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Minneapolis St. Patrick's Day Parade

Minneapolis’s St. Patrick’s Day parade dates back to 1969 when Duff’s Bar and the
Bradford’s Pub initiated the first St. Patrick’s Day Parade for
Minneapolis with one float! For a complete history of the parade, click here.


Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 6 pm
56th Annual Minneapolis St. Patrick's Day parade:
Following the parade is the Blarney Blast, which will be held at Murzyn Hall.

The  Minneapolis parade's Facebook page



Starting at the intersection of 40th Avenue NE & Van Buren Street, Columbia Heights, MN
Come join in on this parade co-sponsored by the Columbia Heights Lion Club!

Entry to participate in the parade was $25 in 2022:

If you want an interactive Google map, so you can get directions to some point along the parade route, click here!

More about the parade:

According to their website, the parade

The Minneapolis St. Patrick’s Day Association welcomes your family to join us this year in celebrating St. Patrick’s Day!
Line-up for the parade will start at 5:00pm at the intersection of 40th Ave NE and Van Buren St NE. The parade will continue down 40th Ave NE then turn onto 5th St NE and end at Mill St NE at Murzyn Hall.

Attending the parade as a spectator

What to bring

If it is a cold day, bring a warm hat, warm gloves, and warm shoes. For a sunny day, you’ll want to bring sunglasses, suntan lotion, and a hat. The parade goes on rain, shine or snow. And of course, it is traditional to be dressed in GREEN (or orange or white - colors of the Irish flag)!

Transportation and Parking

Mass transit is a great way to get in and out to see the parade.

More information

If you want more information, such as to participate in the parade or become a sponsor, see the parade's official website here...

Find the parade's Facebook page here.

Phone: 763-234-0669.


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