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St. Patrick's Day 2016 Denver | The Denver Ear

St Patrick’s day 2016 is on Thursday, March 17th 2016 and as some of you may know, I am a genuine Irish chick living in Denver.  Last year I let you into some of my secrets on partying like a real Irish person, however I fear I let you all down. Although I decked myself out in all the gear and went out drinking I ended up in a Mexican establishment.  Although delicious and the margaritas fabulous, they were not Irish!

So let’s put that behind us and make up for it with another year of St. Patrick’s Day 2016 in Denver…

St. Patrick’s Day 2016 Denver

Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour | The Buell Theatre

Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour | The Buell Theatre

When: Tuesday, March 8th through Sunday, March 13th 2016

Where: The Buell Theatre at Denver Center for Performing Arts, 1350 Curtis Street, Denver 80202

Cost: Tickets start from $30

Purchase tickets at: bit.ly/1OJNtX4

The Denver Center for Performing Arts is bringing Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour to their stage especially for St. Patrick’s Day! Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland — in rock, music, theatre and film — nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance. Composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan. The running time of the show, which is performed in two acts, is estimated at 2 hours and 10 minutes with one 15-20 minute intermission.

Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Denver St. Patrick's Day Parade 2016 | The Denver Ear

When: Saturday, March 12th 2016

Time: From 9:30am

Where: From Coors Field Parking Lot onto Wynkoop (behind Chophouse restaurant) and ends at 27th Street and Blake Street.

Denver St. Patrick's Day Parade 2016 Map | The Denver Ear

Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2016 Map

The Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade celebrates Irish culture and heralds the start of spring. It’s the largest St. Patrick’s Day parades west of the Mississippi, and the largest annual parade in Denver, with more than 200,000 people lining the route to enjoy horses and stagecoaches, marching bands, dancers, floats and Irish-themed fun with a Western flair. The Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade is suitable for the whole family!

For more information visit: www.denverstpatricksdayparade.com

4 Year Anniversary + St. Patrick’s Day Party | Viewhouse Eatery, Bar & Rooftop

4 Year Anniversary + St. Patrick's Day Party | Viewhouse Eatery, Bar & Rooftop | The Denver Ear

When: Friday, March 11th, Saturday, March 12th, Thursday, March 17th 2016

Time: Friday, March 11th from 3pm; Saturday, March 12th After Parade; Thursday, March 17th from 4pm

Where: Viewhouse Eatery, Bar & Rooftop, 2015 Market St, Denver 80205

Cost: FREE

Sláinte! Get lucky by partying with Viewhouse Eatery, Bar & Rooftop for St. Patty’s Day week as they celebrate their 4 Year Anniversary! All free events. Friday, March 11th: Shamrock & Roll: Happy Hour Specials 3pm – 6pm, DJ starting at 6pm, Tons of Giveaways & Irish Food & Drink Specials. Saturday, March 12th: St. Patrick’s Day Parade After Party: Music & Entertainment All Day, Irish Food & Drink Specials, 3pm – POTCHEEN, 4pm – Michael Collins Pipes and Drums. Thursday, March 17th: St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Shenanigans: Irish Food & Drink Specials, DJs starting at 6pm, 4pm – Michael Collins Pipes and Drums.

St. Patrick’s Day Food & Drink Specials Saturday, March 12 – Thursday, March 17

* Jameson Shot $4
* Green Beer Pint $4.75
* Guinness $5
* Irish Car Bomb $8
* Guinness Irish Cheddar Potato & Bacon Soup $6 cup | $8 bowl
* Reuben Triangles $10 flash-fried corned beef from Denver’s custom inc., apple caraway sauerkraut, swiss-rye fondue, thousand island dressing
* Irish Grinders $11 mustard brisket from Denver’s custom inc., dressed cabbage slaw on an aspen baking co. brioche roll
* Shepherds Pie $10 corned beef & cabbage, white creamy gravy, root vegetables, white cheddar potato crust

St. Patrick’s Day Bash | Howl at the Moon

 St. Patrick's Day Bash | Howl at the Moon | The Denver Ear

When: Saturday, March 12th 2016

Time: 12pm – 2am

Where: Howl at the Moon, 1735 19th St, Denver 80202

Cost: FREE if you wear green!

Let the luck of the Irish shine down on you at Howl at the Moon this St. Paddy’s day! They know that this holiday isn’t just about green beer and shamrocks – it’s about having a celebration! And if there’s one thing they’re good at, it’s celebrating.

Join them for all kind of St. Paddy’s Day shenanigans. They’re featuring Green Beers, Leprechaun Bombs, Car Bombs, and Get Lucky buckets. Don’t forget to enter to win a Happy Hour party by entering your information in the form. For more information and to submit a form visit: hubs.howlatthemoon.com/st-patricks-day-party

St. Patrick’s Day 2016 Parties | Fadó Irish Pub

St. Patrick's Day 2016 Parties | Fadó Irish Pub | The Denver Ear

When: Saturday, March 12th & Thursday, March 17th 2016

Time: Saturday, March 12th; Pub opens at 7am, block party begins at 10am till 11pm. Thursday, March 17th; Pub opens at 10am. Live music starts from 2pm.

