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Getting to the Fair and Parking

Parking in Dowtown St. Paul

There are abundant parking options in downtown St. Paul just across the river from Harriet Island.

Parking on Harriet Island

Accessible parking: Accessible parking is available on the north side of Water Street between Wabasha and Plato Blvd. until full. Overflow accessible parking is available at 90 West Plato Boulevard. Look for accessible parking signs. A golf cart shuttle is available to take guests from this lot to the main gate.

VIP Valet parking: If you will be headed to the West Entrance/Ohage Blvd to get to VIP Valet, West parking lot or the Pavilion we recommend that you come from 35E and take Lilydale Road to Ohage Blvd. Please have your parking pass or VIP ticket ready and visible for our security check points along the route.

General parking: There is 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 that varies at their discretion. The Irish Fair of Minnesota does not control these lots or their pricing.


Volunteer parking: You will be provided information about where to park on the day(s) you volunteer. Watch for information or consult the Volunteer Handbook.

There is no general parking on Water Street during the Fair, however vehicles may drop passengers off at 175 Water Street West.

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

Free Shuttle


Shuttle pick-up and drop-off locations will be announced later this summer. Stay tuned!

Bicycle and Scooter

If you prefer to use two wheels, we will have plenty of bicycle racks available! Don't forget your lock.

Note: Bicycles and scooters are not allowed within the fairgrounds. They need to be left outside the gates.

Taxis and Rideshare

Taxis and rideshares (Uber, Lyft, etc.) can drop passengers off at our main entrance in the designated area on W. Water Street. Direct taxis and rideshares to 175 Water Street W., St. Paul MN 55107.

Directions to the Fairgrounds

Harriet Island is located just across the Mississippi River from Downtown St. Paul. Use 175 Water Street W to help you locate our main gate.
Directions from the west
Take I-94 eastbound to 5th Street exit. Follow 5th Street. Take a right onto Robert Street. Turn right (west) 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 right (west) onto Plato Blvd.

Map to Harriet Island


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