MINNEAPOLIS ST. PATRICK'S DAY ASSOCIATION PARADE
The 55th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade
Friday, March 17th, 2023, 6:00pm
Come join in on this parade co-sponsored by the Columbia Heights Lion Club and Columbia Heights VFW #230! Entry to participate in the parade is $25.
Entry for this event is:
- $10 for ages 12 and up.
- free for 5 and under
Check out the Events section of our site for more information about registration and entry!
Learn more about our history, what we support, and how you can participate.
The Minneapolis St. Patrick's Day Association, or MSPDA, was founded in 1969 by Sean and Judith Clerkin. With their active participation in the community and desire to celebrate Minnesota's Irish-American heritage, the Clerkins decided to begin a tradition of supporting the diabetic community by donating to the American Diabetes Association, raising money through St. Patrick's Day parade events and contests.
Besides donating 100% of proceedings to the American Diabetes Association, MSPDA raises money for Camp Needlepoint, a summer camp for children living with diabetes. Members of the MSPDA community, from Ms. Blarney to friends of the association, sell buttons and paper shamrocks to raise funds for the children at camp.
Promotion of MSPDA is done through various parade events and contests. These include:
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