In 1885, a reporter from New York critiqued Saint Paul in Winter as "another Siberia, unfit for human habitation." The very next year the city offered its defiant response, the Saint Paul Winter Carnival. Today, 75 events are featured both indoors and out. Snow carving, an ice palace, and even golf on ice celebrate Winter in the far North.

  • St. Paul River Centre Saint Paul, MN 55101 in Saint Paul, MN

A name as grand as the "Festival of Nations" demands a big-time event. Saint Paul delivers with the nation's very largest multicultural event at the Saint Paul RiverCenter. Over a hundred ethnic groups contribute dancers, cuisine, music, crafts, and folklore to this jam-packed four-day event. This is truly a festival that celebrates the diversity of America.

  • Minneapolis, MN

For 70 years, the Aquatennial has been a ten-day, mid-summer event celebrating the numerous lakes within the city limits of Minneapolis. Intrepid competitors race their boats fashioned from milk cartons. Others compete with their artistic sandcastle creations. Water ski shows and beach parties add to the revelry. Enjoy classic cars and fireworks too.

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