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Heights Cultural Festival

Columbia Heights High School 1400 49th Avenue Northeast, Columbia Heights, MN

Celebrate the past 100 years of cultural and ethnic richness in Columbia Heights! Fun, all-ages performance event!Black & African-American Community singers and poetsSomali DancersKorean DrummersInti Samay DancersNative American DrummersEcuadorian DancersFirst Lutheran Scandinavian ChoirDolina Polish DancersSee full details



Columbia Heights Public Library 3939 Central Avenue Northeast, Columbia Heights, MN

HeightsNEXT is organizing volunteers for a Cleanup on Central Avenue and nearby parks.Volunteers’ efforts will freshen up local streetscapes and prevent trash from drifting with next spring’s melting snow through storm drains into the Mississippi River.Last spring, 57 volunteers of all ages turned out on a brisk Saturday morning to pick up trash along Central ... Read more


Central Ave. Earth Day Clean-Up

John P. Murzyn Hall 530 Mill Street Northeast, Columbia Heights, MN

Join HeightsNEXT in our Annual Central Ave. Earth Day Spring Clean up!Join HeightsNEXT in our Annual Central Ave. Earth Day Spring Clean up! We'll gather at the Muryzn Hall at 9 am to hand out safety vests, garbage bags and figure out street/park assignments for all volunteers. (Park assignments are made for families with young ... Read more


Bilingual Monarch Festival in Columbia Heights

Sullivan Lake Park 721 51st. Ave. NE, Columbia Heights, MN

Columbia Heights 2nd Annual Monarch Festival; Now Bilingual! (Spanish & English)On Wednesday, August 17th, starting at 5 p.m., the community is invited to celebrate the monarch butterfly. This will be a Bi-lingual, Spanish and English celebration with food trucks, games, traditional Mexican dance and music, an Encanto dance party, a monarch costume parade and an ... Read more


Columbia Heights Pride Festival

Sullivan Lake Park 721 51st. Ave. NE, Columbia Heights, MN

Join us for our 4th Annual Columbia Heights Pride Festival!Join us for music, fun, games, art, community, education, and more! The 4th Columbia Heights Pride festival was recently highlighted and on the cover of the May 19, 2022 Lavender Magazine about small-town Pride Festivals. Food trucks, vendors, and performers will be in attendance. More info ... Read more