Saint Paul Winter Carnival 

  • Arts & Culture Events
    • Community Festivals
    • Musical Performances & Concerts
    • Storytelling Events
  • Sporting Events
    • Fishing Events
  • Children's Events
    • Children's Events


Join us for the Saint Paul Winter Carnival, the "Coolest Celebration on Earth" since 1886. It is the oldest winter festival in the United States!

The Winter Carnival continues to bring family-friendly events and community pride to Saint Paul and the Twin Cities metro area.

Dozens of free events, both traditional favorites and new attractions, will entertain those of all ages. Most events take place in downtown Saint Paul, in and around Rice Park and Landmark Center, as well as at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

The Saint Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation manages and produces the Saint Paul Winter Carnival. 
Please note for 2024 the Winter Carnival Ice Fishing – is an ice-optional fishing tournament due to weather.


The dates for this event have passed. No future dates are available at this time.
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