St. Patrick’s Day is a pretty popular holiday in Fargo and its sister cities Moorhead and West Fargo… we think it’s due to the Irish blood in many residents and the fact that it’s usually celebrated with food and drink. If you enjoy St. Patrick’s Day, here are a few ways to celebrate the holiday in Fargo.
St. Patrick’s Parade- CANCELED
UPDATE: The Downtown Community Partnership has made the decision to cancel the 2020 St. Patrick’s Day parade. Please check the status of other celebrations on their websites/social channels.
Everyone’s Irish for a day when Fargo celebrates St. Patrick’s Day in Downtown! Come out before the parade for the inaugural year of Irish Alley where there will be fun for the whole family.
When: CANCELED Saturday, March 14 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: Downtown Fargo-Moorhead
St. Patrick’s Parade Parking Lot Pre-Party
Hang out in Moorhead before the parade for a morning of fun, food, games, dogs, crafts, live music, coffee, and more! Family Friendly!
When: Saturday, March 14 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: 814 Center Ave, Moorhead, MN 58560
St Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl
Start at any of the participating locations and receive your mug (filled for $5.50) and passport. Visit participating locations and receive mug refills for $3.50. When your passport is full, turn it in at Old Broadway to receive a medal (while supplies last).
When: Saturday, March 14 | 1:00 pm
Where: The Bomb Shelter, Fort Noks, Old Broadway, Rhombus Guys, Sidestreet Grille & Pub, Sports Bar, Rooters, Wurst Bier Hall, Cowboy Jack’s.
Cost: Free to join the crawl – $5.50 for a mug, $3.50 refills
Intriguing history, arts, and traditions of the seven Celtic nations take over the Historical and Cultural Society with musical performances, heritage presentations, activity booths, Celtic food, and more.
When: Saturday, March 21 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Hjemkomst Center | 202 1st Ave N, Moorhead
Sports and Wellness
Irish Step Dance Class
Join the YMCA for a beginner-level Irish Step Dance Class. This class is taught by an Ireland native and you do not have to have any dance experience to join in the fun.
When: Friday, March 13 | 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Fercho YMCA | 400 1st Ave S, Fargo
Cost: Free for YMCA members, $5 for non-members
Yoga and Beer at Big Erv’s
Enjoy a yoga class lead by Inspire Health and Wellness Spa and a beverage of your choice. Plus, if you wear green, you get an extra drink!
When: Saturday, March 14 | 10 – 11 a.m.
Where: Big Erv’s at Rose Creek
St. Patrick’s Day 5K, 10K, & Kids Run
The 5k & 10k participants kick off the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, starting in Downtown Moorhead! The route starts at the Northside of the Moorhead Center Mall and weaves along Broadway in Downtown Fargo before looping back around – AKA you get to lead the start of the parade!
The Kids run starts at 10:45 a.m.
When: Saturday, March 14 | 11 a.m.
Where: Moorhead Center Mall Parking Lot
Cost: $10 – $35
Food & Drink
Irish Fest at Granite City
Granite City kicks off their Irish Fest Party on Marcy 14 with some great Irish Fare and their Raising Spirits whiskey barrel ages Irish Red Ale. Check out the menu here!
When: Saturday, March 14 | starts at 12 p.m.
Where: Granite City Food & Brewery | 1636 42nd St S, Fargo
Cost: Various depending on the menu item
St. Patrick’s Day Party at Junkyard Brewing
Let Junkyard Brewing Co. save you from green beer in plastic cups! Seriously, we can help.
When: Tuesday, March 17 | 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Where: Junkyard Brewing | 1416 1st Ave N Moorhead, MN
St. Patrick’s Day at O’Kelly’s
Enjoy drink and food specials all day long!
When: Tuesday, March 17 | 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Where: O’Kelly’s Bar | 3800 Main Ave, Fargo
Also be sure to check out these restaurants and bars in the Fargo-Moorhead area that serve and specialize in Irish food and drink:
Blarney Stone Irish Pub
Dempsey’s Public House
Three Lyons Pub
Tripwire at TAK
Tripwire is an energetic band that gets everyone moving and dancing. After the activities Downtown, head to the TAK for a fun night with this local favorite.
When: Saturday, March 14 | 8 p.m.
Where: TAK Music Venue | 1710 Center Ave, Dilworth, MN
St. Patrick’s Day is a great time to get out and experience the lively downtown scene in Fargo (just make sure you wear some green!).