Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world, is the backdrop for what has become one of the very largest outdoor music festivals in the entire Midwest. Two concert stages feature non-stop performances by nearly 30 nationally-known acts. The Moonlight Mardi Gras Cruise is unforgettable for those that participate. About 20 local nightclubs feature live Blues throughout the event.

  • Harriet Island Regional Park Saint Paul, MN 55102 in Saint Paul, MN.

No other Irish festival in the United States surpasses this magnificent celebration of Irish culture that began in 2001. Don't miss the "Best Legs In A Kilt" competition. Enjoy those vying for the title at "Irish Got Talent." Bands, beer, and boiled beef are standard fare at this three-day celebration. The Jameson Whiskey Experience tent is a "must see" for many.

You say "Po-ta-to," I say "Po-tah-to," but we all have a blast at the kid-friendly Potato Days. The mashed potato wrestling event is a "can't miss." The potato peeling contest is good plain fun. The street fair is massive; it includes a flea market, arts and crafts, and endless vendors. The Food Court will satiate anyone and everyone.

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