It’s always the luck of the Irish when St. Patrick’s Day falls on a weekend. In 2019 we get it on a Sunday. There is a lot of fun happening around town including three parades and some celebrations. Also, if you would rather stay in, we have included some ideas for you to use at home.
Twin Cities St. Patrick’s Day Parades
World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade | Sunday, March 17 | Hopkins, Mainstreet | 2-4 pm | FREE | This parade is open to anyone and is only 4 blocks long.
Minneapolis’ Saint Patrick’s Day Parade | Saturday, March 16 | Nicollet Mall | 6:30 pm | FREE | Back on Nicollet mall in 2019!
St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations around the Twin Cities
St. Patrick’s Celebration | Saturday-Sunday, March 16-17 | Keg & Case, St. Paul | Kids Activities 2pm-6pm | $5/adults; Free Kids.
St. Patrick’s Day Activities around the Twin Cities
Shamrock Hunt – Intergenerational Fun Day | Monday, March 18 | Glenn of Hopkins | 10am-11am | FREE.
FREE Rides on St. Patrick’s Day
FREE Rides from MetroTransit – MetroTransit offers free rides between 6pm and 3am on Saturday this year. Joy’s family has taken advantage of this to go to the Minneapolis parade, which starts at 6:30pm. (Note: Even just after the parade, the bus was full of intoxicated, but mostly harmless people.)
Luck O’ The Dice – Family Card and Dice Game (Amazon affiliate link)
St. Patrick’s Day Fun at Home
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!
St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt.
With Easter coming late this year, you don’t have to wait for the hunt. Hide gold coins for the kids to find around the house, leaving scavenger hunt clues from a lucky leprechaun.
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