Community Events

December: Holiday Lights Map and Competition

Looking for a fun family activity this holiday season? Compete in the annual Holiday Lights contest! To enter, submit this form Holiday Light Competition Sign Up and finish decorating by December 13, 2021.

Don’t want to compete? Take a drive to the best and brightest local displays. The downloadable Holiday Lights Map is available NOW! Take the tour and vote on your favorite displays by December 28-- prizes will be awarded to the top contenders.

This event is a collaboration among the cities of Arden Hills, Mounds View, New Brighton, Roseville, and Shoreview. For more information, contact Joe Vaughan, Recreation Programmer at the City of Arden Hills at or Maria Larson  at  

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July 30: Penny Carnival December: Holiday Lights Map

Gather up your pennies and loose change and come celebrate the end of the 2021 Summer Parks & Recreation program in Arden Hills. The carnival will be held Friday, July 30 at Perry Park from 1 to 3 p.m. There will be carnival games, a face-painting artist, and refreshments. There is no registration cost to enter the event. The games range in price from 10¢ to 25¢. We also offer face painting for 50¢, a dunk tank for 25¢, and a caricaturist for $10. The City’s annual stormwater meeting will be held concurrently in an educational booth format.


July 24: Bark & Rec Day

Thank you to the Arden Hills Parks and Recreation Department for organizing a good canine time at Perry Park on Saturday, July 24. From 1 to 3 p.m., residents and their furry friends stopped by the off-leash dog park to join in the fun. Many tennis balls were chased! It was a hot afternoon, so the doggie pool was well utilized and the pop-up tent gave both dogs and humans some much-needed shade. Creative kids decorated leashes for their pups, too. It was good to see so many happy faces and wagging tails at our event.

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