnsville International Festival, Art and All That Jazz and the Burnsville Festival and Fire Muster!

Looking for additional events in the area, visit Experience Burnsville for local flavor, local flare and all the fun!

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