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Events for "St. Paul, MN"


  • Winter Carnival (Jan. 28 – Feb 7)

    St. Paul, MN

    The feature this year is a drive-through ice- and snow-sculpture park at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Tickets are $20 per vehicle, $35 for theme packages, and available only in advance.

    There will also be three scavenger hunts, pop-up outdoor concerts, ice-fishing, softball and puzzle tournaments and Frozen Family Fun Night.


  • Irish Mask-arade (Mar. 17)

    St. Paul, MN

    In this traditionally Irish city, the St. Pat's parade goes on . . . but this year, it will be a drive-past parade in the parking lot of the old Sears building at 425 Rice St.

    Reserve a place by Feb. 17; only 150 vehicles are allowed. The noon "parade'' also will be broadcast live on Facebook.



  • Lowertown Blues & Funk Festival (Jul 16 – 17)

    St. Paul, MN

    This free, all-ages festival is in Mears Park.

  • Minnesota Horse Expo (Jul 23 – 25)

    St. Paul, MN

    There's a parade of breeds daily at noon, free horse, pony and carriage rides and a rodeo Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoon. At the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.


  • Irish Fair (Aug. 13 – 15)

    St. Paul, MN

    This big heritage fest on the banks of the Mississippi includes Irish Got Talent and best legs in a kilt contests, hurling demonstrations, dancing and lots of music.


  • IndiaFest (Aug. 14)

    St. Paul, MN

    On the State Capitol grounds, watch Bollywood dance and a parade of cultures, eat East Indian food, get your hands painted with henna and learn the principles of cricket and yoga.

  • Minnesota State Fair (Aug. 26 – Sep 6)

    St. Paul, MN

    Try flights at the Craft Beer Hall, eat food on a stick, listen to free concerts and watch the 2 p.m. daily parade.



  • St. Paul Classic Bike Tour (Sep. 12)

    St. Paul, MN

    Ride a 15-, 30- or 45-mile route along the Mississippi, lakes Como and Phalen and St. Paul parkways, starting and ending at the University of St. Thomas and punctuated by food and live music.

  • Twin Cities Jazz Festival (Sep. 17 – 18)

    St. Paul, MN

    Listen to jazz in Mears Park, in St. Paul's Lowertown.