Irish Fair

Why should March 17 be the only time the local Irish cut loose, especially in Paddy-friendly St. Paul? Hence this annual weekend of green partying. A significant percentage of the local Irish music scene will be out in force to help keep it reel, joined by headliners Leahy—nine fiddle-crazy Ontario siblings—and the Pogues-y combo of Flogging Molly, out of L.A. by way of Dublin. If you’ve got wee leprechauns in tow, there’s plenty of kids’ activities—like parades at 5:30 both days, and border-collie sheepherding demonstrations that might give parents with a flock of children new thoughts on dog ownership. And, of course, don’t forget the all-day sessions of miniature golf—how’s that Irish? Well, now, me lad, ’tis the most Irish form of golf—after all, you play the entire game on the green. Harriet Island, downtown St. Paul, (952) 474-741, http://www.irishfair.com