St. Patrick's Day is this weekend and if you're not lucky enough to be in Ireland it looks like central Minnesota might just be your next best option! There's no shortage of St. Patty's Day events and activities happening right here in our own backyard! Check out the lineup of events and good luck finding that pot o' gold!

St. Patrick's Day Parade, Marty--St. Patrick's Day is a huge celebration in Marty, Minnesota! Pearl Lake Lodge's St. Patty's Day Parade kicks off at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 17. Make sure to wear a ton of green, otherwise you might get pinched.

Jimmy's Pour House St. Patrick's Weekend--There'll be live music on Friday night by BLT Band and music on Saturday by Adam Herron. Jimmy's will also be serving up corned beef and cabbage along with Irish stew in a bread bowl. They'll have Irish drinks on sale as well along with festive green beer.

St. Patrick's 2 Day Tent Party--The Olde Brick House in downtown St. Cloud is celebrating in style with a huge two day party! Over 15 bands are set to take the stage inside and outside! On Friday the tent opens at 5 p.m. and Saturday the fun starts at 10 a.m.Of course, it wouldn't be a St. Patrick's Day event without great Irish food and beer!

Pot O' Gold 5K--The walk/run kicks off Saturday morning! You're encouraged to be festive and bring your green or even dress up in costume. There's a prize for the best dressed! You can register for this St. Patrick's Day 5K online today!

44th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade & Celebration--Crosslake is where you'll be able to 'find your charm' this year! The parade kicks off on Thursday, March 15 followed by the 5th Annual Clover Dash 5K on Saturday, March 17.

Do you know of any other St. Patrick's Day events & activities in central Minnesota? Let us know by commenting below!

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