Deadwood St. Patricks Day Celebration

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Deadwood St. Patrick's Day Celebration

The Deadwood St. Patrick's Day Celebration and Parade has been a tradition in Deadwood since 1981. Since that date, each year an Irish member of the community is chosen to lead the parade through downtown Deadwood. The honorees are feted at a luncheon in their honor at the Franklin Hotel prior to the parade.

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  • Get your clan together and join in the Pub Crawl
  • The streets of Deadwood are the venue for this fun weekend
  • Parades, great music and Irish food

Overview: Get your clan together and join in the Pub Crawl, and don't forget to line up on the streets of Deadwood for the St Patty's Day Parade. This is a full weekend event you want to plan early for. 

When: St Patrick's day weekend in mid March

Where: Historic Downtown Deadwood

Fees: cost of beer and food

Details: In the 1870s and 1880s, the Roman Catholic Church sent Irish priests and nuns to the area to set up churches, hospitals and schools. Many early Irish settlers are buried in Deadwood's St. Ambrose Cemetery.

It is fitting that the Irish are honored in Deadwood, South Dakota. The Irish in the Deadwood area are linked to the early-day mining camps of the area and religious groups that settled the area. 

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