MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s almost the weekend, so let’s get planning. St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, so celebrate the Irish in you this weekend, or hang out with the guys at He-Fest. Natalie Nyhus has all your best entertainment bets.

On Saturday, it’s He-Fest — an expo for all things guy. From motorcycles to muscle-building, boats to beer, skydiving to golf, this free event is dedicated to the guys. Head to St. Paul’s RiverCentre at noon to check it out.

Sugar on Snow Party
Tamarack Nature Center near St. Paul is holding its annual Sugar on Snow Party Saturday to celebrate the start of the spring maple syrup season. You will learn all the steps that go into making fresh maple syrup, from helping to tap maple trees, to running the evaporator, to tasting the final product. Participants will also enjoy Sugar on Snow, the Vermont maple syrup tradition of eating fresh hot syrup over snow, where it forms a taffy-like texture. The party is open to all ages.

Irish Day of Dance and St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
This weekend, celebrate all things Irish at the Irish Day of Dance and St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. The Irish Music & Dance Association hosts these events at the Landmark Center downtown St. Paul. It features regional and local Irish entertainment, Irish dance, Celtic vendors, Irish cuisine, pipe bands and children’s crafts and entertainment. This event is very family friendly, and there is something for everyone.


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