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St. Paul Events

Art Crawl

The St. Paul Art Collective (SPAC) presents the Fall 2015 Saint Paul Art Crawl. Programming by SPAC Board members, artists and volunteers. The Fall 2015 Saint Paul Art Crawl is funded and sponsored in part by a Festival Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment, a STAR grant from the City of Saint Paul, the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, The Bush Foundation, Pioneer Press, Metro Transit, Artspace, Wet Paint, Blick Art, Union Depot, Saint Paul Saints, Northern Warehouse Artists Cooperative, Twin Cities Public Television (tpt), the Lowertown Entertainment District, Custom House/Steven Scott Management and Springboard for the Arts.

Children's Festival

The Flint Hills International Children’s Festival is an annual highlight for thousands of children and families as the Ordway and surrounding areas transform with music, dance, art activities, and public art installations.

Childrens EcoArts Festival

ArtStart’s EcoArts Fest, now in its eighth year, is a one-day, outdoor arts, environmental and cultural celebration. A free, family-friendly event, the EcoArts Fest is first and foremost a celebration honoring our ties to one another and to Mother Earth. It is pageantry with a purpose. The EcoArts Fest activities are initiated with residencies, workshops, and other programming in the community with artists and naturalists months in advance of the celebration. The day is a culmination of these activities and showcases the art, music, dance and dramatic productions of youth and adults in response to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the natural world and our place in it. Overall, the EcoArts Fest focuses on delivering engaging activities and experiences that provide knowledge about an environmental issue through art making and demonstrate ways individuals can take positive actions to make change. Join us for a day at the river to remember!

Cinco de Mayo

The Saint Paul Festival & Heritage Foundation is excited to host Cinco de Mayo - West Side - Saint Paul and the new partnership with the Saint Paul's West Side. We are committed to increasing the community's involvement and appreciate your support!

The Saint Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation is a non-profit, membership organization whose mission is to foster a sense of community, pride, belonging and connectedness by celebrating Saint Paul's unique history and emerging heritage through fun and educational experiences.  

The Saint Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation produces Cinco de Mayo West Side Saint Paul and the Saint Paul Winter Carnival.

Festival of Nations

For 84 years, the Festival of Nations has inspired people throughout the region to discover more about our world and embrace the rich cultural diversity brought to us by immigrants from around the globe. In 2016, the Festival will continue its legacy as the longest running multicultural festival in the Midwest and, once again, collaborate with nearly 100 ethnic groups to create a truly unique experience – one that celebrates cultural heritage and provides our community’s immigrants with a platform to express their stories through world-class performances, exhibits, ethnic cuisine, and personal connections.

Germanfest MN

German Culture It is important to celebrate the heritage of the German people, since there is such a strong German presence in Minnesota. Many of the other German-themed festivals around the Twin Cities are Oktoberfest-related and primarily focus on food and beer. The purpose of this event is to feature the many aspects that make up German culture: music/song, dance, children’s games, clothing, local customs, community programs and art, along with food and drink. It will be a family-friendly atmosphere, bringing the community together for a weekend to demonstrating German pride.


Grand Old Days

Grand Old Days is one of the best Minnesota festivals for people of all ages and interests. Whether you're looking for the best summer parades in Minnesota (complete with candy, of course!), Minnesota outdoor music festivals, some of the best fair foods Minnesota has to offer, or just some good old family fun in the sun - St. Paul's Grand Old Days is the place to be!

Highland Fest

In its 32nd year, Highland Fest continues to be organized and promoted by the Highland Business Association, which works hard year-round to highlight the Highland Park community and businesses.


All proceeds from Highland Fest will benefit the association, which uses the resulting funds for operational support and street improvements throughout Highland Village. Festival organizers hope to continue building on the positive relationship between the business community and the local neighborhood.


Highland Fest draws between 60,000 and 65,000 visitors each year, boasting the largest turnout on Saturday. We hope to see you there!

Irish Music & Dance Association

The Irish Music and Dance Association is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit cultural and educational organization established to support, coordinate, encourage and promote high quality activities and programs in Irish music and dance in the Twin Cities community.  

The Irish Music and Dance Association does not serve as a booking agent.  We will happily provide suggestions.

The Mission of the Irish Music and Dance Association

is to support and promote Irish cultural traditions and to ensure their continuation.

The Vision of the Irish Music and Dance Association

is a greater awareness, understanding and appreciation of

and participation in the traditional arts of Ireland.


