Sep 23 2017
Bagpipes & Bonfires

Bagpipes & Bonfires

Presented by Ascension Episcopal Church at Episcopal Church of the Ascension

Parading bagpipers, a blazing bonfire, pub food, a stilt-walker, and a fire juggling Priest will be a few of the highlights at this popular, open to the community event. More than 500 people are expected to attend, many in kilts and costume, for a party in a large tent in front of the church.

The festivities, recommended for adults 21 years and older, will commence at 5:30 PM with a ceremonial lighting of the bonfire and more than 20 members of The Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band of St. Paul, MN parading up and down Third Street.  Inside Straight Blues Band with 6 musicians will take to the main stage at 7:00 PM for dancing and merriment until the end of the party at 10:00 PM.

Revelers may purchase homemade pub food, Lift Bridge Brewery beers, wine and non-alcoholic refreshments, as well as games of chance including a wine toss, and Hammershlagen. All are invited to participate in a Kilt Contest for a chance to win prizes.

A special Bagpipes & Bonfires’ Raffle will feature a grand-prize of 2 round-trip airline tickets to Ireland ($3,500 value.) Second prize is a weekend get-away to Madeline Island via private charter airplane out of Lake Elmo, MN for 2 with a $500 voucher for food and lodging ($1,530 value). Third prize is a six-night stay in a private 3-bedroom townhouse in Orlando, FL just minutes away from Disney World and Universal Studios with a $500 voucher for food and fun ($1,500 value). Three additional raffle prizes include a Night Out on the Town in Stillwater with dinner for 6 at Pub 112; a Behind the Scenes Tour of Ascension; and a Romantic Gondola Ride on the St. Croix. Raffle ticket holders need not be present to win. Tickets cost $10 and are available in advance by contacting Jen Truman and

Admission Info

Free Admission. Food, drinks, games and raffle available for purchase.

Phone: 651-439-2609


Dates & Times

2017/09/23 - 2017/09/23

Location Info

Episcopal Church of the Ascension

214 N. Third Street, Stillwater, MN 55082

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