In a post-COVID world, the annual parade through downtown St. Paul has flipped its route, now starting at Rice Park, then traveling down along 5th Street, and then ending at Mears Park, just before CHS Field. The Saints Stadium hosts the Ballpark Hooey after(-parade) party with live music, Irish Dancers, and plenty of Guinness, who sponsor the whole shindig. Whether you’re looking to take kids to something family friendly or looking to kickstart your day-long party, the parade is a great meet-up place and is full of exciting energy, especially with this year’s great weather. THURS, Noon. Free. Hooey is $5-40.