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St. Patrick's Day in Saint Paul

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Saint Paul is St. Patrick's Day Headquarters

We have your top spots in Saint Paul for the celebrations! Whether it's enjoying music and a stunt show at the LuckyPalooza block party on West 7th, or the festivities at Great Waters Brewing, Wild Tymes, Public Kitchen + Bar, Mancini's, O'Gara's, Dubliner, Bennett's Chop and Railhouse - Saint Paul is the place to be! More details on what is happening at bars and restaurants in Saint Paul can be found here.

FREE RIDES:  No fares. No blarney. Celebrate responsibly and get a FREE ride on buses, light rail or Northstar on March 14 from 1pm-1am and March 17 starting at 6 p.m. Download your passes: March 14 | March 17

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LuckyPalooza on West 7th | March 14 | 2pm - 11pm

Party in the street on Saturday, March 14 as LuckyPalooza on West 7th takes over a two blocks stretch. Enjoy outdoor music, food and beverage and a special stunt bike performance by Minnesota's own Simply Street Bikes and Red Bull action sport athlete Aaron Colton. Hop around from tent party to tent party at McGovern’s, Burger Moe’s and Cossetta’s as all three will have large tents with DJs and/or live music. Check out the Budweiser Build a Bar and Two Gingers Rig.

Revel in the streets until 11pm and then take the party inside at one of the following establishments: Eagle Street Grille, The Liffey, Cossetta’s, Patrick McGovern’s, Zamboni’s, Burger Moe’s and Tom Reid’s Hockey City Pub. When the street party closes at 11pm, the inside parties are just getting started!  LuckyPalooza is sure to get the St. Patrick’s Day festivities started early! [More details]

March 17 - 49th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade

Join thousands in downtown Saint Paul on March 17, 2015 for the 49th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade at noon.

Best places to watch:  Rice Park, Landmark Plaza, sunny spots along 5th St.

The parade stands as one of the longest running and most decorated St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the nation. Green attire and wacky costumes are the norm. In 1851, Saint Paul held the state’s first ever St. Patrick’s Day parade to celebrate Irish heritage. What started as an impromptu event changed shape in 1967 when Saint Paul’s Irish community gathered at a local bar to create the St. Patrick’s Association to organize and grow this tradition. Each year the downtown area is packed with people from all over to celebrate the day.  [Event Website]

Transportation/Shuttles/Parking 

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Additional parking info here

Irish Events for the Entire Family

Looking for more events to do with the family? Check out these Irish events happening in the city that will be fun for all ages!

Get Lucky Half Marathon - March 14
Details: After you cross the finish line, make your way back over to the Union Depot for a FREE slice of Green Mill pizza, a can of Finnigans beer, and a DJ and a group of Irish Dancers for your post-race live entertainment.   Or…head over to The Liffey at 175 West 7th, St. Paul for a free glass of Finnegans! [Course Map

March 15 & 17: Irish Day of Dance and St. Patrick's Day Irish Celebration at Landmark Center
Enjoy one of Saint Paul's best traditions! Take in all things Irish at this event held over two days at Landmark Center. There will be lively Celtic music, dancing and authentic vendors.  [Event Info]
Cost: $6 Adults, $4 children ages 5-12, Group discounts available call 612.990.3122.
Time: 11 am - 5 pm March 15/ 10 am - 5 pm March 17

March 17: Cherish the Ladies
As part of the World Music Series the Ordway presents an evening with Cherish the Ladies ensemble who will bring their lively traditional Irish music and step dancing in a very special performance this St. Patrick's Day. [Event Info]
Cost: Tickets start at $16
Time: 7:30 pm 

March 14-15: James J. Hill House - Irish Heritage Tours
Celebrate the weekend before St. Patrick's Day with these special theme tours at Summit Avenue's largest Gilded Age mansion. Both James J. Hill and Mary T. Hill were children of Irish immigrants, and many of their servants were recent arrivals from Ireland. Irish music, organ music and needlework demonstrations included. [Event Info]
Cost:  $9 adults, $7 seniors & college students, $6 for children age 6 to 17; $2 discount for MHS members [Reservations recommended, call 651.297.2556] Mention 'Old Murphy' and save $2!
Time: 10 am - 3:30 pm March 14 / 1 - 3:30 pm March 15
Phone: 651.297.2555

March 14: Barra at the George Latimer Central Library
Celebrate with a pre-St. Patrick's Day concert at the downtown George Latimer Central Library with Barra, one of Minnesota’s longest-running traditional Irish bands . [Event Info]
Cost: Free
Time: 2 - 3 pm
Phone: 651.266.7000

March 17: St. James J. Hill Center St. Patrick's Day Post-Parade Party
Join other St. Patrick's Day goers for green beer, appetizers and live music! [Event Info]
Cost: $10 cover, includes one free green beer. 
Time: 12:30 - 4 pm
Phone: 651.265.5500

Events outside of Saint Paul

There are so many ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day that it just can't be contained to the city limits. Check out these great options from our nearby partners:

Kickin' It Irish at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres - 8pm  
March 16: Celebrate with an evening of driving Irish tunes and percussive toe tapping in "Kickin' It Irish"!  Featuring Dublin native, Cormac  O'Se, from the original company of Riverdance, and a lineup of 18 World Championship dancers. Traditional to contemporary Irish dancing alongside contemporary choreography featuring the influence of Riverdance!

St. Patrick's Day & Weekend  at Charlie's Restaurant & Irish Pub at the Water Street Inn Stillwater 
March 14: 1:30 - 3 pm Broken Spoke perform, 3:30 - 5 pm Hounds of Finn (special interactive experience), 5 - 6 pm Social Hour with the Hounds (Butler-passed hors d'oeuvres/ Cash bar), 6 - 7:30 pm Dinner with the Hounds, 8 - 11:30 pm Hounds of Finn perform.
March 15: 9 - Noon Brunch (Hounds arrive about 10 am), Noon - 1:30 pm Broken Spoke, 1:45 - 4:30 pm Hounds of Finn.
March 17: Two stages, great music, great food and great fun! Charlie's Commemorative T-Shirts and 2 Gingers Glasses while supplies last. Music in the Pub: 4 - 7 pm Broken Spoke, 7:30 - 11:30 pm Paul & Lorraine. Music in the Ballroom: 3:30 - 6:30 pm Sister Tree, 7 - 11 pm Jolly Groggers.
 

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