Saint Paul is a great place to live for many reasons but one of them being the season changes. You’ll find an energy about each season. Excitement is in the air the weather starts to warm up in the summer and again when the colors start to change in the fall. Baseball gets everyone fired up in the spring while the holidays and snow bring love in the air during the winter.
Saint Paul features hockey and a winter carnival each year, as well as the Labor Day weekend State Fair and Oktoberfest in the fall. Here is a look at what you’ll enjoy as the seasons change in St. Paul each year.
With summer around the corner, you may be wondering what type of exciting activities you can enjoy in the city. One highlight of summer is the St. Paul Saints’ baseball games at Midway Stadium as well as the Minnesota Twins games at their new home park of Target Field. You can enjoy a ton of activity in July with the Highland Fest, a weekend of art fairs, live music on two stages, amusement rides, food, a strongman competition, craft brew tasting and of course food.
Then, as summer wraps up, head over to the Minnesota State Fair on Labor Day weekend for 12 days of music, food, farm animals, rides, recreation and family fun.
When the colors start to change and you’re thinking about Halloween and Thanksgiving, Saint Paul features entertainment, food and races. Check out the Festa Italiana, a Minnesota Italian festival in September full of food, music, entertainment and authentic Italian culture. Take part in the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, the Diaper Dash and Toddler Trot in October.
Along with the holidays, winters in Saint Paul features the Winter Carnival where you’ll see parades, ice and snow carving competitions and fireworks. Then check out the December holiday season celebration for ice skating, hot chocolate and the Christmas tree lighting.
Spring is the season where Saint Paul starts to see better weather and the birds coming out after the cold winter. The Festival of Nations is the longest and largest running multicultural festival in the state with food, music and demonstrations taking place in May. Then the District del Sol celebrates Cinco de Mayo with authentic food, salsa tasting, parades and live music.
The seasons changing in Saint Paul means new scenery, new weather and better yet, new events to look forward to in town.