January 2024 events in Greater St. Cloud

January 2024 Events in Greater St. Cloud

Get Ready for an Exciting January with These Upcoming Events!

New year, new events! Buckle up, because January is bursting with exciting happenings you won’t want to miss. From hockey games to a night parade and laser show, there is something for everyone to kick off their 2024 in style. Despite the heavy rainfall in December, we anticipate some Minnesota “fluff” very soon. So, buckle up and dive into the adventures awaiting you in Greater St. Cloud! Click HERE for the full events calendar!

St. Cloud Norsemen Hockey

January 5-6, 19, & 26-27

The Norsemen, a Tier II Junior Hockey team, are members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) and play all of their home games at the Municipal Athletic Complex in St. Cloud. The games are full of energy and excitement, and are complemented by a variety of delicious concessions, drinks, and camaraderie. Join us this season to cheer on the home team and enjoy some thrilling hockey action! Learn more and get tickets

Did someone say HOCKEY? Make sure to also check out theGranite City LumberJacksplaying at home on January 13th,  SCSU Men’s Hockeyteam playing at home January 19-20 and 26-27th along with theSCSU Women’s teamplaying at home January 6, 12-13, 19, 26-17th. 

norsemen hockey st cloud
St. Cloud Norsemen Hockey

Moonlit Hike/Ski at Quarry Park 

January 5

Join the annual Moonlight Ski sponsored by the Nordic Ski Club of Central Minnesota and Stearns County Parks! Friday January 6th from 5p – 8p at Quarry Park and Nature Preserve in Waite Park. There’s Free Parking, 4.2 Miles of Scenic Lighted Cross Country Ski Trails, Multiple Bonfires throughout the Park, S’mores, Cookies, Hot Drinks and Door prizes! If snow is not adequate, this will be a hiking event. 

Moonlit HIke/Ski at Quarry Park

Somali Museum of Minnesota Cultural Dance & Music Concert

January 6

GREAT is excited to welcome The Somali Museum of Minnesota to the Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre to host this special cultural dance & music concert. Tickets are pick your own price and are required.

Chili Cook-Off

January 6

Grey Face Rescue is hosting its 7th Annual Chili Cook-Off at Back Shed Brewing! Enjoy samplings of all sorts of delicious chili for $10 made by local restaurants and businesses, as well as some entrepreneurial individual cooks.

Chili Cook Off


MLK Community Celebration

January 13-17 

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration is back this January! Join us for an exciting multi-day event held from January 13-17, 2024 at various locations across St. Cloud. In partnership with St. Cloud State University, the city of St. Cloud, and members of the community, this event is free and open to all. However, pre-registration is required to participate. The theme for this year’s program is “Our Beloved Community: Our Work Is Not Yet Done.”

The schedule of events includes: 

Saturday, Jan 13: MLK Everyday Families Celebration at Atwood Memorial Center including kids activities and collection of donations for Pathways 4 Youth, a march at 10:15 and 11:15AM for all ages ending at the planetarium for the “Tour of the Night Sky” show at 10:30 and 11:30am. 

Sunday, Jan 14: MLK Everyday Spirit at 3pm at Jubile Worship Center honoring the traditions of the African-American Church in a worship celebration. 

Monday, Jan 15: Martin Luther King JR. Day is observed on this day. 

MLK Everyday Justice Community Breakfast at River’s Edge Convention Center at 8:15am. The event will include live music, dance, award winners, and keynote speaker Lee Hawkins. Lee Hawkins is an American investigative journalist who’s work documents the lives of Black American descendants of slavery and the intergenerational impact of racial violence and racism. 

Wednesday, Jan 17: MLK Movie night at Paramount Center for the Arts at 7pm showing the film “Selma” which is a chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.

All events are free but you must register for tickets here. 

MLK Community Celebration


The Love Story Wedding Show

January 7

Calling all lovebirds and soon-to-be’s! Prepare to be swept off your feet by an event that ignites your wedding inspiration and fuels your planning fire. Get ready for the Love Story Wedding Show, where breathtaking fashion meets vendor brilliance, all under one roof at River’s Edge Convention Center. Get your tickets here

The Hit Men of Country

January 13

Are you a fan of country music? Then you won’t want to miss THE HIT MEN OF COUNTRY at Paramount Center for the Arts, featuring five of the most talented musicians who have toured or recorded with some of the biggest names in country music including Wynonna, Keith Urban, Trace Adkins, Lee Greenwood, Travis Tritt, and Jason Aldean. Get ready for a night to remember!

While you’re at it, grab tickets for other January shows at Paramount Center for the Arts including: Folsom Prison Experience, Water Street Dance Milwaukee, Winter Dance Party, and Comedian Jen Kober.

Hit Men of Country

Ratio Nation: A Tribute to 90s Rock

January 13

“A Tribute to Alternative Rock ‘95-’99  at Pioneer Place on Fifth featuring music by The Wallflowers, Oasis, Goo Goo Dolls, No Doubt, Alanis, Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters, Matchbox 20 & more”.

Don’t stop there, they also have three more shows at Pioneer Place on Fifth in January. Pro tip: get there early for a drink at the Blue Goose Speakeasy in the basement (no, we aren’t going to tell you how to get in). 

Radio Nation

St. Cloud Craft Beer Tour

January 20

Calling all hopheads and brew-curious adventurers!
Ready to embark on a journey where tangy hops, smooth malts, and bubbly effervescence collide? Gear up for the ultimate craft beer tour, a suds-soaked odyssey through the River’s Edge Convention Center. Head downtown St. Cloud to sample and dabble in the best craft beer and microbrew scene from the state of Minnesota – and nationwide. Must be 21 Years Old to Attend. Designated Driver Tickets available.  Learn more and get tickets

Winter Chill at Riverside Park

January 20

Bundle up and enjoy free outdoor winter fun for the whole family at Riverside Park! Winter activities include sledding, snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, arts and crafts, prizes and much more. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. Bring your own winter activity equipment from home (snowshoes, skis, sleds, etc.); Some skis and snowshoes will be available for use, while supplies last. Introductory lessons and skis provided by Central Minnesota Youth Ski Club and Nordic Ski Club. Learn more

sledding at winter chill st. cloud MN
Winter Chill 2024

Bold + Bright

January 25-28

Bold & Bright in Downtown St. Cloud is a winter weekend experience for all ages!

Embrace the winter season in all of its glory, with the help of restaurants, an outdoor movie, markets, a night parade, learning how to Curl, and a laser light show! This new event features a little bit of everything, come for the day or spend the whole weekend, you won’t want to miss it! See the full schedule. 

Schedule highlights include:

  • Friday night an Outdoor showing of The Super Mario Bros. Movie at 6pm.
  • Saturday afternoon winter markets featuring crafts and vendors, curling on St. Germain Street with the North Star Curling Club, and ice sculptures. Saturday evening includes a night parade at 5pm followed by a laser light show.
  • End the weekend with brunch on Sunday morning! 

GRAND OPENING of Gnarly Bard Theater!

January 27

Join Fred Savage & The Unbeatables for a night of music, dancing and fun to help celebrate the opening of Gnarly Bard Theater! Fred Savage & The Unbeatables is an all-genre dance party that everyone can enjoy. We hope you will join us to celebrate and welcome Gnarly Bard Theater to downtown St. Cloud! Grab your tickets here. 

Gnarly Bard Theater