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)

Save the date: WaterFest 2024 is on Saturday, June 1st

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.


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.

2023 Activity Map: Don’t miss a thing and get a preview of where the Passport Stamp locations are by checking out our event map.

2023 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


WaterFest volunteers assist with setting-up, helping with exhibits, cleaning-up, and generally making the day run smoothly. The volunteer registration is closed for 2023, but you can still thank someone in a WaterFest t-shirt at the event and consider signing up next year!


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.