Festivals
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While many city tourists and locals visit places to admire the big city or the beautiful parks, the festivals in America are a big part of what makes the country grand and the event worth attending. Each city brings its own cultural and historical heritage that are celebrated through various festivals and events. Some cities have similar types of festivals or events, and others have unique annual celebrations.

See how many festivals you can fit on your itinerary! These celebrations are going to give you memories of a lifetime as they reflect the art, culture, heritage and the music of each city in the most exciting way. Show up and have fun with your friends, make memories and celebrate the love of food, wine, music, art, history, culture, traditions, and more at these gatherings.
Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo

(651) 222-8398

176 Cesar Chavez St
Saint Paul, MN 55107   Directions Website

Head over to Saint Paul’s West Side for "La Fiesta Mas Caliente de Minnesota"—Minnesota’s Spiciest Celebration—Cinco de Mayo! Mexican and other Latino organizations celebrate their culture by hosting a variety of performances. Aside from delicious food, you can expect to see a colorful parade, a lowrider car show and music to keep the party going all day (and evening) long.

Irish Fair of Minnesota
Irish Fair of Minnesota

(651) 461-4990

836 Prior Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55104   Directions Website

Make your way to Harriet Island during August to witness the greenest weekend in Saint Paul at the Irish Fair of Minnesota. Just like St. Patrick’s Day, this fair brings out the Irish in everyone. Come by for music, food, drink and workshops—all designed to share the Irish culture. The proceeds of this festival benefit the new (non-Irish) immigrant projects and other Irish cultural activities throughout the year.

Minnesota State Fair
Minnesota State Fair

(651) 288-4400

1265 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55108   Directions Website

Join in the "Great Minnesota Get-Together," whether you are from the Twin Cities or are just visiting for the weekend fun at the Minnesota State Fair, the second largest fair in the US. Taste a variety of locally grown and homemade food, listen to a wide range of music on the three stages and learn about Minnesota’s evolving agricultural industry—from livestock displays to machinery and science exhibits. You'll feel like a resident of the state after partying at this festival.

Saint Paul Art Crawl
Saint Paul Art Crawl

(651) 233-7233

308 Prince St
Saint Paul, MN 55101   Directions Website

Join in the seasonal, citywide festival of the arts at the Saint Paul Art Crawl. All along Downtown, Lowertown and Harriet Island, vendors and local artists set up tents and galleries to display their wares. Listen to local bands perform on stage and in the parade during this three-day long extravaganza, watch performances by theater and ballet groups and admire the art and culture of the Capital City.

Saint Paul Winter Carnival
Saint Paul Winter Carnival

(651) 223-4700

75 W 5th St
Saint Paul, MN 55102   Directions Website

When a New York report in 1885 wrote that Saint Paul was "another Siberia, unfit for human habitation" during the winter months, residents were outraged and decided to put on the Saint Paul Winter Carnival to prove this statement wrong. See the festival that embraces the cooler side of Saint Paul culture and transforms the Capital City into a winter wonderland.

Selby Avenue Jazz Festival
Selby Avenue Jazz Festival

(651) 645-1340

934 Selby Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55104   Directions Website

If you’re feeling the blues, stop by the Selby Avenue Jazz Festival. Since 2002, people from all walks of life have gathered as a community to celebrate the residents and businesses of the area through music, food and other activities. See what the local vendors have to offer, take in the eclectic culture and enjoy the smooth sounds of jazz.

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