St. Patrick's Day Activties

Schedule of Events for 2017


March 13, 2017

7:00 PM
Jr. Miss & Miss Shamrock Pageants
Location: Emmetsburg Community School Auditorium
Due to the inclimate weather, we are rescheduling the pageant.  Please join us Monday evening!
Public Invited - Admission: $5.00  per person


March 15, 2017

7:00 PM
Location: Emmetsburg V.F.W.
Christian Rock Concert - fun for ALL ages!


March 16, 2017

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
St. Pat's Headquarters Open House
Location: St. Pat's Headquarters
Irish Coffee and Cookies - Public invited
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Irish Baked Potato Bar
Location: Multipurpose Senior Center
$6 per plate, Sponsored by Multi-purpose Senior Center
7:00 PM
EHS Pops Concert
Location: Emmetsburg Community School Auditorium
Emmetsburg High School will present the annual Pops Concert.  First show is on Thursday Nite!


March 17, 2017

9:30 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 Second Annual Bean Bag Tourney. Download form to sign up. Warm-up 5:30 / Tournament begins 6:30 p.m. Sharp!


March 18, 2017

7:00 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.
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 - 12:00 PM
Location: Corrigan Hall
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
Kiracatures By Kira
Location: Corrigan Hall
Free Caricatures by Kira & Lauren Naig (Local Artist). Sponsored by the Palo Alto County Art Foundation
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Langered Frolf Tournament
Location: Harrison Park
Frisbee Golf - Disc Golf or LANGERED FROLF as we like to call it - There will be a rules meeting at 9:15 and a shotgun start at 9:30.  Several local sponsors are making this tournament possible including Bauer Plumbing of Emmetsburg providing refreshments.
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 - The Wildlife
Location: Riviera Theatre
Free admission to the movie, "The Wildlife".  Following the parade, get some popcorn and relax to a free animated movie.
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Stu Ryan O'Brien 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.  Stu Ryan O'Brien Band will be entertaining after the wood carving auction at 6:00 p.m.  So stop in and enjoy the Irish music and beverage garden from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.!


March 19, 2017

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.