Location & Parking

Directions to the Fair

Harriet Island is located just across the river from Downtown St. Paul.

Directions from the West
Take I-94 eastbound to 5th Street exit. Follow 5th Street. Take a right onto Robert Street. Turn west (right) onto Plato Blvd.

Directions from the East
Take I-94 westbound to 6th Street exit. Follow 6th Street. Take a left onto Robert Street. Turn west (right) onto Plato Blvd.


Not only is the Fair free, thanks to our partnerships with Metro Transit and Union Depot you can get to the Fair for free!

Attendees can take the Metro Transit Green Line or a bus to Union Depot and take the free Irish Fair shuttle. The shuttle will pick up Fair attendees at Union Depot on Kellogg Blvd between Wacouta Street and Wall Street.


Please catch the complimentary Irish Fair shuttle at Union Depot on Kellogg between Wacouta Street and Wall Street. Watch for the Irish Fair shuttle signs at Union Depot. Park at Union Depot (there may be a fee for parking) and you can catch the shuttle to the Fair! Shuttles will run every 30 minutes (on the hour and half hour) from Union Depot and Harriet Island's main entrance.

*You can ride the Irish Fair Shuttle if you park in other ramps, locations, take the bus or light rail.

Parking at the Fair

There is limited parking along Plato Blvd. from Wabasha Street West toward the park. Many private businesses near the park open their parking lots to the public, most charging a fee.

Handicap parking is available on the north side of Water Street between Wabasha and Plato Blvd. until full.

There is no general parking on that stretch of Water Street, but it is open to drop people off at the Main Entrance.

The parking lots on Harriet Island are not open to the public during the festival.


Thinking about taking a taxi or an Uber to or from the fair? Becasue the parking lots are not open to the public, we recommend the front entrance at 151 Water Street.

Map to the Fair