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Events for "St. Paul, MN"

January

  • 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.


March

  • 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.

     


April

  • Minnesota Horse Expo (Apr. 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.


June

  • Grand Old Day (Jun 6)

    St. Paul, MN

    This popular Grand Avenue street party has four zones: entertainment, family fun, local artisans and sports and wellness. A parade starts at 9:30 a.m. at Dale Street.


July

August

  • 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.

     


  • 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.