Burnsville, MN

Celebrates Juneteenth and other events in Burnsville: rockin' lunch hour, story walk, and many more

Abdi Isaaq

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BURNSVILLE, MN — This June, there will be a bunch of fun experiences to share in Burnsville. All events are free and open to the public, so everyone is welcome to join!

  • Story Walk

Take a walk in the great outdoors while listening to a story! Get ready to explore with your friends and family on June 16 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. It will take place not far from Vista View Park, 1501 Circle Lane.

This event will present June's featured story: "One Day in the Eucalyptus Tree" by Daniel Bernstrom.

Partners for this event include Burnhaven Library and Dakota County.

  • Juneteenth Celebration

Everyone is welcome and invited to join us in celebrating Juneteenth on Saturday, June 19, from 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM at North River Hills Park, 11501 19th Avenue.

Juneteenth, also know as Freedom Day, is a festival held annually on June 19 to commemorate emancipation from the slavery of the Black community on that day in 1865.

There will be guest speakers of books and poetry, crafts, entertainment by Tropics Steel Drum Band, a dance party led by line dance leader Teresa Hart-Sandifer, music by the UPG choir.

Food is available for purchase from Jersey Mike's. This event is held in partnership with Dakota County Library, Spirit of Truth Church, ISD 191, and the Burnsville YMCA.

For more information about this event, contact 952-895-4575 or via email at Amber.Jacobson@burnsvillemn.gov.

  • Inclusive Playground Grand Opening | Red Oak Park

On June 21, the grand opening celebration of Burnsville's first inclusive playground and Bankshot court will take place at Red Oak Park, 12100 River Hills Drive.

This is a free, family-friendly event, and the playground will be open for all to enjoy from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

The playground includes traditional play designed in ways that are more accessible for people with a variety of ability levels. The focus was placed on group play experiences meant to bring people together while creating awareness, breaking down barriers, and fostering friendships.

  • Rockin' Lunch Hour Concerts

Lunchtime performances are back on June 24 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. These mini-concerts are geared toward preschool-aged audiences.

Rockin' Lunch Hour continues at Civic Center Park, located at Civic Center Parkway, along with Sticks and Tones!

Please note: Rockin' Lunch Hour plans to return to Nicollet Commons Park beginning July 8, when park construction is complete.

  • Friday Night "Flicks on the Bricks"

It is a free music and entertainment event on June 25 in Civic Center Park, Civic Center Parkway Burnsville.

The event will be held from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM, followed by an outdoor showing of "Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse" (PG). Relax and enjoy the summer night with us!

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