KNA coordinates several events through the year such as the Annual Meeting (April), Kenny/Armatage Garage Sales (May), Kenny Ice Cream Social (June), the Kickin' Back at Kenny Summer Festival and Kickball Tournament (July) and the Buckthorn Bust (October/November).

We will also be scheduling several smaller scale networking events. Keep reading below and check back regularly for updates.

You can check out our Events Calendar by clicking here

We also have photos from past events here.

Kenny Neighborhood Chili Cook-Off

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Saturday, February 3, 2:00 PM | City Church - 1501 W 54th St

Do you make the best chili in Southwest Minneapolis? Want to test out that recipe before your Super Bowl party?

Join the Kenny Neighborhood Association for its inaugural Chili Cook-Off Competition!

This event is free to eat and compete! The winner will receive the highly sought-after 2024 KNA Chili Cook-Off Trophy, gift card to a local business, and bragging rights.

For more information and to register:


Kenny Ice Cream Social & Green Fair

2023 Ice Cream Social Green Fair Cover with sponsorsCome to Kenny Park for the annual Ice Cream Social and — new this year — Green Fair! This celebration of summer happens on Thursday, June 22, 6-8 p.m. at Kenny Park next to the playground. In case of rain, we’ll share messages here and on social media the day of the event. We hope you can make it to our favorite event of the year!

Ice Cream Social

Enjoy free Sebastian Joe’s ice cream, story time with Hennein County Master Gardeners at 6:30pm, and a fabulous concert from the Crosstown Community Band at 7pm. Several ice cream flavors plus a GF/DF option will be provided. Sir Sydney Soapington, the Baron of Bubble; and Lady Rainbow of Balloon will also be at the park to delight neighbors with artistic bubbles and special balloon creations. Many thanks to City Church for sponsoring the ice cream! As always, they are a fantastic community partner in the neighborhood.

Green Fair

While you enjoy ice cream, learn from Hennepin County Master Gardeners, Adopt a Drain, Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling, Minneapolis Park Foresters, Electrify Everything, and more! Find ways to reduce your household’s environmental impact, improve our local water quality, and take action on climate change. Thanks to the Kenny Environmental Committee for organizing this exciting addition to our beloved annual event!


Special thanks to Field Outdoor Spaces and All Energy Solar for sponsoring the Green Fair — this event wouldn’t be possible without their generous support!

Welcome to Spring in Kenny Event

2023 Spring in Kenny May 13 SqWelcome to Spring in Kenny!  We’re kicking off the Kenny Neighborhood Association Board Election & Annual Meeting with a community event at Kenny Park!

Find us by the Kenny Park playground and enjoy free treats and chat with neighbors while watching kids play on the playground. While you're at the park, you can also register to join the Kenny Board of Directors, learn what your neighborhood organization has been working on, and vote in the election. This event is part of the citywide neighborhood election day. Spring is almost here and we can't wait! 

Click here to register to join the KNA Board!

Board Election

Voting in the Kenny Board Election will be open online from Saturday, May 13 at 11:00am at the Welcome to Spring event through Thursday, May 18 at 7:30pm!

Click here to vote in the KNA Board Election!

Annual Meeting

Welcome to Spring in Kenny will serve our usual Kenny Annual Meeting!  Swing by the KNA table to find neighborhood financials and committee information.

Earth Day Clean-up at Kenny Park

KNA 2023 Earth Day Clean upJoin the Kenny Environment Committee and the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board for our annual spring clean-up of our neighborhood streets, Kenny Park and Grass Lake on Saturday, April 22, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.!

Volunteers are needed! Meet at Kenny Park to pick up free gloves and bags from friendly neighborhood volunteers and then head out to your designated clean-up location. This is a great opportunity for adults, kids and teens alike.

No registration is needed and supplies are available on a first-come, first-served basis so swing by early!

In case of rain, we’ll share event status on social media that morning. Clean-ups are happening across Minneapolis - see the full list here.

Kenny Fire & Ice Skating Party

Feb 2023 KNA Fire Ice CoverJoin the Kenny Neighborhood Association and Kenny Park for our annual Fire & Ice Family Skating party!  Due to the rain in January, our rescheduled date Friday, February 3, 2023 from 6–7:30pm!
Grab your winter gear and bundle up for this annual outdoor neighborhood celebration. Enjoy a night with your family and friends skating at Kenny Park or keep warm with hot chocolate around the bonfire. No registration is required and the event if free for all – just come on down!
Volunteers needed: can you help make popcorn or tend the fire for part of the event while you chat with neighbors? We'd love to have your assistance for an hour (or more if you've got the time)! Sign up to help here.