Downtown Lakeville

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day in the Twin Cities


Whether you’re Irish or not, St. Patrick’s Day is one of those holidays that everyone can celebrate! And if you’re in the Twin Cities, there are plenty of options. Here are some of our favorites…


Host Your Own Party at The Bonus Room!

We’ve got the space, you bring the party. With a flexible floor plan and plenty of options for seating, we can accommodate any type of event. Whether you’re hosting a corned beef and cabbage dinner, a best Irish bread contest, or an Irish whiskey tasting, we’d love to host your event. Check our calendar here for availability.


Take In a Parade

If you’d rather get out and celebrate with thousands of your closest friends, both Minneapolis and St. Paul have St. Patrick’s Day parades. The Minneapolis St. Patrick’s Day Association will be holding their 51st annual parade right down Nicollet Mall. The parade kicks off at 6:30pm on Saturday, March 16th. Click here to visit their website for more information.

In St. Paul, the Saint Patrick’s Association has been hosting their annual parade for 53 years. The parade starts at noon on Saturday, March 16th and will stretch from Mears Park to Rice Park along 5th Street. Click here to find the details.


Enjoy Some Irish Music

You don’t have to go far to celebrate… some of our downtown Lakeville neighbors are joining together to host CloverFest. Angry Inch Brewing, Alibi Drinkery and Lakeville Brewing Company will have live music, drink specials (including green beer, we’re sure!) and some fantastic food. The fun will be happening all afternoon. Just keep in in mind this event is 21+.

So how will you be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day? Will you be marching in a parade, indulging in some corned beef and cabbage or taking it easy by just donning something green to avoid getting pinched? We’d love to hear from you!

Welcome to The Bonus Room

Several people have asked how we decided to start The Bonus Room, so we thought we’d share our story. The idea for The Bonus Room came from our desire to provide an affordable event rental space to the Lakeville community. Many of our friends and neighbors commented on the lack of options for party rooms. They always seemed to be searching for a space to host a party, get people together for a team meeting or hold a get-together. Through talking with them, we became aware of how few meeting and event rental spaces are available in the Lakeville area. So when an opportunity to create such a space became available in downtown Lakeville, we pounced on it.


We live in Lakeville. Our kids go to Lakeville schools. We both work in real estate in this community and Joe is a volunteer firefighter with the Lakeville Fire Department. He’s also a Lakeville native and graduated from Lakeville High School back in 1997.

We’re invested in this city, especially the historic downtown. We believe it’s the heart and soul of the community . Our mission and passion is to give something back, to support our friends and family and provide a place for people to gather. We wanted to keep it affordable so The Bonus Room might be an option for smaller groups as well as larger celebrations.

Since we opened our doors last March we’ve hosted just about any kind of event you can think of: baby showers, groom’s dinners, family reunions, birthday parties, book clubs, networking meetings, game watch parties, pop-up boutiques, classes, bridal showers, and so many more. We feel blessed to be a part of so many celebrations!

We hope The Bonus Room is just the extra space you need, and we can’t wait to share our labor of love with you!


The Pannkuk Family