Twin Cities Gateway Events

The Twin Cities Gateway offers a full schedule of events year ‘round. From our nine communities’ signature events (listed at left) to sporting events and large expositions at the National Sports Center in Blaine and live theater at the Lyric Arts Center in Anoka, our calendar of events is loaded with fun events for the whole family.

In addition to all the local events in the Gateway communities, remember you’ll also be within minutes of all sporting, concert and cultural events taking place in the Twin Cities. Click here for Twin Cities events.

October, 2017 Events in the Twin Cities Gateway

Lyrics Arts presents: Always... Patsy Cline

September 8, 2017 - October 1, 2017 | Lyric Arts Main Street Stage

Lyric Arts is opening its season with a remount of its very successful production of Always…Patsy Cline, bringing back the...

Lyric Arts is opening its season with a remount of its very successful production of Always…Patsy Cline, bringing back the lovely and talented Gracie Anderson as Patsy. Based on a true story, this two-woman show recounts the unlikely friendship between Cline and her most devoted fan, Louise Seger, played by Kate Beahen.

With down-home humor, heartache, and 27 of the stars most popular hits, this beloved musical tribute give us an intimate glimpse into Patsy Cline’s legendary life through her unforgettable music.

420 E Main Street | Anoka, MN 55303 | P: 763 433 2510

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Coffee with a Cop

October 4th, 2017 | Dunn Bros. Coffee

October 4, 2017 is National Coffee with a Cop Day!

Join the Anoka Police Department for Coffee with a Cop from...

October 4, 2017 is National Coffee with a Cop Day!

Join the Anoka Police Department for Coffee with a Cop from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. at Dunn Bros. Coffee at 3841 St. Francis Blvd. in Anoka.

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USPHL Minnesota Moose vs Hudson Havoc

October 8th, 2017 | Fogerty Arena

Get ready for some US Premiere Hockey League action. The Minnesota Moose will take on Hudson Havoc at the Fogerty...

Get ready for some US Premiere Hockey League action. The Minnesota Moose will take on Hudson Havoc at the Fogerty Ice House. Game time is 12:30pm.

9250 Lincoln Street NE | Blaine, MN 55434 | P: 763 780 3328

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Anoka Halloween

October 8 - October 31 | Historic Downtown Anoka

You're in for a spooktacular time during Anoka's annual Halloween celebration. Anoka is the Halloween Capital of the World by...

You're in for a spooktacular time during Anoka's annual Halloween celebration. Anoka is the Halloween Capital of the World by congressional proclamation. October is loaded with fun Halloween events including races, parades, pumpkin carving contests, a medallion hunt, a house decorating contest and more!

The celebration reaches its climax at the Grand Day Parade on Saturday, October 28. With more than 150 floats and several marching bands, the parade is the largest hometown parade in the state.

Sponsors include American Legion Post 102, Comcast, Federal Premium Ammunition, Anoka County Shopper/ABC Newspapers, and The Estates at Twin Rivers.

Visit the Anoka Halloween Capital of the World website at http://anokahalloween.com.

12 Bridge Square | Anoka, MN 55303 | P: 7634217130

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Flavio Betrayed - A Commedia

October 13th to October 15th, 2017 & October 19th to October 22nd, 2017 & October 26th to October 29th, 2017 | Lyric Arts Main Street Stage

This high-spirited comedy, written by Resident Director Scott Ford, is filled with disguise, deceit, insults, romance, friendship, and lots of...

This high-spirited comedy, written by Resident Director Scott Ford, is filled with disguise, deceit, insults, romance, friendship, and lots of stinky cheese. Told in the traditional Commedia style with an undeniable modern flair, this romantic romp follows the delightfully convoluted story of our hero Flavio, whose best friend is trying to steal the hand of his beloved Isabella, while her father attempts to marry her off to another suitor who is considerably past his prime.

Scott Ford’s ridiculously silly play is fast-paced physical comedy at its finest, and we couldn't be more proud to be the home for its professional premiere.

Tickets range from $26-30. Please visit the Ticket Information section of our website for more details. For a preview of what to expect from the show, please visit our What Audiences Should Know guide. Note: As a courtesy to our patrons, children under the age of 5 will not be admitted.

420 E Main Street | Anoka, MN 55303 | P: 763 433 2510

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Gruesome Twosome Pickelball Tournament

October 14th, 2017 | George Enloe Park

Open doubles tournament for all team makeups and levels, 16 team limit. Self-Officiated game play. AM pool play best...

Open doubles tournament for all team makeups and levels, 16 team limit. Self-Officiated game play. AM pool play best of 3, then seeded into upper and lower double elimination tournament – Guaranteed 5 games. Costumes are encouraged– prize for best costume! Prizes will be given out to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each bracket. $25/player includes a long sleeve t-shirt. 9:00am Start time.

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Kick-or-Treat Indoor Soccer Tournament

October 18th to October 23rd, 2017 | National Sports Center

Join us this Halloween for fun and exciting competition in the NSC's annual Halloween Kick-or-Treat Indoor Soccer Tournament. Kick-or-Treat is...

Join us this Halloween for fun and exciting competition in the NSC's annual Halloween Kick-or-Treat Indoor Soccer Tournament. Kick-or-Treat is a non-sanctioned tournament and accepts all teams, which include: club, intraclub, tournament teams or even just a group of friends who want to play. U9-High School Teams.

1700 105th Avenue NE | Blaine, MN 55449 | P: 763 785 5600

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Music for the Mind

October 19th, 2017 | Bunker Hills Golf Club

A night of great food & musical entertainment benefitting Lee Carlson Center and impacting the lives of 6,000+ individuals, families...

