Community Events

Community Events

The City of Victoria and community partners host free public events throughout the year to bring everyone together. 

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Donuts in Victoria

The Donuts in Victoria free community gathering series organized by the City of Victoria Parks & Recreation Department gives an insider look at the happenings in Victoria through casual chats with City staff and partners. Coffee and donuts are provided!
Third Wednesdays of the Month | 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. |  Victoria Recreation Center Lobby Room


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Hands-Only CPR Classes

Hands-Only CPR can provide the victims of cardiac arrest with the valuable care they need until advanced treatment arrives. In a Hands-Only CPR Class, you'll learn the basic skills of Hands Only CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use so that you are prepared to respond in the event of a medical emergency. Registration is required.
Session 1 – Tuesday | April 18, Session 2 – Wednesday, June 14 | Session 3 – Thursday, August 24 | 6:30-8:00 p.m. | Victoria Fire Station

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Enjoy this summer's Concerts in the Park series down at the Charlson Thun Community Bandstand! Organized by the City of Victoria's Parks & Recreation Department, this year's lineup features fun for all ages.
  June 7 – Star of the North Jazz Orchestra
  June 14 – Just Dave and the Rockin’ All Stars
  June 21 – Minnesota Valley Community Band
  June 28 – Power of 10
  July 12 - Bambi Alexandra and The Dark Horse Blues Band
  July 19 – Wondercure
  July 26 – New Primitives
  August 2 – Puppets in the Park: The Z Puppets | 6:30-7:15 p.m.
  August 9 – Stimulus Package
 Wednesdays from June to August | 6:00-8:00 p.m. | Charlson Thun Community Bandstand

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Enjoy this summer's Lunch Time Tunes series down at the Charlson Thun Community Bandstand! Organized by the City of Victoria's Parks & Recreation Department, this year's lineup features fun for all ages. Each Lunch Time Tunes will also have a StoryWalk offered by the Victoria Library.
  Wednesday, June 21 – John Kerns
  Wednesday, July 19 – Captain Cool Kid
Wednesday in June and July | 12:00-12:45 p.m. | Charlson Thun Community Bandstand

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Join us in downtown Victoria for this summer’s Discover Victoria Classic Car Nights! Classic cars from all over the metro area are on display downtown during the evenings of the second and fourth Wednesdays of the summer months. Make sure to check out all the amazing food and drink options from local establishments! Classic Car Nights are organized and run by volunteers with the Victoria Business Association.
Second and Fourth Wednesdays, June through September | 5:00-8:00 p.m. | Downtown Victoria

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Victoria Farmers Market at Enki

Stop by the fresh new Victoria Farmers Market to gather and connect with friends while picking up local goods to eat. The City of Victoria will have a tent at the market to share community resources with everyone.
Thursdays, June 22 to September 28 | 3:00-6:00 p.m. | Enki Brewing Parking Lot

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Truck Rodeo

Explore the big trucks and machinery that keep our city safe and beautiful during this year's Truck Rodeo! Organized by the City of Victoria Parks & Recreation Department, join this free event to discover vehicles from Victoria’s Public Works, Fire Department, and local partners in safety. Enter the grand prize drawing for a ride to school in a fire truck.
Thursday, July 20 | 6:00-8:00 p.m. | Victoria Recreation Center

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Pop-Up Splash Pad

There’s no better way to celebrate summer than by splashing around in the sunshine at the Pop-Up Splash Pad. The Victoria Fire Department will bring the water, all you need to bring is a towel and to dress in clothing that can get wet. Top the day off with frozen treats and a bounce house!
Wednesday, July 26 | 1:00-2:00 p.m. | Victoria Recreation Center

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Night to Unite

Neighborhoods within Victoria host Night to Unite Block Parties each year on the first Tuesday of August. This year, community members will get together across Victoria on the evening of August 1 to celebrate during the annual get together.
Tuesday, August 1 | 5:00-8:00 p.m. | Neighborhoods Around Victoria

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Puppets in the Park featuring Z Puppet's A La Carte: In a Fool’s Kitchen is a comic battle between a clown, French Chef, and a wily lobster set to live accordion music. This playfully interactive comedy features clowning, puppetry, music, and a few unruly vegetables. The show is meant for families and children over the age of 4 years. A StoryWalk sponsored by the Victoria Library will be set up along the trail behind the library.
Wednesday, August 2 | 6:30-7:15 p.m. | Charlson Thun Community Bandstand

Thank you to this year's Fun in the Sun community sponsors!

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Departments and partners of the City of Victoria organize and host community events throughout the year to bring everyone together and showcase areas around Victoria, Minnesota.

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