We have a new button designed annually to commemorate each year’s parade. Members of the St. Patrick’s Association sell the buttons for $5.00 a piece and the donations are used to fund the parade.


Congratulations to the 2020 Big Button Buyer: Jim Flaherty

Would you like to go to Ireland?

Purchase buttons for $5.00 each, which includes a chance to win a trip for two to Ireland. 

Buttons can be purchased from the Shamrock Princesses during Button Blitzing (see calendar on events page),
or at one of the local retailers listed below. 

See official contest rules at the bottom of the page.


2020 Button Design

Our 2020 button celebrates our 54th year hosting the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in St. Paul!
Be sure to buy a button to support the parade, and you’ll have a chance to win a trip for two to Ireland!
The 2020 buttons are available for purchase at the following businesses:

 Irish on Grand

Any donations raised above the cost of the parade are donated to local charities; to date we have donated more than $250,000 to local charities! 

The contest is open to all persons who are 18 or more years of age as of February 1, 2020. No purchase is necessary. To be eligible to win, each entrant must complete and mail to the St. Patrick’s Association, Inc., P.O. Box 5033, St. Paul, MN 55101, an official entry card. Alternatively, the applicant must complete a 4.5″ x 5″ facsimile card with name, address and telephone number of entrant, and the hand-printed statement “I support the St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Greatest in the Nation.” Only official entry cards or hand-printed facsimile entries will be eligible to win. Entires are limited to ten (10) per person. No photo copy entries will be accepted. Members of the Association, employees and families of all corporate sponsors are ineligible to win. To be eligible, entries must be postmarked no later than 5:00 p.m. central standard time on Monday, March 30, 2020. The drawing will be held on April 13, 2020. All decisions of the judges concerning eligibility of entrants, and the award of prizes are final. Prize of round trip airfare to Ireland for two and $500.00 expense money is not transferable. All taxes on prize awarded are the responsibility of the winner. Arrangements for the trip must be made no later than November 28, 2020 with our preferred travel partner. Travel must be booked at least 30 days in advance of departure. Once travel has been booked, change fees are the responsibility of the winner. The winner agrees that his or her name and likeness may be used by the St. Patrick’s Association, Inc. and its agents for advertising purposes. The chance of winning is estimated at one in 5,000, but the exact chance will depend on the number of entries received. Copies of the official rules and the identity of the winner will be posted on the St. Patrick’s Association, Inc. website (www.stpatsmn.org). Void where prohibited or taxed.
Official St. Patrick’s Day Parade Buttons 
These are the official buttons for the parade from 1967-2017