News from the Downtown Alliance
May 28, 2021
A note from the president

I'll keep things brief today as the long weekend, and a certain hockey game, inch toward us.
We're excited to share the #WelcomeBackStPL event calendar this week. This calendar is where we'll keep all the latest news and updates for events, activations and celebrations happening around downtown in the coming months (including the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra next week!). We're still stirring up lots more yet-to-announced events so be sure to check back regularly. Each week we'll also keep you in the loop about what's coming up soon. More on that below.
This past week, I achieved maximum inoculation (two week’s after my second shot), and it feels great. If you haven’ yet taken the plunge, there is now an extra incentive. Earlier this week Governor Walz announced a number of incentives for those who have not yet received their shot.
Some fun coverage this week - if you haven't seen this video from WCCO yet, give it a watch. I know I can't be the only who would love a bird's eye view of downtown from our most iconic landmark and this comes pretty close.
Finally, a quick thanks to Mayor Carter for mentioning the Downtown Alliance as partners in the Welcome Back campaign during yesterday's State of the City Address. We're happy to the support of the City along with our private sector partners as we reopen our downtown together.
That's it from me, keep reading and enjoy the long weekend. Go Wild!
Joe Spencer
Saint Paul Downtown Alliance
#WelcomeBackStPL events & news this week
With Memorial Day Weekend upon us and June just around the corner, the event calendar is heating up! Throughout the summer downtown will be filled with familiar favorites as well as new experiences and events.

Beginning Sunday, June 6, the StPL Jazz & Blues Concert Series will bring music into Mears Park every Sunday at 12:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. A wide variety of musicians will preform throughout the summer.

Here's a snippet of what else is coming up:

June 2, 6 p.m. - Trivia Mafia - The Loon
June 4, 7 p.m. - The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra - Mears Park
June 5 & 6, 10 a.m. - Train Days - Union Depot
June 6, 12:30 p.m. - StPL Jazz & Blues Concert Series - Mears Park

And don't forget - Lowertown Sounds is back, starting June 10!

Be sure to bookmark - new events are added daily!
Landmark Center walking tours return
You may cross Rice Park every day as part of your routine, but have you ever wondered how this downtown treasure came to be? The Landmark Center has you covered. Throughout June its walking tours of both Rice Park and the Mississippi Riverfront front will be offered Wednesday mornings.

Downtown restaurant and retail options
Stumped for where to order dinner from these days? Or who has a patio to visit?

Have questions?

Banner photo cred : Visit Saint Paul