Majestic and slightly confused cats at the Saintly City Cat Show Getty


Saintly City Cat Club Annual Championship Cat Show

Jan. 26
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Jan. 27
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
$4; $3 children and seniors
Family Events, Festivals

The dogs took over St. Paul a few weeks ago. Now it’s time for a cat party, as nonprofit Saintly City returns to the Rivercentre for their annual show. Over 200 felines will be traveling to downtown in hopes of winning Best Cat honors. There will be 26 different breeds hanging out and being fancy, including fluffy Persians, majestic Maine Coons, hairless Sphinxes, big eared Cornish Rexes, and floppy Ragdolls. They’ll be competing in classes such as kitten, championship, premiership, veterans, and household pets. As part of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival, two (most likely very confused) cats will be awarded king and queen of the event on Sunday, and will be adorned in ceremonial crowns and capes for a photo op. An expo featuring pet-related services and products will also run the during festivities. Find more info at