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I Love Burnsville Week - June 3-9, 2017

I Love Burnsville Week 2017

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 and exciting activities as well as perennial favorites. For event updates and cancelation notices visit the City's Facebook and Twitter pages (#bvillelove).

You can find new ways to show your love by extending random acts of kindness to your neighbors and community. That's also an easy way to continue the love all year long!

View Photos from the 2017 I Love Burnsville Week!
2017 Calendar of Events

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 with views that will leave them breathless. 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+.

View a map of the race route

 Who:  All ages
 Where:  Buck Hill, 15400 Buck Hill Road    
 Time:  7 - 8 a.m. – Check-In
 8:30 a.m. – Race begins
 Cost:     $25 before race day (includes t-shirt)
 $40 day-of race (includes t-shirt)
 Registration:  Preregister online or register on-site the morning of the race.
 Download the race brochure.

Appliances, Electronics, and Other Household Goods Drop-Off Event
Appliance Drop Off
Recycle refrigerators, microwaves, TVs, computers and more at the Spring Appliance & Electronics Drop-Off during I Love Burnsville Week.

 Who:  Burnsville residents
 Where:  City of Burnsville Maintenance Center, 13713 Frontier Court      
 Time:  9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
 Cost:     FREE or small, per-item fee. Cash or check only

Items Accepted:
  • 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
  • Construction/demolition materials
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Tires

For more information and a full list of accepted items, visit
the Dakota Valley Recycling website.

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.

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

In addition to the partnering agencies listed above, this project was funded by the Federal Lands Access Program Grant, Transportation Enhancement Grant and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Federal Lands Transportation Program.

 Who:  All ages
 Where:  Minnesota Riverfront Park, 600 Black Dog Rd. W.      
 Time:  10 a.m. - noon
 Cost:     FREE

Monday, June 5

Curbside Collection Begins (June 5-10)
Do you have an ugly couch sitting in your basement? Or maybe there is a broken refrigerator in your garage? Whatever the item is be sure to get it out of the house during the Curbside Collection Week. Burnsville residents can receive a discount on a curbside pick-up of bulky items, appliances and electronics.  

Please 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.


 Who:  Burnsville residents
 Where:  Your residence, at the curb      
 Time:  Pick-up will be on the same day as your weekly garbage collection
 Cost:     Small, per-item fees. Cash or check only.

For a full list of accepted items and pricing visit the Dakota Valley Recycling website.

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.

 Who:  Ages 55+
 Where:  Burnsville YMCA, 13850 Portland Ave. S.      
 Time:  Call 952-898-9622 for hours
 Cost:     FREE for adults 55+ (please bring a photo ID)

Tuesday, June 6

Intro to Pickleball
Join this I Love Burnsville Week class to get a taste of Pickleball. Equipment will be provided, and experienced players will be on hand to help out beginners.

 Who:  All ages
 Where:  North River Hills Park, 11501 19th Ave.        
 Time:  10 a.m. - noon
 Cost:     FREE
 Registration:  Registration is encouraged, but not required. Register online

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 (HUD) 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.

View the event invitation

 Who:  All ages
 Where:  Civic Center Park Amphitheater (near the Burnsville Ice Center)       
 Time:  3 - 5 p.m.
 Cost:     FREE

City Hall/Police Department Remodel Groundbreaking

The Burnsville City Council cordially invites the community to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for Phase 1 improvements to Burnsville City Hall and Police Department.

View the event invitation

Learn about the project at

 Who:  All ages
 Where:  Burnsville Police Department, 100 Civic Center Parkway       
 Time:  5 p.m.
 Cost:     FREE

“Why I Love Burnsville” Essay Contest Winners Announced

This contest will recognize the best 3rd 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. This contest is open to all 3rd grade Burnsville residents. Winners will read their essays and be recognized at the City Council meeting. Learn more about entering the contest

 Who:  All 3rd grade Burnsville residents may enter the contest
 The public is invited to the City Council meeting to recognize the winners
 Where:  City Council meeting at Burnsville City Hall
 100 Civic Center Parkway         
 Time:  6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 7

Senior Health & Fitness Day
Join older adults in this year’s Senior Health and Fitness Day. Check out the fun while getting educated, healthy and fit. Participants can select topics and activities that match their interests such as balance, yoga, sleep, footware, resistance training, “Ask a Pharmacist” and dance.

 Who:  Ages 62+
 Where:  Nicollet Commons Park, 12550 Nicollet Ave.
 Time:  8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
 Cost:     $5 (morning snacks and lunch included)
 Registration:  Register by Friday, June 2 online or by calling 952-895-4500

Burnsville Community Television PSA Day

Burnsville Community Television (BCTV) invites local non-profit organizations to create a FREE video public service announcement (PSA) to highlight their organization.

 Who: Non-profit organizations located within Burnsville city limits or those that directly assist residents of the City of Burnsville
 Where: Burnsville Community Television Studio
Burnsville High School, Room C214 (second floor)
600 E. Highway 13
 Time: 40-minute time slots available from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
 Cost:    FREE
 Registration:   Register by Wednesday, May 31 at


For more information contact Tina Wilson, Community Television Operations Specialist, at 952-641-1354.

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 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. 

 Who:  Ages 62+
 Where:  Rudy Kraemer Nature Preserve, 12799 Chowen Ave. S.
 Time:  9 - 10:30 a.m.
 Cost:     FREE
 Registration:  Registration deadline is Monday, June 5
 Register online 


Burnsville Senior Center Ice Cream Social

Treat yourself to the Burnsville Senior Center Ice Cream Open House! Join us and cool off with a free treat at the Burnsville Senior Center in the Diamondhead Education Center.

 Who:  All ages
 Where:  Burnsville Senior Center, 200 W. Burnsville Parkway
 Time:  2 - 4 p.m.
 Cost:     FREE

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.

 Who:  All ages
 Where:  Buck Hill, 15400 Buck Hill Road
 Time:  5 - 6:15 p.m. – Registration
 6:30 p.m. – Race begins
 A FREE kids' race is held after the adults' 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.

 Who:  All ages
 Where:  Burnsville Lions Skate Park, 130th Street and Civic Center Parkway
 Time:  6:30 p.m.
 Cost:  FREE to attend and participate
 Registration:  On-site registration only. Registration opens at 5:30 p.m.

Friday, June 9

Friday Fest & Flicks on the Bricks
Friday Fest Food TruckWrap up I Love Burnsville Week and kick off this summer’s 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.”

 Who:  All ages
 Where:  Nicollet Commons Park, 12550 Nicollet Ave.
 Time:  6:30 - 10 p.m.
 Movie begins at dusk
 Cost:     FREE

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