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2022 Summer Events in West St. Paul

Thanks to Cherokee Service and Dakota County for their support.

It’s summer in West St. Paul and that means a busy season of things to do. We’ve got the rundown of major summer events. Check out our new West St. Paul events page for more.

West St. Paul Summer Events

  • Water fun: While the Harmon Park splash pad opened over Memorial Day weekend, the city pool doesn’t open until Saturday, June 11 and will run through August 28.
  • Movies in the Park: West St. Paul will again be doing a series of summer movies in the park. First up is Encanto at Harmon Park on June 17, followed by Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on July 15 at Southview Park, and then a movie in the dome on August 12 with a community vote to determine the movie.
  • Juneteenth: The Residents of Color Collective (ROCC) is back with their second annual Juneteenth Celebration at Dodge Nature Center on June 19. They’re also doing a Freedom Walk earlier in the day.
  • West St. Paul Pride: The local Pride celebration moves to the Sports Complex this year for a bigger and better event on July 9.
  • Thompson Park: Celebrating the recent improvements with the Thompson County Park Open House on July 14.
  • Night to Unite: The annual block party evening, Night to Unite, returns on August 2. If you want to participate, July 18 is the last day to officially register your block party with the city.
  • Explore West St. Paul Days: The local community event Celebrate West St. Paul Days shutdown with the pandemic and volunteer woes, but the city is bringing it back as Explore West St. Paul Days from August 11-13. There’s a wealth of events over the three days, including a parade, fireworks, city open house, concert in the park, and much more.
  • West St. Paul Rider: This community bike ride returns for the second straight year in conjunction with Explore West St. Paul Days. It will happen on the morning of August 13, starting at Garlough Park with multiple routes and a water stop at Thompson Park.

Check out the West St. Paul Parks & Rec Summer brochure for more events, including safety camps, free Tour de Rec events, and more. The West St. Paul Police Department also has a number of events planned or in the works. Watch their Facebook page for more details.

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