july, 2022

23jul5:00 pm7:00 pmGrinnell Summer Picnic

Event Details

Grinnell College Summer Picnics

Grinnell-in-Grinnell Summer Picnic

Leslie Bleichner ’07, Rachel Bly ’93, Rachel Edwards Harvith ’00, Sarah Purcell ’92, and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations invite all members of the Grinnell community and their families to the Grinnell-in-Grinnell summer picnic.


Summer picnics are fun, casual get-togethers for Grinnellians. They are hosted by fellow Grinnell alumni and friends along with the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. All members of the Grinnell Community — alumni, current students, incoming new students, family members, and friends — are welcome at summer picnics.


Grinnell Summer Picnic

5 – 7 p.m. | Saturday, July 23

Central Park

Picnic Shelter

811 Park Street

Grinnell, IA 50112

7 p.m. Concert in Central Park
The Jury


Register online or by phone at 866-850-1846 by Tuesday, July 19.

Event Details:
Bring your favorite yard games, camping chairs, and coolers for this outdoor event. 

The event hosts will provide the main dishes, as well as plates, napkins, cups, and utensils. If you would like, please bring a dish to share based on the list below. Please come even if you can’t bring anything—there will be plenty for everyone.

If your last name begins with: 
A–H — please bring a dessert 
I–P — please bring a beverage to share 
Q–Z — please bring an appetizer, side dish, salad, or finger food

After the picnic, attendees are invited to stay at Central Park and enjoy the music of The Jury, a blues/rock band from Des Moines. The Jury’s concert is sponsored by Grinnell College and is open to the community.


The Jury plays all original blues/rock music and they are steeped in experience and in Iowa music history.  Each member of The Jury has played for decades and one of the bandmates (Rick White) is a member of the Iowa Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.

Parking: Parking is available at this location.

COVID Precautions: All summer picnics must follow any local COVID-restrictions and guidelines. Due to potential pandemic-related changes, we retain the right to cancel the event for any reason.

Visit the Summer Picnics page to learn about the other summer picnics happening this year.

We look forward to seeing you!


Questions? Contact Ashley Renstrom-Schaefer, associate director of alumni and donor relations, at schaefer@grinnell.edu or call 641-269-9317.



(Saturday) 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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