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St. Patrick's Day in Saint Paul

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Saint Paul is St. Patrick's Day Headquarters

Here's your one stop shop for all that's happening in Saint Paul to celebrate St. Patrick's Day March 15-17!  Have fun, be smart, don't drink & drive.

[Top 5 Spots] [Parade] [Transportation] [Family Events] [Outside Saint Paul]

Think the luck of the Irish could be contained within the boundaries of St. Patrick's Day? Guess again! There is so much more to do in Saint Paul and the surrounding area you'll be Irish'ed out by the end of the weekend.

Don't know where to start your day? Check out our top five spots in Saint Paul for the celebrations! Want more? Of course in the Irish city we know we can't be contained to just 5 great ideas on St. Patrick's Day. We have more ideas and full details about the locations below here!

  • West 7th St - Located adjacent to the Xcel Energy Center, this district features 9 bars & restaurants - The Liffey, McGovern's Irish Pub, Eagle Street, Burger Moe's Tom Reid's and other great spots. With live music, tent parties, Irish food and drinks you can't go wrong in the Irish city. Check out this great map to help you plan your fun!
  • 7th Place -Hop between Wild Tymes and Great Waters Brewing for great music and beer. Details here.
  • Bennett's Chop and Railhouse - Enjoy Reuben soup, Reuben egg rolls and corned beef and cabbage with new potatoes and soda bread from Saturday - Monday. Saturday and Monday feature more Irish specials, live music and a shuttle to and from the parade.
  • O'Gara's Bar & Grill - St. Patrick's Day Bash! Participate in the world's shortest parade, get a FREE St. Patrick's Day button, then get your jig on with live music. No cover. Fun starts at 3pm
  • Dubliner - Tent. Beer. Tunes. Blucys. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the Dubliner from 11am-2am on March 17th. Featuring live music from Two Tap Trio and Paddy Wagon.

48th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade (March 17)

Join thousands in downtown Saint Paul on March 17, 2014 for the 48th 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 

Uber - Getting around on St. Paddy's is hard, catching a ride with Uber isn't! Enjoy $25 off your first ride with promo MSPADDYS14.(New users only) Click here to redeem. Good now until the end of the month.

No fares. No blarney. Celebrate responsibly and get a free ride on buses, light rail or Northstar on March 17 starting at 6 p.m. [Website]

Need a lift  to or from the airport?  The SuperShuttle has you covered. Save $6 round trip or $1 one-way. Click here to receive the discount and book your trip.

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 15
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

St. Patrick's Day Irish Celebration at Landmark Center - March 16-17
Details: Enjoy one of St. Paul's best traditions! Take in all things Irish at this second event you can’t miss at Landmark Center. There will be lively Celtic music, dancing and authentic vendors. [Event Info]
Cost: $6 Adults, discounts for children, seniors and groups
Time: 11 am - 5 pm March 16 / 11 am - 5 pm March 17

James J. Hill House - Irish Heritage Tours - March 15-16
Details: Celebrate St. Patrick's Day weekend 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 and lacemaking demonstrations included. [Event Info]
Time: 10 am - 3:30 pm March 15 / 1 - 3:30 pm March 16
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!
Phone: 651.297.2555

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 - March 17, 8pm  
Details: 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. Patty's Cash at Running Aces - March 15-17 
Details: $500 Cash Drawings - Win your share of up to $9,000!  Saturday, Sunday, Monday: Noon, 5pm, 10pm  Corned Beef & Cabbage - $6  (Available at the All-In Grill | 11am-Midnight)  $3 Green Beer | $5 Jameson  (Available at the Bar & Lounge or through your server Noon-10pm)

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