UNDATED - St. Patrick's Day isn't until Thursday, but there are several area events happening already tomorrow (Saturday) to celebrate...

In Sauk Rapids they're hosting the annual "Shamrock Shuffle" 5K and 10K runs. Runners are encouraged to wear outfits celebrating St. Patrick's Day. The races start at 9:00 a.m. at the Sauk Rapids Municipal Park.

The 9th annual St. Patty's Day Parade is in Marty. The line-up is at noon, and it will start at 1:00 p.m. An outdoor hamburger stand will be set-up with all proceeds benefitting the Holy Cross school.

And, Maple Lake is hosting their 39th annual St. Patrick's Day celebration. Events include: a craft sale, the Irish Scamper, the parade at 1:30 p.m., and the coronation of the new ambassadors.