Edit ModuleShow Tags

St. Paul's Phalen Freeze Fest


Published:

The days in February and March can blur together as a never-ending stretch of winter if you don't quietly, calmly, and respectfully step away from the TV and get outside. Yes, it can be cold, and yes, the roads can be icy, and yes, the snow has to be shoveled, bu there is so much beauty in winter if you seek it out. 

This Saturday, appreciate the season at Phalen Freeze Fest, a free family-friendly event from 5-8 p.m. at St. Paul's Phalen Park. (More specifically, at the Picnic Pavilion, 1600 Phalen Drive.) According to the St. Paul Parks and Rec website, the event is suitable for those "at least 1 but less than 121."

Join a storyteller on a StoryWalk—along a trail lit by luminary candles—as she tells the Ojibwe legend of Shingebiss, a determined duck who refused to be defeated by an ominous character called the Winter Maker. Help dramatize the story with parade-style puppets and masks, created by area school kids. Other fun activities include flashlight geocaching, ice fishing, stargazing through a spotting scope, and cooking over a fire.

Food will be available for sale (while supplies last). The event is held entirely outdoors, so dress appropriately.

For more information, call Faith at 651-632-2455.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Articles

Top Minnesota Events in January

Moveable Feast: MnMo editor Rachel Hutton and MPR Classical’s John Birge preview top events in the state this month

The Great Northern: Minnesota's Newest Tradition

The collection of outdoor food and drink events features some of the Twin Cities' best chefs

Top 5 Outdoor Ice Rinks in the Twin Cities

From the classic favorites to new additions, lace up (and bundle up) at these popular metro ice skating rinks
Edit ModuleShow Tags

About This Blog

Whether you are a seasoned Twin Cities traveler or planning your first trip to Minnesota, this blog will introduce you to many new adventures to add to your itinerary. From day trips and scenic discoveries to luxurious girls weekends, travel tips, and insider scoops, our editors will give you all the information you need to enjoy your stay Up North.

Learn about the contributing writers.

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Recent Minnesota Journeys Posts

Top Minnesota Events in January

Moveable Feast: MnMo editor Rachel Hutton and MPR Classical’s John Birge preview top events in the state this month

The Great Northern: Minnesota's Newest Tradition

The collection of outdoor food and drink events features some of the Twin Cities' best chefs

Top 5 Outdoor Ice Rinks in the Twin Cities

From the classic favorites to new additions, lace up (and bundle up) at these popular metro ice skating rinks

Minnesota Holiday Events Guide

From bright lights, to shopping, to Santa’s jolly grin, these festive events throughout the state are sure to enhance your holiday spirit

The Arli-Dazzle Christmas Light Parade

A small Minnesota town with a surprisingly big holiday celebration
Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags