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 16, 2017

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 Pops Concert
Location: Emmetsburg Community School Auditorium
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October 18, 2017

5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
St. Pat's Bean Bag Tournament
Location: St. Pat's Heated Tent at 10th & Broadway.
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Chamber Coffee
Location: St. Pat's Headquarters
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fish Fry
Location: VFW Hall
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March 18, 2017

10:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Irish Stew
Location: Multipurpose Senior Center
11:00 AM
Chainsaw Artist- Jeff Klatt
Location: Emmetsburg Fire Department Front Lawn
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Chili Cook-off Public Tasting
Location: St. Pat's Heated Tent at 10th Street and Broadway
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March 18, 2018

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 Hours10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday - Friday, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday
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!