WaterFest raindrop costume on a canoe ride
June 1st, 2024
11 am - 4 pm
Lake Phalen Park, St. Paul (1600 Phalen Dr. St. Paul, MN 55106)

WaterFest 2024 is on Saturday, June 1st, 11 am to 4 pm

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.



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.

Activity Waiver: Get to the fun part faster and bring a signed waiver for our fishing, boats, and bounce house activities. Download

Map and Passport Activity: Plan your festival experience and prepare to get that Passport Odyssey prize! Download

Performance Schedule

Time Activity Location
11:00 – 11:30 Kalpulli Tlaloctecuhtli – Mexica Aztec Danza Group Patio by Info Tent
11:30-1:30 Butterfly on Stilts All grounds
11:30 and 1:30 Watch a water hero mission puppet show North Pavilion
11:30-3:30 KidsDance Amphitheater
12:00-12:30 Farnsworth Band Amphitheater
12:00-3:00 Fishing competition Bass Bay
12:30-1:00 Watershed Ecosystem on Parade Amphitheater
2:30-3:15 BATO BATO Amphitheater



Tour of WaterFest

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

WaterFest 2024 Sponsors

Volunteering & Exhibiting


Sign up to be a volunteer

WaterFest volunteers assist with setting-up, helping with exhibits, cleaning-up, and generally making the day run smoothly.


Exhibitors, Sponsors, and Vendors

Apply for a booth or sign up for a sponsorship opportunity:  Application

Please email event coordinator Maddy Bohn if you have questions.


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