THE IRISH FAIR OF MINNESOTA
THE 55th ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE
The Minneapolis St. Patrick’s Day Association welcomes your family
in safely celebrating St. Patrick’s Day 2023 at our 55th annual parade, held in Columbia Heights, MN! This parade is co-sponsored by the Columbia Heights Lions Club and Columbia Heights VFW #230!
The parade will be held on:
Friday, March 17th, 2023, 6:00pm
Line-up for the parade will start at 5:00pm at the intersection of 40th Avenue NE & Van Buren St. The parade will go from this starting point heading west on 40th Avenue, then turn left onto Mill Street NE, ending at Murzyn Hall.
If you would like to participate in the parade, entry is $25*, payable online to our PayPal (email@example.com) or via cash or check, which either can be addressed to the Minneapolis St. Patrick's Day Association, 509 Mill Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55421 or brought day of the parade.
Following the parade is the Blarney Blast which will be held at Murzyn Hall ($10 entry.)
If you would like to participate in the parade,
click the "Parade Entry Form" button below.
(NOTE: you must pay ahead of time or day of to participate)
*If you are a for-profit or politician participant, entry is $100
Questions about this parade? Email us at
BLARNEY BLAST AFTER-PARTY
Come join us after the parade for the Blarney Blast, held at
530 Mill St NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421
Blarney Blast will have Irish dancers, live music, and an Irish buffet! There will also be a cash bar sponsored by the Columbia Heights Lions Club!
We are looking for all of our former event contestants, Grand Marshals,
Peace Officers, Firefighters, Businesswomen, Veterans, and anyone else who loves celebrating Irish heritage to join us for the 54th Annual St. Patrick's Day celebration!
2023 MS. BLARNEY CONTEST
Come see the Irish-American royalty of Minneapolis share their interests
and talk about their goals of helping the diabetic community.
The winner will be crowned as Ms. Blarney while the rest become princesses.
Current and previous Ms. Blarney and princess winners are invited to participate in the parade!
Where: Kieran's Irish Pub, Minneapolis, MN 55403
When: Sunday, March 5th at 1pm.
Qualifications include:-You identify as female-You are 21 years of age or older-You can attend the contest at Kieran's Pub in downtown Minneapolis on Sunday, March 5th at 1pm.-Don't mind speaking and performing in front of a crowdWhat doesn't matter:-If you are married or single-If you have Irish heritage or are "Irish by choice"-If you have run before
There is a $25 application fee for those not sponsored, payable by PayPal, cash, or check before or at the Ms. Blarney event