From performances to races to mini carnivals and big trucks-Woodbury's Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of special events throughout the year. Li You can also view the entire year of seasonal special events.
Upcoming Special Events
- Bonfire, Build, Bows and Bait
- Kids Adventure Mud Run
- 4th of July Hometown Celebration
- Carver Lake Camp Out
- Coin Carnival
- Kids Duathlon
- Zombie Apocalypse Chase
- Tiny Tot Triathlon
- Story Time in the Park
- Starlight Cinema
- Performances in the Park
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On-site registration will not be available.
Bonfire, Build, Bows and Bait
Venture out of your normal Saturday for an afternoon at Carver Lake Park! Participants will learn the basic skills of archery, unleashing their new skills with real and NERF™ bows; tackle the skill of fishing; build a cool LEGO® item to bring home; and finish up the day with s’mores by the bonfire.
- Recommended for ages 4-12 with a participating adult
- $15 (only children need to register)
- Carver Lake Park Shelter
- Saturday, May 21
- 1, 2, and 3 p.m. sessions available
Kids Adventure Mud RunWoodbury and Cottage Grove Parks and Recreation Departments team up again for this annual epic experience! From army crawls, slack lines, running ramps and net climbs to the tire run, spider webs, rock wall, hanging noodle dash and dodging swinging balls in the forest, this experience has a new challenge at every corner! Participants will run, climb, crawl, slide and run their way through approximately a one-mile course filled with over 20 kid-friendly obstacles. Participants can end the route with a dash through a mud pit. Route will be staffed and marked to aid in a successful run.
4th of July Hometown CelebrationCelebrate the 4th of July at Woodbury's Hometown Celebration. This year's featured band will be Free Fallin, a Tom Petty tribute band. Live music will start at 7 p.m. and performances will take place until the traditional fireworks display.
- Monday, July 4
- M Health Fairview Sports Center (4125 Radio Drive)
- Food sales 6-10 p.m.
- Kid Zone (bounce houses) 6-8:30 p.m.
- Live music 7-10 p.m.
- Fireworks display 10 p.m.
Thank you to A.J. Alberts Plumbing for the financial sponsorship of the Kids Zone.
Carver Lake Camp OutAn opportunity for families to relive-or experience for the first time how much fun it is to spend a night sleeping under the stars and enjoy the sounds of nature at night. There will be numerous activities to participate in throughout the evening in an open house style format. Once registered, we will provide a supply list and more details about the activities. Dinner, campfire treats and breakfast will be provided.
Coin CarnivalJoin us for fun and games at this year's Coin Carnival. The day will include games and prizes, a bounce house, temporary tattoos, crazy hair, Puppet Shows and lunch.
Kids DuathlonBike and run to test your endurance in this kids-only duathlon! Youth will bike approximately 1.5 miles and run approximately 3/4 a mile along the trails of Colby Lake Park. All participants much bring their own bike; wear athletic shoes and a well-fitting bike helmet.
Zombie Apocalypse ChaseWoodbury and Cottage Grove Parks and Recreation Departments team up to bring you an experience like no other! Your mission, should you choose to accept, is to find and safely return the plutonium rocks hidden around the park area. Participants beware: the park area is home to many mad scientists who will try to prevent you and your friends from finding the plutonium! Prepare for a thrilling and exhausting chase with challenges along the way. If you desire, come dressed in your best zombie attire; but please make sure physical movement like running, crawling and climbing are possible.
Tiny Tot TriathlonA triathlon set up for the youngest triathletes! Participants will bike, run and splash their way to the finish line where they will receive a sticker medal presented to them by a firefighter or police officer! Little athletes will bike on their own self-pushed riding item on a path; run down a length of path; splash into the splash pad; and end with a dash to the finish line. Plus, before or after the race, they'll have a chance to create a medal craft and grab a snack and water.
Story Time in the ParkJoin Woodbury Parks and Recreation along with the Washington County Library for story time in the park! Each session will include three or four stories, songs, rhymes and finger-plays. Story time lasts roughly 30 minutes and will be canceled in the case of inclement weather. Story time is geared towards toddles and preschoolers, but children of all ages are welcome.
Starlight Cinema Summer Movie SeriesGet ready for the epic outdoor movie series, featured on a two-story inflatable screen with stadium speakers! This summer series is a collaboration between local businesses and Woodbury Parks and Recreation. Please visit Starlight Cinema's website for more information.
- Ojibway Park
- Movies begin at dusk. Movie-themed activities begin at 7 p.m.
|Thursday, June 9||Encanto|
|Thursday, June 23||Boss Baby 2|
|Thursday, July 7||Clifford the Big Red Dog|
|Thursday, July 21||Luca|
|Thursday, Aug. 4||Sing 2|
Performances in the Park
Performances are held in the indoor amphitheater at Woodbury Central Park, 8595 Central Park Place. All performances are family-friendly and free.
|Sunday, March 27||2 p.m.||Matt Hannah||Folk Music|
|Sunday, April 24||2 p.m.||ForEver Young||Swing, Jazz and Rock Music|
|Sunday, May 1||2 p.m.||Classic Brass Quartet||Classical Music|