- The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust
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Insane sports scene.
This is about to be a huge year for sports in Saint Paul. Within the first two weeks of January, we’ll start by hosting the 2016 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships, which help determine the U.S. Figure 3Skating team in the PyeongChang Olympics.
Not only will the Coors Light Stadium Series be a great place for the Wild to beat the Chicago Blackhawks, but the following weekend is the finale of the 2016 Red Bull Crashed Ice run. Not enough skating for you? We’re also hosting the Big Ten Men’s Hockey Tournament.
This summer, Minnesota will also host the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Course, and the All-Star game for the American Association will come to CHS Field. (We haven’t even mentioned that the Wild and the Saints are on track for dynamite seasons, too.)
Summit Brewing Company, one of the kings of Minnesota’s craft beer scene, will celebrate its 30th birthday. We’re also looking forward to the 130th Saint Paul Winter Carnival beginning in January, and the National Park Service is offering free admission to fourth graders at all parks in honor of its 100-year anniversary.
Year of music.
There are so many Adele puns to be made, but we are thrilled that Saint Paul will have some of the biggest best music from both national and local musicians this year. While the big names will make themselves heard at Xcel Energy Center (Bruce Springsteen! Adele!), the locally curated shows are on point this year; we highly recommend the Twin Cities Jazz Festival, and Rhymesayers brings Sound Set back to the city this year.
We can’t forget about the reopening of the Palace Theater, which is rumored to be the Saint Paul rival to Minneapolis’ First Avenue.
St. Patrick’s Day
If you’re doing St. Patrick’s Day correctly, you’re doing it in Saint Paul. This year, we’ll have the 50th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade take over the streets downtown. Last year, we created a day-long street party, LuckyPalooza, and had crowds come down to celebrate on West 7th. There’s a surprise planned for this year’s party, and we can’t wait to share with you what’s coming up.
Have you ever hand-fed a giraffe? What’s behind the scenes of a baseball game? What’s the deal with the castlesque building in downtown Saint Paul? In 2016, we’re debuting Saint Paul’s Signature Experiences, group tours that will intimately acquaint you with some of the city’s most cherished and memorable attractions.