Sip & Savor: The Best of the Twin Cities

Formerly Spirits of Carnival, Sip & Savor: The Best of the Twin Cities invites you to indulge in food, craft beer, and wine from local restaurants, breweries, and wineries while supporting The Saint Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation. The evening will also include live entertainment, a silent auction with 100+ items, and a live auction. This event is open to the public and is for anyone who loves supporting Minnesota’s Iciest and Spiciest festivals – Saint Paul Winter Carnival and Cinco de Mayo West Side Saint Paul.

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2019 Red vs. Blue Bartender Challenge

Please join us at the Ambassadors’ Spring Fundraiser, the Red vs. Blue Bartender Challenge. Come support your favorite Winter Carnival characters as they battle for the title of Greatest Bartender in the Realm! Watch the competitors go head-to-head in five grueling rounds that will put their talents and their charm to the test.

Show your allegiance to Red or Blue by tipping your favorite bartender(s). The tips will be totaled at the end of each round. The bartenders with the most tips on either side will compete in the Championship Round to determine the winner of the challenge.

Only one side can win! Who will you choose?

BEAR’ly Open

In its 12th year, the event brings hundreds of local residents to White Bear Lake County Park at Ramsey Beach on the frozen shores of White Bear Lake to enjoy an afternoon of golf on ice.  An 18-hole course, complete with real pine trees, a hospitality tent, food and entertainment make it a great way to have fun and raise money for charity. There is also a Community Dance the night before the event at the White Bear Country Inn.

Join us as we “Claw” our way towards our goal of $2,000,000 worth of food purchased!

Golf on Ice
Saturday, February 2, 2018
11 a.m. to 4:00 pm
Tee Times- 11:00 and Noon

Adults $30.00 ($35.00 on event day),
Students $15.00 ($20.00 on event day)
*If you register on event day, please arrive at least ½ hour before desired Tee Time.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or online HERE

All proceeds support the White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf.


Kettles of Fire Fundraiser

Join the current Saint Paul Winter Carnival Junior Royalty Court, as well as 2019 Candidates for the 4th Annual Kettles of Fire chili cook-off and silent auction on Sunday, December 9th, 2019.  
The $10.00 ticket includes:
Chilis to sample and vote on. Who will reign SUPREME?!
Large Silent Auction – Get some holiday shopping done early!
Beverages and Bake Sale items are also available for purchase.

Support the Junior Royalty Program with friends and family and have some great food at the same time!

West Winds Social Fundraiser

Join the former West Winds of Winter Carnival as they host the event of the summer to raise money to purchase a new float for the organization!
There will be food, pop, beer and wine, all included in the price of your ticket. We will have live music for everyone to dance and enjoy the summer evening.

Big thank you to our Sponsor Giggles Campfire Grill for helping us throw this fun party! 

Tickets are $25 for Adults and $15 for kids 12 and under in advance from website or from the West Winds. Tickets will be $30 for Adults and $20 for kids at the door.


Spirits of Carnival Takes Flight

Saint Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation wrapped up their biggest annual fundraiser, Spirits of Carnival, Wednesday, May 16th with over 300 guests and more than 30 vendors in participation. The night kicked off at 5 p.m. with food, beer and wine samples from the Twin Cities’ most sought-after restaurants. The annual event took place in Hangar 300 at the Saint Paul Flight Center, where guests were able to enjoy food and beverage samples while enjoying the fresh air and sunlight pouring in the hangar doors.

An attendee favorite, the auctions (both silent and live) drew in the biggest crowd, not only supporting the Foundation but getting to enjoy the generous donations from local organizations, which ranged from tickets to local theatre events to a weekend stay in a condominium in New York City. Big ticket items in the live auction included a Chef’s Dinner at the RiverCentre, $5000 worth of carpet from Hamernick’s Interior Solutions, and a Giraffe Feeding at Como Zoo! Every guest walked away a winner as tickets included a complimentary beer glass, courtesy of the Beer Dabbler, and a wine glass, courtesy of Roseville Visitors Association!

The evening was a great success for the Saint Paul Festival & Heritage Foundation and a wonderful opportunity for guests to meet and re-connect with Carnival friends and community members from throughout Saint Paul.

We want to thank everyone who attended, donated and participated in this year’s event, making it a fantastic evening!








Sugar Cube Ice Palace Fundraiser

Celebrate Saint Paul with the Winter Carnival

In conjunction with Midway Chamber of Commerce & Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce

It’s Winter Carnival, c’mon get happy! Join your friends from the Midway and Saint Paul Area Chambers of Commerce as Saint Paul gets ready to kick off the Winter Carnival.

Your $10 ticket to attend the event will include a beverage, food samples, musical entertainment & a chance to vote on your favorite Sugar Cube Ice Palace.

Be sure to stick around for the thrilling dance-off between Chad Kulas of the Midway Chamber and B. Kyle of the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce!

Sugar Cube Ice Palace Contest
Show off your best sugar cube ice palace creation during the individual or team categories of this fun, new competition! Entries are just $10 on top of admission.

Guidelines for contest:

  • Submissions are welcome after 4:30 p.m. on January 16th. Judging will take place at 6:30 p.m.
  • There will be both a team & individual category with Judge’s Choice & People’s Choice for both categories
  • No more than 750 sugar cubes (4 gram each) may be used.
  • Get creative! Movement, lights & your imagination are welcome and encouraged.

All proceeds benefit the Saint Paul Festival & Heritage Foundation.

RSVP using the form below!