It’s the luck of the Irish that makes St. Patrick’s Day fall on a Friday, so we can party all weekend. There is a lot of fun happening around town including two parades and some celebrations.
Also, if you would rather stay in, we have included some ideas for you to use at home.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations around theTwin Cities
St. Paul’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Friday, March 17. Noon. Rice Park. FREE)
St. Patrick’s Day Irish Celebration (Friday, March 17. 10 am-5 pm. Landmark Center. $5-$7)
- Minneapolis’ St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Friday, March 17. 7:30 pm. Marquette Ave. Free). Note: The parade route REVERSED this year running North to South along Marquette Ave. starting at South 6th Street and concluding at South 11th Street.
- My Preschooler & Me: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration (Friday, March 17. 10-11:30 a.m. Eastman Nature Center $5). Reservations are required: 763-559-6700, Activity #212222-00.
- Lucky Shamrock Party (Saturday, March 18.1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Totally Kids Furniture. Free)
- Irish Day of Dance (Sunday, March 19. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Landmark Center. $5-$7)
- Irish Heritage Weekend (Saturday-Sunday, March 18-19. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. James J. Hill House $6-$10)
St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. I don’t know about you, but I love this “holiday.” It’s a fun one for me because there are no expectations. If we forget it, it’s okay–nobody is worse for the wear. If we celebrate it, EVERYONE in the family has fun.
One suggestion I would make for the shake is start with 1/8 tsp of peppermint extract and then add to taste!
We’ve pulled together a fun list of Free Twin Cities March Family Events & Activities.
TWIN CITIES SPECIAL EVENTS – FREE
3/1: Let’s Get Crafty | American Girl Store, Mall of America • Ongoing first Wed/month, 4-6pm
3/3: Forever Wild Family Friday: Nature Bingo | Lebanon Hills Visitor Center, Eagan, 7-8:30pm
Thanks to our March Sponsor, Wishing Tree Play Cafe.
Located in White Bear Lake on Hwy 96 near 35 E, Wishing Tree Play Cafe is respite of delicious food and fun play!
Classic outdoor adventures, tech-y enrichment, performing arts opportunities and cultural explorations are just a sampling of what you’ll find in our 2017 Guide to Twin Cities Summer Camps. From day camps for your preschoolers to sleepaways for the teens, these local camps offer something for everyone.
Thank you to the Title Sponsor–The Kids Cooking School.
Last year the MELSA Libraries (Anoka County, Carver County, Dakota County, Hennepin County,Ramsey County, Saint Paul, Scott County, Washington County), rolled out the smARTpass Program. Library patrons now have another option for free or reduced-price tickets to arts activities and museums with this program.
The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss is now a musical at Children’s Theatre Company. It was a bit more mature than I was expecting. Based on the “All Ages” recommendation and the target age of the book, I took my five-year-old son.
If you are a train lover or have train lovers in your family, then the Twin Cities is a fantastic place for you.
James J. Hill–a native of Ontario, Canada–was a pioneer in Minnesota developing the Great Northern Railway and pioneering the Pacific Northwest Railway. Because of his legacy, the Twin Cities has a rich railroad history making it a great location for any train lovers.
These destinations are just the beginning of what you can find here:
March is maple syrup month in Minnesota, and with an abundance of nature centers around the Twin Cities, we have ample opportunities to learn about and participate in the maple syruping process. Maple syrup events usually contain one or more of the following activities: tapping the maple trees, collecting the sap, boiling it into syrup, and the best part — according to my kids, anyway — a sample of the finished product.
Click through for a list of upcoming maple syrup events across the Twin Cities Metro. Read More