Blog: What are you doing for St. Patrick’s Day?
St. Patrick's Day falls on a Tuesday this year, and that just means we'll celebrate all weekend long too! Here are our recommendations for St. Patty's Day festivities to check out in Minneapolis/ St. Paul
St. Patrick's Day falls on a Tuesday this year, and that just means we'll celebrate all weekend long too! Here are our recommendations for St. Patty's Day celebrations to check out:
Claddagh Maple Grove St. Patrick’s Festival
Grab a pint of Guinness at Minneapolis Northwest’s only true Irish Pub! The Claddagh has a lineup of live music and entertainment all day!
10:00am- Tom Dahill & Ginny Johnson live Irish music
3:30pm - Devouring Maidens
7:00pm - Shane Martin live Irish rock
Appearances from the Maple Grove Rince Nua Irish dancers
The Maple Grove Chaseshow will be here all day between music sets with fun & giveaways
Plus they’re counting down to St. Patrick’s Day with events leading up to the big day:
Wednesday, March, 11th │ St. Patrick’s Day trivia
Saturday, March 14th │ ALL DAY live Irish music, giveaways and more
St. Patrick’s Day Parades
It wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day without a parade! What makes it even better is that there are two. On Tuesday, March 17th, the Saint Paul St. Patrick’s Day Parade starts at noon (12pm) and the Minneapolis St. Patrick’s Day Parade starts at 6:30pm. Just another reason we love being ‘Twin Cities’: it means twice the music, twice the dancing, twice the floats!
Irish Day of Dance & St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Enjoy one of St. Paul’s best traditions! The Irish Music & Dance Association (IMDA) hosts its 34th annual St. Patrick’s Day Irish Celebration featuring 2 days of regional and local Irish entertainment, Irish dance, Celtic vendors, Irish Cuisine, pipe bands and Children’s crafts and entertainment. Sunday, March 15th is the Irish Day of Dance and Tuesday, March 17th is their St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. There will be lively Celtic music and authentic vendors as well. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for kids 5-12 and may be purchased at the door.
“Kickin' It Irish”
Kickin’ It Irish returns to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres by popular demand with the same great show as last year with a few new additions! This family-friendly show features jaw-dropping talent led by Dublin native, Cormac O’Se, from the original company of Riverdance, and a lineup of 18 world championship dancers. This joy-filled Gaelic celebration highlights traditional and contemporary Irish step dancing with hard and soft shoe repertoire. Accompanied by the music of Two Tap Trio featuring Irish bodhran, tin flute, fiddle, guitar, accordion, African djembe and Norah Rendell - twice named Best Vocalist of the Year by Live Ireland Awards. From the creators of "Get Up Your Irish" and "Celtic Holiday Hooley," it’s Riverdance reborn! Do not miss a riveting performance with “Kickin' It Irish” 2015!
Get Lucky, 7k and Half Marathon & the Irish Run St. Paul, 5k and 8k
Who said leprechauns don't run? They sure do in the Twin Cities! This year, try the largest road race in Minnesota, the Get Lucky Twin Cities Half Marathon & 7K. Or do the oldest St Patrick’s Day run in Saint Paul, Irish Run St. Paul 5K & 8K. There may or may not be a pot of gold at the end.
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