WaterFest raindrop costume on a canoe ride
June 3rd 2023
11 am - 4 pm
Lake Phalen Park, St. Paul (1600 Phalen Dr. St. Paul, MN 55106)

Join us on June 3rd 2023 for WaterFest!

This free, family festival celebrating our clean lakes provides an opportunity for outdoor hands-on learning about clean water, wildlife, and land and water conservation.

Experience activities on and around the water with Voyageur canoe and sailboat rides; paddleboats, canoes, and kayaks for checkout, fishing lessons, a fishing contest with prizes, water games, climbing walls, arts and crafts, face painting and lawn games, a Passport Odyssey with wonderful prizes, performers, food trucks. Weaving Water with local artist Sarah Nassif and lots more!

Help us spread the word with this printable flyer!

Tour of WaterFest

Get a taste of the WaterFest experience by viewing our 2019 event video.

Plan Your Visit

Parking: WaterFest takes place at the Lake Phalen Park Pavilion (1600 Phalen Dr. St. Paul, MN 55106). Parking is limited so consider coming by bike or park-and-ride using our free shuttles from nearby locations.

Shuttle Map (PDF),
Shuttle Map (Google Map)

Activity Map: Don’t miss a thing and get a preview of where the Passport Stamp locations are by checking out our event map.

Performance Schedule: Along with all of the interactive activities, check out who is performing at the amphitheater here.

Waiver: Activities such as canoeing, kayaking, climbing wall, and fishing require a signed waiver. Save time at the Info Tent by printing, signing, and bringing the activity waiver to the event!

Volunteering & Exhibiting


We are still looking for volunteers to assist with setting-up, helping with exhibits, cleaning-up, and generally making the day run smoothly!
Sign up to volunteer


The registration deadline has closed.

Please email event coordinator Maddy Bohn if you have questions.

WaterFest 2023 Sponsors

Thank you to the organizations and businesses who help make this festival free and fun for all!

Logos of organizations, municipalities and businesses who have donated money to support WaterFest 2023

WaterFest is a Zero-Waste event. See our guidelines here.