The St. Patrick's Day parade travels down the streets of Dogtown.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in St. Louis

Monday March 4, 2024

By Rachel Huffman

There’s no shortage of ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in St. Louis. The 55th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade brings marching bands, vibrant floats and giant balloons 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.

March 6 to 15

Hosted by Public School House in Cottleville, Missouri, Shamrocked is a St. Patrick’s Day-themed pop-up bar. Enjoy eats from Sugarfire Smoke House and drinks from Public School House in an over-the-top setting. Following the pop-up events, Public School House will have an Irish Fest on March 16 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

March 16

May the luck of the Irish be with you. During the annual St. Patrick’s Day Run, more than 5,000 participants race on a five-mile course through downtown St. Louis. Runners who join the rite of spring will receive commemorative themed T-shirts and finisher medals.

March 16

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. Half marathon participants will receive 2024 pint glasses and finisher medals, as well as a feeling of accomplishment. You also get to pick your St. Patrick’s Day gear for the race! If you don’t think that a half marathon is doable, sign up for the 10k or 5k.

March 16

In downtown St. Louis, the 55th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on March 16, 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!

March 16

Although Miss Augusta, a 105-foot Skipperliner yacht, doesn’t leave the dock for this event, it’s still a picturesque setting for a St. Patrick’s Day feast. Aboard the luxury yacht, you can enjoy a buffet brimming with Irish themed dishes such as corned beef and cabbage, Cheddar-topped Shepherd’s pie and Guinness-glazed carrots. On March 16, there will be seatings at 4, 5 and 6 p.m. Reserve your spot today!

March 17

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.

March 17

Don green from head to toe and join the official St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl in St. Louis. Stopping at some of the city’s best watering holes, you’ll be immersed in the spirit of the Irish. Throughout the day, you’ll experience traditional Irish pubs, foot-tapping music and exclusive food and drink offers. This is the pot of good times at the end of the rainbow.

March 17

In March, Whiskey Dram Sunday, a monthly event at Vom Fass in Maplewood, falls on St. Patrick’s Day! To celebrate, the shop will focus the tasting on its exclusive selection of Irish single malt and blended malt whiskeys. Tickets include a flight of three whiskeys and a dram of your favorite – or any other spirit that Vom Fass carries.

Hayden's Irish Pub is the perfect place for a wee dram.
Photo courtesy of Hayden's Irish Pub

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. Equally close to the downtown festivities, Hayden’s Irish Pub is the perfect pitstop for a wee dram and small bites.