Hang Out at These Summer Events in Saint Paul

Hang Out at These Summer Events in Saint Paul

Don’t just sit around this summer. Make it memorable with a stop at these festivals in Saint Paul.

If we aren’t at a brewery, in the lake or on a patio, we’re having a great time at one of these events.

Chroma Zone Mural & Arts Festival

A summer of live painting, artist talks and mural tours take throughout the Creative Enterprise Zone during the Chroma Zone Mural & Arts Festival. Twenty-two weeks of mural-making by 10 local artists kicks off the weekend of May 22 with an outdoor event and Mural Meet. May 22 through Sept.

Flint Hills Family Festival

World-class performances from around the world return virtually for the Flint Hills Family Festival. This popular event sponsored by the Ordway will also include live, socially distanced performances by the Okee Dokee Brothers with Sonia De Los Santos on the Ordway's loading dock. June 1-12.

Lowertown Sounds

Formerly known as Music in Mears, Lowertown Sounds brings outdoor live music from local acts to Lowertown's enchanting Mears Park every Thursday night. Thurs nights June 10-July 15.

Deutsche Tage

Join the Germanic-American Institute on their beautiful Summit Avenue grounds for Deutsche Tage (Deutsche Tage? Oh, German Days!). The 60th annual celebration of German heritage and community will feature art, music and delicious food. June 13-14.

Northern Spark

This annual art festival takes on a new form this year via mail art, virtual connections and live events in Saint Paul. Don’t miss the dance party kick-off event, You Change Me, at Victoria Theater and the 24-hour Sol Soundgarden that takes you throughout the Rondo and Frogtown neighborhoods. June 12-27.

Lowertown Blues & Funk Fest Summer Concert Series

Traditionally held over 2 days in Mears Park, the Lowertown Blues & Funk Fest will be coming at you as a concert series this year. Still all-ages and still free, the shows will take place at Dual Citizen Brewery.  June 12, July 10, August 14.


Bring the family to Lake Phalen for WaterFest, a free event offering a variety of self-directed exhibits this year. Organizers have also put together online activities to celebrate our lakes and rivers from home. June 19-27.

Back to the 50's Weekend

Step back in time at USA Today's #1 Best Car Show, hosted annually at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. With over 12,000 classic cars, live music and lots of vendors, this is a can't miss for car enthusiasts and just about anyone who enjoys an old-fashioned good time. June 18-20.

Twin Cities Pride Family Fun Day

The Twin Cities Pride Festival is one of the largest Pride celebrations in the nation. Each year, it includes a Family Fun Day in Saint Paul’s Como Park with food, fun and games for kids. June 20.

Rosé Fest 1.0

Solo Vino's rosé tasting is kicking it up a notch with Rosé Fest in downtown Kellogg Mall Park. Presented by the St. Paul Downtown Alliance, tickets include 90-minute tasting sessions featuring 8 samples of rosé, a catered snack from Revival Smoked Meats and music from local producer and DJ  André Mariette. June 20


Burgers, beer and barbecue at the baseball field. Taste your way through your favorite grilled foods and sample wines and specialty beers at CHS Field for the 9th annual GrillFest. Tickets. June 26-27.

St. Paul Summer Beer Fest

Held at the MN State Fairgrounds, the Summer Beer Fest is an outdoor event dedicated to craft beers. Be ready for samples from over 70 breweries, live music on two stages, food and a fun atmosphere. TicketsJuly 10.

St. Paul Food Truck Festival

Head to Union Depot for the 5th annual St. Paul Food Truck Festival. Over 50 food trucks - plus fashion trucks, a photo-booth truck and other unique truck experiences, plus live music and games adds up to a lot of truckin’ fun. July 17.

Cat Video Festival

Lovers of cat videos unite! The Cat Video Festival celebrates all things funny and feline and brings together cat lovers, cat-video lovers and those who just love laughing under the stars at CHS Field. Tickets  August 12.

Irish Fair

The nation’s largest Irish Fair is resuming shenanigans on Harriet Island, with a few updates this year. The celebration of all things Irish will feature a new lay-out, cooking demonstrations, whiskey tasting, dance, Celtic marketplace, cultural displays, events for children, as well as national and local musicians. Tickets. August 13-15.


Celebrate the rich heritage, traditions, diversity and culture of India at IndiaFest, an annual event held at the Minnesota State Capitol grounds featuring fantastic food, cricket, a bazaar, live performances and more. August 14.

Minnesota State Fair

We’re looking forward to the Great Minnesota Get (Back) Together at the end of the summer. For 12 days, eat cheese curds, enjoy live music, ride through the sky and watch people be people at the Minnesota State Fair. It’s been voted one the top of the 10 best fairs in the country, and Princess Kay of the Milky Way is waiting for her selfie with you. Tickets. August 26-Labor Day, Sept 6.


Summer Beer Dabbler

Though a St. Paul Saints game is one of the best reasons to go to CHS Field, the Summer Beer Dabbler isn't bad either. More than 130 breweries will sample over 400 beers on the diamond in the event's 12th year. Jam to live music and stay to watch the fireworks while you’re sprawled out on the turf. We mentioned over 130 breweries, right? Tickets. August 28.

It’d be silly if you didn’t check out at least one of these events. Let us know when you’re around on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #MYSAINTPAUL

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