A night of great food & musical entertainment benefitting Lee Carlson Center and impacting the lives of 6,000+ individuals, families and caregivers each year.

The evening includes a plated dinner, entertainment by the River Rats Dueling Pianos and a live and silent auction.

12800 Bunker Prairie Drive | Coon Rapids, MN 55448 | P: 763-755-4141

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Flashlight Pumpkin Hunt & Dance

October 20th, 2017 | Aquatore Park

Families with children ages 10 and under. Pumpkins are hiding and waiting to be found at Aquatore Park. Children along...

Families with children ages 10 and under. Pumpkins are hiding and waiting to be found at Aquatore Park. Children along with their parents can search the grounds for one pumpkin of their choice, celebrate by dancing under the stars with our family deejay, make a S'more, play Flashlight Bingo and go on a trick or treat scavenger hunt. Fee includes a treat bag, one pumpkin, one craft, and refreshments. Come in a costume for our costume contest and bring a flashlight. Registration is required, Max 200. Event held at Aquatore Park. Registration deadline is October 13 or when spaces fill.

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Snorkeling

October 20th, 2017 | Shoreview Community Center: Events and Rentals

Come learn the basics of snorkeling and we will provide the equipment. A variety of abilities are encouraged to join...

Come learn the basics of snorkeling and we will provide the equipment. A variety of abilities are encouraged to join us in discovering the underwater world. Basic swimming skills are needed. Ages 8-13. Register online: http://bit.ly/2uZq3yr

4580 Victoria St N | Shoreview, MN 55126 | P: 651-490-4790

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Pumpkin Night in the Park

October 21st, 2017 | Springbrook Nature Center

FRIDLEY, MN – 1,000 carved pumpkins light up the enchanted trails at Springbrook Nature Center for the popular Pumpkin Night...

FRIDLEY, MN – 1,000 carved pumpkins light up the enchanted trails at Springbrook Nature Center for the popular Pumpkin Night in the Park on October 21. Experience the magic of our most popular event of the year! This Fridley tradition attracts thousands of families as our park is transformed into a mystical world of glowing pumpkins, larger than life characters and incredible decorations.

This year’s trail is bigger and better than ever! Fire Dancers light up the stage and the Ghost of Elvis is back! Show off your moves at the Pumpkin Patch Dance with a live DJ, treat yourself to delicious concessions, make a s’more by a campfire, and try your luck at Monster Bingo. Don’t miss this fabulous family-friendly event!

Saturday, October 21 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 (cash only) at the gate, free for kids 2 and under with paid parent. Springbrook Nature Center: 100 85th Ave NW, Fridley Advance tickets can be purchased at Springbrook Nature Center or by calling (763) 572-3588.

Attention Pumpkin Carvers! We Need You! Bring your family, friends, sports team, church or community group and help get our trails ready for the big event. We provide pumpkins, carving tools and patterns; you just bring your creativity and sense of fun. Plan about 45 minutes of carving time. Carving times are available October 16-19 at a variety of times. Reserve your spot today, call (763) 572-3588 or sign up online at springbrooknaturecenter.org.

100 85th Ave NW | Fridley, MN 55432 | P: 763-572-3588

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Little Goblins Costume Party

October 27th, 2017 | Wargo Nature Center

Ghosts, Goblins and more! Join us in your favorite costume for a night of fun! We will have a variety of...

Ghosts, Goblins and more! Join us in your favorite costume for a night of fun! We will have a variety of themed carnival games and crafts! Participants will be able to enjoy refreshments and even take a photo with our special photo backdrop. Wargo Nature Center staff will be leading a flashlight hike and if the skies are clear, help us take a look at the stars! Don’t forget your camera!

NOTE: Parents/guardians are encouraged to dress in their favorite costume as well. Please make sure that all costumes are family appropriate—no costumes with weapons. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre- registration is required. Registration is available online, in person, or by mail. Kids 8 years and younger - $8. Adults free.

7701 Main Street | Lino Lakes, MN | P: 651-429-8007

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Halloween Spooktacular

October 27th, 2017 | Shoreview Community Center: Events and Rentals

Come Join the Spooky Fun! Enjoy DJ music and dance to the monster mash, create a Halloween craft, bingo, and...

Come Join the Spooky Fun! Enjoy DJ music and dance to the monster mash, create a Halloween craft, bingo, and more! Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Admission is good for 1 child and 1 adult. Register by Thursday, October 26th and Save! Price at the door is $15 per couple.

4580 Victoria St N | Shoreview, MN 55126 | P: 651-490-4790

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USPHL Minnesota Blue Ox vs Steele County Blades

October 28th, 2017 | Coon Rapids Ice Center

Get ready for some US Premiere Hockey League action. The Minnesota Blue Ox face off against the Steele County Blades...

Get ready for some US Premiere Hockey League action. The Minnesota Blue Ox face off against the Steele County Blades at the Coon Rapids Ice Center. Game time is 7:00 pm.

11000 Crooked Lake Boulevard | Coon Rapids, MN 55433 | P: 763-951-7221

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Spooky Skate

October 29th, 2017 | Coon Rapids Ice Center

Plan a fun Halloween event with your family! Featuring games, coloring contest, the “Haunted Hallway” and more fun events! 5:30-7:30...

Plan a fun Halloween event with your family! Featuring games, coloring contest, the “Haunted Hallway” and more fun events! 5:30-7:30 PM at the Coon Rapids Ice Center!

11000 Crooked Lake Boulevard | Coon Rapids, MN 55433 | P: 763-951-7221

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