St. Patrick's Day parade in St. Paul

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 16

Enjoy the 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.

St. Patrick's Day Parade & Craft Sale

Maple Lake, March 16

Celebrate the day by heading to the charming "old town" of Maple Lake for the festive St. Patrick's Day Parade & Craft Sale. After the parade, stroll over to Birch Avenue, where you'll find a delightful array of food vendors serving up mouthwatering treats.

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Columbia Heights, March 16

Head to the outer suburbs for Minneapolis' Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which is organized by a couple of 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 Ms. Blarney at O'Shaughnessy Distillery, right around the corner from Surly Brewing Company and the Market at Malcolm Yards

Luck O' the Lake 

Excelsior, March 16

The Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce presents its annual 5k and one mile race alongside such family-friendly entertainment as the Rince na Greine Irish Dancers, a magic show, and locally brewed beer. 

St. Patrick's Day Red Beard Run/Walk

Spicer, March 16

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 16

Watch the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown St. Paul. The parade begins at noon the parade will begin at Rice Park and end at Mears Park, the original route walked in 1967.

St. Patrick's Day Bash

St. Paul, March 17

The 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 16

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 16

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.