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.

Sustainable & Alternative Lawn Seminar

Field Outdoor SpacesAre you interested in pollinator and rain gardens but don’t know where to start? Tired of the constant upkeep of your lawn? 
If you have an interest in beautifying your outdoor space and making it more environmentally friendly, join KNA’s Environmental Committee for a seminar with Jason Rathe of Field Outdoor Spaces, and learn about projects of all sizes to help transform your yard! The fun happens Wed, Aug 17 from 6:30-7:30pm.
We'll be outdoors in the Kenny Elementary pollinator garden if weather permits (southeast corner of the building). In case of rain, we'll move inside to the Kenny Recreation Center building (1328 W 58th St).

Kenny Festival

Kenny Festival SqThe Kenny Festival is happening on Thursday, July 21 from 6:00-8:00 pm! Come to Kenny Park for our annual mid-summer get-together!

Activities include a ribbon cutting for the new Kenny Park playground at the beginning of the evening, music, and tables. 

Sir Sydney Soapington, the Baron of Bubble, and Lady Rainbow of Balloon will be back this year to delight neighbors with artistic bubbles and special balloon creations.

Our local Red Wagon Pizza will be on-site for you to buy pizza and cookies and picnic in the park. The KNA will provide free popcorn and the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board will have free popsicles to celebrate the new playground. 

Come to the park for fun, music and to celebrate summer and this wonderful neighborhood. 

Sponsor the Kenny Festival

Rainbow buntingLooking for ways to support the upcoming Summer Kenny Festival on Thursday July 21st 6:00-8:00 p.m.? Then look no further! Complete the registration form to be a sponsor for hundreds of Kenny neighbors to see your support for this lovely neighborhood event. Your sponsorship will be noted in our promotional materials and announced at the event. 

Click here to check out this year's registration form and sign up to be a Tabling Partner with your KNA! Registration form and payment must be received by July 15th to: KNA P.O. Box 19593 Minneapolis, MN 55419.  Contact Kelly Barbes for more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ice Cream Social on June 23!

Ice Cream Social CoverCome to Kenny Park for the annual Ice Cream Social on Thursday, June 23 from 6:30–8:00pm! Enjoy free Sebastian Joe’s ice cream with neighbors and a fabulous concert from the Crosstown Community Band. Several flavors plus a GF/DF option will be provided!

Many thanks to City Church for their sponsorship of this event. As always, they are a fantastic community partner in the neighborhood.

In case of rain, we’ll share messages here and on social media the day of the event. Hope you can make it to one of our favorite events of the year!

Renter & New Neighbor Gathering: May 26

New Neighbor Renter GatheringMeet other Kenny renters and new(ish) neighbors at a free dinner outdoors at Kenny Park on Thursday, May 26 from 6:00-7:30pm!
Hosted by the KNA Board, this is a great way to get more connected in our community. If you rent or have moved to the neighborhood in the last three years, you’re encouraged to come meet one another and get to know the Kenny Neighborhood Association.
We'll povide the pizza but please bring your own beverages. To make sure we have enough food, please RSVP by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling (612) 392-4477. If you didn't RSVP, that's ok and please come anyway!
Why just for new neighbors and renters? COVID-19 has made it more challenging for those who are new to the neighborhood to get to know one another and make connections. This year, we’re also focused on better reaching our neighbors who rent. We hope you stop by!