What is Leprechaun Days?
This is your source for information related to the annual 8-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 24,000 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.
From the Leprechaun Days Committee
2021 Leprechaun Days was another amazing celebration! Thanks to all who made this year another year for the record books! With continued support from all departments of the City of Rosemount, vendors, sponsors and least of all, ALL the volunteers - THANK YOU!
Looking forward to your support at next years event - July 23 to July 30, 2022.
We encourage all of you to shop local and support our businesses. They are the heartbeat of our community.
If you would like to join our team, send a message to LeprechaunDays@gmail.com
We thank you for your continued support!
Leprechaun Days Committee
**Please note: All Leprechaun Days events and activities are subject to whatever COVID regulations and/or Executive Orders are in force at the time of the event.
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.
By 1983, Leprechaun Days had grown to seven days, and then to 10 days of events.
While the City of Rosemount is very generous with their in-kind services and support, in 2005 the Leprechaun Days Committee incorporated, and registered as a non-profit. This annual event is run by an all volunteer committee.
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.
New folks welcome
Rosemount Leprechaun Days Meetings
If you would like to help the committee in any facet of the planning, you are encouraged to attend a meeting. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org