Saturday, March 16, 201910am ~ 5pm at Landmark Center
An Irish Celebration for the Whole Family!
The Irish Music & Dance Association (IMDA) proudly hosts its 38th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Irish Celebration on Saturday, March 16, 2019 featuring regional and local Irish entertainment, Irish dance, Celtic vendors, Irish cuisine, pipe bands and children’s crafts and entertainment. We have something for everyone!
The St. Patrick's Day Irish Celebration is held from 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday, March 16th, at the Landmark Center, 75 West Fifth Street, in downtown St. Paul.
Bring the family downtown for St. Paul’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and come on to Landmark Center to continue the celebration.
Irish attractions include:
Local and regional Irish music throughout the day on four stages.
Traditional Irish dancers from area dance schools and adult groups performing high-spirited exhibition style Irish dance.
Traditional Irish music along with tea and scones in our Irish Tea Room.
The Irish Marketplace with authentic Irish merchants, artisans and informational resources.
Traditional Irish food and American style sandwiches, along with local and Irish beer.
Children’s crafts with an Irish theme, offered free of charge.
Children’s stage with special entertainment just for the ‘wee ones,' beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Seminars on Irish topics, including Irish music, language and theater.
The St. Patrick's Day Irish Celebration is produced by the Irish Music and Dance Association and is presented in partnership with the Minnesota Landmarks.
Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for kids 6-18 and seniors 65 and over and may be purchased at the door with cash or by credit card on either day. Kids 5 and under are free. Group discounts can be arranged by calling 651-341-3618 or e-mail at Info@IrishMusicandDanceAssociation.org.
VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE!
It takes a lot of people to make the St. Patrick's Day events the great successes they always are. You could be those people. Join the fun with opportunities to volunteer on both Saturday and Sunday.
TEA ROOM STAGE: 10:00 ~ Center for Irish Music Starling Ensemble 10:40 ~ Clairseach 11:30 ~ Bundle & Go 12:10 ~ The Giggin Siles 12:55 ~ Mary Vanorny & Ryan Johnson 1:35 ~ Dunquin 2:20 ~ The Bellows Brothers 3:00 ~ The Eddies 3:40 ~ Center for Irish Music Wren Ensemble
CHILDRENS STAGE: 10:30 ~ Ross Sutter – Songs and Stories 11:20 ~ Parent & Kid Céili Dance Party with Mooncoin Céili Dancers Noon ~ Instrument Petting Zoo with Center for Irish Music instructors Mattie Ernst and Iain Dove Lempke 1:00 ~ Ross Sutter – Songs and Stories 1:40 ~ Jigs for Kids with Danielle Enblom 2:20 ~ Interactive Storytelling with Sir Gustav Doc’Tain 3:10 ~ Play and Sing with Charlie Heymann
SEMINAR ROOM: 1:00 ~ “Irish for Tourists” - Gaeltacht Minnesota 2:00 ~ “Tullamore Aquavit Dew” – A Cross-Cultural Presentation blending Irish and Swedish music with Phil Platt and Eric Platt 3:00 ~ “Sadie the Goat” – a one-woman show, written in verse, that tells the purportedly true story of an Irish-American woman in “Gangs of New York”-era Manhattan
“This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.”
The Irish Music and Dance Association is a 501(c)(3) organization.