Every June, Burnsville hosts a week-long celebration of everything that makes our community a great place to live, work, and play. Hundreds of people turn out to participate in events, meet their neighbors and have lots of food and fun. Every year brings new activities as well as perennial favorites. For event updates and cancellation notices visit the city’s Facebook and Twitter pages (#bvillelove).
Saturday, June 3
I Love Burnsville Adventure Run — The newest addition to the S.O.R.R. Ground Pounders Grand Prix Running Series is the I Love Burnsville Adventure Run in partnership with Buck Hill. This run/hike will bring participants up and around Buck Hill. This adventure course is for everyone – from experienced runners to families looking for some fun.Awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers in the following age categories: 8 and under; 9-11; 12-14; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; and 70+. Buck Hill, 15400 Buck Hill Road, 7-8 a.m. check-in, 8:30 a.m. race begins. Cost is $25 before race day (includes T-shirt); $40 day-of race (includes T-shirt). Preregister online or register on-site the morning of the race.
Appliances, Electronics, and Other Household Goods Drop-Off — Recycle refrigerators, microwaves, TVs, computers and more at the Spring Appliance & Electronics Drop-Off during I Love Burnsville Week. For Burnsville residents at City of Burnsville Maintenance Center, 13713 Frontier Court, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Free drop off or small, per-item fee. Cash or check only.
Appliances including air conditioners, ovens, refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, humidifiers, and water softeners ($13)
Appliances including washers, dryers, microwaves, dishwashers, water heaters and other miscellaneous items ($8)
Scrap metal including lawn, garden and power tools; all fluids must be drained ($0.04 per pound)
Computer monitors and televisions ($20-$45)
Other residential electronic devices such as computers, stereos and DVD players ($5)
Bicycles in any condition; will be refurbished and donated (no charge)
Items not accepted:
Hazardous waste (aerosols, batteries, cleaners, paint, light bulbs, pesticides, etc.)
Furniture, mattresses or box springs
For more information and a full list of accepted items, visit the Dakota Valley Recycling website at http://www.dakotavalleyrecycling.org/.
Minnesota Riverfront Park Grand Opening — The public is invited to join the city of Burnsville, Dakota County, Xcel Energy and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to officially open Minnesota Riverfront Park and the Black Dog Segment of the Minnesota River Greenway trail through the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge 10 a.m. to noon.
The event will include a program, ribbon cutting, refreshments and activities along the trail for the whole family. Attendees are encouraged to bring bicycles, scooters and other non-motorized vehicles to explore the trail.
Learn more at www.burnsville.org/riverfront.
Minnesota Riverfront Park is at 600 Black Dog Road W.
Monday, June 5
Curbside Collection Begins (June 5-10) — Burnsville residents can receive a discount on a curbside pick-up of bulky items, appliances and electronics.
Contact Buckingham Companies at 952-226-6441 to schedule a pick-up and arrange payment. Mention the “I Love Burnsville Curbside Collection” to receive a reduced rate on items. Call by 2 p.m. the day before to use this promotion.
Pick-up will be on the same day as your weekly garbage collection. Cost is a small, per-item fee. Cash or check only.
For a full list of accepted items and pricing visit the Dakota Valley Recycling website at http://www.dakotavalleyrecycling.org/.
YMCA Open House – Burnsville Location — Participants can experience many of the YMCA’s amenities, including the fitness equipment, pool, whirlpool and sauna as well as free fitness classes such as SilverSneakers Classic, Water Exercise and Yoga. For ages 55-plus. The YMCA is at 13850 Portland Ave. S. Call 952-898-9622 for hours.
Tuesday, June 6
Intro to Pickleball — Join this class to get a taste of Pickleball. Equipment will be provided, and experienced players will be on hand to help out beginners. All ages can participate at North River Hills Park, 11501 19th Ave., 10 a.m. – noon. Registration is encouraged, but not required. Register online at http://tinyurl.com/y7x2dmpq.
