Dancers, musicians, storytellers and puppeteers representing traditions from around the world converge on the Overture Center for the Arts on State Street for this free festival.
This year, the festival is virtual.
Lakewoods Resorts hosts this benefit on Lake Namekagon, which includes snowmobile speed runs, ice bowling, a weenie-eating contest and a frozen weenie polar plunge.
This southeast Minnesota town offers owl prowls, hooting contests, pellet dissection, live-owl programs and children's activities.
It's virtual this year.
Around the region
A few St. Patrick's Day parades still are taking place this year, some in person, some drive-through and some virtual.
St. Paul, MN
In this traditionally Irish city, the St. Pat's parade goes on . . . but this year, it will be a drive-past parade in the parking lot of the old Sears building at 425 Rice St.
Reserve a place by Feb. 17; only 150 vehicles are allowed. The noon "parade'' also will be broadcast live on Facebook.
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.
Time to pack on the calories: More than 370 restaurants offer three-course prix-fixe menus for $25 at brunch or lunch and $39 or $55 at dinner.
This North Shore village near Tettegouche State Park celebrates the Finnish saint with a tug-of-war over the Baptism River and a parade, craft fair, music and children's games.
Columbia Heights, MN
This year, the parade moves from Nicollet Mall to this northern suburb and will be a drive-by parade from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Reserve a time slot to see it.
Around the region
At nature centers around the region, tour the sugarbush and learn how to tap trees and boil sap. Then, eat a pancake breakfast with real maple syrup.
The National Eagle Center holds live-bird programs and nature presentations weekends in March, when bald eagles migrate northward along the Mississippi.
This year, it's offering a different online program each weekend to families, $10, free to members.