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January 2020

Vulcan Snow Park Polar Plunges

Sunday, Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55108
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Vulcan Snow Park Polar Plunge

Vulcan Snow Park is proud to partner with Special Olympics Minnesota to host two Polar Plunge events. Every Plunge makes a difference for more than 8,100 Special Olympics Minnesota athletes. Special Olympics Minnesota offers children and adults with intellectual disabilities year-round sports training and competition. Through Special Olympics’ athletic, health, and leadership programs, people with intellectual disabilities transform themselves, their communities, and the world. Funds raised through the Polar Plunge help to support programs such as Young Athletes, Unified Sports,…

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Barstool Ski Races

Sunday, Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55108
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Barstool Ski Races

Come watch (or participate in) your new favorite sporting event! Contestants race downhill on (you guessed it) barstools on skis in one-on-one heats. Barstool decorations, costumed riders, and wipeouts just add to the fun. Visit mnsnowpark.com/barstool-ski-races for complete event details, entry form, and Vulcan Snow Park visitor information.

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February 2020

2020 BEAR’ly Open XIII Golf on Ice

Saturday, Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
White Bear Lake County Park, 5050 Lake Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN 55110 United States
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BEAR'ly Open Golf on Ice will be on February 1, 2020, beginning at 12 noon at White Bear Lake County Park at Ramsey Beach on White Bear Lake. On the frozen shores of White Bear Lake, this fun-filled day will include golf on two courses, a warming tent with music and beverages, Hole Sponsor activities/treats, entertaining costumes, and more! An 18-hole course, complete with real pine trees, a hospitality tent, food and entertainment make it a great way to have…

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May 2020

2020 Cinco de Mayo

Saturday, May 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cesar Chavez, Cesar Chavez St
Saint Paul,
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2020 Cinco de Mayo Virtual - Enjoy from Home Event We are so excited to announce an online Cinco de Mayo celebration on May 2, 2020. Enjoy fun activities from the comfort of your home! All activities can be found on our Facebook page.  Schedule:  10 a.m. - Online viewing of 2019 parade 12 p.m. - Virtual Car, Truck and Bike Show presented by Post Consumer Brands ​ 3 p.m. - Facebook Live performance benefiting Neighborhood House ​Other Activities:  ​Kids Bike Decorating Contest…

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January 2021

King Boreas Tour de Phalen – Canceled

Saturday, Jan 30
Phalen Golf Course Club House, 1615 Phalen Dr
St Paul, MN 55106 United States
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Join us as we celebrate Winter in the spirit of King Boreas who was famed for describing Minnesota as a winter paradise. The Tour de Phalen Classic will offer a gently rolling and twisting 7K groomed course that will be a fun a personal best challenge for skiers of every skill level.  The Phalen Minne-Tour will offer kids 11 and under a 1.5K winter adventure of their own. A portion of Proceeds will support Melanin In Motion - A Community based collaborative connecting…

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3K Prologue at Battle Creek

Sunday, Jan 31
Battle Creek, 75 Winthrop St S.
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55119
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The Endurance United Nordic Prologue is on Sunday, January 31 in the Freestyle Technique Over 3k distance. Social distancing guidelines in place with warm-up, staging, race, cool down areas. Start times are based on time of day and the event is manually timed.  Sign up soon to select one of 135 interval start times, spaced out every 2 minutes.   

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February 2021

CANCELED – Softball Tournament

Saturday, Feb 6

We are sorry to announce that the Softball Tournament has been cancelled for 2021. We’re brrrrrrringing back a classic hit from Carnival’s history – the Winter Carnival Softball Tournament. Games will be held outdoors on a snowy St. Paul ballfield (site to be determined) on Saturday, Feb. 6. Registration will begin in January. Sign up and batter up or catch a game on the sidelines.

