About Us

Our History
Several hundred years ago, a band of the Mdewakanton Dakota Native Americans traveled across the Mississippi River from Dayton’s Bluff to establish a village on a site at Concord Street near Butler Avenue. The tribe was called ‘Kaposia’ which means light of foot.

The Kaposia band of the Mdewakanton Dakota were the first people to settle in our community, which was incorporated as the City of South St. Paul in 1887.

In 1976, the original festival planning committee selected the name Kaposia Days in honor of the Mdewakanton Dakota.

Click here to read the Kaposia Days Land Acknowledgement.

Our Mission
Kaposia Days is a community celebration provided by the community for the community.
Its primary purpose is to improve the quality of life in South St. Paul by developing a sense of community. This is accomplished through leisure time involvement in South St. Paul either through preparation for the celebration or participation in the activities which are oriented toward the family unit.

Board Meeting:
Kaposia Days Board meetings are the 2nd Monday of the month (except August and December) at 7:30 p.m. at the Croatian Hall.

Our address is:
Kaposia Days
P.O. Box 622
South St. Paul, MN 55075