News & Updates


National Night Out

National Night Out is Tuesday, August 5. Many neighborhoods throughout Hopkins will be hosting a variety of special events such as block parties, cookouts, ice cream socials, potlucks, etc. More...


The Celebration of Community

The Hopkins Police Department will host the annual Celebration of Community event on Saturday, July 19 at 13th & 14th Avenue N. and Mainstreet. It is part of the Raspberry Festival’s Family Day.


Raspberry Festival Starts July 12

The 80th Annual Raspberry Festival begin July 12 and ends with Grande Day Parade on July 20. This year’s Festival includes a Brew Fest and the Raspberry Jam music night. More...


Music In The Park

Enjoy the 30th annual Music in the Park series on Thursdays through August 7.


Farmers' Market Opens June 14

The 2014 Hopkins Farmers' Market is open every Saturday from 7:30 am-noon. The market will be open every Saturday until October 25, rain or shine. More...


Hopkins Fire Department Is Now Hiring

The City of Hopkins is currently seeking candidates for the position of paid Part-Time Firefighter. Hopkins Fire responds to more than 1,300 calls per year. More...


Minnehaha Creek Remains Dangerously High

Water levels are continuing to rise in Minnehaha Creek after record-setting rains last weekend. Lake Minnetonka reached a new record high Tuesday, June 3. More:


Mainstreet Days

Saturday, May 17 from 9 am–4 pm. Mainstreet Days is an annual event on Mainstreet featuring over 100 participating Art and Craft Vendors, several food vendors, kids' activities and more. More...


Mainstreet Project Open House

Summer of 2015, the City of Hopkins will be making improvements to rehabilitate the streetscape along Mainstreet. Informational meeting/open house at 5 pm on Tuesday, May 6 at the HCA. More...


More Construction News

On Monday, April 28, at 7 am the right-turn lane on eastbound Highway 7 at 5th Avenue will be closed for curb and gutter repairs. Motorist should use Excelsior Boulevard to access 5th Avenue.


Expect Delays on Excelsior Boulevard Beginning April 28

Hennepin County will begin extensive concrete patching work on the section of Excelsior Boulevard between the east and west Highway 169 ramp intersections beginning Monday, April 28. 


The Yard Waste & Brush Drop-Off Site Opens April 12

Hopkins refuse customers can drop off their brush and yard waste at the free drop-off site. The Yard Waste & Brush Drop-Off will open Saturday, April 12 (weather permitting). More...


Spring Bi-Annual Bulk Drop-Off Event

The spring bulk drop-off event for Hopkins residential refuse customers will be held on Friday, April 25, 3-7 pm and Saturday, April 26, 9 am-4 pm. More...


Hydrant Flushing

Public Works utility crews will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the community from April 14-May 2. Flushing hydrants may cause some water discoloration problems. More...


World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade

Monday, March 17. The parade begins at 4:30 pm at the American Legion, 10 12th Ave S, and will end at the Elks Lodge, on 8th Ave S. Everyone is welcome.


Temporary Winter Parking Restrictions

In order to ensure emergency vehicle access on Hopkins streets, temporary winter parking restrictions in residential areas will begin at 1 am on Monday, March 10. The restrictions are as follows: parking will not be permitted on the odd side of Hopkins roadways. These restrictions will remain in place until April 25 unless they can be cancelled sooner. Violators will be issued a $42 parking ticket. Questions? Ask the City.


Fight Hunger at Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Attend the 16th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser on Tuesday, March 11 from 11 am–7 pm at the Hopkins Center for the Arts. Eat a meal of soup and bread and make a free will donation. More…


Home Remodeling Fair is February 23

The West Metro Home Remodeling Fair will feature a tremendous line-up of seminars and mini-demonstrations for the do-it-yourselfer. There will be a variety of exhibitors for remodeling. More…


Citizens Academy

The Citizens Academy is a five-week course starting Thursday, April 3 designed to give you a look into City departments and programs. The sessions, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, are interactive, fun and informative. More…


Save Energy in 2014

Home Energy Squad Enhance visits will be available to Hopkins’ residents at a discounted rate in 2014 thanks to a new partnership with the City and the Center for Energy and Environment. More…


State of the City/Taste of Hopkins

The 2014 State of the City/Taste of Hopkins will be held on Wednesday, February 5 at the Hopkins Center for the Arts. State of the City will start at 6 PM. Taste of Hopkins will begin at 5 PM. More…


Free Home Fire Inspection

The Hopkins Fire Department is offering free home fire safety surveys and home safety education. You will also receive a free fire extinguisher and smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. More…


Free Fall Leaf/Yard Waste Pick Up

If there are no large snow falls in the next two weeks, the free fall leaf/yard waste bag pick-up will continue through November 21, and an additional pickup day for certain neighborhoods. More…


Election Day Results

The results of the November 5 City Council and School Board elections will be available on the Secretary of State’s website after the polls close at 8 pm and ballots have been counted. More…


Snow Emergencies

If a snowfall is 2+ inches, a snow emergency may be declared. As soon as the announcement is made, residents must remove vehicles from restricted locations. Call 952-939-1399. More…


Election Day is November 5

Mark your calendars for the November 5 general election. On the ballot: the Mayor, two Council Members, three seats on the Hopkins School Board, and two School District referenda. More…


City Council Candidate Forum

Watch the League of Women Voters Candidate Forum on Thursday, October 10.


Hopkins Farmers' Market

The Hopkins Farmers' Market ends October 26. Only two more chances to buy fresh produce at the Market located just north of Downtown Park on 9th Avenue. More…


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