Saint Paul Winter Carnival - Protecting King Boreas and the Queen of the Snows since 1916

Saint Paul Winter Carnival

Order of the Royal Guard

Protecting King Boreas and the Queen of the Snows since 1916


2016 King's Guard

From left to right
Bret Hanson
Ryan O'Rourke
Captain: Nick Lesch
Sergeant: Tim Chandler
Jim Nelson
Brandon D'Andre

Royal Guard Events

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2017 Pre Carnie Party

Saturday January 21, 2017

Music by live DJ Come as you are, or in Carnival attire. Open to the public! $5 at the door.

Location: The Original Gabe’s by the Park
991 Lexington Pkwy N, Saint Paul, MN 55103
Time: 6:00pm - 2am
Cost: $5.


2017 Rock the Palace

Starts the night off with the Klondike Kates then
rock the night away with the band "Bad Girlfriends"

Rock the Palace and Klondike Kate Caberet
Come celebrate King Boreas's return to Saint Paul with the Royal Guards and Klondike Kates.
Two great events, one location!

Klondike Kates to perform starting at 6:30pm and live music by Bad Girlfriends kicks off at 9pm.

Visit with Past and Current Legend characters while you party the night away!

The Saint Paul Hotel, The Promenade Ballroom 5th and Market Street, Saint Paul, MN United States

Saturday, Jan 28th 2017
Doors open at 6:00 PM
Klondike Kates @ 6:30 PM
Bad Girlfriends @ 9:00 PM
$15 in advance, $20 at the door

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Brad Semlak
(612) 743-6900


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2016 Board of Directors

Commander - Brad Semlak
Vice Commander - Tom Keller
Treasurer - Pat Cosgrove
Secretary - Dan Moran
Sergeant at Arms - Alex Keller
Director - Mark Marrone
Director - Greg Absey
Director - Jerry Schneider
Director - Dewey Tessmer


Now Accepting Applications for
2017 Captain of King's Guard

Please contact the Commander for more information.


February 9 Board Meeting

First Thursday of the month.
Feb and July board meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month.

7pm at Gabes by the Park


2017 Summer Parades

The Royal Guard & Trooper are in:

  • Cinco De Mayo Parade May
  • West Saint Paul Parade May
  • Manitou Days Parade June
  • Kaposia Days Parade June
  • White Bear Ave Parade July
  • Rice Street Parade July
  • Little Canada Parade July
  • Pepperfest Parade August

To ride the Trooper you must be wearing Blue and Guard member dues must be current. Family and friends welcome.


Buy Guard Swag


Hat, T-shirts, Hockey shirts and more.


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Join the Guards

Want to be a member of the 2017 Saint Paul Winter Carnival King's Guard?

2017 King's Guard Application


2017 Guard Pin $5.

Guard pin is needed to enter Guard Room