Time to break out your green clothing and celebrate the ancestry of the Irish! In Minneapolis, we take cultural celebrations very seriously, so whether you're Irish or not, celebrate this St. Patrick's Day in Minneapolis where parades and parties are a plenty!
There's lots to do and a slew of places to go, so we've put together the ultimate list of best places for St Patricks Day in Minneapolis for 2015.
Let the sultry sounds of the whimsical bagpipe guide you to a (potentially four day) 2015 St. Patrick's Day extravaganza in Minneapolis.
And remember. Don't drink and drive! MetroTransitoffers free rides from 6pm to end of night. Or enjoy a weekend in downtown Minneapolis at any of our hotels.
Where: Kierans Irish Pub When: Saturday, March 14th 2015. 9pm. Price: Free Cover What They Have: Pat McCurdy is a cabaret singer/songwriter from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His shows usually consist of just him and his guitar and include improvised interaction with the audience. While the majority of his audience is made up of a college-age crowd, McCurdy appeals to a large number of people of all ages.
Where: Starts on South 2nd Street near Portland Avenue South When: Saturday, March 14th 2015 Price: $57-$72 What They Have: Registration includes a Full Zip Hooded Sweatshirt. Enjoy a fun and festive race through Mpls & St. Paul. Don't forget about the Post-Race Irish Party!
Where: Kieran's Irish Pub, The Local, Cooper Pub, The Liffey When: Saturday, March 14th 2015 Price: Free glass of Finnegan's at anyone of the four locations for completing the Get Lucky Race. What They Have: Kick off your St. Patrick's Day weekend celebrations after you cross the finish line of the Get Lucky Race! All participants must be 21+.
Where: James J. Hill House When: Saturday, March 14th 2015 Price: $9 Adults, $7 Seniors and college students; Free for children 5 and under and MNHS Members What They Have: Theme tours will include favorite Irish songs, organ music and needlework demonstrations. Stories of the Hills and their servants (many of them Irish) will engage visitors in the history of Irish-Americans in Minnesota.
Where: Kips Pub When: Saturday, March 14th 2015 Price: No Cover What They Have: Head to Kip's Pub for a great night with DJ in Donegal Club Lounge. Make a stay of it! Special rates for Minneapolis Marriott West are available.
Where: Landmark Center When: Sunday, March 15 (& March 17th) Price: Free cover What They Have: A 2-day celebration of all things Irish for the whole family. Check out traditional music, dance schools, dance performance groups, vendors, exhibitors, tea room, children's crafts and more!
Where: Big Thrill Factory When: Saturday, March 14- Tuesday, March 17 Price: Varies What They Have: Big Thrill Factory will be offering a FREE $5 Play Card for anyone who wears green. Perfect activity for the whole family.
Where: Nicollet Ave When: Tuesday, March 17th 2015 Price: Free What They Have: Join this year’s celebration of St. Patrick’s Day with a parade down Nicollet Mall. Parade route starts at Nicollet and 11th Street until it reaches 5th Street.
Where: Kieran's Irish Pub When:Tuesday, March 17th 2015 Price: Free Cover What They Have: The Sweet Colleens are Jeremy Greenhouse, Pete Sandvik, Dave Bade, Rich Larson, and Wolf Loescher — accomplished multi-instrumentalists who together fuse their diverse musical backgrounds into a high-energy, infectious, and crowd-pleasing mix of “fiddle-infused, accordion-fueled, celti-cajun folk pop.
Where: Brits Pub When: Tuesday, March 17, 8pm Price: Varies What They Have: Join in on the fun! 4:30-6:30pm Happy Hour, 5:30pm Bagpipes, 6:30pm parade right past our front door, 7:30pm O'Hammer Band (classic rock and pop).
Where: Minneapolis Marriot West When: Expires March 18th Price: $99 What They Have: This package includes a standard guest room, create 2 Gingers Cocktail with all the fixings, 2-50ml bottles of 2 Gingers Whiskey and Ginger Ale, 2 Logo'd T-Shirts.