Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in St. Louis
There’s no shortage of ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in St. Louis. The 54th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade brings marching bands, vibrant floats, giant balloons and more to downtown St. Louis, while the St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Dogtown includes the Ancient Order of Hibernians Parade, more than 100 floats, a merchant village with Irish gifts and plenty of food and drink vendors.
For more festivities, keep reading.
54th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
May the luck of the Irish be with you. In downtown St. Louis, the 54th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on March 11, starting at noon. One of the top St. Patrick’s Day parades in the country, it encompasses more than 120 units, including marching bands, floats and balloons. More than 250,000 spectators – donning festive green attire, of course – regularly attend. Beginning at Market and 20th streets, the parade will proceed east to its conclusion at Broadway and Clark streets. See you there!
St. Patrick’s Day Run
A rite of spring, the annual St. Patrick’s Day Run welcomes more than 5,000 participants on a 5-mile course through downtown St. Louis. Runners receive commemorative themed T-shirts and finisher medals.
Creve Coeur St. Paddy’s Half Marathon & 7k Run/Walk
We can’t find a historical record of St. Patrick training for a personal best before running the snakes out of Ireland, but no matter. The Creve Coeur St. Paddy’s Half Marathon raises money for the St. Louis Regional Chapter of the ALS Association – so it’s worth breaking a sweat. Participants will receive 2023 pint glasses and finisher medals, as well as a feeling of accomplishment.
Cottleville Shamrock Run
The 5k Cottleville Shamrock Run leads participants through an enchanted park, over a whimsical stream and around slumbering lakes. If you’re 21 or older, you’ll also have a frosty pint waiting for you at the finish line. The fastest male, female and wheelchair finishers will receive a coveted green fire helmet, and proceeds from the event will help support charitable programs at Cottleville Firefighters Outreach, including post-fire shelter and winter coats.
St. Patrick’s Day Beer & Food Pairing Dinner
Experience the luck o’ the brewery at the St. Patrick’s Day Beer & Food Pairing Dinner at the Anheuser-Busch Biergarten. Hosted by the head chef and certified cicerone, the experience will take your palate on a journey across the Irish countryside. The four-course meal will begin with Irish pub pasties, flaky pastry filled with shredded roast beef and potatoes, served with a savory Bud Light-infused roast beef gravy and paired with green-tinted Bud Light. Next, the Reuben soup with corned beef, sauerkraut and Swiss cheese is thick and creamy. Wash it down with an Irish red ale from Anheuser-Busch’s research pilot brewery. The main course will be a Dublin coddle consisting of layers of sausage, bacon, potatoes and onions, which are braised in Irish stout. The entrée will come with Breckenridge Nitro Irish Stout. For a sweet finish, an assortment of shamrock-shaped shortbread cookies will be paired with Cutwater Irish coffee.
St. Patrick’s Day in Dogtown
The annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Dogtown includes the Ancient Order of Hibernians Parade, more than 100 floats, a merchant village with Irish gifts and plenty of food and drink vendors. Dogtown United coordinates the parade and Irish festival to highlight the unique spirit and vibrant history of the Dogtown neighborhood.
St. Patrick’s Day Party
Following the parade in Dogtown on March 17, Ballpark Village will continue the celebration with its St. Patrick’s Day Party. The St. Louis Blues game against the Washington Capitals will play during the event, which will also feature an all-inclusive drinks package, a performance by Dirty Muggs after the game and more.
If eating and drinking in a warm, welcoming environment is your idea of a good time, you can also celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in St. Louis at one of our many Irish pubs! At Llywelyn’s Pub in Webster Groves, corned beef and cabbage appears on the specials menu and live music adds to the ambiance. Maggie O’Brien’s, which has been in downtown St. Louis since 1979, has been remodeled from the ceiling to the floors, and it also promises a memorable experience for patrons. Start with a cup of traditional Irish potato soup, followed by bangers and mash.