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Things to do around the Twin Cities this week: St. Patrick’s Day parades and races, plus other activities

Try Foodie Favorites

What: St. Paul Skyway Food Tour
When: March 4-April 30
Where: Union Depot, 214 Fourth St. E., St. Paul

Find new and local food favorites and learn more about the culinary history of the capital city at this weekly event throughout St. Paul’s skyways. The tour kicks off at Union Depot.

A Relaxing Yoga Session

What: Yoga in the Gardens
When: March 5-April 30
Where: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska

Extend and relax at a yoga session in one of the many gardens and outdoor spaces at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska.

St. Patrick’s Day

What: St. Patrick’s Day Parades
When: March 17
Where: Various locations 

From St. Paul and Minneapolis to New Ulm and St. Peter, go green and celebrate Irish culture and ancestry at one of many St. Patrick’s Day parades planned across the state. Who knows, you might even spot a leprechaun or two.

St. Paddy’s Day Race

What: Luck O’ The Lake Races
When: March 18
Where: Water Street, Excelsior 

Get the day started with the Luck O’ the Lake 1-mile and 5K races around Lake Minnetonka in Excelsior, and stick around for a daylong festival including magic acts, crafts, an Irish dance performance, and live music.

Globetrotter Gameday

What: Harlem Globetrotters
When: March 19
Where: Mayo Civic Center, 30 Civic Center Dr. SE, Rochester

Watch the Harlem Globetrotters play against the Washington Generals and perform great feats of athleticism at the Mayo Civic Center.