Saint Patrick’s Day: Fun at Home or Around Town

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In 2022 Saint Patrick’s Day falls on a Thursday. Some events will be celebrated on St. Patrick’s Day (always March 17th) and others will take place on the weekend before or after the holiday.

2022 Saint Patrick’s Day Celebrations around the Twin Cities

Springbrook Nature Center

100 85th Ave NW, Fridley, MN 55432
March 8, 2022: Leprechaun’s Gold Scavenger Hunt | 4-6pm.
Drop in for snowmen making and a scavenger hunt for Leprechaun’s gold. There will also be s’mores and snow painting. (FREE)

Landmark Center

75 W 5th St, St Paul, MN 55102
The Landmark Center traditionally hosts two Irish celebrations each year.  As of February 17th, details have not been announced, but updates are promised.

Legs and feet of Irish Dancers at the annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration at The Landmark Center, St. Paul, Minnesota
Image courtesy of the Landmark Center

Creekside St. Patrick’s Day

Creekside Community Center, 9801 Penn Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55431
Wear green or a fun St. Patty’s Day costume to Creekside, take a photo in their photo booth and enter a costume contest contest. Voting will take place from March 18th -24th. No registration required. 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Minnesota Transportation Museum

Jackson Street Roundhouse, 193 Pennsylvania Avenue E, Saint Paul, MN 55130
March 19, 2022: Ride the Shamrock Train | 10am-4pm.
Regular Saturday admission will include 15-minute train rides, railroad history and storytelling, hands on experiences and FREE “green” snacks on the train. $50/Family (2 adults and 2-4 children).

Paddy’s Day with the Pack

The Lap Taproom, 767 North Eustis StreetSaint Paul, MN, 55114
March 20, 2022; 6pm.
Mactír Academy of Irish Dance will celebrate St. Patrick’s day with a performance that infuses traditional Irish Step dancing with modern performance choreography. Dress for an outdoor event. Live-stream available. Tickets: $12-$20/pp.

Twin Cities St. Patrick’s Day Parades

Saint Patrick's Parade

Downtown Saint Paul

Mears Park, 221 5th St E, St Paul, MN 55101
CHS Field, 360 N Broadway St, St Paul, MN 55101
March 17, 2022: Saint Paul St. Patrick’s Day Parade | Noon.
The parade starts at Mears Park and ends with a post-parade party at CHS Field, with musical entertainment provided by The Northerly Gales and Tim Sigler.

Columbia Heights

40th Avenue NE & Van Buren St., Columbia Heights, MN 55421
Murzyn Hall, 530 Mill St NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421
March 17, 2022: Minneapolis St. Patrick Day Parade | 6pm.
The parade will start at 6pm, followed by a Blarney Blast at Murzyn Hall. The Parade is FREE. Blarney Blast is $10/ages 12+ and $5/ages 6-11. Free for 5 an under.

Hopkins

American Legion, 10 12th Avenue S., Hopkins, MN 55343
Elks Lodge, 30 8th Avenue S., Hopkins, MN 55343
March 17, 2022: World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade | 5pm.
This parade is open to anyone and is only 4 blocks long. Don’t be late.


Saint 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.
Family Fun Twin Cities makes St. Patrick's Day Shakes

St. Patricks Day

  • Read and Listen to Mike Mulligan & His Steam Shovel from Maestro Classics this month.  Grab the book from Bookshop.org.
  • ArtStart – Going Green Goes Irish! Color Kit Buy Anytime: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an ArtStart Creativity Kit that includes shamrocks, gold and green sparkly peel and stick and a wee bit of Irish charm. Perfect for decorating or creating your own imaginative art work! $35/kit; pick up or have shipped for an additional $8.

St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt.

Why wait for Easter for a good hunt? Hide gold coins for the kids to find around the house, leaving scavenger hunt clues from a lucky leprechaun. Gianna has suggestions for a DIY Scavenger Hunt here.

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Past events we are watching:

We hope to see some of these other annual events come back for 2022. We’ll watch them and let you know.


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