The FREE annual Frost Fest at Pearl Park offers a fun way to celebrate winter for all. Contests, dancing, food trucks, sleigh rides, ice skating, campfires with s'mores and door prizes make this a great event.
Lake Harriet's Winter Kite Festival (4135 W Lake Harriet Pkwy) is a yearly sky-coloring good time. Kites of all shapes, sizes and colors fly over the frozen Lake Harriet. The Minnesota Kite Society experts are on scene to demonstrate some amazing kite flying skills and offer their expertise on kite flying. Bring your own or buy one at the lake.
St. Paul's Rice Park is center center stage for the annual Winter Carnival, a fun-filled, activity packed 10 day party. Tons of free events, nightly concerts, parades, food trucks, beer tents as well as ice skating, a jazz fest, ice sculptures and races. There is something for everyone!
City of Lakes Loppet takes place the first weekend in February. The famous cross country ski race across the lakes attracts competitors from around the world.
The Hudson Hot Air Affair is more than worth mentioning as it's just across the river. Come to the beautiful St. Croix Valley to view the hot air balloon launches. Enjoy food, an art & craft fair, ice castles, geocaching, and races. Thousands come out to enjoy this volunteer run unique event!!
Magical History Tour
In The Heart of the Beast May Day Parade
Anyone can join in the fun in this parade. This parade is for people to be a part of the parade itself. Community workshops are held in April allowing the community itself to create puppets for the parade