Wednesday, Mar 01, 2023 10:00a -
Sunday, Mar 19, 2023 11:00p

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Here in Boston we take Saint Patrick’s Day very seriously. You don’t have to be Irish to join in the festivities, you just have to be enthusiastic! Check out these unforgettable Saint Paddy’s Day events happening around the city. 

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Harpoon St. Patrick's Festival

When: Fri 3/3-Sat 3/4 at various times

Where: Seaport

Info: Harpoon Brewery is celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day with all the beer your heart desires and a vibrant two-day music festival. Jam out to the round-the-clock live music from Boston bands while you snack on food from local vendors and sample Harpoon’s famous drafts.

St. Puptrick's Day

When: Sat, 3/4 at 1pm

Where: Everett

Info: Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with your furry friend at this all-out puppy party. Enter them in a Pup Chug contest, have their portrait painted by Zoeby’s Custom Creations, and spoil them with special dog treats. 

St. Patrick’s Day Adult Cooking Class

When: Sun, 3/11 at 10 a.m.

Where: Back Bay

Info: Flex your culinary muscles with an Irish twist at this Saint Patrick’s Day themed cooking class. You’ll learn how to make classic Irish dishes in a multi-course meal and then enjoy the fruits of your labor for lunch.

Saint Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl

When: Sat, 3/11 at 12 pm

Where: Fenway

Info: The pub crawl is another time honored Saint Patrick’s Day tradition. Head from bar to bar listening to live music, enjoying festive St. Paddy’s Day drinks, and getting a discount on food and drinks. Cheers!

An Irish Cultural Centre St.Patrick's Week Céilí with CCÉ

When: Sat, 3/11 at 2pm

Where: Canton

Info: Engage in a lively party celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day at the Irish Cultural Center in Canton, the party boasts live music by the Reynolds-Hanafin-Cooley branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, coffee, and tea.

Beer & Cheese Pairing Class: All About Stouts

When: Mon, 3/13 at 6:30 pm

Where: East Cambridge

Info: Head to Lamplighter Brewing Co CX to sample four different Irish stouts including Finnegan's Wake and Dubliners, paired with a curated cheese board. With each pairing you’ll learn to identify the flavor notes in the brews and how they pair with the cheese.

The Luck of the Irish Florals @ Trillium

When: Tue, 3/14 at 6:30pm

Where: Canton

Info: Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day by making an Irish inspired flower arrangement at Trillium Brewing Company. No floral experience is required. 

Dropkick Murphys Saint Patrick’s Day Tour

When: Thu 3/16-Sun 3/19

Where: Fenway

Info: The Dropkick Murphys originated in Quincy and now the hometown celtic punk band is shipping up to Boston for their annual Saint Patrick’s Day tour. 

St. Patrick's Weekend Celebrations

When: Fri 3/17-Sat 3/18

Where: Jamaica Plain & Downtown

Info: Head to the Sam Adams Brewery to toast Saint Patrick’s Day with a local stout. While you celebrate, jam to live music by local artists, and snack on bites from food trucks. Or head downtown for a similar party at the Sam Adams Downtown Taproom.

Shamrock Showdown Hockey Game

When: Fri, 3/17 at 4pm and Sat, 3/18 at 2pm

Where: South Boston

Info: Boston Fire and Friends of Tim Cook take to the ice to support the Timothy Doc Cook Scholarship Foundation at this free to enter fundraising hockey game. The foundation is dedicated to educating youth and increasing awareness of PTSD in the Boston community. 

The Irish Goodbye : A St. Patrick's Day Celebration

When: Fri 3/17-Sat 3/18

Where: Dorchester

Info: For one very Irish night only you can check out a special celebration specific drink menu at Bully Boy Distillery. Taste classic Ireland-inspired creations and, of course, whiskey. 

St. Patrick's Day Party at Howl at the Moon

When: Thu, 3/17 at 6pm

Where: Financial District

Info: Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day at this high-energy party with holiday cocktails, festive Blarney Bombs, and green beer. Plus there’s live music all night long to get you up and dancing.

St. Paddy's Day: West Cork Whiskey Dinner @ the Smoke Shop BBQ

When: Fri, 3/17 at 6:30pm

Where: Harvard Square

Info: Taste 3 unique West Cork Whiskeys while you eat your way through a gourmet BBQ meal and Irish dessert in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day. Along the way you’ll learn the history of Ireland’s largest totally Irish-owned distillery. 

The Irish Language on Film

When: Sat, 3/18 at 10am

Where: South Boston

Info: Watch two Irish language films at the South Boston branch of the Boston Public Library, then engage in a Q&A with Rónán Mac Con Iomaire, Director-Regional Development, Community & Language Planning at the Údarás na Gaeltachta in Ireland. 

Roe & Co Irish Whiskey Cocktail Class

When: Sat, 3/18 at 5pm

Where: Downtown

Info: You’ll enjoy whiskey in a whole new way after this dynamic class by Roe & Coe Irish Whiskey. Sample two speciality cocktails showing off the spirit as well as Irish soda bread paying homage to the holiday. After the class, enjoy a live DJ set.

Celtic Crossroads Concert

When: Sat, 3/18 at 7pm

Where: Dorchester

Info: The Metropolitan Chorale and Fellswater, Boston’s Celtic music ensemble, present a dynamic concert program of Celtic and Irish music paying homage to Boston’s deep Irish roots. 

A Saint Patrick's Day Concert by Fódhla

When: Sat, 3/18 at 7:30pm

Where: Medford

Info: Listen to toe-tapping Irish jigs and moving Celtic ballads at this Saint Patrick’s Day concert featuring fiddle, flute, whistle, and guitar. 

St. Patrick's Day Parade Pre-Party

When: Sun, 3/19 at 9am

Where: South End

Info: Sample drinks from Sam Adams, Angry Orchard, and Bailey's Irish Cream, snack on food truck bites, try your hand at lawn games, and listen to Irish music in preparation for the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. Then walk just 10 minutes from SoWa to the parade itself.

Boys and Girls Clubs St. Patrick's Day Road Race

When: Sun, 3/19 at 11am

Where: South Boston

Info: This 5K holiday road race has been a tradition in South Boston since the 1940s. The race benefits The Edgerley Family South Boston Club and the winners are crowned with a medal. Even if you’re not running, everyone gathers at the end of the race to celebrate Saint Paddy’s Day.

South Boston Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

When: Sun, 3/19 at 1 pm

Where: South Boston

Info: The South Boston Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is THE event of the holiday. The parade has been running in Boston since 1737 and exclusively in South Boston since 1901. During the festivities you’ll enjoy music, floats, dancing and, of course, Guinness. 

Traditional Irish Music Sessions at The Druid

When: Every Wednesday at 8pm, Saturday at 4pm, and Sunday at 12pm 

Where: Inman Square

Info: You can catch Irish music at The Druid every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday, but there couldn’t be a better time to enjoy these sweet sounds. Savor the strums of local musicians while you sip on a classic Irish stout.

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