Thank you for your interest in Mac-Grove Fest! The Macalester-Groveland Community Council supports local artists, groups, and organizations by hosting this annual event that showcases their artwork and promotes business.

Mac-Grove Fest is an annual summer community festival on the 2nd Saturday of September. The Fest seeks to celebrate all the cultures and communities of Saint Paul through interactive activities, performances, games, food and fun. This event is free and open to all. Learn more about the event at

To participate as a local artist/group/organization, submit all materials no later than June 2, 2019.

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Paper copies of the application are available here, and at the Macalester-Groveland Community Council office. For more information, please contact Britta Sherrill at 651-695-4000.

Event Information:

Mac-Grove Fest is Saturday, September 7 from 2p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Groveland Fields (2021 St. Clair Ave) in Saint Paul.

There are multiple ways to get involved as an artist, group, or organization with Mac-Grove Fest!

  1. Live Performances – the stage at Mac-Grove Fest is one of the main attractions. We are looking to fill four 45-minute sets during the 4-hour festival. A minimum stipend of $200 is available to each confirmed act.
  2. Art Activities – the Fest attracts people of all ages. Kids, teens, and seniors all engage in the activities offered. We are looking for four artists/groups/organizations to lead art activities during the 4-hour festival. A minimum stipend of $130 is available to each confirmed activity lead.
  3. Marketplace vendor – Not sure you want to perform or lead an activity? Artists, groups, organizations, and businesses are welcome to participate as a marketplace vendor. Vendor fees range from $30 (table and chairs) to $75 (space for personal tents). Sponsorship levels are available, contact Britta.

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Groveland Fields are located in the heart of Macalester-Groveland, a neighborhood in Saint Paul. Macalester-Groveland is bounded by the Mississippi River to the West, Ayd Mill Road to the East, Summit Avenue to the North, and Randolph Avenue to the South. Mac-Grove Fest is not restricted to Macalester-Groveland residents, businesses, artists, groups, and organizations.

Dependent on the weather, expected attendance is 2,000. Event is held rain or shine.