Since 1969, the Minneapolis St. Patrick’s Day Association has rejoiced in Irish culture while giving back to the community.
Here are three reasons to attend the event:
- It supports the American Diabetes Association
The Minneapolis St. Patrick’s Day Association allows you to celebrate Irish culture while supporting the American Diabetes Association, which is particularly important in Minnesota. 10.6% of the Minnesotan population – or 466,638 people – have diabetes. What’s worse is that about 126,000 of them don’t even know it.
- Your little one can dress up for a leprechaun contest!
Nothing’s cuter than your tiny Minnesotan participating in the Wee Leprechaun Contest. This free event invites children ages 2 to 8 years to compete for ‘lad’ or ‘lassie’ that best represents St. Patrick’s Day. While the contest is free, you’re invited to bring a youth item to donate to Mary’s Place, a Minneapolis-based organization servicing those who cannot obtain benefits from the government welfare system.
- Irish American Fire and Police members will be recognized
Irish-Americans are integral to our Minneapolis-St. Paul community. Learn more at Keegan’s Pub, where you can enjoy a beer and take in the dedication wall for Irish-American peace officers and firefighters.