St. Patrick's Day Activties

Schedule of Events for 2020


March 8, 2020

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Jr. Miss & Miss Shamrock Pageants
Location: Emmetsburg Community School Auditorium
Please join us Sunday afternoon!
Public Invited - Admission: $5.00  per person


March 12, 2020

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
St. Pat's Headquarters Open House
Location: St. Pat's Headquarters
Irish Coffee and Cookies - Public invited
7:00 PM
EHS Talent Show
Location: Emmetsburg Community School Auditorium
Emmetsburg High School will present their Talent Show.
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Irish Baked Potato Bar
Location: Multipurpose Senior Center
$6 per plate, Sponsored by Multi-purpose Senior Center


March 13, 2020

9:53 AM - 10:30 AM
Chamber Coffee
Location: St. Pat's Headquarters
Come join us for coffee and a roll.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fish Fry
Location: VFW Hall
Public invited
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
St. Pat's Bean Bag Tournament
Location: St. Pat's Heated Tent at 10th & Broadway.
Sign up to play or come cheer on the teams competing in the Annual Bean Bag Tourney. Download form to sign up. Warm-up 5:30 / Tournament begins 6:30 p.m. Sharp!


March 14, 2020

8:30 AM
O'round The Loch Scholarship Run
Location: Smith Wellness Center
Sponsored by Iowa Lakes Community College. Contact Wellness Center for details 712-852-5311
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
St. Pat's Chili Cook-off Contest
Location: St. Pat's Heated Tent at 10th Street and Broadway.
Download form to sign up.
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Holy Family Parrish Center
Free will offering. Activities for kids including:  Face Painting, Crafts, Donut Hole Eating Contest, Photo Booth (Props will be provided, please bring your own camera.), Pedal Tractor Pull. Sponsored by: Farm Credit Services of America.
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Caricatures By Lauren Naig
Location: Holy Family Parrish Center
Free Caricatures by Lauren Naig (Local Artist). Sponsored by the Palo Alto County Art Foundation
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Palo Alto County History/Celtic Cousins Family History
Location: Multi-purpose Senior Center
Come enjoy a cup of Irish coffee and read through our history.  Bring yours if you would like to share.  We will be at the Mulitpurpose Senior Center from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
10:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Irish Stew
Location: Multipurpose Senior Center
Free Will Offering. Sponsored by the Palo Alto County Democratic Party.
11:00 AM
Chainsaw Artist- Jeff Klatt
Location: Emmetsburg Fire Department Front Lawn
Jeff Klatt has been showing off his Irish creations for the past several years, and he can be found on the firehouse lawn! Two carvings will be auctioned at the Event Tent (6 p.m.).
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Chili Cook-off Public Tasting
Location: St. Pat's Heated Tent at 10th Street and Broadway
If you’re not cooking, you might as well be tasting and listening to live music. Russ Lachney will be performing until the parade starts in the tent.  Join us in the St. Pat’s Tent from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to get your commemorative mug and sample the chili creations. Two categories of winners - Judged and Public - $5 while supply lasts.
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: United Methodist Church
Free will Donation.
1:30 PM
Famous St. Patrick's Day Parade
Location: Broadway
The parade will begin on Broadway and 16th Street and move North until Broadway and 8th Street.
3:00 PM
Social Gathering Of The Clans
Location: Emmetsburg Fire Station
This eighth annual event will take place at the Emmetsburg Fire Department following the parade.  There will be food and beverages in an atmosphere for all ages.
3:30 PM
Free Movie-
Location: Riviera Theatre
Free admission to the movie.  Following the parade, get some popcorn and relax to a free animated movie. This year we will be showing
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Scott Larson & Keifer Brandt Band
Location: St. Pat's Heated Tent at 10th Street and Broadway
Stop in to the Event Tent after the Gathering of the Clans at the Fire Hall.  Scott Larson & Keifer Brandt Band will be entertaining after the wood carving auction at 6:00 p.m.  So stop in and enjoy the music and beverage garden from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.!


March 15, 2020

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rotary Pancake Breakfast
Location: V.F.W.
$6 advanced tickets / $7 at the door.
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Trap Shoot
Location: Sportsman's Park
Contact Don Bruch  712-852-3240.