Get in the community spirit at these annual events.
Year after year, I find myself looking forward to the annual Woodbury Days celebration—an event I’ve been attending for over a decade. However, there are several other community events throughout the year that I also enjoy attending, including the following:
April: Woodbury Community Expo
The Woodbury Area Chamber of Commerce brings together commerce and community at the Woodbury Community Expo with more than 175 local businesses and organizations. For more than 10 years, the community has flocked to the expo for entertainment—from watching magicians and dance shows to feeling like a kid again and climbing inside police squad cars.
May: Prayer Breakfast
Modeled after the National Prayer Breakfast held in Washington, D.C., the Woodbury Prayer Breakfast hosts upwards of 400 leaders from businesses, government agencies, educational groups and churches in and around Woodbury. The breakfast begins with a welcome from the mayor and music. Community prayers and a panel follow breakfast, with closing remarks ending the service.
July: Fourth of July Fireworks
Woodbury celebrates the U.S. with the Fourth of July Hometown Celebration. Kick off the holiday with open field house time at HealthEast Sports Center and boating on the St. Croix River. End your celebratory day with a stunning display of fireworks, outdoor concessions and a fun-filled Kids’ Zone at the HealthEast Sports Center.
August: Woodbury Days
The Woodbury Days three-day celebration at Ojibway Park is a farewell to summer, complete with a business fair, carnival games and rides, and more. You can enjoy food at the Taste of Woodbury or grab a beer at the beer tent. Kids can head over to the petting zoo and win prizes at the bingo tent.
October: Halloween Hoopla
Get dressed in your best costume, and head to Ojibway Park for the Halloween Hoopla. Kids can trunk-or-treat, search for and decorate mini pumpkins, and have fun in the photo booth. A costume contest winner may win prizes from the secret judge.
November: Winter Wonderland and Carnival
Welcome the beautiful snow, and celebrate the opening of the outdoor ice rink at the HealthEast Sports Center’s Winter Wonderland and Carnival. Bring your skates to hit the ice, listen to holiday music, win trinkets and prizes at the penny carnival, and enjoy the annual tree lighting.
December: NYE Celebration
Woodbury’s New Year’s Eve celebration is the perfect way to ring in the new year as a family, without sacrificing bedtimes. HealthEast Sports Center is filled with inflatables, moonwalks, ice skating, music and more. The party goes from 6 to 9 p.m., leaving lots of time to get the little ones to bed.
Editor’s Note: All dates and details are subject to change; events highlighted are merely a snapshot of some of the city’s annual events.