Music in Mears


Music in Mears was founded in 2004 by Brian Horst (Details Style Lab) and Kyle Johnson (Top Tier Athletes). The series that started with just 4 shows in September grew to 12 weeks in 2006 and continues to add to the excitement of living, working or playing in Downtown St. Paul! Brian Horst has continued to be the driving force behind the series. In 2009, Brian Horst brought in Clint Roberts (One Simple Plan) and his knowledge of the local music scene and marketing expertise and Paul Kaelble (Subway/Zantigo) has been blending the sweet sounds for the series since 2006. Music in Mears has truly blossomed and continues to see bigger crowds and receive numerous accolades. Thanks to everyone that makes this series a success!

Ordway’s Summer Dance

In 1980, Saint Paul resident Sally Ordway Irvine challenged her community to help her create a performing arts venue in which her dream of offering “everything from opera to the Russian circus” could be realized. She set an example by making the first donation to a fund that eventually built Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.

By the time the $46 million center opened to the public on January 1, 1985, Sally had contributed $7.5 million—and her family had matched that amount. Certainly, Sally’s vision is alive today as the Ordway, Minnesota’s Premier Performing Arts Center®, presents a dizzying schedule of theater, dance, music, family events, and educational programs.

The Ordway currently contains the 1,900 seat Music Theater; two large rehearsal halls, and magnificent lobbies on each floor, including the second floor Marzitelli Foyer, a spacious, two story lobby encircled by a glass facade. In the spring of 2013, construction began on an 1,100 seat Concert Hall to replace the McKnight Theatre. Construction will be completed in Spring, 2015.

The Ordway, recognized as one of the U.S.’s leading not-for-profit performing arts centers, is home to a wide variety of performances throughout the year that encompass the finest in American musical theater, world music, dance, and vocal artists on its Music Theater stage. In addition, each year the Ordway presents its Flint Hills International Children’s Festival and serves over 50,000 children and adults through its Ordway Education programs. Since the Ordway opened, it has become known as Saint Paul’s most elegant and inviting performance space, attracting audiences from throughout the region to its diverse range of presentations. The Ordway joins The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, The Minnesota Opera, and The Schubert Club in a unique Arts Partnership and provides a home to its Arts Partners. The Ordway is proud to sponsor the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists, a professionally guided academic and artistic environment serving students in grades nine through twelve.

Twin Cities Jazz Festival

The Twin Cities Jazz Festival is a free family-friendly event attracting over 30,000 people to the vibrant, joyful sounds of jazz. Festival events are held in and around beautiful Mears Park in the heart of downtown Saint Paul’s historic Lowertown neighborhood.

Saint Anthony Park Arts Festival

The St. Anthony Park Arts Festival: A juried celebration of art and artists outdoors on the grounds of a Carnegie library in St. Paul.  Offering free music, food and children's art activities.  All proceeds benefit the St. Anthony Park Branch Library's summer reading program which draws participants from across the city.

Selby Avenue Jazz Festival

Since 2002 on the second Saturday in September, the intersection of Selby and Milton Avenues becomes a wondrous gathering that celebrates the positive path taken by neighborhood residents and business owners. People from all walks of life, cultures, backgrounds and professions interact together through music, food and activities to become an engaged community.


Wishes for the Sky

Wishes for the Sky is a free, experiential, public art event celebrating the arrival of spring, environmental sustainability, and personal and collective wish-making. This one-of-a-kind art project has become a signature Earth Day event for the Twin Cities. Inspired by the ancient Asian traditions of flying wishes on kites, it is a contemporary art event integrating music, temporary sculpture, poetry, interactive sound collage, visual art, and public kite-flying.

Wishes for the Sky feels like no other event. Held on Harriet Island on the Mississippi River, its simple focus is to allow us to sense our inner harmony and imagine community peace. Through the public’s participation and their act of good wishing, the community creates a large-scale work of experiential art.

American Association of Woodturners Gallery of Wood Art

Come and see fresh wood shavings fly as blocks of birch are turned on a power lathe into Scandinavian ale bowls. From celebrations to funerals, ale bowls were at the center of many social events in Scandinavian culture. Robins will share information on their place in Nordic culture as well as demonstrate the unique ways in which the bowls were created on the lathe. There will be a discussion of the history, design and finishing techniques of these unique wooden vessels. Visitors are invited to participate in an interactive painting activity and to try out the functionality of these time-tested forms.

Historic Fort Snelling and Sibley House

Built in the early 1820s, Historic Fort Snelling is a great place to learn about military history from before the Civil War through World War II, fur trade history, slavery in Minnesota, the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 and much more. Its location — at the junction of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers — has been significant for centuries to many American Indian communities.

James J. Hill House

Rugged stone, massive scale, fine detail and ingenious mechanical systems recall the powerful presence of James J. Hill, builder of the Great Northern Railway. Guides lead tours that help you imagine family and servant life in the Gilded Age mansion, the setting of the public and private lives of the Hill family. The James J. Hill House is a National Historic Landmark.

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory

For over one hundred years, Como Park has played a vital role in meeting the recreational needs of residents of Saint Paul and surrounding communities. Inspired in part by the landscape designs of H.W.S. Cleveland, Frederick Nussbaumer, Superintendent of Parks from 1891 to 1922, worked tirelessly to create an outdoor haven for the area’s urban population. Nussbaumer strongly advocated for a wide variety of free or reasonably priced recreational activities, services, and educational opportunities for all park visitors. The park as we know it today continues to carry out this original vision.

Today Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is operated by the Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Department. The zoo features a seal island, a large cat exhibit, a variety of aquatic life, primates, birds, African hoofed animals and a world class polar bear exhibit. The Marjorie McNeely Conservatory has two acres under glass with a number of different wings dedicated to a variety of plant life including bonsai trees, ferns, orchids and seasonal flowers. The Marjorie McNeely Conservatory also features many outdoor gardens.

In 1994, the initial program planning and design concept was completed for the Como Education Resource Center (now the Visitor Center). $3.9 million in state bonding passed for the building in 1998, and in 2000, $16 million in state bonding passed for Como Education Resource Center Phase 2. In 2002, Mayor Randy Kelly provided a city guaranty so that bidding of the Como Park Conservatory Restoration and the Visitor Center could go forward.

The Visitor Center at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, developed by architectural firm HGA, opened for education classes in January of 2005 and celebrated its public opening in February 2005. The Visitor Center is 65,000 square feet and features meeting rooms, classrooms, and event spaces, in addition to a large auditorium and the Zobota Cafe. The Visitor Center links to the Como Zoo and Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, serving as the primary entrance to both.

On November 17, 2006, the Tropical Encounters exhibit opened in the Visitor Center. This exhibit is an immersion experience of a Central/South American rainforest and is the first exhibit to feature animals from Como Zoo and plants from the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. It features turtles, frogs, fish, free-roaming birds, leaf-cutter ants, spiders, an anaconda, and Chloe the Sloth. It also highlights more than 700 plants.

The Zoo & Marjorie McNeely Conservatory is open year round. During the winter, the zoo and conservatory are open from 10AM until 4PM. During the summer, hours are extended until 6PM. Admission is free to the public, however a $3 donation is suggested for adults and $2 for children.

Minnesota Children's Museum

While enjoying time with family and friends, break out those old photo albums – you know the ones with the cellophane page protectors – and reminisce about the all the fun you had playing as a kid – or even last week! Take a break from cooking or eating or watching the game to be silly. Create new memories (and photos) that will be shared at future celebrations.

In the new tech-digital-cloud-smart device world we live in it is easier than ever to capture those moments of fun, creativity and surprise. We’ll be posting some gems from Museum staff all day!

At Minnesota Children’s Museum, champion giving time and space to explore, experiment, do your own thing, goof off and make a mess. We want kids (and adults) to play more.

The key point is that play is more than “just fun.” It’s how we learn and practice the key skills we need to be successful people. Critical thinking, communication, creativity, coordination and more.

What’s unfortunate is that the time kids (and adults) spend playing is on the decline — down an average of eight hours per week since the 1980s. That means children growing up today are spending less time doing the very things that will make their lives happier, more fulfilling and more rewarding — now and into the future.

That’s why we’re coming out with a simple but important message: Play more. In fact, the Museum recently adopted a new vision statement that says this in a straightforward way: “Kids play more. Adults do, too. We thrive as a happier, healthier and more innovative community through the radiant power of play.”

Minnesota Science Museum

Mission We exist to… Turn on the science: Inspire learning. Inform policy. Improve lives.

Vision We envision… A world in which all people have the power to use science to make lives better.

Values We value...Science as an essential literacy. The ability to understand and use science is essential to educational success and full civic and economic participation in the world. Fun, accessible learning. We engage learners by sparking interest and supporting deep science learning through wonder, play, hands-on exploration, and experimentation.

Authenticity and relevance. We present real objects and phenomena, solid scientific research, and compelling stories and insights from diverse perspectives. Inclusion inside and out. Our museum and our people reflect and respond to the diverse needs and cultures of our community. Remaining vital to our community. We serve a vital role in the community, providing resources and opportunities for learning that are valued by families, educators, funders, and policy-makers.

Leadership through collaboration. We collaborate with organizations near and far, improving our own work, benefitting our partners, and setting an example for others.

Facts about the museum

  • The Science Museum was founded in 1907.

  • The museum’s current location on the banks of the Mississippi River in Saint Paul offers 370,000 square feet of space. It includes a 10,000-square-foot temporary exhibit gallery, five permanent galleries, 10 acres of outdoor exhibits, and an Imax Convertible Dome Omnitheater.

  • We impact over a million people from around the world every year through trips to our museum, school visits, our traveling exhibitions, and Omnitheater films.

  • The museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

St. Paul Businesses

Advanced Technology Systems

Emerging Technology. Astounding Results. AdvancedTek champions emerging technology to bring innovation to industry. For over 20 years, we’ve driven profits and efficiency by connecting clients with advanced technology.

Every Advanced Tek client receives the same level of personal service and support. From our Fortune 500 clients, to garage start-ups; we deliver tailor-made solutions that build business. Our customers rely on us to:

  • Provide strategic production solutions.

  • Suggest new technology for increased efficiency.

  • Offer thought leadership through industry forums.

  • Predict, analyze and invest in significant emerging trends.

  • Deliver prompt technical support when it’s needed most.

Davenport Group

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Ecolab is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services.  Around the world businesses in foodservice, food processing, hospitality, healthcare, industrial, and oil and gas markets choose Ecolab products and services to keep their environment clean and safe, operate efficiently and achieve sustainability goals.

Gander Mountain

Gander Mountain is the nation's largest retail network of outdoor specialty stores for shooting sports, hunting, fishing, camping, marine, apparel, footwear and outdoor lifestyle which makes us the most convenient outdoor retailer. By being America's Premier Shooting Sports Destination we provide the best selection of new and used firearms, ammunition and equipment from beginner to expert. Gander offers the best selection of national and specialty brands at competitive prices and great values including The North Face, Under Armour, Columbia, Guide Series, GSX, Carhartt, Merrell, Keen, New Balance, Reebok, Rocky and many more.

Summit Brewing Company

In 1986, Summit founder Mark Stutrud set out to rediscover the traditional brewing methods behind the great handcrafted
beers that once flowed throughout the Midwest. Ever since, we’ve been painstakingly brewing beer as stimulating, complex and rich in character as the people who share it.

History of St. Paul

Saint Paul, east of the Mississippi River, was originally surveyed into 6x6 mile squares called townships. This survey was done by James M. Marsh in October of 1847. The townships were then surveyed into 1x1 mile squares called sections by Issac Higbee, Deputy Surveyor, during the months of October & November of 1847. Saint Paul, west of the Mississippi River, was surveyed into sections by Jesse T. Jarrett in September of 1853. The area now covered by Saint Paul was surveyed off the 4th Principal Meridian which runs through Wisconsin. Saint Paul covers parts of Townships 28 & 29 North and Ranges 22 & 23 West of the 4th Principal Meridian.

The City of Saint Paul was originally established as the "The Town of St. Paul" by an act of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Minnesota in November of 1849. Saint Paul remained a town until March of 1854 when it became the "City of Saint Paul, Minnesota Territory". In May of 1858 when Minnesota became a state the city became known as "The City of Saint Paul, State of Minnesota".

When "The Town of St. Paul" came into existence in 1849, it occupied approximately 280 acres. The original town site consisted of two subdivisions (plats) "Town of Saint Paul" (sometimes referred to as the "Saint Paul Proper") and "Irvine & Rice's addition" filed as Rice and Irvine's addition to Saint Paul. The plat of "The Town of St. Paul" was filed on the 28th day of February 1849 in County of St. Croix, Wisconsin Territory and was surveyed by Ira B. Brunson. The plat of "Rice's and Irvine's addition to Saint Paul" was filed on the 16th day of May 1849 in the County of St. Croix, Minnesota Territory and was surveyed by Benjaman W. Brunson.

As result of an Act of Minnesota legislature on February 14th, 1866 the town plat was brought to St Paul and filed with the Ramsey County Recorder's Office on March 17th, 1866. The original town site boundaries were Elm Street on the west, Smith Ave & East Seventh Street on the north, Wacouta Street on the east, and the left bank of the Mississippi River on the south. Between years 1849 and 1887 Saint Paul has gone through 14 boundary changes.

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