MINNEAPOLIS ST. PATRICK'S DAY ASSOCIATION
The 53rd Annual St. Patrick's Day "Parade"
We are planning a reverse parade where viewers are the parade and you drive by to see the Irish Royalty, which will include our 2020 Ms. Blarneys, princesses, Irish dancers, and bag pipers!
If you would like to be in the parade, check out the Events section of our site for more information about registration and entry!
Come join us in celebrating St. Patrick's Day!
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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