Join us for a free, family festival celebrating our clean lakes with fun outdoor activities and hands-on learning about local watershed topics.
On the water: Join the Water Parade at 11 a.m. Throughout the day, enjoy the lake from a canoe, kayak, sailboat or paddleboat, learn to fish, or participate in a fishing contest.
In the park: The fun continues with live music and dance, water games, climbing walls, a jump castle, native plant giveaway, Passport Odyssey with great prizes, live animals, food vendors and lots more!
This year’s theme is “Follow the Flow,” a nod to Saint Paul’s largest connected chain of lakes. The annual festival is presented by Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District, which created a water trail map for the Phalen Chain and has restored more than 100 native plant species along large areas of shoreline.
Additional WaterFest sponsors include the cities of Saint Paul, Maplewood, Roseville, Little Canada, Shoreview, White Bear Lake, Landfall and North St. Paul, Capitol Region Watershed District, Ramsey County, Metropolitan Council, Barr Engineering, Minnesota Native Landscapes, Minnesota Water Well Association and other partners.