Around Town: Twin Cities gear up for St. Patrick's Day

Around Town: Twin Cities gear up for St. Patrick's Day

March 14, 2019 06:10 PM

No plans this weekend? Need to get out of the house? Here is a look at what is going on in the Twin Cities this weekend:

St. Patrick's Day Celebrations Around the Metro


This week's Around Town is a special addition for those looking to throw on some green and celebrate Irish-Americans. From parades to celebrations at Twin Cities pubs, here's a look at where you can celebrate St. Patty's Day. 

All Weekend: 


  • Free Metro Transit Rides: While this isn't necessarily an event, it's a safe way to celebrate. Metro Transit will offer free rides Saturday from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. 
  • St. Paul St. Patrick's Day Parade: Saturday's parade goes down Fifth Street and ends at Rice Park. Festivities kick off at noon. 
  • Minneapolis St. Patrick's Day Parade: This parade runs along Nicollet Mall from 6th Street to 11th Street. Festivities Kick off at 6:30 p.m.
  • Get Lucky Run: Hit the pavement to celebrate St. Patrick's Day during the Get Lucky Run. Races include a 7K, 14K and a half marathon. Races start at 8 a.m. at CHS Field in St. Paul. 
  • Irish Music & Dance Association Celebration: Experience regional and local Irish entertainment and Irish cuisine during the Irish Music & Dance Association's St. Patrick's Day Irish Celebration. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Landmark Center. 
  • Brit's Pub St. Patrick's Day Celebration: Get in a full day of fun at Brit's Pub in downtown Minneapolis. Sports fans can enjoy rugby and English Premier League Soccer in the morning. A little later in the evening, the St. Patrick's Day Parade (mentioned above) goes right by. And of course, live music will be played later in the evening. 


  • Day of Irish Dance: Get your fill of Irish step dance during A Day of Irish Dance at St. Paul's Landmark Center. 
  • Leprechaun Secrets: Learn about the natural world by following Lebrechaun clues during Leprechaun Secrets at North Mississippi Regional Park in Minneapolis.
  • World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade: Haven't had your fill of St. Patrick's Day parades yet? Head over to Hopkins for the World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade. The parade begins at 2 p.m. and runs from the Elks Lodge to the American Legion. 

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day not your thing? No worries. Here's a look at this weekend's non-St. Patrick's Day events: 

Enjoy Winter Recreation 

Get out and enjoy recreational winter sports around the metro before spring hits. Looking to speed downhill on skis or a snowboard? Hyland Hills, Afton Alps and Buck Hill may just be the place to go. 

Twin Cities Auto Show 

Car enthusiasts will want to head over to the Minneapolis Convention Center during the next week to catch the Twin Cities Auto Show. The show includes more than 600 vehicles from 35 different brands, both foreign and domestic.

Date: Saturday through March 17

Place: Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis

Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo

The trout fishing season in Minnesota is getting close. To prepare, head over the to the Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo at Hamline University. The expo includes exhibits from gear companies, guides and more. Attendees can also enjoy seminars and a film showcase. 

Date: Friday - Sunday

Place: Hamline University, St. Paul 

Northeast Winter Market

Summer may be long gone, but you can still enjoy the atmosphere of a farmer's market. Pick up fresh produce and other foods during the Northeast Winter Market. The market also includes music on vinyl spun by local DJs, kids' activities and a bar.

Date: Sunday

Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Place: Chow Girls, Minneapolis 

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