Things to Do in St. Paul Today, Tomorrow and All Spring Long!

12.12.2017  |   By : Bigos Management

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, ..
Things to Do in St. Paul Today, Tomorrow and All Spring Long!
Posted December 12, 2017

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

Tickets: $30-$50


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).

St. Paul Ballet: Fifth Anniversary Best

March 9 – March 10, 2018 – 7:30 P.M.

The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts

528 Hennepin Ave – St. Paul, MN 55403

Tickets: $26-$36


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.

52nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in St. Paul

Saturday, March 17, 2018 – 12 P.M.

Rice Park

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?

Easter Egg Hunt at the James J. Hill House

March 25 and March 31, 2018 – 10 –11 A.M.

James J. Hill House

240 Summit Ave – St, Paul, MN 55102

Ages 2-7

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.

Youth Day at the Capitol 2018

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.

The Art of Fermented Drinks

Saturday, March 31, 2018 – 1:30 – 4:00 P.M.

Mississippi Market

740 East 7th – St. Paul, MN 55106

Tickets: $20-$25


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.

Junior Ranger Day @ Mississippi River Visitor Center

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.

Parades, Palaces, and People: St. Paul Celebrates Winter

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.

Wellness Series: Eating with Mental Health in Mind

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!

Paint and Sip

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.

Between the Cores: The Built History of University Avenue

Saturday, April 21, 2018 – 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Saint Paul RiverCentre

175 West Kellogg Boulevard – St. Paul, MN 55102

Tickets: $20


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.

ALS SuperHero Dash

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Raspberry Island

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.

Let It Be: Tribute to the Beatles

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 – 7:30 P.M.

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

345 Washington St – St Paul, MN 55102

Tickets: $27-$89


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!

Cinco De Mayo Fiesta

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.

Union Depot Train Day

Saturday, May 5, 10 A.M. – 5 P.M.

Union Depot

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.

Andrew Rosenblum Presents Mostly Bach

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.

Festival Of Nations

May 3rd – May 6th, 2018

175 W Kellogg Blvd – St Paul, MN 55102

Tickets: $8-$11


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.

Shania Twain Now Tour

May 15, 2018 – 7:30 P.M.

Xcel Energy Center

199 West Kellogg Boulevard – St. Paul, MN 55102

Tickets: $41-$255+

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!

Sledding Hills of St. Paul


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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