In addition to the 18 other neighborhood markets in the Twin Cities, the Saint Paul Farmers’ Market is the best place to come for fresh produce, baked goods and meats and cheeses in the Lowertown area. Since its inception in 1902, this market has provided downtown residents access to delicious regional products, ranging from grass-fed bison to delicious farm-harvested maple syrup.
Saint Paul Farmers’ Market, 290 5th St E, St Paul MN, USA, +1 651-227-8101
Events like the Saint Paul Art Crawl maintain Lowertown’s status as an artist hub. This annual event dates back to 1977, and consists of touring participating galleries to see the finest in local works and creativity. See what all the buzz is about and attend this event, being testament to the strength and longevity of the Saint Paul artistic community.
As the newly constructed home of the Saint Paul Saints, St. Paul’s minor league baseball team, CHS Field is a the perfect venue to start an evening in Lowertown. As the reincarnation of former Midway Stadium, this 7,000-seat ballpark was designed with Lowertown’s signature style in mind, with its blackened steel, timber and load-bearing masonry. In a day and age of outlandish stadium amenities that favor investors rather than community, CHS Field is a notable, and respected exception.
CHS Field, 360 N Broadway St, St Paul MN, USA, +1 651-644-6659
Set in beautiful Mears Park, the annual Concrete and Grass Music Festival provides festivalgoers with every genre of music imaginable. For three days out of the year, this free event offers the best of the Twin Cities’s vibrant music scene. So, if stopping through St. Paul at the beginning of September, be sure to check this festival out!
Since its construction in the early 20th century and even more so after its renovation, Union Depot has provided Lowertown with an invaluable transportation service with a fully restored, elegant style. Be sure to visit this multimodal transportation hub to capture this piece of must-see Lowertown history.
Union Depot, 214 4th St E, St Paul MN, USA, +1 651-202-2700
A visit to Lowertown wouldn’t be complete without visiting an art gallery. The Back Alley Gallery is a great gallery to visit, offering a variety of ceramics, sculptures, workshops and live music. This gallery features the works of Tom Abel, a unique sculptor whose raw, seemingly decaying creations are a must for art lovers everywhere.
Back Alley Gallery, 262 4th St E #2, St Paul MN, USA, +1 612-719-7748