Luck of the Irish: 6 St. Patrick’s Day Events to Attend in the Twin Cities
Everyone’s Irish this month in the Twin Cities!
With so many local St. Patrick’s Day events during the month of March, it’s hard to decide which ones you and your family will love the most.
So whether you’re looking for a quick distraction for the kids or a night out on the town, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the Twin Cities – in style!
(And if you “listen” carefully, we’ll tell you where to find the best Irish music and dance in the Twin Cities area to keep you and your family up on your toes this St. Patrick’s Day season!)
Corda Mor Irish Step Dance Performance
Saturday, March 14th Center Court at Eden Prairie Center
Take a break from your shopping and come watch a performance by the Corda Mor Irish step dancers.
Based in Edina, Corda Mor teaches Irish Dance to students ranging from 5 through 20. With their “great hearts,” these dancers are sure to entertain you and your family with their fancy footwork.
The 34th Annual St. Patrick’s Day “Day of Irish Dance”
Sunday, March 15th at the Landmark Center, St. Paul.
Come out and enjoy a day of dancing for the entire family hosted by the Irish Music and Dance Association. This celebration of all things Irish includes traditional music and dancing, vendors and exhibitors, traditional Irish food and fun activities for all ages!
Kickin’ It Irish
March 13 – March 15 at the Celtic Junction, St. Paul
This theatrical sensation features Cormac O Se, one of the original Riverdance performers, along with O’Shea Irish Dance School and the Two Tap Trio. Join the celebration which is sure to get your toes tapping to the beat of the bodhran, and your feet kicking to the music of the Irish fiddle!
Cherish the Ladies
Tuesday, March 17th at the Ordway, St. Paul
Wednesday, March 18 at the Celtic Junction
As part of Rock the Ordway’s New Concert Hall Celebration, this band is sure to bring out a passion for Irish music in everyone.
Highly acclaimed and loved by audiences across the globe, a night with “Cherish the Ladies” is not to be missed. Join the band on Wednesday for a Master Class where YOU can kick up your heels and join in the music, song and dance of the Ladies!
49th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Tuesday, March 17th Rice Park, Downtown St. Paul
Everyone loves a parade, especially the kids! Come downtown and enjoy the march of the Irish as they weave in and out of the streets of St. Paul, celebrating the Irish community and featuring a bagpipe band.
Kieran’s Irish Pub St. Patrick’s Family Day
Sunday, March 22nd, Kieran’s Irish Pub, Downtown Minneapolis
Bring the entire family down to this party featuring the Rince na Chroi Irish Dancers and live music by Erin Rogue. Sit back and have a Guinness while the kids enjoy the additional items on the extended kids’ menu, as well as face painting, balloon sculptors and other fun activities.
As you celebrate in true Irish style this month, don’t forget: You don’t need the luck of the Irish to save big on your heating and cooling purchases! During the month of March, you can receive up to $2,575 in savings with Pronto’s Pot o’ Gold deals (don’t press your luck, these offers end on March 31st).