St. Paul Winter Carnival
The annual St. Paul Winter Carnival has been going strong for over 100 years. The main event is based in the heart of downtown, but some events are located throughout the area. Events and activities include an ice fishing contest, broomball challenges, ice skating, live music and several parades. Free samples of Canadian Maple Taffy – hot maple syrup poured over snow then turned into a treat on a stick – are always a delicious hit. Be sure to bring along a camera, the intricately cut ice sculptures will take your breath away.