Celebrate St. Paul

The SPFA represents: Cinco De Mayo Fiesta, Flint Hills International Children's Festival, Grand Old Day, Twin Cities Jazz Festival, Dragon Festival, Highland Fest™, Irish Fair of Minnesota, Winter Carnival, PABA Fest, St. Paul Oktoberfest, Rondo Days and the White Bear Avenue Parade. These festivals bring nearly 1 million attendees to the St. Paul/East Metro area each year, and proceeds from these St. Paul Festivals are reinvested in the community. Join us to Celebrate St. Paul!

SPFA Presents:

St. Paul Festival & Event Planning

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at the Saint Paul RiverCentre

A one-day training covering the ins and outs of producing an event in the City of St. Paul.
Panel discussions, presentations, tradeshow and networking with industry professionals.
Perfect for Festival and event staff, board/committee members and volunteers!

Interested in participating in these great events?

There are lots of ways to get involved in St. Paul Community Festivals! Click here to download the Vendor Information PDF for deadlines and contact info. Participation opportunities include food/beverage booths, merchandise booths, parades, art fairs, car shows, boat races and more!

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January 27 - Feb 6, 2011

Winter Carnival

The Saint Paul Festival Winter Carnival is 124 years in existence and it continues to promote community education, programs, festivals, and other community celebrations for the enjoyment of the people of greater Saint Paul and its surrounding neighborhoods. 

651.223.4700 info@winter-carnival.com


May 6 - 7, 2011

Cinco de Mayo

With over 100,000 visitors to District del Sol, the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta is the largest Hispanic/Latino event in Minnesota and one of the top 10 largest Cinco de Mayo celebrations in the United States. The celebration features over six blocks of local and authentic food, entertainment and activities for the entire family to enjoy.

651-222-6347 cinco@districtdelsol.com


June 4 - 5, 2011

Flint Hills

The festival brings the world of the performing and visual arts to downtown Saint Paul.

651-282-3035 jbrooks@ordway.org


June 5, 2011


Grand Old Day is the largest one-day festival in the Midwest. The day includes a parade, family activities, live music, art fair, sporting events, international performance and over 150 vendors.

651-699-0029 info@grandave.com


June 23 - 25, 2011

Twin Cities Jazz Festival

Largest Jazz Festival in the region with local and international performers.  Free to the public.



July 13 - 17, 2011

White Bear Avenue Parade

The White Bear Avenue Parade is the largest event held in the northeast neighborhood of St. Paul.

651-707-7619 info@wbaba.com


July 9 - 10, 2011

Dragon Festival

A free two-day family festival celebrating the rich heritage of Asian cultures; includes dragon boat races.


July 15 - 17, 2011

Highland Fest

Free three-day outdoor family festival; juried art, music, food, amusement rides, 5k, home improvement expo, business fair.

651-699-9042 info@highlandfest.com


August 13, 2011

India Fest

IndiaFest is the joyful celebration of the rich culture and heritage of India, by the Asian Indians with all Minnesotans. India Association of Minnesota (IAM) has been proud to present this annual event for the past couple of decades. It was formerly popular as the Festival of India.

Main Contact: Navnit Narayan


August 12 - 14, 2011

Irish Fair

Minnesota's premier Irish heritage event showcasing the area’s finest Irish musicians, dancers and folk artists

952-474-7411 info@irishfair.com


September 18, 2011


Formerly Payne Arcade Harvest Festival. One of Saint Paul’s oldest traditions. Neighborhood festival celebrating the harvest. Kicks-off with the Torchlight Parade. Held on historic Payne Avenue.

651-771-1152 abriseno@esndc.org

October 7 - 8, 2011

St. Paul Oktoberfest

Family friendly Oktoberfest in the North End on Rice & Rose Avenue featuring German music, dancing, food and beer.

651-489-9623 www.saintpauloktoberfest.org

April 28, 2012

The Children's EcoArts Festival

The Children's EcoArts Festival - www.artstart.org

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