Programs & Events

Alley Garden Awards

The Alley Garden Awards are one of our most popular programs! Each summer, volunteer judges go out and award flags to alley gardens that meet the criteria. This program helps prevent crime and beautifies the neighborhood.

block ambassador program

The Union Park District Council, Macalester-Groveland Community Council, University of St. Thomas and Macalester College have come together to provide resources and support for Block Clubs. Click below to learn more on how to become a Block Ambassador!

Century Building Project

Is your house 100 years old? Many are or will be in the next 5 years – we want to celebrate them. Click below to purchase yours! jhlkhjlkjhlkjhlkjhlkjhll

Frost Fest

Frost Fest takes place on the last Saturday in January at the Groveland Ice Rinks. Enjoy free ice skating, games, hot chocolate, bonfire, and more!

community cleanups

The environmental committee hosts two community cleanups each year in the Spring and Fall. Click below to join us at our next cleanup!

Great Mac-Grove Garage Sale

The Great Mac-Grove Garage Sale takes place on the last Saturday in August. It’s a great opportunity to get rid of unused items in your home while also connecting with neighbors!

Mac-Grove community t-shirts

Looking for a neighborhood t-shirt? Look no further! Purchase a community-designed Mac-Grove shirt easily online, pay via PayPal, and we will deliver to your home within days of purchase. 

Mac-Grove Fest

Mac-Grove Fest takes place on the second Saturday in September. Enjoy live music, free activities, a marketplace with your favorite local business, food trucks, and more!

mac-grove moves

Leave your car at home and walk or bike to your destination. Log your trips and submit them for prizes!

organics recycling drop-off site

Interested in reducing the amount of waste you toss into your trash can, minimizing your environmental impact, or saving money on your trash bill? Join today and start bringing your compostable organic waste, to the Mac-Grove Organics Drop-off Site.

mac-grove mini grants

Do you have a great idea for a community project? MGCC wants to hear your ideas! Apply for a Mac-Grove Mini Grant.


Are you interesting in learning about topics such as gardening, mental health, climate change, solar, antiracism, and more? Click below to watch the recordings of experts discussing these topics! Stayed tuned for more upcoming webinars in 2022. dkj