Memorial Day Weekend in #MYSAINTPAUL

Memorial Day Weekend in #MYSAINTPAUL

Looking to make plans for the long weekend? Here are some of our recommendations on how to celebrate Memorial Day in the capital city.

Minnesota State Capitol Mall Walking Tour

The State Capitol Mall includes eighteen acres of green space. Over the years, monuments, memorials, and works of art have been added to the mall recalling events, remarkable acts, and achievements of Minnesotans. Learn all about it with the Capitol Mall walking tour.

Historic Fort Snelling

Memorial Day Weekend is one of the biggest events of the year at Historic Fort Snelling. Explore the grounds and interact with costumed interpreters as they reenact important stories in the site’s history. Play historic games on the parade grounds, participate in a scavenger hunt and check out many demonstrations, including cannon firings, hearth cooking and blacksmithing. Saturday, May 27-Monday, May 29

Mississippi River Sightseeing Cruises

Hop aboard one of the first sightseeing cruises of the season at Padelford Riverboats. Enjoy the Mississippi River views as you learn the history of Saint Paul landmarks like the High Bridge, Pig’s Eye Cave and Pike Island. Tickets are free for veterans on Monday. Friday, May 26-Monday, May 29.

St. Paul Saints

Take the family out to the ballgame at CHS Field. The convenient home stretch provides an opportunity to catch all the antics of the St. Paul Saints on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Sunday is Military Appreciation Night and features a post-game Monster Food Truck Rally and fireworks show. Friday, May 26-Sunday, May 28.

Minnesota Lynx

Roar with the three-time WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx as they take on the San Antonio Stars on Sunday. The Lynx will only be across the river at Xcel Energy Center for one season as Minneapolis’ Target Center undergoes renovations, so take advantage of the opportunity to cheer them on in the capital city. Sunday, May 28.


On Sunday, Minnesota’s premier hip-hop festival returns to the State Fair Grounds for its tenth anniversary. This year's lineup includes Atmosphere, Travis Scott, Gucci Mane, T.I., Ms. Lauryn Hill and Mac Miller, among many others. Snag tickets for this popular event here. Sunday, May 28.

Como Zoo

Opening weekend for everyone’s favorite “Sparky the Sea Lion Show” kicks off Saturday at Como Zoo. In addition to the animal attractions and fun at Como Town, you can test your skills at Como Park’s “Putt’er There” mini golf course which also opens Memorial Day weekend. Friday, May 26-Monday, May 29.

Farmers’ Market

Whether it be Memorial Day weekend or any weekend, you really can’t go wrong with a trip to the Farmers’ Market. The Downtown market brings Lowertown to life each Saturday and Sunday with 100% locally grown flowers, produce, baked goods and more. Saturday, May 27-Sunday, May 28.

Patio Relaxation 

If organized fun isn’t really your thing, keep it casual and soak up the warm weather on one of Saint Paul’s top patios. Ox Cart and W.A. Frost are two of our favorites, but you can find a more complete listing on our patios blog.

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State Capitol Historic Site Attractions/Things to Do State Capitol Historic Site
Historic Fort Snelling Attractions/Things to Do Historic Fort Snelling
St. Paul Saints Sports Teams St. Paul Saints
Minnesota Lynx Sports Teams Minnesota Lynx
Minnesota State Fair Summer Promo Partner Minnesota State Fair
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory Attractions/Things to Do Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Como Town Attractions/Things to Do Como Town
Saint Paul Farmers’ Market Farmers Markets & Orchards Saint Paul Farmers’ Market
Ox Cart Ale House Restaurants/Dining Ox Cart Ale House
W.A. Frost Restaurants/Dining W.A. Frost