All of us at the Maryland Heights Parks and Recreation Department strive to provide our community with a variety of programs and events. Below are some of the events coming up. Check back with us for updates!

To register for any program or event, you may visit us at the Community Center's Welcome Desk during business hours. Once your information is in your system, you may utilize our online registration at any time. Please call us at (314) 738-2599 if you have any questions. 

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Summer Concert Series

Fridays (Specified Below)
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Vago Park (MH Pavilions at the back of the park) or Parkwood Park

All Ages

Join us for the following Fridays for a FREE concert at Vago Park - Maryland Heights Pavilion or Parkwood Park! Food trucks will be present from 6 - 9 p.m. Bands will play from 7 - 9 p.m. Pack up those chairs and picnic blankets and come listen to some great local music!

No pre-registration.

Pricing: FREE

June 22 - Parkwood Park -Maple Jam Band

The Maple Jam Band was established in 2003 in Maplewood during a Jam session. They provide an upbeat mix of acoustic driven classic rock, blues and the occasional country tune. The Maple Jam Band has opened for rock icon, Leon Russell.

July 20 - Vago Park -Common Time Rhythm and Blues Show Band

Common Time is an exciting 6-piece Rhythm and Blues Dance and Show band that plays with feeling and is sure to move your soul! The band's name is a tribute to the driving R&B time signature. R&B lovers will recognize the 4/4 beat and they will have you dancing and singing along in no time!

August 17 - Parkwood Park -Surrender Dorothy

Surrender Dorothy has been playing around the St. Louis area since 1995. This group started playing over twenty years ago to entertain their friends, make some extra money and have fun. The fun just keeps on going when you hear them play Guitar Rock covers!

September 21 - Vago Park -RetroNerds

The RetroNerds are an 80's tribute band from St. Louis. They perform the best hits of the 80s in perfect sync with the original video from MTV on multiple displays. Come watch these four nerds put on a show!

 

Family Movie Nights

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Saturdays (Specified Below)
8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Various Locations

All Ages

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a movie under the stars. We are hosting outdoor movies on the following Saturdays. The locations will change with each date but all movies will be from 8 - 10 PM, family-friendly and completely free. You are welcome to bring your own refreshments. We'll even provide the popcorn!

No pre-registration required.

Pricing: FREE

June 30 - Community Center, North Side Parking Lot - Moana

July 21 - Vago Park, Maryland Heights Pavilion - Elf

 

Other Programming

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What's the Scoop?

Various Dates
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Various Locations (See below)

All Ages

Bring your family and your sweet tooth and join us at your nearest neighborhood park for an ice cream social. This is a great way to get out and meet your neighbors!

No pre-registration is required.

Pricing: FREE

Tuesday, July 10 - Parkwood Park

Wednesday, August 8 - Vago Park

 

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Summer Short Triathlon--Canceled due to low enrollment 

Thursday, June 14
6:00 p.m.
Maryland Heights Community Center

Ages 14+

Come out and challenge yourself in this shortened version of our indoor Upside Down Triathlon. Race the cloc, and see how fast you can complete a 2.5 mile run, 8 mile bike, and a 400 meter swim. All participants will receive a commemorative shirt. The top 3 finishers will receive a medal. 

Register by June 10th. 

Pricing:
Members - $30 / Residents - $35 / Non-Residents - $40

 

Capture the Flag Cookout

June 15
6:00 p.m.
Vago Park

All Ages

Come out to Vago Park for a fun family cookout. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be provided. Staff will lead various games such as Capture the Flag, Hounds and Hares, Gold Rush and more! This is a perfect way to spend the evening with family and friends. Special prizes will be awarded throughout the evening.

Register by June 13th. 

Pricing: Members - $5/ Residents - $8 / Non-Residents - $10

 

Father's Day at Aquaport

June 17
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (throughout the day)
Aquaport

All Ages

It’s your day, Dads! We honor you with FREE entry to Aquaport with a paid child’s admission. From 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., we will be hosting a variety of special activities and giving away prizes. 

No registration required.

Pricing: Dads are free with a paid child's admission. Click here for child admission pricing. 

 

Aquaport's 20th Anniversary Celebration

June 21
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (throughout the day)
Aquaport

All Ages

Aquaport is turning 20 years old! In honor of the year we began - 1998, we are dropping our admission prices down to $1.98 all day long. Come celebrate with us!

The regular, on-going special of Half-Off admission after 5:00 p.m. will not apply on this date. 

Pricing: $1.98 for EVERYONE

 

Night Out with Picasso's Palette

June 27
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Community Center

Ages 18+

Enjoy painting a beautiful canvas with easy step-by-step instructions. You will learn how to blend paints and create highlights and shadows. You can bring your own snacks and drinks to add to the fun!

Register by June 20. 

Pricing: Members - $35/ Residents - $39 / Non-Residents - $42

 

Mermaids and Mateys

July 14
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Aquaport

Ages 2.5-5

Ahoy! Calling all Pirates and Mermaids, your presence is requested on land and under the sea! Swim or sail to a land far away where only mermaids and pirates laugh and play. We will have fun walking the plank, playing games and making a craft. Sample some fishy grub and search for buried treasure. Don’t miss this fun pool party!