Where: Fadó Irish Pub, 1735 19th St, Denver 80202

Cost: Bundle March 12th & March 17th Parties + 2 beers each for 2 people: $74; Single day tickets for March 12th $20; Single day tickets for March 17th; $10.

Purchase tickets at: bit.ly/1OJ8AJ5

On Saturday, March 12th experience the biggest outdoor St. Patrick’s Day Festival with 10 hours of bands, DJ and entertainment. The main stage will feature five live bands, Irish dancers, bars and food trucks. On Thursday, March 17th Join Fadó Irish Pub for a Denver St. Patrick’s Day tradition. They will open early and close late. Expect bands, Irish dancers and more! For more information visit: www.fadoirishpub.com/denver/st-patricks-day

3rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Bash | The Abbey Tavern

3rd Annual St. Patrick's Day Bash | The Abbey Tavern | The Denver Ear

When: Saturday, March 12th 2016

Time: 12pm – 10pm

Where: The Abbey Tavern, 5151 E Colfax Ave, Denver 80220

Cost: FREE

Come get your Irish on with The Abbey Tavern! 12pm They’ll be kicking off the day right with a live performance by Park Hill’s own The Corduroy Tiger. 2pm Colorado Youth Pipe Band, 3pm Nevermind the 90’s , 5pm Irish Dancing, 6pm Avourneen. There will also be a bouncy castle for kids a special Irish menu, pints and more!

St. Patrick’s Day Post-Parade Celebrations | Marlowe’s & Paramount Cafe

St. Patrick's Day Celebrations | Marlowe's & Paramount Cafe | The Denver Ear

When: Saturday, March 12th 2016

Time: From 1pm

Where: Marlowe’s, 501 16th St, Denver 80202 & Paramount Cafe, 519 16th St, Denver 80202

Cost: FREE

Marlowe’s & Paramount Cafe (both located on 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver) will be hosting a special St. Patrick’s Day celebration post-parade that will include Brunch, Irish food, drinks and Irish Bagpipers!

Keggs & Eggs 2016 | Lodo’s Bar & Grill

Keggs & Eggs 2016 | Lodo's Bar & Grill | The Denver Ear

When: Thursday, March 17th 2016

Time: From 7am

Where: Lodo’s Bar & Grill, 1946 Market St, Denver 80202

Lodo’s Bar & Grill are hosting their 11th Annual Keggs & Eggs event on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th! Come to #Keggs11 to watch Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Saint Motel, and AMZY take the stage! Do St. Patty’s right and don’t miss out-doors open at 7AM!

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: Viretta | Larimer Lounge

St. Patrick's Day Celebration: Viretta | Larimer Lounge | The Denver Ear

When: Thursday, March 17th 2016

Time: 8pm (doors open at 7pm)

Where: Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St, Denver 80205

Cost: $10 in advance / $12 day of the show

Larimer Lounge are hosting a St. Patrick’s Day concert with Viretta, Overslept and Silver & Gold. For more information visit: bit.ly/21xyWKB

Brutaful St. Patrick’s Day | Herman’s Hideaway

Brutaful St. Patrick's Day | Herman's Hideaway | The Denver Ear

When: Thursday, March 17th 2016

Time: From 7pm

Where: Herman’s Hideaway, 1578 South Broadway, Denver 80210

Cost: $5 – $10

Purchase tickets at: ticketf.ly/1oK1K0G

Herman’s Hideaway is hosting a special Brutaful St. Patrick’s Day concert featuring Boo the GhostMidknight Run, FraterHYZENBORG.

Cherish the Ladies – St. Patrick’s Day Show | Lone Tree Arts Center

Cherish the Ladies - St. Patrick's Day Show | Lone Tree Arts Center | The Denver Ear

When: Saturday, March 19th 2016

Time: 8pm

Where: Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St, Lone Tree 80124

Cost: Ticket prices range from $33 – $51

Purchase tickets at: bit.ly/1QHC0Zs

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Cherish the Ladies’ rousing Irish music and extraordinary step dancing at Lone Tree Arts Center. This all female band has performed for audiences all over the world and been named Best Musical Group of the Year by the BBC and the Top North American Celtic act by NPR Radio’s “Thistle and Shamrock” program. Joanie Madden leads Cherish the Ladies on whistles, flute, harmony vocals and introductions while dusting off the perceived cobwebs off traditional music by presenting it in a new light, with a mixture of first class, “kick-ass” musicianship, sensational singing, dynamic dancing and infectious humor – without losing respect for their musical roots.

Get Decked Out for St. Patrick’s Day 2016

Let’s get decked out for St. Patrick’s Day Denver! Here are some shopping ideas for you…

MEN

St. Patrick's Day Irish Adult Green Sublimation T-Shirt | