What happened to September? We have less than a week left in a month that seemed to fly by. So, we decided this week to get a jump start on October and the events happening in and around St. Paul during the month. Mark your calendars now ― there’s sure to be something here that you shouldn’t miss.
Catch a Minnesota Wild pre-season game on October 1 at Xcel Energy Center. The Wild take on the Buffalo Sabres at 7 p.m. but gates open at 6. The rest of the month’s schedule looks like this:
- October 10: Wild vs. St. Louis Blues
- October 22: Wild vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
- October 24: Wild vs. Anaheim Ducks
- October 27: Wild vs. Edmonton Oilers
- October 30: Wild vs. Chicago Blackhawks
Get tickets online at Ticketmaster.
Twin Cities Oktoberfest
Celebrate German culture with beer, brats and non-stop fun at this year’s Twin Cities Oktoberfest. Listen to live music, choose from an amazing array of Oktoberfest foods and watch the dancers. It’s happening at Progress Center at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Get the details online at twincitiesoktoberfest.com. October 9-10
Medtronic TC Marathon Health & Fitness Expo
It’s a running extravaganza in St. Paul October 2 and 3. Pick up your race packet at St. Paul RiverCentre if you’ll be running. You don’t have to be a marathoner, however to have fun at this event. You can enjoy fitness, health and nutrition exhibits and lots of race gear.
It all happens on Friday, October 2 from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday the third from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Saint Paul RiverCentre is at 175 West Kellogg Blvd. in St. Paul.
BareBones Puppet Halloween Extravaganza
Wow ― 20 years of the BareBones puppetry for Halloween ― talk about time flying! If you’ve never attended, make it a point to do so this year. It’s so much more than a puppet show; it’s a pageant, with “larger-than-life” puppets (according to organizers), dancing, singing, stilting and more.
Head out to Hidden Falls Regional Park, on October 26, 27 or 31 (7:00 p.m.) for all the fun. They will ask for a donation at the gate ($5 -$20). Learn more here.