While the weather outside may be cold, the fun never stops in St. Paul! If you’re looking for a way to get out and enjoy local events, here are plenty of things to do in St. Paul today, tomorrow and all winter long!
March 2 – March 24, 2018
James J. Hill House
240 Summit Ave – St. Paul, MN 55102
Presented by Wayward Theatre Company, this Shakespeare masterpiece directed by Michael Kelley fully immerses audiences with the use of this historic St. Paul mansion. Performances are at 7:00 P.M. with a pick-your-own-price ranging from $30-$50 (Monday’s performances are pay-what-you-can).
March 9 – March 10, 2018 – 7:30 P.M.
The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts
528 Hennepin Ave – St. Paul, MN 55403
St. Paul Ballet has asked audiences to select the best of five seasons for a multifaceted anniversary celebration at The Cowles Center. From poignant to moving, with a bit of charm and verve, St. Paul Ballet takes its cue from audience favorites in classical and contemporary ballet. This special program includes the one-act story ballet Bella Luna by Peter Davison and Locked Key by Zoé Emilie Henrot.
Saturday, March 17, 2018 – 12 P.M.
109 W. 4th St – St. Paul, MN 55102
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the parade that runs along 5th St. around Rice Park in downtown St. Paul. Motorized vehicles are kept to a minimum, making the parade family friendly. Parade-goers will also get to witness the crowning of the annual Ms. Shamrock — who will the lucky lady be this year?
March 25 and March 31, 2018 – 10 –11 A.M.
James J. Hill House
240 Summit Ave – St, Paul, MN 55102
Tickets: $8 ($2 discount for MNHS members)
Participants can search for eggs, enjoy a small snack, hear stories and look around the first floor of the elegant James J. Hill home. Reservations strongly encouraged. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring your own basket for the eggs.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 – 8:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Minnesota History Center
345 West Kellogg Boulevard – St. Paul, MN 55102
Youth Day at the Capitol 2018 is an annual event connecting youth, community experts and local policymakers and engaging them in discussions about government policy. Through a series of seminars and break-out classes, young people get to talk with their legislators about issues that are important to them. The tour includes a free tour of the Capitol (either guided or self-guided) and attendees are invited to attend the Minnesota Youth Council legislative hearing from 2-4 p.m. at the Capitol to finish out the day.
Saturday, March 31, 2018 – 1:30 – 4:00 P.M.
740 East 7th – St. Paul, MN 55106
This workshop focuses on learning basic and advanced techniques of making fermented soda and kombucha at home. Participants learn how to capture a ginger bug, make soda, brew kombucha and explore flavoring fermented drinks using medicinal and culinary herbs. Bring a couple of jars with you to take home a flavor blend and starter cultures.
Saturday, April 14, 2018 – 11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Science Museum of Minnesota
120 West Kellogg Boulevard – St. Paul, MN 55102
On Junior Ranger Day, explore the Mississippi River, its history and biology at the Mississippi River Visitor Center. Earn your junior ranger by using our interactive exhibits. Then, take your oath with the park’s superintendent and discuss how you will care the Mississippi.
Daily through April 2, 2018
James J. Hill House
240 Summit Ave – St. Paul, MN 55102
Tickets: $2 art gallery admission or included with $6 – $10 site admission
The Parades, Palaces, and People installation showcases the celebration of Winter Carnival traditions over the years, with photographs, posters, clothing and works of art. Today the Winter Carnival in St. Paul is the oldest winter festival in the United States and has served as a model for other winter carnivals throughout the world. View ice palaces and parades of the past, through photographs, posters, clothing and works of art from Minnesota Historical Society’s (MNHS) collections.
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Rondo Community Library
461 Dale Street North – St. Paul, MN 55103
Join Melrose Center dietitians to explore some basic nutrition tips that may boost your overall mental wellbeing. This 90-minute interactive workshop will include discussion, advice from health experts, free giveaways, educational resources and more!
