WaterFest is a free celebration of our clean lakes and offers outdoor fun and opportunities for hands-on learning about the water quality, wildlife, and special ecological features of our beautiful watershed.

Activities for all ages include:

  • Paddling: Try your hand at paddling a Voyageur canoe, kayak or canoe.
  • Fishing: Learn about different fishing techniques and the value of clean water. Then use your new skills to enter the fishing contest.
  • Games: Archery, mini golf and more!
  • Boating: Take a spin on a sailboat or paddleboat.
  • Arts and crafts: Make a plant print or a bead critter.
  • Live animals: Get acquainted with water critters, land bugs, snakes, alligators, and more with entomologists, members of the Minnesota Herpetological Society, and Maplewood Nature Center.
  • Exhibits: Learn to identify an insect, recognize a bird song, tie a fishing lure and much more!
  • Native plant giveaway: Identify native plants and select one to take home.
  • Street sweeper: Climb in the cab and learn how clean streets keep lakes clean.
  • Food trucks: Buy tasty treats from local food trucks and vendors.
  • Music and dance: Enjoy a variety of performances throughout the day.
  • Yoga: pre-event activity at 9am

Saturday, June 1, 2019
11am – 4pm (rain or shine)
Lake Phalen Park,
1600 Phalen Dr.
St. Paul