May 2023 Events in Greater St. Cloud

Be gone April showers! Bring on the May flowers! Who’s ready for sunshine, warmer temps, and a calendar packed with pre-summer fun and one of the most anticipated events of the year?! Greater St. Cloud has the calendar part covered, as for the heat wave… I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. 

It’s a busy month in Greater St. Cloud! I’ve got the highlights for you, but make sure to check out the FULL EVENTS CALENDAR for even more fun! 

St. Cloud Area Restaurant Week

St. Cloud Area Restaurant Week

May 15 – 21

This is a whole week dedicated to experiencing the best foods at some of Greater St. Cloud’s most delicious restaurants. Each day we will feature a new category, with several restaurants in each category. Plus, each day will give away a $50 restaurant gift card to a lucky winner – register to win HERE! This is an amazing week of supporting local restaurants, encouraging people to try something new, and most importantly, eating GOOOOD food. 

2023 Gopher State Carnival at Crossroads Center Mall

May 3 – 7

Join Gopher State for some well-needed fun! Enjoy Carnival rides, food, and games! Unlimited ride armbands available for up to 3 hours – $25 per person per session. Click HERE for hours of operation. 

Pickle Ball Courts Grand Opening Weekend

May 5, 6 & 7

Celebrate the grand opening of the pickle ball courts at The Club Fitness and Racquetball Friday May 5th starting at 4PM – FREE pickle ball court times, $3.00 taco bar 4pm-?, and meat raffle 5pm-? (proceeds to benefit a Cold Spring woman with cancer). Saturday May 6th -pickle ball instructors 10-11 AM and 1-2 PM, free pickle ball court times, drawings, lunch specials, and members bring a friend for free! Sunday May 7th – free pickle ball court times and pizza specials!


St. Cloud SCHEELS Pick, Paint & Pot

May 6

We have partnered up with Daisy a Day Floral and Gifts to bring you a fun day planting a plant on Saturday May 6th from 10 AM – 2 PM. First, you pick a pot (2 pots to choose from), then, you decorate your pot (We’ll have paints/markers for your designing needs), and finish by picking a plant to put in your pot. This is event is FREE! Please register in the link below. One potted plant per person. REGISTER HERE!

Sauk Rapids Lions Garage Sale

May 6

Mark your calendars now! The Sauk Rapids Lions will be holding a HUGE garage sale on Saturday, May 6, from 8 AM – 3 PM in the Bingo Building at the Benton County Fairgrounds. Proceeds benefit Lions philanthropies and community.

Sunday Makebreak at Michaels

May 7, 14, 21 & 28

Every Sunday in May from 2 PM – 4PM head to Michaels for a FREE craft event! Each week offers a different crafty creation. Click HERE for the schedule. 

Waite Park Farmers Market

Thursday’s Starting May 11

Stop by Fleet Farm to get locally grown fresh produce every Thursday from 3″30 – 6 PM starting May 11. Click HERE for vendor registration. 

There is Music in You Concert

May 13

A family friendly concert featuring songs that inspires and encourages finding the music within. We are so excited to bring this show to the St. Cloud area! Get ready for nonstop music and fun! This concert has two showtimes, 1 pm or 6pm on Saturday May 13th at Ritsche Auditorium. Click HERE for tickets! 

The Homegrown 5K, 2 Mile, & “Little Sprouts” 1K – 2023

May 19

The Bernick’s Family Fitness Series is excited to host the Homegrown Festival and 5K at Wilson Park on May 19th starting at 4:30 PM! We will host a large craft and artisan fair, paired with a FREE community concert with live music from The Arcanes. All of these events are centered around our 5K, 2 Mile, and Kids run. There will be plenty of food vendors and family activities to enjoy. Click HERE for more info and to register. 

“Skating Beyond the Stars” Ice Show

May 25

Fantastical show featuring high level figure skating as well as our newest (and cutest) Learn-to-Skate members. March 25th at 1:00 and 6:00 pm you can watch an action packed evening of figure skating at the St. Cloud Municipal Athletics Complex (MAC).

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Dwight Yoakam With Aaron Lewis at The Ledge

May 25

Dwight Yoakam and Aaron Lewis will be at The Ledge Amphitheater in Waite Park on May 25th at 7 PM. Click HERE for tickets.  

Gary Allan and Tracy Lawrence at The Ledge

May 26

Garry Allan and Tracy Lawrence are co-headlining a show at The Ledge Amphitheater on May 26th at 7 PM. Click HERE for tickets.