Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Saint Paul
St. Patrick’s Day
Few cities in America celebrate St. Patrick's Day (and the week leading up to it) like Saint Paul, Minnesota!
Updated: March 12, 2020
2020 Parade, LuckyPalooza and other upcoming St. Patrick’s events canceled
Events following recommendations from public health organizations
The Saint Paul St. Patrick’s Day annual parade, LuckyPalooza, Keg O'Case and the IMDA Irish Celebrations at Landmark Center have been canceled due to concerns surrounding COVID-19.
Many of these decisions came following a meeting with various city officials representing Saint Paul–Ramsey County Public Health Department, Minnesota Department of Health, The St. Paul Mayor’s Office, local business owners, event planners and Visit Saint Paul. In the meeting, recommendations by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Minnesota Department of Health and Saint Paul-Ramsey County Public Health were shared that included canceling large gatherings of 250 people or more to mitigate COVID-19 transmission.
“These decisions are not easy, but nothing is more important than the safety and health of our community, visitors and customers,” said Terry Mattson, President & CEO of Visit Saint Paul and the RiverCentre Authority.
As of today, the CDC has not recommended canceling or postponing travel to any destination in the United States. Visit Saint Paul is monitoring the situation daily.
“The decision to travel is certainly a personal one. We want people to be informed, and part of that is letting people know that despite the cancelation of large events, Saint Paul is open and ready for visitors,” said Mattson. “We will continue to share our city’s story as a travel destination and recommend visitors follow the recommendations of the CDC and public health officials just as our community has done.”