St. Patrick's Day parades are happening all over the Twin Cities

St. Patrick's Day Parade
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On this St. Patrick's Day, thousands will decend upon St Paul for a tradition that dates back to 1967.

The annual parade will begin at noon at Rice Park, travel down 5th St, and end at Mears Park. That'll be followed by a party at CHS Field, featuring music, food, and lots of beer. St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter says it's one of the best days in the city.

"This is a really exciting day for us in St. Paul. We love to see people just out and about. This year, I'm going to try my best to get to as much as I can. Of course we'll be at the parade. We'll be hanging out on West 7th. We're going to try to high-five as many people as we can downtown today."

Minneapolis's parade, which dates back to 1969, will step off tonight at 6 at 40th Avenue Northeast and Van Buren Street in Columbia Heights.

There's also a Saint Patrick's Day parade in Hopkins, starting at 5 pm, traveling four blocks from the Elk's Lodge to the American Legion building. But bundle up.

Paul Douglass tells us it's going to be the coldest St Patricks Day in 30 years, with temperatures only in the 20's. Mayor Carter says that shouldn't stop anyone from coming out.

"We've learned pretty well that you've just got to get out there and enjoy yourself. Whether its hot or cold or snowy or raining or whatever it is, we've got a pretty hearty crew out there who have some good coats and good boots and knows that a little bit of snow isn't going to keep us from having a good time."

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