Vulcan Victory Torchlight Parade

Vulcanus Rex will use his wily ways to light up the streets of downtown Saint Paul for the Vulcan Victory Torchlight Parade marking the Vulcans march to overthrow King Boreas and bring summer back to the city of Saint Paul.  

  • Businesses, governmental agencies, community groups are all welcome to participate.  Learn more & register here soon.
  • Spectators are welcome to watch along 5th Street or find a warm place in the skyway system
  • Location start: 5th and Wall, along 5th Street
  • Location end: Rice Park, stay for the Vulcan Overthrow on the steps of the James J. Hill Library to learn more about the legend of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival
Parade Route Map

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2020 Saint Paul Winter Carnival

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: the 134th Saint Paul Winter Carnival, the “Coolest Celebration on Earth” since 1886. The Winter Carnival continues to bring family-friendly events and community pride to Saint Paul and the Twin Cities metro area. 

  • Most events are FREE and open to the public.
  • Events primarily take place in downtown Saint Paul, in and around the Landmark Center, as well as at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. 
  • Enjoy live entertainment, walk through the ice sculpture garden, watch the ice carvers create frozen masterpieces, visit vendor booths, and more!
  • Enjoy hot mulled wine, beer, and other beverages at the Ice Bars.