For many participants, particularly college students, this is a time to enjoy the atmosphere of Aggieville, the surrounding neighborhoods, and the company of friends before the mid-semester break. Unfortunately, in the past, many attendees have perceived Fake Patty’s Day as an opportunity to act irresponsibly without thinking of consequences. The event has been associated with sexual assault, overcrowding, public intoxication, traffic congestion, illegal parking, acts of violence, and trash nuisances. Residents and visitors who wish to enjoy themselves safely and responsibly are most welcome in the community and RCPD wishes them a fun, safe, and enjoyable time in Manhattan. Those who intend to overindulge in alcohol consumption, abandon personal responsibility, and commit crimes should be aware that all state and local laws will be enforced during Fake Patty’s Day.

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Fake Patty's Day FAQ

The following list of crimes, violations, or offenses are commonly associated with the consumption of alcohol or the Fake Patty's Day celebration specifically. Officers on patrol will be enforcing all state and local laws including but not limited to the following:

Fake Patty's Day related links: 

2019 Fake Patty's Day Summary

2019 Media Briefing Schedule Press Release

2018 Fake Patty's Day Summary

2018 Media Briefing Schedule Press Release

2016 Fake Patty's Day Summary

2016 Media Briefing Schedule Press Release
2015 Fake Patty's Day Summary

2015 Media Briefing Schedule Press Release
2014 Fake Patty's Day Summary
2014 Media Briefing Schedule Press Release
2014 Things to know before Fake Patty's Day


Public Information Officer

Aaron Wintermote
Public Information Officer
(785) 537-2112 x2449