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Minneapolis St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Minneapolis’s first St. Patrick’s Day Parade dates back to 1969, when Duff’s Bar and the Bradford’s Pub joined together to organize it. It was a short caravan between the two pubs, prompted by friendly jibing of some gentlemen of other ethnic backgrounds.
The first parade consisted of one float, provided by the Sons and Daughters of Ireland. It was a social event, including wild members of the Minnesota Vikings Football team riding motorcycles into Duff’s bar to commemorate the parade.
Since then, the parade has grown to become one of the most celebrated parades in Minneapolis. It takes the support and dedication of the community to make this event a dream come true each and every year.
Join us in downtown mpls for the 51st annual parade on Saturday, March 16th.
The parade route is along Nicollet Mall and begins at 5th St, ending on 12th St.
Free to attend and watch!
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