Register by July 11

Pricing: Members - $10/ Residents - $11 / Non-Residents - $12

 

Family Fun Night 

July 19
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Aquaport

All Ages

Enjoy special games and activities with your family. Special appearance by Diddy the Dolphin!

No Registration Required

Pricing: FREE with Aquaport Admission

 

Magic for Muggles

July 21
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Community Center

Ages 7-12

Send your Harry Potter fan to Hogwarts for a day. They will attend classes such as: Caring for Magical Creatures, Potions and more! Lunch will be provided. 

Register by July 18th. 

Pricing:  Members - $20/ Residents - $22 / Non-Residents - $24

 

Hot Diggity Dog!

July 23
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Community Center

All Ages

It’s National Hot Dog Day so we are celebrating with a Hot Dog Party! Swing by the Maryland Heights Community Center where our staff will be firing up the grill. Each participant will receive a hot dog, drink and chips. Music and games will also be provided to complete this fun and relaxing evening.

Registration is not required.

Pricing: Free

 

Night Out with Picasso's Palette

July 25
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Community Center

Ages 18+

Create your own wood pallet masterpiece! Our instructor will give you step-by-step instructions and you will take home a fantastic addition to your home decor. You can bring your own snacks and drinks to add to the fun!

Register by July 18th. 

Pricing: Members - $40/ Residents - $44 / Non-Residents - $48

 

Night Waves Pool Party 

July 27
7:30 - 9:30 p.m. 
Aquaport

Ages 12- 14

Incoming and current middle school students around St. Louis are invited to enjoy music, play games and have fun hanging out with old friends and meeting new at different pools each week. Opportunities to win prizes at each location! Pay at the door.

No registration is required. 

Pricing:  $5 per student

 

MH Truck Stop

August 3
5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Community Center Parking Lot

All Ages

Food trucks galore! Food trucks include Crooked Boot, Destination Desserts and many more!
This event will precede our Luau Party at Aquaport (see below). 

No registration is required. 

Pricing:  Free admission, but food is on your own. 

 

Luau Party 

August 3
7:30 - 9:30 p.m. 
Aquaport

All Ages

Gather your family for a night of swimming, games and fun! We are keeping Aquaport open after closing time for this family-friendly party! Enjoy Aquaport without the hot sun and crowds. If you are feeling hungry before the party, check out the MH Truck Stop event on page 22! Registration opened on June 1.  

Register by August 1st.  

Pricing:  Ages 2-15/$3 and Ages 16+/$5

 

Wine & Wags (Dogport Members Only)

August 16
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Dogport

Dogport Members, come out and socialize with other area dog owners! We’ll provide the cold beer, wine and soft drinks, special craft and lots of photo opportunities for you and your fur-baby!

No registration is required. 

Pricing:  Free

 

Bike Rodeo

August 18
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
Community Center

What is a Bike Rodeo? It’s a structured bicycle skills and safety course with a series of obstacles to simulate bicycle riding in the real world. Got skills? Come show them off! Just took off those training wheels? These drills will help you learn the skills needed. MHPD Officers will be on hand to teach bicycle safety and rules of the road. 

For those beginners just starting out, we will have a limited number of helmets available for purchase. Officers and staff will assist in getting the proper size and fit.

No registration is required. 

Pricing:  Free

 

Be a Star on Stage Auditions

August 21 or August 23
6:30 p.m. 
Community Center

Ages 8+

Calling all singers and dancers! Come audition for our production, There’s a Monster in My Closet by Angela D. Stewart. Several friends have a sleepover in an attempt to catch the monster that lives in the closet. With many characters, both human and monster - this show will be a great time! Title is subject to change. Auditions are free for all. If casted, production fees apply.

Register by August 20th. 

Pricing:  Free

 

Snores n' Smores

August 24-25
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Vago Park

All Ages

Create Come and enjoy a great night of camping under the stars inside Vago Park. Each camper will get an evening of entertainment, arts and crafts, games, a hot dog dinner and a continental breakfast in the morning. Each family will need to have a tent and their own camping equipment.

Register by August 20th. 

Pricing: Members - $31/ Residents - $35 / Non-Residents - $39

 

Adopt-a-Pet Day 

August 25
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Community Center

All Ages

Are you looking to add a new family member to your family? There are lots of rescue animals out there looking for their forever home! Stop on by the Community Center and meet with local animal rescue groups.

No registration required. 

Pricing:  Free

 

Night Out with Picasso's Palette

August 29
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Community Center

Ages 18+

Enjoy painting a beautiful canvas with easy step-by-step instructions. You will learn how to blend paints and create highlights and shadows. You can bring your own snacks and drinks to add to the fun!

Register by August 22nd. 

Pricing: Members - $35/ Residents - $39 / Non-Residents - $42

 

Grandparents' Day Brunch

September 9
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Community Center

All Ages

Let’s celebrate the special Grandparents (*and other important elders) in our lives. Enjoy a delicious meal and a magical show. Kids of all ages and their grandparents are invited to celebrate this important day. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning Aug. 1.

Register by September 1st. 

Pricing: Members - $10/ Residents - $12 / Non-Residents - $14