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  • St. Patrick's Day celebrations

    Around the region,

    Here's our list of the best St. Pat's parades, pub crawls, dances and inns, with a few St. Urho's Day festivities thrown in for good measure.


  • St. Patrick's Day Parade and Irish Fest

    New London, WI

    This town west of Appleton becomes "New Dublin'' for the week, with festivities that include a big Grand Parade at 1 p.m. Saturday, followed with Irish music, food and marketplace under a heated big-top tent.


  • St. Patrick's Day Festival

    Emmetsburg, IA

    In northwest Iowa, this is the state's Irish capital, and it celebrates with many festivities, including a parade at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.


  • St. Urho Days

    Menagha, MN

    This Finnish town near Park Rapids celebrates its grasshopper-skewering saint with a St. Urho look-alike contest and a 12:20 p.m. parade, followed by barstool races, human foosball and Viking bowling.