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What's fun at the Ice Cream, Peanut Butter & Jam?

  • Ice cream 

  • Live music and dance

  • Inflatable bouncy houses

  • Art/craft activities

  • Lots of big bubble fun

  • Community organizations tabling 

  • Yard games with Park and Rec Staff

  • Story table with Merriam Park Library

  • Stem activity with the Science Museum of MN

  • Games and giveaways 



We hope to see you there!

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Live Music and Dance 

We're thrilled to have two local St. Paul bands at this year's event: Husband Material and the Urban Hillbilly Quartet! Our stage schedule will commence with a dance from Celtic Junction's O'Shea Irish Dancers from 12:00 to 12:45, followed by Husband Material from 1:00 to 2:15, and finally the Urban Hillbilly Quartet from 2:30 to 4:00.

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O'Shea Irish Dance is led by director Cormac O'Se, TCRG, an original cast member of Riverdance and native of Dublin, Ireland. Established in 2005, OID's Minnesota dancers have achieved 16 Regional Solo Championship titles, 7 Regional Ceili Titles, 6 National Solo Championship titles, 3 National Ceili titles, and 8 top-ten placements in the World Championships bringing two World globes home to Minnesota. The instructors at O'Shea Irish Dance teach dancers in preschool through high school and adults of all ages. Located in Saint Paul at the award-winning Celtic Junction Arts Center – Minnesota's  Irish culture and heritage center – O’Shea Irish Dance features its dancers in performances throughout the year at special events and venues such as Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Saint Paul Hotel.

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Husband Material has a trio of piano, guitar, and drums, performing family-friendly music drawing from music traditions along the Mississippi River, Saint Paul to Saint Louis to New Orleans. 


The Urban Hillbilly Quartet preforms music that has been influenced by: Midwest powerhouses The Jayhawks and Uncle Tupelo; UK’s The Waterboys; Canada’s Bruce Cockburn; and folk/jazz star David Grisman.  UHQ has been compared to R.E.M., The Grateful Dead, and 16 Horsepower.

Food and Refreshments


Nellie's ice cream will be served free of charge! Cups and spoons are compostable and a vegan option will be served as well. University of St. Thomas students will be scooping and serving.


Sambusa Samosa will be selling both beef and vegetarian sambusa's, cheese wontons and beverages.


This is a volunteer supported community event. Join our set-up or tear-down crew. Set-up is from 10:00 AM -12 PM. Tear down is from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Volunteers receive a thank you gift. Let us know you'll be coming by signing up here.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Ice Cream, Peanut Butter, and Jam wouldn't be possible without our community sponsors. We'd like to thank the University of St. Thomas, Episcopal Homes, The Cargo Bike Shop, Cooperative Plating, Concordia University St. Paul, The Hive, Nellie's Ice Cream, Naturalways Chiropractic, Celtic Junction, Affordable Inflatables, and Neighborhood Network for Seniors for their support of this event.

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