Here's what you can expect from LuckyPalooza in 2018:
All of your favorites are returning to West Seventh this year. In addition to an abundance of tasty food and drinks, we're bringing back the popular activation 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 row will feature The Beer Dabbler Store, Revitalyte and many more. Did we mention the Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band and El Toro Loco's mechanical bull? Yeah, they're back too.
Let's talk timing. Party will be rockin' out in the street from 2 p.m.-11 p.m. with the tents open until midnight and bars open until bar close (varies between midnight-2 a.m.).
New This Year
Headliner Chris Hawkey will be rockin' the LuckyPalooza mainstage presented by Running Aces outside of Eagle Street, along with other performances throughout the day (full lineup below). You'll also definitely want to stop in at Seventh Street Truck Park—West Seventh's newest fun-filled hotspot that houses a variety of indoor food trucks and bars.
2-4 p.m.: SisterTree & Mulhern School of Irish Dance
4-6 p.m.: Tim Sigler (solo acoustic show)
7-9 p.m.: Chris Hawkey
9-11 p.m.: Dragons Fire Theater Fire Dancers and DJ Performance
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. If you'd prefer a different mode of transportation, Lyft can also save you some of that of that fun money. Use promo code LP2018 for $3 off two rides (valid for new and existing users). Just have them drop you on "Lyft Row" at Walnut and West 7th (this area is reserved for cabs and ride-share drivers)!
All of this planning for safe transporation reminds us, this is not a BYOB event. Security reserves the right to look in bags.
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 again this year. We encourage you to attend both events.
Wondering why this event isn't being held the following Saturday on St. Patrick's Day? Well, we just love St. Patrick's week so much that we wanted to have two celebrations! LuckyPalooza is the official kick-off, with the parade and day-of celebrations closing out a full week of festivities on the 17th. For updates on other St. Patrick’s related events and specials in the Capital City, keep tabs on 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 hashtags #LuckyPalooza and #MYSAINTPAUL—bonus points for every jealous comment you get from non-attending friends.