St. Patrick's Day Celebration

With the anticipation of Spring, but still in the grip of Winter, the residents of Emmetsburg, Iowa, strive to break the monotony of the long cold season by reliving the customs of their ancestors. Each year, they commemorate the feast of Ireland's patron, St. Patrick, and recall the life of one of Ireland's heroes, Robert Emmet, with a three day St. Patrick's Day celebration, the likes of which are unequaled in all the land!

St. Patrick's Day Activities

Schedule of Events


March 14, 2019

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
St. Pat's Headquarters Open House
Location: St. Pat's Headquarters
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Irish Baked Potato Bar
Location: Multipurpose Senior Center
7:00 PM
EHS Talent Show
Location: Emmetsburg Community School Auditorium
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March 15, 2019

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Chamber Coffee
Location: St. Pat's Headquarters
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fish Fry
Location: VFW Hall
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
St. Pat's Bean Bag Tournament
Location: St. Pat's Heated Tent at 10th & Broadway.
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March 16, 2019

8:30 AM
O'round The Loch Scholarship Run
Location: Smith Wellness Center
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
St. Pat's Chili Cook-off Contest
Location: St. Pat's Heated Tent at 10th Street and Broadway.
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Corrigan Hall
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March 17, 2019

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rotary Pancake Breakfast
Location: V.F.W.
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Trap Shoot
Location: Sportsman's Park
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Emmetsburg Irish Gifts

Store HoursClosed Sunday & Monday, Tuesday-Friday 11-6 & Saturday 10-2
At Emmetsburg Irish Gifts, you can find many items for that special Celtic someone, including Claddaughs, crosses, plates, shirts, hats, banks, Guinness, jewelry, stationery, and so much more. We have items for baby's first communion, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, even party favors. If it's from Ireland, we probably have it, including the blarney!