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St. Paddy's Day in Des Moines

Events on Saturday March 14th, 2020

Des Moines St. Paddy's 1/2 Marathon or 5K

Race Day 7:00 a.m. Last Minute Onsite Packet Pick Up Open 7:00 a.m. Gear Check Opens 8:00 a.m. Last Minute Onsite Packet Pick Up Close 8:15 a.m. Kids Dash Start 8:30 a.m. Half Marathon Start 8:45 a.m. 5K Start 12:00 p.m. Gear check closes

Course open for 3.5 hours

More info:

St. Patrick's Day Open Bar Party

Smash Park

6625 Coachlight Drive

West Des Moines, IA 50266

Start/End Time: 8:00 AM to 12:00 AM

St. Paddy's Party

The Hall DSM, 111 South 11th Street, Suite 200, West Des Moines, IA

Get your arse ready for central Iowa’s greatest St. Paddy's Party!

Here’s what you need to know:

• All the FREE parking you could ever want at all locations.

• Live music, food, drinks, and giveaways to put you in the Irish spirit!

Hours 11am - Midnight


$5 Bloody Mary’s, $3.50 Mimosas, $1 off pints and half liters and $2 off liters


3pm - 5pm Dueling Fiddles | Irish Fiddle Concert

8pm - 10pm Live at The Hall - Acoustibeast


$5 Corned Beef and Cabbage

The Hall food vendors

CONTEST - Prize: $100 gift cards to The Hall (6pm)

Do you pull off a fantastic leprechaun? Do you love getting decked out in green gear? Wear your best St. Pat's Day outfit on Saturday for our contest! Best dressed for male and female gets announced at 6:00pm.

Events on Tuesday March 17th, 2020

St. Patrick's Day Parade 2020

Presented By: Friendly Sons of Iowa

Location: Downtown Des Moines

Start/End Time: 12:00 PM

Price: Free


St. Paddy's Day at Confluence

Join us for our annual St Paddy's Day party from noon-8! Show up in green and get $1 off pints all day. We're also running a throwback glass special, just bring in any Confluence glass or mug from any of our previous events and also take advantage of $1 off pints.

We'll have live music by Stu Walker from 4-6:30 and Roadside Tacos will be on-site from 2-8 if you get hungry.

Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Parade "Tailgate Party"

Western Gateway Park, 12th St & Locust St, Des Moines, Iowa 50309, Des Moines, IA

Join us for the first annual Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Parade Tailgate party at 13th and Grand! Festivities will run from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. $5 cover charge will go directly to support the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick to help offset parade expenses. Grab a friend and come down to enjoy beer, live music, food trucks and prime parade viewing. Come early to reserve your spot along Grand Avenue between 12th and 13th Streets!

Beer Tent Line-up:


Magner’s Pear Cider

PBR Coffee

Busch Light

Coors Lite

Fling Whiskey Mule

Beach Street Lime

Exile Ruthie

White Claw Mango

Bud Light Seltzer Black Cherry

Blue Moon

Bud Light Green Bottle

Food Trucks:

Smokey D’s

Hotsy Totsy

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