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!
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]
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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
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!
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)