Twins Winter Caravan at Vulcan Snow Park

Minnesota State Fairgrounds 1265 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN

The defending American League Central Division Champion Minnesota Twins are coming to Winter Carnival! The Vulcan Snow Park at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds is an official public stop on the […]

Individual Block Ice Carving Competition, Artisan Division

Rice Park 109 4th Street W, Saint Paul, Minnesota

The 2024 Individual Block Ice Carving Competition, Artisan Division, starts on January 28 at 9 AM. Each artisan team will be given 6 suspenseful hours and a couple blocks of ice to bring their frozen masterpieces to life. The Individual Block Ice Carving Competition is guided by a strict set of rules, requiring artists to utilize […]

Ice Carvings for Kids: A cool creative collaboration between Children’s Minnesota and the Saint Paul Winter Carnival 

Rice Park 109 4th Street W, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Tom Klug is a longtime Saint Paul Winter Carnival ice carver but more importantly, he’s a parent whose child spent time as a patient at Children’s Minnesota’s hospital in Saint Paul.  He’s seen the challenges patients and their families can experience in the hospital. Always looking for a way to put a smile on kids’ […]

Rondo Night

Landmark Center Cortile 75 W. 5th Street, Saint Paul, United States

Join us at the second Saint Paul Winter Carnival’s RONDO NIGHT!  Enjoy lively Rondo performances. Support BIPOC Rondo artists, businesses and organizations. Savor flavorful bites from West Indies Soul while learning more about the vibrant history of Rondo.  Door prizes too! It will be a night to remember…we can't wait to see you!   Free […]

Saint Paul Bouncing Team Tryouts

Landmark Center North Gallery 75 W 5th Street, Saint Paul, MN, United States

The Saint Paul Bouncing Team will be holding tryouts on Friday, February 2nd from 6 -9 p.m. in the Landmark Center Cortile. The Saint Paul Bouncing team is a nonprofit organization that performs a variety of aerial acrobatics at public and private social events throughout the year. These aerial acrobatics, inspired by an Eskimo hunting […]

Doggie Depot

Union Depot 214 4th St E, St. Paul , MN, United States

Union Depot's 2024 Doggie Depot is back! Enjoy your favorite paw-some activities like the crowning of the Canine King & Queen, giveaways, marketplace, interviews with pet experts, all at Union Depot! Visit uniondepot.org for more information!

Winter Carnival Memorabilia Display, Presented by St. Croix Hospice

Landmark Center North Gallery 75 W 5th Street, Saint Paul, MN, United States

Wonderfully presented by Marilyn DiMartino, this is a complete and varied display of Winter Carnival items throughout the years.  Visit with Marilyn and other volunteers who are very knowledgeable about the Saint Paul Winter Carnival. On display throughout the Winter Carnival at the North Gallery located on the First Floor inside Landmark Center. Open Hours: […]

Berners in the Park, Presented by Monte & Mary Johnson in Memory of Murphy

Rice Park 109 4th Street W, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Mark your calendars for the return of Berners in the Park, Presented by Monte & Mary Johnson in Memory of Murphy The friendly pooches of the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of the Greater Twin Cities are joining us at Rice Park at 11 am on Kid's and Family Day, Saturday, February 3rd. You'll be able […]

Kids & Family Day, Presented by Securian Financial

Landmark Center North Gallery 75 W 5th Street, Saint Paul, MN, United States

This fun & FREE event, hosted at the Landmark Center, known as Kids’ and Family Day, presented by Securian Financial, will be filled with fun and interactive activities for kids of all ages! Kids will be able to dance to music by DJ Ola, watch performances by local groups, hear educational presentations including by the […]

Freeze Your Bags Off Tournament, Presented by August Schell Brewing Company

Landmark Plaza 5th Street & Washington Street, Saint Paul, MN, United States

Take part in the 8th annual “Freeze Your Bags Off” Bean Bag Tournament! This outdoor bag tournament will feature competitions on Saturday, February 3rd. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to check in. Teams will compete in a single elimination tournament; the first team to reach 21 points moves to the next round. The […]

Vulcan Victory Torchlight Parade, Presented By Blaze Credit Union

Rice Park 109 4th Street W, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Vulcanus Rex will use his wily ways to light up the streets of downtown Saint Paul for the Vulcan Victory Torchlight Parade, Presented by Blaze Credit Union, marking the Vulcans march to overthrow King Boreas and bring summer back to the city of Saint Paul. Businesses, governmental agencies, community groups are all welcome to participate.  […]

Overthrow of King Boreas & Fireworks

Rice Park 109 4th Street W, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Immediately following the Torchlight parade, on the steps of the James J. Hill Library near Rice Park. Watch as Vulcanus Rex storms the magnificent "ice" castle and confronts the Royal King's Guard.  Upon the good counsel of the Queen, Boreas waves farewell to the people of his winter capitol and Vulcanus once again rules the […]

Nominated as Minnesota’s Best Festival! VOTE For Us Daily

The Star Tribune's Reader Choice Award program is accepting votes for their 2024 Minnesota's Best now through April 17th! As they strive to find the best of Minnesota across 350+ categories, organizations are recognized with bronze, silver, and gold awards in each category. The Saint Paul Winter Carnival has been nominated in the Festival/Fair Category under […]