St. David's Society of Minnesota

United to Celebrate and Explore Welsh Culture

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Our Annual Events
St. David's Day Banquet

Every spring the Society celebrates St. David's Day on the Saturday closest to March 1. In 2019, we enjoyed the Belles of the North, an all-female troup of Morris Dancers.

Annual Picnic

Every summer the Society members meet to elect board members and officers and enjoy food and games -- and the outdoors.

Gymanfa Ganu

Every fall the Society carries on the Welsh tradition of singing together in four-part harmony in a "Gymanfa Ganu."  We sing tradition hymns  as well as familiar folk tunes.

Holiday Tea

Every winter in December, society members gather to sing together in four-part harmony, tell stories, listen to other members make music, and enjoy the sweet and savory treats that everyone has brought. 

Welsh Events

For information on the 2019 North American Festival of Wales (NAFOW), go to

Past Events

Upcoming Events


North American Festival of Wales (NAFOW)

Aug. 29–Sept. 1, 2019 in Milwaukee, WI. Mark your calendars for North America's largest gathering of the Welsh and friends, featuring the 88th Welsh Gymanfa Ganu and much more. Visit to see the schedule of events and to register. To book the hotel where the events will be held, call the Hilton Milwaukee City Center Hotel at 414-271-7250 to get the NAFOW rate of $125/night. If you want a comfortable and inexpensive way to travel to the festival, the Amtrak train leaves Union Station in St. Paul (connected to the Green Light Rail Line) at 8:00am and arrives in Milwaukee 6 hours later, and it's just a 3-block walk from the terminal to the Hilton Hotel. 

Sgwrs Cymraeg, Welsh Conversation

Sunday, September 8th, 2 pm, 8844 Stevens Ave. S., Bloomington, MN. 
All levels are welcome. We do some conversation, some drills (suitable for beginning levels), and some reading / translation. Call Laurel at 952-607-8670 or send an email to for questions or directions.

Well-Read Dragons Book Group

Saturday, October 5, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at Davanni’s in Arden Hills, 3673 Lexington Ave. N.
Check back to see the list of books for the coming year. 

Gathering Place and Details
Visitors are always welcome, whether or not they've been able to read the book. The group meets at at Davanni’s in Arden Hills, 3673 Lexington Ave. N., 55126. Davanni’s is south of 694, (check for construction beforehand) just south of Cub Foods.  We gather at 11:30 for lunch and conversation, then dig into the book talk at noon. Please plan to purchase lunch at Davanni’s. Those purchases allow us to use the party room free of charge.

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Questions? Contact Mary Mergenthal,


LINK TO List of Past BOOK CLUB Readings