St. Paul is the most Irish of the Twin Cities, and hosts a good number of parades, events and festivities to make the day. Minneapolis also has many locations and events for you can celebrate the patron saint of Ireland. Here's where to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in St. Paul, Minneapolis and around the Twin Cities.
St. Patrick's Day ParadesThe biggest St. Patrick's Day parade is the noon parade in downtown St. Paul. The Minneapolis St. Patrick's Day parade, held in the early evening in downtown Minneapolis, is also a great sight to see. And, there are a couple more options for St. Patrick's Day parades in Minneapolis and St. Paul. All the St. Patrick's Day Parades in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Irish Pubs and Bars: St. Patrick's Day PartiesTent parties, live music, Celtic rock, pipe bands, Irish food, Irish beer, green beer, and even free beer. Here's what's going on at Irish pubs and bars in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
More St. Patrick's Day events in Minneapolis and St. Paul
If celebrating St. Patrick's Day is more than getting drunk on green beer...
Wednesday March 13: The Worst Irish Tenor Contest The St. Paul St. Patrick's Association wants to find out who can hurt the audiences eardrums the most with their annual contest at Mancini's in St. Paul.
March 16th: Irish Music & Dance Association's Irish Day Celebration The Irish Music and Dance Association present their annual St. Patrick's Day celebration, an annual event. On Saturday, there will be live Irish music, Celtic dancing, Irish food and Irish vendors at the Landmark Center in St. Paul from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on St. Patrick's Day. Tickets are $6, $4 for children and seniors.
March 17th: IMDA's Day of Irish Dance This is the Irish Music and Dance Association's second day of festivities. Live music, Celtic dancing, Irish food and Irish vendors at the Landmark Center in St. Paul from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tickets are $6, $4 for children and seniors.
Irish Places to Visit on St. Patrick's Day
The Cathedral of St. Paul has a shrine to St. Patrick, the national saint of Ireland.
Irish on Grand on St. Paul's Grand Avenue has all kinds of Irish food, goods and gifts. The Irish candy is worth the trip from anywhere in the Metro. Extended hours - open until 8 p.m. - in the days before St. Patrick's Day.
Irish Blessings used to be Irish Indeed, but still selling all manner of Irish items at their St. Paul and Mall of America stores.
The Anchor Fish and Chips in Northeast Minneapolis fries up genuine Irish fish and chips. Ex-pats agree that these are just about as good as those found back home.