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January 2021

Ice Fishing Tournament

Friday, Jan 1 @ 12:00 pm - Sunday, Feb 7 @ 5:00 pm
$10

 Welcome Minnesota Anglers & prepare your tackle for our month+ long fishing tournament! Save the date for our month+ long digital ice fishing tournament through the FishDonkey Mobile App, launching January 1st and running through the end of carnival, Feb. 7th, 2021. Prizes  Prizes will be awarded to the top anglers in categories: King of winter – largest of any other specie not listed. Largest northern Pike Largest Bass Largest Crappie Largest Sunfish Largest Perch Largest Stringer of 3 panfish…

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Drive-Thru Ice & Snow Sculpture Park

Thursday, Jan 28 - Sunday, Feb 7
Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55108
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Combining two signature Winter Carnival events - the Ice Carving Competition and the Snow Sculpture Contest - this drive-thru experience will take place at the State Fairgrounds each day during the Carnival. Upon entering the route, each car will receive a swag bag, bingo card, and the chance to purchase some treats to enjoy during the ride. Dozens of visual stops will showcase snow and ice masterpieces sculpted by local artisans, many of whom have participated in past Winter Carnival…

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Virtual Family Day

Saturday, Jan 30
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, Feb 6

For both Saturdays during Carnival (January 30 and February 6), families can gather ‘round their computers and smart TVs in the comfort and safety of their homes to participate in our Family Day activities. Each day’s schedule will be filled with entertaining performances, educational seminars, arts and crafts lessons, storytelling sessions, and much more. This content will go live on our website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel and then be available for “re-runs” forever!

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2021 Puzzle Contest

Saturday, Jan 30 @ 8:00 am - Sunday, Jan 31 @ 2:00 pm
Landmark Center Cortile, 75 W 5th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States
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$60.00

Thank you for your interest in the 2021 Saint Paul Winter Carnival Puzzle Contest! The Nation's Largest Jigsaw Puzzle Contest is brought to you by PuzzleTwist®  Registration will open October 1st, 2020 at 11 a.m.  In-Person Event: Our in-person puzzle contest will take place on Saturday, January 30th, 2021, at the Landmark Center in Downtown Saint Paul. The contest will feature four divisions: Expert/Adult Adult 1 Adult 2 Family - must include one team member under 18 by contest date…

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Securian Financial Winter Run

Saturday, Jan 30 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lake Phalen Beach, 1530 Phalen Dr
St. Paul, MN 55106 United States
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$45 – $65

It’s cold outside, which can mean only one thing – it’s race time! Gather up your thermal underwear and neck warmers and start training today for this 36th annual event! Runners will have the opportunity to run the 5k around Lake Phelan on January 30th or to participate virtually in the 5k, 10k and Half Marathon.  See full event information and details at the event link. 

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February 2021

Softball Tournament

Saturday, Feb 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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. More information coming soon!

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