The Recreation Division hosts several family-friendly events throughout the year. Below are some of our favorite seasonal events.
Summer seasonal events take place between June and August.
Puppet Wagon Preview Party: Catch a peek at the new puppet show, play games, create a personal puppet, munch on popsicles and more! This event takes place an evening within the first full week of June.
Puppet Wagon: The Puppet Wagon travels around Woodbury neighborhoods and parks performing puppet shows filled with music and silly puppets! Performances are about 8 minutes long and participants can play with the puppets afterwards.
4th of July Hometown Celebration: Celebrate the 4th of July at Woodbury’s annual Hometown Celebration. The festivities include a band, inflatables, food trucks and fireworks at HealthEast Sports Center.
Coin Carnival: A penny carnival event with games and prizes, a bounce house, temporary tattoos, crazy hair, Puppet Wagon shows and lunch. This event takes place at HealthEast Sports Center on a Friday in July.
Kids Duathlon: Bike and run to test your endurance in a duathlon! Youth bike two miles and run one mile along the trails of Ojibway Park. This event typically takes place a Saturday morning in July.
Tiny Tot Triathlon: A triathlon set up just for our tinniest triathletes! Participants bike on their own tricycle, bicycle, Strider, or similar self-pushed riding item on a cleared path; run, walk or skip down a length of path, splash into our splash pad and end with dash to the finish line. This event takes place the first Saturday morning of August.
Starlight Cinema Outdoor Movie Nights: An epic outdoor movie series, featured on a two-story inflatable screen with stadium speakers! This event takes place on various Thursday evenings at Ojibway Park.
Fall seasonal events take place between September and November.
Kids Glo Run: A run in the dark-sweet! Participants are given race shirts prior to the start that GLO along with items to wear to LIGHT IT UP! Neon signs guide runners on the approximate one mile route. This run takes place a Saturday evening in September.
Big Truck Day: The Central Park paring lot is filled with the coolest vehicles around for youth to explore the insides and outsides. This event takes place the morning of the last Saturday in September.
Winter seasonal events take place between December and February
Cookies and Crafts with Santa: Santa takes a break from making toys to join the youth of Woodbury in decorating cookies, making a fun holiday craft and taking pictures. This event takes place on Saturday morning in early December.
Family New Year's Eve Celebration: We fill HealthEast Sports Center with fun inflatables, huge moonwalks, obstacle courses, bingo, ice skating, music and so much more to make this evening a fun night for all! Door prize drawings are held at 8:30 p.m. followed by the big countdown. Geared towards families with children under 12.
Cold Catfish Cup: This outdoor winter biking event and race is for all ages, abilities and bikes. Fat bike demos, Northern Coffeeworks coffee, bonfires, raffle drawings, prize giveaways, food truck and much more will be available. Awards will be handed out to the top three finishers in each class. This event typically takes place a Sunday morning in January.
Spring seasonal events take place between March and May.
Sundae Bingo: Enjoy playing a variety of bingo games and making ice cream sundaes. This event happens the afternoon of one Sunday a month, January-March.
Egg Hunts: Choose from five different egg hunts! Our Adaptive egg hunt is a hunt just for our friends with physical and cognitive challenges. Our Playground Egg Hunt is a quaint and controlled egg hunt for ages 1-4. Our Excellent Egg Frenzy is our community wide free egg hunt for ages up to 7 years old and our Flashlight Egg Hunt takes place outside in the dark! All egg hunts take place two Saturdays before the Easter holiday.
Bonfire, Build, Bows and Bait: Adults and children will learn the basic skills of archery, unleashing their new skills with real and NERF bows, tackle the skill of fishing and make s'mores at the bonfire. Youth participants will also build a cool vehicle out of LEGO bricks to take home. This event takes place the a Saturday afternoon in May.