Comcast ‘Internet Essentials Ice Cream Social’ — Internet Essentials is a high-speed internet program for low-income Americans provided by Comcast. Last year, Comcast and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced an initiative which will allow more families in Burnsville will have access to the Internet Essentials program.
The ice cream social, provided by Comcast, will include ice cream, face painting and balloon animal artists. Comcast will also be drawing names to give away 10 laptops to those who sign up for Internet Essentials.
Event is at Civic Center Park Amphitheater (near the Burnsville Ice Center), 3-5 p.m.
City Hall/Police Department Remodel Groundbreaking — The Burnsville City Council cordially invites the community to attend the groundbreaking ceremony at 5 p.m. for Phase 1 improvements to Burnsville City Hall and Police Department.
Learn about the project at www.burnsville.org/build.
The Burnsville Police Department is at 100 Civic Center Parkway.
“Why I Love Burnsville” Essay Contest Winners Announced — This contest will recognize the best third-grader compositions completing the sentence “I love Burnsville because…..” The US Federal Credit Union of Burnsville is offering $50 to three winners and their schools. Winners will read their essays and be recognized at the City Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Burnsville City Hall, 100 Civic Center Parkway.
Wednesday, June 7
Senior Health & Fitness Day — Join older adults in this year’s Senior Health and Fitness Day. Participants can select topics and activities that match their interests such as balance, yoga, sleep, footware, resistance training, “Ask a Pharmacist” and dance. For ages 62-plus at Nicollet Commons Park, 12550 Nicollet Ave., 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., cost is $5 (morning snacks and lunch included). Register by Friday, June 2 online or by calling 952-895-4500.
Thursday, June 8
Intro to Bird Watching — Learn about a variety of birds, and see/hear them as they busily pronounce their claim to their breeding territory. The free adventure starts with a short introduction to birdwatching, followed by a “birdwalk” through the park. Expect to walk on gravel and wood chip trails. Wear comfortable shoes and bring binoculars. For ages 62-plus at Rudy Kraemer Nature Preserve, 12799 Chowen Ave. S., 9 – 10:30 a.m. Registration deadline is Monday, June 5. Register online at http://tinyurl.com/y7x2dmpq.
Burnsville Senior Center Ice Cream Social — Treat yourself to the Burnsville Senior Center Ice Cream Open House. Burnsville Senior Center, 200 W. Burnsville Parkway, 2-4 p.m.
Mountain Bike Races at Buck Hill — This fun-filled evening includes refreshments and door prizes. Contact Penn Cycle’s Bloomington store (952-888-1427) for more information. A little rain doesn’t usually stop the races, but please call if the weather is bad. For all ages at Buck Hill, 15400 Buck Hill Road, 5-6:15 p.m. registration 6:30 p.m. race begins. A free kids race is held after the adult race. Cost: $5-$10.
3rd Lair Presents the 10th-Annual Skateboard Summer Series — Each summer, 3rd Lair Skatepark and Skateshop travels to skate parks around the Twin Cities to host public skateboarding contests in the following divisions: 12 and under; 13 and up; and expert. Prizes are given at each event as well as at the end of the series. The top three riders in each division at each event qualify for the Summer Series Championships held later in the summer at the Minnesota State Fair. For more information call 763-797-5283. For all ages at Burnsville Lions Skate Park, 130th Street and Civic Center Parkway, 6:30 p.m. Free to attend and participate. On-site registration only. Registration opens at 5:30 p.m.
Friday, June 9
Friday Fest & Flicks on the Bricks — Wrap up I Love Burnsville Week and kick off this summer’s free movie and concert series with an evening of food, entertainment and fun. The event will include live music, shaved ice, food trucks and an outdoor movie featuring the Minnesota-favorite “The Mighty Ducks.” For all ages at Nicollet Commons Park, 12550 Nicollet Ave., 6:30 – 10 p.m. Movie begins at dusk.