Claire Schrantz

3 Reasons To Attend The Minneapolis St. Patrick’s Day Association Parade

Claire Schrantz
3 Reasons To Attend The Minneapolis St. Patrick’s Day Association Parade

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: 

  1. 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.  
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. 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.