Getting to the Fair & Parking

Trains, automobiles, buses, rideshares and bicycles.  You have many transportation options to get to the Fair! 

We are pleased to announce a partnership with Metro Transit that allows Fairgoers free transportation to Union Depot.  Irish Fair will run shuttle buses to transport guests from Union Depot to Harriet Island.  Stay tuned to this page for information about downtown St. Paul parking options. 

Parking at the Fair

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. 

Handicap parking is available on the north side of Water Street between Wabasha and Plato Blvd. until full. Overflow handicap and transportation is available at 90 West Plato Boulevard.  Look for the Handicap Parking Sign.

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.

Don't want to drive and park to the Irish Fair? Buses and Shuttles.


Thinking about taking a taxi or an Uber to or from the fair? Please use this address, 160 W Water Street.


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.

Map to the Fair