Curious as to what you can you expect from LuckyPalooza in 2017?
In addition to an abundance of tasty food and drinks, this year’s festivities include activations from the extreme sports gurus at Ride MN, live music, jumbotrons, and three hoppin’ tent parties at Cossetta’s, McGovern’s and Tom Reid’s. Swag from our friends at The Beer Dabbler Store and Hippy Feet. Did we mention an Irish pipe band and mechanical bull? Yeah, we'll have those too.
Parking, Lyft & Free Rides
While parking will be available, wouldn’t you rather spend your hard earned money on beer instead of a parking space? That’s why we recommend you take advantage of our partnership with Metro Transit. Free rides = more money for fun stuff. Which reminds us, this is not a BYOB event. Security reserves the right to look in bags.
If you'd prefer a different mode of transportation, we've also partnered with Lyft to save you some of that fun money. First-time users get 30% off 3 rides with the code LYFTLUCKYP and repeat users get 30% off 2 rides with code LUCKYPALOOZA, so download the app and have them drop you on "Lyft Row" at Walnut and West 7th (this area is reserved for cabs and ride-share drivers).
Gates open at 2 p.m. If you want to bring your family or four-legged friend to check out the event, this is the best time to do so. You’ll get a taste of the DJs, vendors and extreme sports activations, but you’ll avoid massive crowds that can be tricky to navigate with tykes and pups. Depending on the weather, some of the terraces and rooftops around town may be open for dining.
If you love hockey (this is the state of it, after all), the renowned Minnesota Boys State High School Hockey Tournament shares the downtown stage with LuckyPalooza this year. We encourage you to attend both events.
After Saturday, keep the party rolling all week with even more St. Patrick’s festivities in Saint Paul. For details on other St. Patrick’s related events and specials in the capital city, check out our Green Around Town page.
Based on past experience, we know how crazy (and green) your outfits can be. Make sure you show them off on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #LuckyPalooza -- bonus points for every jealous comment you get from non-attending friends.