THE IRISH FAIR OF MINNESOTA
2ND ANNUAL WOMEN'S CHRISTMAS
Come join us in celebrating a longstanding Irish tradition, Women's Christmas, at
O'Donovan's Irish Pub,
700 N 1st Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403,
This celebration will have Irish dancers, a raffle, and live music!
Entry for this event is free!
2024 MS. BLARNEY EVENING
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!
Qualifications include:-You identify as female-You are 21 years of age or older-You can attend the contest at O'Shaughnessy Distillery in Minneapolis on Sunday, March 12th at 3pm.-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
THE 56th ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE
The Minneapolis St. Patrick’s Day Association welcomes your family
in safely celebrating St. Patrick’s Day 2024 at our 56th 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:
Saturday, March 16th, 2024, 6:00pm
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.
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, Irish food, and hotdogs for kids!
There will also be a cash bar sponsored by the Columbia Heights Lions Club!
- Gus the Bardic Troubadour
- Joe Macko on Accordion
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 55th Annual St. Patrick's Day celebration!
2023 MS. BLARNEY CONTEST
Where: O'Shaughnessy Distillery in the Potato Bar, Minneapolis, MN 55414
When: Sunday, March 12th at 3pm.
THE 54th ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE
The Minneapolis St. Patrick’s Day Association looks forward to celebrating with your family and friends for St. Patrick’s Day 2022!
Plans are currently TBD, but will be shared here once finalized!
Questions, thoughts, or ideas about the parade? Email us at
THE MSPDA SILENT AUCTION
Minneapolis St. Patrick's Day Association Virtual Silent Auction
Happening now on Facebook!
Click on the link here to the MSPDA event for this week's silent auction!
Good luck with your bids!
Winners will be announced 7pm on Fridays!
MS. BLARNEY CONTEST
Entry for the Ms. Blarney contest is now closed!
Event details are below:WHEN: Sunday, March 1st, 2020 at 6pmWHERE: Kieran's Pub in downtown MinneapolisCome enjoy the show!