Getting to the Fair and Parking
***Note:*** The area around Harriet Island is currently under construction. Please allow for extra time for getting to and from Harriet Island.
The City of St. Paul, Parks & Recreation, St. Paul Police Department, and construction teams have worked together to find the best and most efficient way to access our event.
From 2pm on Friday (8/11) through Sunday (8/13) night, traffic flow will be diverted. Plato Blvd. between Wabasha Street and Water Street will be westbound only and Water Street will be eastbound only between Wabasha Street and Plato Blvd. Water Street will be a double lane one way during event hours.
Parking in Downtown St. Paul
There are abundant parking options in downtown St. Paul just across the river from Harriet Island.
Shuttle Stops (looping to Harriet Island main entrance)
Park around Union Depot or the RiverCentre Parking Ramp (across from the Xcel Center), and take our FREE shuttle to and from Harriet Island's main entrance. Irish Fair will run shuttle buses to transport guests, continuously looping, with stop times varying with traffic levels. ADA-accessible buses will be available.
PICK UP LOCATIONS: look for the Irish Fair Shuttle signs, at the cutout along Kellogg Blvd in front of the Union Depot parking ramp, and in front of the RiverCentre Parking Ramp.
Parking on Harriet Island
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bicycle or Scooter to the Fair
If you prefer to use two wheels, we will have plenty of bicycle racks available! Don't forget your lock.
Taxi & Rideshare
Taxis and rideshares (Uber, Lyft, etc.) can drop passengers off in the designated area on W. Water Street. Direct taxis and rideshares to 175 Water Street W
Directions to the Fair
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 the Fair