Getting to the Fair & Parking

Union Depot Shuttle

We are pleased to announce a partnership with Metro Transit that allows fairgoers free transportation to and from Union Depot. Irish Fair will run shuttle buses to transport guests between Union Depot to Harriet Island every 30 minutes. ADA-accessible buses will be available. Stay tuned to this page for information about downtown St. Paul parking options. 


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 the accessible parking sign.

There is no general parking on Water Street, however vehicles may drop passengers off on Water Street.

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

Taxis & Rideshares

Taxis and rideshares (Uber, Lyft, etc.) can drop passengers off in the designated area on W. Water Street. Direct taxis and rideshares to 160 W. Water Street.

Directions to the Fair

Harriet Island is located just across the Mississippi 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 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