‘World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade’ Takes Place Sunday
Local clubs are also providing food and drink opportunities.
Residents can enjoy a—brief—St. Patrick’s Day parade Sunday amid a full afternoon of celebrations.
Former City Councilwoman Fran Hesch and Ron Evans, chief financial member of Hopkins Financial Advisors, will be the parade’s grand marshals. Mayor Gene Maxwell, the American Legion Color Guard and Lynn Rholf, the Minnesota State Elks Association president, will also lead the parade.
There are also ample opportunities to eat:
- Attendees wearing the parade’s St. Patrick’s Day parade buttons can get free hot dogs, chips and beverages at the Elks Lodge. Buttons can be purchased for $1 at Driskill’s, the American Legion, the Hopkins VFW, Hopkins Tavern on Main, Bud's Music Center, Midnite Market, the Depot Coffee House, Hance Ace Hardware, Mac's Liquor, Mainstreet Bar & Grill and the Wild Boar.
- Free food and drinks will be served starting at 11 a.m. to everyone who marches in the parade and wears a St. Patrick’s Day button. There will also be a 12-vendor craft sale.
- Attendees can also purchase corned beef and cabbage for a nominal fee at 11 a.m. at legion hall, and there will be live music in the upstairs hall later in the afternoon.