Guide to the Annual Minnesota Hmong New Year

Guide to the Annual Minnesota Hmong New Year

Each year, Saint Paul is home to Minnesota's Hmong New Year Celebration. Here's what you need to know about this lively event held at RiverCentre.

Due to the continued impacts of COVID19 and the Delta variant, organizers have made the difficult decision not to hold the Annual Minnesota Hmong New Year Celebration in 2021.

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We look forward to when this beloved event returns.



All are welcome to join in the celebration of the Annual Minnesota Hmong New Year. Thousands of attendees, local and from around the world, attend this amazing annual event hosted by United Hmong Family, Inc.


The two-day celebration of the Hmong New Year highlights traditional Hmong dance, music, crafts, vendors and more. 

Hmong dance Saint Paul


Traditionally held during the weekend after Thanksgiving.


Saint Paul RiverCentre


An annual celebration taking place in the fall, Hmong New Year is a time to honor ancestors and gives thanks for the completion of the harvest. With the largest urban Hmong population in the world, Saint Paul is the perfect place to celebrate this vibrant culture with family and friends, Hmong and non-Hmong alike.

Saint Paul Hmong culture


Tickets are available for $10 at the door or $8 in advance. Children (under 42") and seniors (65+ with ID) get in free.

When it comes to parking, there are a variety of ramps and lots in the downtown Saint Paul area. For a map to all parking options, click here. Most ramps will charge a daily event rate and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Metro Transit’s light rail (green line) and MTC buses are also highly recommended over the busy holiday weekend. Visit for more information.

We’d love to see your photos from this fun-filled celebration! Share them with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #MYSAINTPAUL.