Where to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Minnesota

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The annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown St. Paul is Minnesota's largest / Visit Saint Paul

Where to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Minnesota

You don't have to be Irish to get in on the fun of St. Patrick's Day. Parades, parties, races and concerts are held throughout the state, so put on your best green attire and raise a Guinness with the rest of us.

Parade-goers holding a "we love being Irish" banner

Show your Irish pride at a St. Patrick's Day Parade / Cameron McCall, courtesy Visit Saint Paul

Celtic Festival

Moorhead, March 18

Enjoy intriguing history, arts and traditions of the seven Celtic Nations with two performance stages, heritage presentations, activity booths and Celtic foods at the Celtic Festival at Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead.

Irish Scamper 5K & Parade

Maple Lake, March 11

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day by running a 5K through the "old town" of Maple Lake during the Irish Scamper. Pre-registered runners are guaranteed a T-shirt. Get the family together and start your day with a great run! 

St. Patrick's Day Celebration

Faribault, March 17

The Paradise Center for the Arts hosts two different headliners: the Celtic-and-Americana-inspired Northerly Gales and Lehto & Wright, a folk duo who pulls some of their sonic cues from the British Isles.

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Columbia Heights, March 17

Head to the outer suburbs for Minneapolis' 55th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which is organized by a couple residents from Columbia Heights (Sean and Judith Clerkin) and several other families from the metro area. The Minneapolis St. Patrick's Day Association will also be crowning 2023's Ms. Blarney on Sunday afternoon at O'Shaughnessy Distillery, right around the corner from Surly Brewing Company and the new food hall Malcolm Yards. 

Luck O' the Lake 

Excelsior, March 18

The Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce presents its 11th annual 5k and one mile race alongside such family-friendly entertainment as the Rince na Greine Irish Dancers, a magic show, and the popular local band Ragtown. 

St. Patrick's Day Red Beard Run/Walk

Spicer, March 18

Runners can also register for the St. Patrick's Day Red Beard Run/Walk that starts and ends at Pirrotta Park, right across the street from the Spicer restaurant/bar O'Neil's. Come for the camaraderie, stay for a smokehouse burger or Saturday night's prime rib dinner special. 

St. Paul Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade

St. Paul, March 17

Watch the annual (since 1967!) St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown St. Paul. The parade begins at noon and travels east to west along 5th Street beginning at Broadway. The parade will wrap around Rice Park, turning south on Washington and east on 4th Street.

Looking to keep the party going well into the night? The nearby Wabasha Street Caves hosts its annual St. Patrick's Day Bash starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20, and grant you access to $1 green beer and live music from Drunken Bonnie Lad.

St. Patrick's Day Parade & Celebration

Crosslake, March 18

Start your day with the Clover Dash 5K, then grab some lunch and a curbside spot to watch the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. This parade features floats, fun, entertainment and more.

St. Patrick's Day Irish Celebration

St. Paul, March 17

Take in all things Irish at the St. Patrick's Day Irish Celebration. Lively Celtic music, dancing and vendors will be featured at the Landmark Center

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New Ulm

New Ulm, March 17

New Ulm’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is celebrating its 54th year, making it the longest consecutive Irish parade event in the state. 

St. Patrick's Day In Stillwater

Stillwater, March 17-18

Stillwater is home to an authentic Irish pub: Charlie's Irish Pub and other lively spots downtown. You will find green beer, Irish fare, live music and good times along historic Main Street's bars and restaurants for St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

More St. Patrick's Day Parades

  • Brainerd, March 11
  • St. Peter, March 17
  • Luverne, March 17