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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 (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.

    Canceled in 2020.


September

  • St. Paul Classic Bike Tour (Sep. 13)

    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.