Events ScheduleMusicMid-Summer FaireParadePhotosSponsorsVolunteerFormsContact UsI Like Leprechaun Days

Events ScheduleMusicMid-Summer FaireParadePhotosSponsorsVolunteerFormsContact UsI Like Leprechaun Days


History

In the mid 1950s Rosemount merchants held annual sidewalk sales, called “Crazy Days,” on the last weekend in July.  By the 1960s, the then Jaycee Women’s Club sponsored a “Kiddie Parade” and the American Legion held a “Corn & Chicken Feed” on that Saturday, for the community. Sometime during this period a regular parade was added.

In 1977, a business owner suggested to the Chamber of Commerce that it should sponsor additional activities to coincide with Crazy Days. Crazy Days was then known as “Family Fun Days,” co-ventured by the Chamber of Commerce, Jaycees, Jaycee Women and Rosemount Park and Recreation.After two years of “Family Fun Days” the committee decided it needed a theme. An Irish theme was chosen because over half of the first settlers in Rosemount were from Ireland. 

The Dakota County Tribune quoted in June of 1979, “Rosemount residents have decided they’d rather be Irish than crazy.” The first Leprechaun Days was a two-day event with fireworks, parades, and many community sponsored events.Over the years the committee has been organized and run by many different volunteers from the community. 

By 1983, Leprechaun Days had grown to seven days, and then to 10 days of events. 

In 2005, the committee became Incorporated and registered as a Non-Profit Corporation. A bluegrass festival was added to the first weekend in 2008 with the celebration of Rosemount’s 150th Anniversary, but the bluegrass festival moved to June in 2014. 

The main emphasis of Leprechaun Days is to strengthen and bring our community together through family-friendly events. People from other communities are always welcomed and have participated each year, but our focus has remained the same: to see the smiling faces of the children who come to enjoy our city – and for the kid in all of us. 

Come. Participate. Enjoy.
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​What is Leprechaun Days?

This is your source for information related to the annual 10-day community festival that is the highlight of the summer and the entire year in Rosemount, which, for those of you who don't know, is a town of about 21,000 people southeast of the Twin Cities. Welcome to the official website managed by the all-volunteer Rosemount Leprechaun Days Committee. 

If you have never been to Rosemount Leprechaun Days, we would like to suggest that you attend. Rosemount has a home-town feel that its residents cite as a major reason they moved to and continue to live in the city. Leprechaun Days reflects that home-town feel with strong resident and group participation in all its events, including the Grand Day Parade, Midsummer Faire carnival, food and music event, Rosemount Parks and Recreation events for youths and adults and much more.

Volunteers are always needed. Click here to find out how you can help. 

Have fun,
The Rosemount Leprechaun Days Committee
News Feed
Posted July 31, 2015 
Video of Kiddie Parade
Check out a video from the Rosemount Leprechaun Days Kiddie Parade 2015. 

​Posted July 31, 2015 
Video from 360 Communities
T​he folks at 360 Communities put together this video after its Family Resource Center Picnic during Rosemount Leprechaun Days. About 300 attended the event. 

Posted July 20, 2015 
NOTICE: Event cancelled
The July 25 Moon Coin Ceili Dancers event at the Robert Trail Library has been cancelled. 

Posted July 17, 2015 
Notice: Check out protocol for parade drop-off
See the Parade tab for instructions on cars dropping off Grand Day Parade participants. Left turns won't be allowed for cars, only large parade-related vehicles. 

Posted July 16, 2015
Leprechaun Days in the news
Leprechaun Days from sunrise to sunset this Saturday, July 18. http://sunthisweek.com/?p=173002

Jason Perri to return to Rosemount for concert in Central Park. http://sunthisweek.com/?p=172999

Posted July 16, 2015 
Notice: Event added 
Hamster Races, 6:30 p.m., Fluegel's Farm, Garden & Pet, 14700 S. Robert Trail. Hamsters race in a car on a track. Those who don't bring their own hamsters can rent one for 25 cents. Entry fee $1. For more information, call 651-423-1587. 

Posted July 13, 2015 
Check out Leprechaun Days in the news
The following news stories were posted recently with more information about Rosemount Leprechaun Days 

1) Check out what's new and changed for 2015 Leprechaun Days. http://sunthisweek.com/?p=172685

2) Did you know that Rosemount brothers Jason and Todd Perri will be performing July 25 in Rosemount? http://sunthisweek.com/?p=172682

3) The Leprechaun's Lost Medallion Hunt is getting ready to roll July 20. http://sunthisweek.com/?p=172679

Posted July 8, 2015

Euchre Tournament date change

The Rosemount Area Seniors Euchre Card Tournament will be held on Sunday, July 19, instead of its usual Saturday night slot. The details are: Euchre Card Tournament, 6:45 p.m. sign-in, 7 p.m. start, Rosemount Community Center, 13885 S. Robert Trail, $1 per player. Sponsored by Rosemount Area Seniors and The First State Bank of Rosemount. More information: 651-423-1943.


