Sunday, March 17, 2013
Residents gathered Sunday for the ‘World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade.’
Residents donned their green and braved the cold Sunday for the 38th Annual “World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade.” Did you attend the parade? Patch invites you to share your photos in the gallery above. To do so, just click “Upload Photos and Videos” above.
Friday, March 15, 2013
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. “The World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade” starts at 2:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge and runs to the American Legion. 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:
Monday, March 11, 2013
Where will you go to celebrate the green March 17? Add your favorite Irish pub, parade or celebration to Patch’s interactive map.
St. Patrick’s Day is a time to pull out your green and celebrate Ireland—even if the only Irish in you is a Guinness. With no shortage of places to enjoy St. Paddy’s Day, Patch wants to know where you plan to get your Irish on. To add a marker to the map above, simply click the "Add" button and fill in the details about where you’ll be celebrating the holiday. Where is it? What makes it special? What’ll be happening there? What time will the festivities take place? Check back regularly between now and St. Patrick’s Day to see the map fill with the most popular spots. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Saturday, March 17, 2012
The parade went from 12th Avenue and 8th Avenue.
Hopkins’ Mainstreet was swathed in green as groups marched down the thoroughfare for the annual “World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade.” The warm weather brought out families, children and pets to see the colorful—if brief—stroll between the American Legion and Elks Lodge. Stay up to date on all your local news. Sign up for the Hopkins Patch newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Editor James Warden's Pinterest boards.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Where’s your favorite place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?
Whether you’re talking Guinness or novelty green ale, St. Patrick’s Day is a chance to celebrate the Emerald Isle with some festive brews. The holiday commemorates the life of Saint Patrick, the fifth century patron saint of Ireland. But it’s also become a chance to grab some friends and go out for a few drinks. With St. Patrick’s Day coming up Saturday, we’re asking you for your favorite place to grab a St. Patrick’s Day beer. Here are some of the bars and restaurants around Hopkins: If we're leaving your favorite bar or restaurant off the list, please let us know in the comments and we'll add it. Voting starts today and ends at 9 p.m. March 15. Because this poll is not scientific, it is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. …
Friday, March 18, 2011
The annual parade is a Hopkins tradition.
Hopkins’ downtown was green Thursday. Parents, children and even dogs donned their favorite Irish wear for the “World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade.” The group did a brief stroll down Mainstreet, to the applause and shouts of cheering crowds, then headed into local bars and restaurants for green beer and corned beef and cabbage.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Preparing for St. Paddy's Day? This list will get you the best deal in Hopkins.
For many adults, green beer and Irish car bombs are as much a part of St. Patrick's Day as leprechauns and shamrocks. Hopkins Patch scouted out local liquor stores to find out which places have the best prices. We compared the prices on six brands representing six different categories of adult beverage: Light beer, microbrews, vodka, tequila, red wine and white wine. All amounts are regular prices, not sale prices. MGM Wine & Spirits