Thursday, April 19, 2018
6:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Inspire Life Chiropractic Center
750 Main Street #108 – St. Paul, MN 55118
Suggested $10 donation
Paint, sip and be merry during an artful night creating your own paintings to bring home all in support for local non-profit, Cultivate International. All supplies are provided – just bring yourself and a suggested $10 donation.
Saturday, April 21, 2018 – 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Saint Paul RiverCentre
175 West Kellogg Boulevard – St. Paul, MN 55102
Ride the Light Rail and learn about the earliest major thoroughfare in Minnesota’s capital city of Saint Paul, University Avenue. With its storied past, evidenced by its building stock, the area’s development is one of diversity. From the magnificent Minnesota State Capitol on the east to the University of Minnesota on the west, the places along University Avenue shape a corridor distinct from the downtowns it ties together.
Saturday, April 21, 2018
2 Wabasha St – St. Paul, MN 55107
Registration Fees: $10-$45
This family-friendly event attracts runners, casual walkers, children of all ages, supporters of the ALS community and SuperHeroes of all sorts. The SuperHero Dash directly benefits The ALS Association Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota Chapter, raising money to empower people affected by the disease to live their lives to the fullest. Participants can start a team and recruit family and friends to join or simply register to run as an individual.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 – 7:30 P.M.
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St – St Paul, MN 55102
Relive The Beatles’ meteoric rise from their humble beginnings in Liverpool’s Cavern Club, through the heights of Beatlemania, to their later studio masterpieces, with live performances of early tracks including “Twist and Shout,” “She Loves You,” and “Drive My Car,” as well as global mega-hits “Yesterday,” “Hey Jude,” “Come Together,” and, of course, “Let It Be.” Travel back to the magical Sixties when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends!
Saturday, May 5, 2018
West Side – St. Paul
Open to the public
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on the West Side of Saint Paul (near Concord Blvd and Hwy 52). Activities include live music, beer and margarita garden, low and no-cost family activities, Sports Zone, Family Zone, and a Community Village. Activities take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the parade begins at 10 a.m.
Saturday, May 5, 10 A.M. – 5 P.M.
214 4th St. – St. Paul, MN 55101
Enjoy a fun and educational experience as we highlight the history and future of passenger train travel, the historic and current role of freight railroads in our region, and changing transportation trends and needs. All will enjoy a wide variety of free transportation-inspired activities. The day will include train equipment, educational sessions, special events and activities for all ages. Concessions will be available in the concourse and on the train platform.
Sunday, May 6, 2018 – 3:00 P.M.
The Baroque Room
275 East 4th Street #280 – St. Paul, MN 55101
Tickets: $15 for seniors, $10 for students
Andrew Rosenblum is a Chicago-based pianist, harpsichordist, conductor, and teacher. In
May 2017, Andrew won second prize in the harpsichord category of the 69th annual
Prague Spring International Music Competition. In preparation for the 2018 Bach Competition in Leipzig, Andrew will present this recital of solo harpsichord works, mostly by J.S. Bach, but also François Couperin and Johann Kuhnau.
May 3rd – May 6th, 2018
175 W Kellogg Blvd – St Paul, MN 55102
Held annually during the first weekend of May by the International Institute of Minnesota, the Festival of Nations is one of the nation’s largest and longest-running multi-ethnic events. It showcases 90 Minnesota ethnic groups; celebrating diversity, ethnic traditions and ethnic understanding.
May 15, 2018 – 7:30 P.M.
Xcel Energy Center
199 West Kellogg Boulevard – St. Paul, MN 55102
In what promises to be one of the most anticipated tours of 2018, Global superstar Shania Twain has announced that she will hit the road next year in support of her new album, NOW. These dates mark Shania’s first tour since “Rock This Country” back in 2015. She’ll be stopping at the Xcel Energy Center on May 15 — don’t miss it!
Full list of sledding hills
For a family-friendly way to get out and enjoy the huge amount of snow we’ve received this winter, there are several sledding hills around Saint Paul. From steep to moderate to gentle, there’s something for both adults and children. Enjoy your time with some good old-fashioned winter fun!
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