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June 2021

2021 SPFHF Golf Classic

Monday, Jun 14 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Brackett’s Crossing Country Club, 17976 Judicial Road
Lakeville, MN 55044 United States
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Save the date! The 2021 SPFHF Golf Classic will be on Monday, June 14th, 2021 at Brackett's Crossing Country Club in Lakeville. All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Saint Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation and its commitment to producing Minnesota's Iciest and Spiciest festivals, the Saint Paul Winter Carnival and Cinco de Mayo West Side Saint Paul. Join us for a day of fun, fellowship and giving back to one of Saint Paul's favorite traditions! More information coming…

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January 2022

Snow Park at the Fair- Annual Snow Stomp

Saturday, Jan 22 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, Jan 23 @ 5:00 pm
Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55108
Snow Park at the Fair Annual Snow Stomp

Visitors are welcome to drop by the Snow Park to see how the giant snow blocks are created. An astonishing amount of activity is packed into these two days, involving a lot of heavy equipment. (For safety’s sake, visitors are asked to stay well clear of the activity and observe from a distance.) If you’d like to get closer to the action, volunteers are needed to help build the blocks. This is a great opportunity for groups, families, and individuals.…

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Saint Paul Scavenger Hunts, Presented by St. Croix Hospice

Friday, Jan 28 - Sunday, Feb 6

This year, Winter Carnival fans will once again be able to take part in up to four fun and uniquely engaging scavenger hunts. By participating in this event, you are positively impacting the future of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival for decades to come! Consider the small “pay-to-play” price as a sign of your support for the Saint Paul Winter Carnival and our mission to continue producing Saint Paul’s coolest and legendary events. Our small non-profit wouldn’t be able to…

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Vulcan Snow Park Snow Sculptures and Snow Maze

Saturday, Jan 29 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, Feb 6 @ 9:00 pm
Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55108
Vulcan Snow Park Snow Sculpture Viewing

Visit Vulcan Snow Park to see some amazing works of art—made out of snow! PLUS a Snow Maze! Sculptures on display include an exhibition sculpture by professional snow artists, Minnesota State Snow Sculpting Competition entries, Small-Block Snow Sculpting Contest entries, and other sculptures. Stop by often during the first weekend (January 29-30) to watch the competition and contest sculptures take shape—and vote for your favorite around noon on Sunday! All sculptures are finished by the afternoon of Sunday, January 30.…

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Summit Brewing Co. Freeze Your Bags Off Tournament

Sunday, Jan 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Landmark Plaza, 5th Street & Washington Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States

Take part in the 6th annual Summit Brewing Co. “Freeze Your Bags Off” Frozen Bean Bag Tournament! This outdoor bag tournament will feature 2 16-team competitions on Sunday, January 30. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to check in. 16 teams will compete in a single elimination tournament; the first team to reach 21 points moves to the next round. The Tournament requires pre-registration to participate. Cost is $25.00 per team. Entry fee includes entrance into the tournament and…

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February 2022

2023 BEAR’ly Open Golf On Ice

Saturday, Feb 5 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for the White Bear Lake BEAR’ly Open – Golf on Ice winter fun event. After two years of COVID, the the issue of Food Insecurity has increased to record levels. Join us in our 16th year as we continue our mission to raise money for the White Bear Area Food Shelf on frozen White Bear Lake. A realistic golf course, complete with real pine trees, challenging holes and actual greens with flags make it a great way to…

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June 2022

2022 SPFHF Golf Classic

Monday, Jun 6 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
South View Country Club, 239 Mendota Road East
West Saint Paul, MN 55118 United States

Join us for a day on the course to support the Saint Paul Winter Carnival! The Saint Paul Festival & Heritage Foundation is host to an annual Golf Classic at Southview Golf Club (Tax ID #41-176052). The first 36 foursomes will make it into the tournament. Buy Tickets Schedule of Events Tournament Schedule: 10:30am - Registration & Lunch 12:00pm - Shotgun Start Dinner to follow Tournament Play: Every golfer will hit a shot from the Tee Box. The team chooses…

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August 2022

Titan Boat Cruise

Tuesday, Aug 9 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Harriet Island Dock, 205 Dr Justus Ohage Blvd
Saint Paul, MN 55107 United States
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Join Titan, Prince of the North Wind, and Winter Carnival supporters for a fun evening on the Padleford Riverboats!  Boats board promptly at 5:00pm. Visit the website below for more details and to purchase tickets!

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