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 celebrate the Irish way.

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


St. Paul, March 14

Start your St. Patrick's week off right at LuckyPalooza on West 7th Street. This festive street party has two city blocks' worth of action, including three tent parties at McGovern's, Burger Moe's and Cossetta's, outdoor food stands and bars, DJs and live music.

Celtic Festival

Moorhead, March 21

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 14

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

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Minneapolis, March 17

Head to downtown Minneapolis for the city's 50th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Hosted on the newly renovated Nicollet, this evening parade celebrates 50 years of Irish heritage and families in Minnesota. Parade starts at 6:30 p.m.

St. Paul Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade

St. Paul, March 17

Watch the annual (54 years and counting!) 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.

St. Patrick's Day Parade & Celebration

Crosslake, March 14

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 Red Beard Run

Willmar, March 14

7K run/walk around the lakes. Beards encouraged but not required.

St. Patrick's Shamrock'n Brunch

Grand Rapids, March 14

Bring the whole family to The Pickled Loon on Pokegama Lake for traditional Irish fare, live music, raffles, games and more.

An Irish Day of Dance & St. Patrick's Day Celebration

St. Paul, March 16 & 17

Take in all things Irish at the St. Patrick's Day Celebration & Irish Day of Dance. Lively Celtic music, dancing and vendors will be featured over two days.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New Ulm

New Ulm, March 17

New Ulm’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will step off at 5 p.m. This is the 54th year of the parade, making it the longest consecutive Irish parade event in the state. Start the celebration early during the New Ulm Irish Tea and Luncheon on March 10.

St. Patrick's Day In Stillwater

Stillwater, March 17

Stillwater is home to two historic Irish pubs: Charlie's Irish Pub & Pub 112. 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.

Keg O' Case St. Paddy's Weekend Celebration in St. Paul 

St. Paul, March 14 & 15

Explore Keg and Case, St. Paul's popular food hall and enjoy your favorite Irish food, live music, family-friendly events, and more. 

More St. Patrick's Day Parades

  • Brainerd, March 17
  • Montevideo, March 17
  • St. Peter, March 17
  • St. Cloud, March 17