Celebrate St. Patricks Day in St. Louis!
This St. Patricks Day, green will be out in full force during St. Louis’ annual parades, runs and festivities.
St. Patrick’s Day fun starts early this year with festivities beginning on Saturday, March 14 in Downtown St. Louis with the annual run and parade. If you’re up early, you can lace up your running shoes to take part in the five-mile Michelob ULTRA run. The annual event attracts more than 10,000 participants and starts on Broadway outside of Ballpark Village and ends at 8th street.
After the run, the 43rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps off with elaborate floats, marching bands and larger-than-life helium balloons on Saturday, March 14 in downtown St. Louis. The festivities begin at noon at 18th and Market streets near St. Louis Union Station and end at Broadway and Market streets. Grab a piece of sidewalk anywhere along the route to see the sights and take part in one of the happiest days of the year with several hundred thousand of your closest friends. For more information, visit www.IrishParade.org.
On Tuesday, March 17. St. Louis’ second Irish parade kicks off. The Ancient Order of Hibernians hosts its own traditional parade beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the Dogtown neighborhood near St. Louis’ Forest Park. Featuring family clans, marching bands, floats and Irish music and dance, the parade begins and Tamm and Oakland avenues and ends at Tamm and Manchester. Go to www.STLHibernians.com for details.
More Irish Themed Fun awaits at The Sheldon Concert Hall in the Grand Center arts and entertainment district. The acclaimed Celtic fiddler Kevin Buckley and friends will bring the sounds of the Emerald Isle to the stage to perform lively Irish tunes at 10 a.m. on Tuesday March 17 For tickets, visit www.TheSheldon.org.
For Additional ideas on finding your “pot of gold” during St. Patrick’s Day, visit one of these hot spots.
The Dubliner Irish Pub & Bistro
Located on the trendy Washington Avenue in downtown St. Louis, the Dubliner is also the “hip” Irish place in town. With the loft feel it makes it a great alternative to a cramped and smokey Irish bar. There’s live music on weekends and great Irish food.
If you’re looking for a true Celtic good times this St. Patrick’s Day, make Llywelyn’s Pub your destination – there are six to choose from! Enjoy Corned Beef and Cabbage specials, an Irish Menu, traditional Irish libations, and live Irish music that will have you dancing a jig!
Another popular spot for the after-parade party is Maggie O’Brien’s at Market and 20th. Aside from serving up some of the best food in downtown St. Louis, Maggie O’Brien’s has become a local hot spot for live music, pub theater, St. Louis sports, holiday parties and private events. In short, whether you’re a St. Louis native or just visiting for the weekend Maggie O’Brien’s is your St. Louis Entertainment Destination. You can never go wrong with any of our trademark dishes like the O’Hen-essy, Maggie’s St. Louis Style Ribs, Dexter’s Irish Beer Cheese Soup or the Paddy Babe’s Original Smoked Corned Beef.
Tigin Irish Pub
Tigín Irish Pub is once again the command center for Parade Day revelers! All are welcome to stop in for a pint and some food at the pub, which will be open during the parade as well, offering Pancakes and Pints until 11:00 a.m. and a full menu all day. As always, Tigín is the place to be post-parade – so come for a Guinness or Bailey’s & coffee to take off the chill! Live music and Irish dancers will hit the stage in our heated tent to keep your Irish Eyes Smilin’! $5 cover all day.