Harriet Island Large/Public Events


  • All new large and/or public events go through a proposal process. Below you will find a proposal form to complete and send to our event office. Please include as much information as possible as this will speed along the proposal process. The process typically takes two weeks for all of the appropriate parties to review the documents. We will be determining if the date, site and type of event are a good fit for the venue and date.

  • Once you submit your proposal, the proposed date (if it is currently available) will be placed on hold for your event during the proposal process. Please note that we limit the amount of large/public events at our venues to limit the impact to neighboring residents and businesses. At Harriet Island we do not schedule more than 2 of these type events a month. We keep specific weekends on hold for large events, please contact the Harriet Island event office if you don’t already know what date you would be proposing.

  • If your proposed event is approved, you will be sent the Harriet Island Large Event Permit to complete and submit. You will also need to submit Category A fees within 2 weeks of approval. If the permit/fees do not get submitted in the afore mentioned timeframe, we will release the date(s) you had on hold.

  • Event Proposal         


FAST AND THE FURRY 8k/5k - May 19, 2018

A premier Twin Cities’ outdoor pet-friendly event! Runners, walkers and their pups participate in a 5K run/walk or 8K run at Kelley's Landing.  More than just an athletic event, the event directly benefits our contributing charity, People and Pets Together, and provides a unique fundraising opportunities for other MN-based animal charities!

Register for the Fast and the Furry


The fourth annual Twin Cities Burger Battle returns to St. Paul on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Harriet Island. All four previous winners will be present including defending champions from 2015, St. Paul Grill and Paddy Shack as well as 2014 champions B52 Burgers & Brew and Gold Nugget Tavern & Grille.   More than twenty other restaurants from will join them from across the Twin Cities to compete for this year’s bragging rights.

Tickets go on sale April 5 at www.tcburgerbattle.com. The $55 all-inclusive entry gives attendees access to every competitor’s burger offering, a token to vote for their favorite entry, local beers plus live local music. Attendees must be 21+ and the event hopes to draw 2,500 people.

The event partners with local non-profit, The Sanneh Foundation, which is a St. Paul-based youth development organization founded by St. Paul native and former U.S. World Cup soccer player Tony Sanneh. Burger Battle has donated over $16,000 to the foundation over the past two years.  www.sannehfoundation.org

The Twin Cities Burger Battle is sponsored by KFAN/KDWB, Exclusive Beef Sponsor Ranchers Legacy Meat Co., The MN Beef Council, FILO Productions, Summit Brewing, Fulton Beer, Renewal By Anderson.

Buy Burger Battle Tickets

WANDERLUST 108 - June 30, 2018

Wanderlust 108, a full day celebration in support of the mindful movement, is coming to Harriet Island on Saturday, June 30. Wanderlust features nationally recognized teachers, spiritual leaders, and musical talent, local vendors, a triathlon that includes a 5K run, an outdoor yoga flow class, and a guided meditation, plus additional activities including acroyoga, AIReal Yoga™, hooping, and walking meditation.

Buy Wanderlust 108 Tickets

FREEDOM 5K RUN/WALK - September 22, 2018

Help fight addiction one step at a time at the Freedom 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 22nd at Harriet Island. Join us for a 5K timed run and walk to benefit the addiction recovery programs of Mn Adult & Teen Challenge. Registrants will receive a tech shirt or t-shirt and a full day of fun for the whole family with a Kid Zone, games, free food and music!  

Register for the Freedom 5k


Movies in the Parks

Music in the Parks

Fitness in the Parks