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Events for "St. Paul, MN"

January

  • Winter Carnival (Jan. 23 – Feb 2)

    St. Paul, MN

    See ice sculptures in Rice Park and snow sculptures at the Fairgrounds, go down the snow slide, compete in a jigsaw-puzzle contest, take a free fire-truck ride and watch barstool ski races and lawn-mower races.

    The Grande Day Parade is Jan. 25 and the Vulcan Victory Torchlight Parade Feb. 1, followed by fireworks.


March

  • St. Patrick's Day parade (Mar. 17)

    St. Paul, MN

    In this traditionally Irish city, the noon parade runs along Fourth Street to Rice Park.


April

  • Easter Egg Hunt (Apr. 5)

    St. Paul, MN

    Children ages 2-7 can hunt for eggs on the lawn of the James J. Hill House on Summit Avenue. Visitors can win prizes, get a small snack and look around the first floor of the mansion. Reserve in advance.


  • Easter Egg Hunt (Apr. 11)

    St. Paul, MN

    Children ages 2-7 can hunt for eggs on the lawn of the James J. Hill House on Summit Avenue. Visitors can win prizes, get a small snack and look around the first floor of the mansion. Reserve in advance.


  • Minnesota Horse Expo (Apr. 24 – 26)

    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.


  • St. Paul Art Crawl (Apr. 24 – 26)

    St. Paul, MN

    Tour the studios of more than 300 artists in 17 buildings in the Lowertown and downtown neighborhoods.

    This year, it's a virtual crawl.


  • Festival of Nations (Apr. 30 – May 3)

    St. Paul, MN

    Enjoy food, music, crafts and dance from 90 different ethnic groups at the downtown RiverCentre.


May

  • Cinco de Mayo (May 2)

    St. Paul, MN

    This fiesta on the West Side (just south of downtown) features a parade, low-rider car show and lots of food, music and dancing.

    The festival is virtual this year -- watch it online.


June

  • Grand Old Day (Jun 7)

    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.


  • Twin Cities Jazz Festival (Jun 25 – 27)

    St. Paul, MN

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


July

  • Highland Fest (Jul 17 – 19)

    St. Paul, MN

    This street fair in St. Paul's Highland Park neighborhood includes an arts fair, music, carnival rides, wiener-dog races and an all-Ford car and truck show.


  • Lowertown Blues & Funk Festival (Jul 17 – 18)

    St. Paul, MN

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


August

  • Irish Fair (Aug. 7 – 9)

    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.

    Canceled in 2020.


  • Minnesota State Fair/Food Parade (Aug. 27 – Sep 7)

    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.

    It's canceled in 2020, but a Food Parade will be held Aug. 20-23 and 27-30 and Sept. 3-7, $20 per vehicle.


October

  • Great Pumpkin Halloween Celebration (Oct. 25)

    St. Paul, MN

    The Landmark Center in Rice Park hosts this free party for kids of all ages. Admission is by reservation with timed entry.