St. Patrick's Day 2023
Few cities in America celebrate St. Patrick's Day like Saint Paul, Minnesota!
Check out these Irish-themed events happening around town to celebrate and sham'rock' and roll around Saint Paul this St. Patrick's Day, as well as some Irish-themed establishments in the area.
The Month of the Irish | March 2023
Kickin’ It Irish | March 6-15
Celebrate Saint Paddy’s Day with Celtic Junction for Kickin’ It Irish, a modern fusion of show-style Irish dance and live Irish music. Learn more here.
6th Annual Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Crawl | March 11
Grab your friends, wear your best green and crawl along West 7th Street the weekend before St. Patrick’s Day. Enjoy exclusive drink specials and waived covers at participating St. Paul venues. Learn more here.
Kickin’ It Irish LIVE | March 14
Kickin’ It Irish returns to the Main Stage at Chanhassen Dinner Theatre! This family-friendly show has become a St. Patrick’s tradition, featuring jaw-dropping talent led by Dublin native, Cormac Ó Sé, from the original company of Riverdance, and the O’Shea Irish Dancers, a lineup of 18 championship dancers from their acclaimed studio. Learn more here.
St. Patrick's Day Weekend
The Greatest Parade in the Nation is Back | March 17
We’re painting the town green this year on St. Pat’s in Saint Paul shenanigans. The fun starts in Rice Park at noon and will travel throughout downtown to end near Mears Park. Learn more here.
The St. Pat's Association's Ballpark Hooley sponsored by Guinness | March 17
The Ballpark Hooley is back for its second year! The post-parade party will start immediately after the parade. Join us for live music by The Serfs and Northerly Gales, Irish dancers, and CHS Field Concourse Beer Specials & Food. All proceeds from ticket sales go towards funding future St. Patrick’s Day parades and local charities. Learn more here.
St. Patrick’s Day Irish Celebration | March 17
Experience all things Irish at this event featuring Celtic music, dancing and authentic vendors at Landmark Center. Learn more here.
St. Patrick's Day Party | March 17
Lucky for you! You’re invited to the annual St. Patrick’s Day Bash at Wabasha Street Caves! Don your green, and head down to The Caves on St. Patty’s Day. Learn more here.
Cooks of Crocus Hill St. Patrick’s Day Celebration | March 17
This class at Cooks of Crocus Hill brings back the real Irish flavors in honor of St. Patrick's Day. Cook along with Chef Randi Madden for a night in the kitchen with a menu to celebrate Ireland. Enjoy the spoils of your efforts with a tasty authentic dish. Éirinn go Brách! Learn more here.
Menu: Individual Shepherd’s Pies; Vegetarian Boxty (Northern Ireland potato cake); Potato Bread; Proper Irish Coffee with Almond Shortbread Bites.
Fun for the Whole Family | March 17
Can Can Wonderland is getting in the spirit of all things Irish this year, with face painting, live Irish music and dancing, and green food and drink specials. Sparkle Fox will provide face painting, sparkles, and glitter (glitter beard, anyone?) from 6:00 pm - 8:00pm- on March 17th, and An Cuan, an Irish music duo, will perform from 6:00 pm - 12:30 am.
Porter & Pasties | March 17
Saint Paul Brewing will be a great gathering spot this St. Paddy’s Day, with food, drink, and music to match the occasion. The crew’s famous Pooka Irish Cream Porter will be on tap all day, and there will be a one-day-only special of Irish pasties, Colcannon potatoes, and soda bread. Cavan’s Crossing, a well-loved 4 piece Irish folk band, will perform live between 3-7 pm. This would make a great post-parade stop, or a great place to avoid packed pubs.
2023 IRISH! | March 18
IRISH! At The Saint Paul Hotel is an evening including dinner, blarney, and shenanigans! This new holiday tradition will feature music and entertainment from 4 PINTS SHY, Todd Menton (founder of Boiled in Lead), St. Dominic's Trio (members of the Legendary Belfast Cowboys), The O'Shea Irish Dancers and Katie McMahon (voice of River Dance). Get tickets.
A Day of Irish Dance | March 19
The Irish Music and Dance Association will return in person for the 41st year of partnership with Landmark Center. Experience all things Irish at this event featuring Celtic music, dancing and authentic vendors. Learn more here.
Metro Transit Free Rides
Leave your car behind—Metro Transit is offering free and convenient rides on buses and light rail this St. Patrick's Day.
Celebrate the luck of the Irish responsibly and get a free ride on Metro Transit on Friday, March 17, 2023 from 6 p.m. to end of service on all routes – buses and light rail. No fare, no coupons; simply hop on and take a seat for free.
Miller Free Rides is a community service program in partnership with Metro Transit, Miller Lite and J.J. Taylor Distributing Company. Learn more at 1-800-FREE-RIDES.
Don't miss out on any of the fun happening in Saint Paul. There are so many ways to get in touch with Irish culture and Metro Transit makes it easy to access any of them.