Posted June 30, 2015
​Special meeting information 

A special meeting will be at 6 p.m. Monday, July 13. Those new to the committee who would like to attend the meeting should contact a committee member as there will be food served.  The meeting will be at the Central Park Shelter. 

Posted June 28, 2015
Final schedule of events posted

In the past few days some of the events on the Rosemount Leprechaun Days schedule had details confirmed. What is currently posted on the website is what the committee has published as the final schedule of events. Please note that all events are subject to change. Notice of changes will be posted here. 

Posted June 15, 2015

Hot dog stand to raise money for Leprechaun Days  

The Rosemount Leprechaun Days Committee will be selling hot dogs 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 27, outside Cub Foods in Rosemount as a fundraiser for the 10-day summer community festival.

People can support the work of the committee by purchasing a hot dog or donating additional funds. Proceeds from the event will help support the committee, whose costs include those to provide a fireworks show, musical entertainment, carnival, parade and other events during Leprechaun Days. 

Leprechaun Days will run July 17-26 this year. 

Volunteers are welcome to attend a special meeting 7 p.m. Monday, July 13, at the Central Park Shelter, 2893 145th St. W.

Volunteers are needed on the busy event days, especially for clean up.

To find out about volunteer opportunities, email leprechaundays@gmail.com, call Vanessa DeMuth at 651-423-3959 or click on the “Volunteer” tab. 

Posted June 15, 2015 
Schedule of events finalized

The schedule of events has been finalized. To read it, click here. There are 64 event listings and 12 are either new events or have made significant changes from previous years. Check back on the site for more details regarding the new and changing events. Events are subject to changes. The website will note any of those changes in the News Feed and on the Events Schedule page. 

Posted June 6, 2015
Button artwork sent to the printer

​The official Rosemount Leprechaun Days button artwork has been sent to the printer, Button Works, to make this year's official buttons. The buttons will be on sale by the Rosemount Area Seniors at various locations throughout the city. Check back on the website for more details in the coming days.  

Posted June 1, 2015 
Initial schedule of events released 
The initial schedule of events has been posted to our site here. Check back to the site for updates. There are several still events that details need to be confirmed. 

Posted May 11, 2015
Hot dog fundraiser a success

The Rosemount Leprechaun Days Committee had a successful hot dog stand fundraiser outside Cub Foods on May 8. The event raised money that will be used to help defray costs for the annual summer celebration. The committee thanks Cub Foods for their continued support and those on the committee who helped organize it. Those who would like to donate to the committee can learn more at the Sponsors tab. 

Posted May 5, 2015 
Committee to have fundraiser at Cub Foods

The Rosemount Leprechaun Days Committee will be selling hot dogs 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 8, outside Cub Foods in Rosemount as a fundraiser for the 10-day summer community festival.

People can support the work of the committee by purchasing a hot dog or donating additional funds. Proceeds from the event will help support the committee, whose costs include those to provide a fireworks show, musical entertainment, carnival, parade and other events during Leprechaun Days. 

Posted May 5, 2015
Button artwork received from Rosemount Middle School 

Several Rosemount Middle School students had their artwork submitted today for judging for the Rosemount Leprechaun Days Button Design Contest. A winning button design will be selected by the end of the month. Rosemount Area Seniors sell the buttons as their primary fundraiser of the year. Look for more information about button sales in the near future. 

Posted April 30, 2015
Leprechaun Days seeks volunteers, donations

There are many ways to participate in the all-volunteer community festival Rosemount Leprechaun Days, which will run July 17-26, 2015.  

New volunteers and ideas for events are always welcome at committee meetings.

Meetings are held the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Rosemount Community Center, with upcoming meetings April 20, May 18 and June 15.

A special meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday, July 13, at the Central Park Shelter, 2893 145th St. W.

Volunteers are needed to help lead subcommittees that handle various planning duties and are also needed on the busy event days, especially for clean up.

If your group or organization would like to plan an event, participate in the parade or become a monetary or in-kind sponsor, use the following contacts to request more information or go online to RosemountEvents.com to see forms that are needed to participate. 

Posted March 8, 2015 
Committee to meet March 16

The Rosemount Leprechaun Days Committee is starting planning for the 2015 10-day festival with its first meeting of the year 7 p.m. Monday, March 16, in Room 210 of the Rosemount Community Center.

New people are always welcome to the committee's meetings. Those who would like to plan an event or those with ideas that would add to the festival are encouraged to attend.

Groups or individuals planning events that they would like listed as an official Leprechaun Days event are required to attend at least one meeting and fill out the necessary forms.

New volunteers are always welcome. Volunteers are needed to help lead subcommittees that handle various planning duties. Volunteers are also needed on the busy event days, especially for clean up.

For more information about volunteering for the event, contact leprechaundays@gmail.com.

More information about Leprechaun Days is at www.RosemountEvents.com.
Rosemount Leprechaun Days
July 17-26, 2015
From the Aug. 13, 1964, Dakota County Tribune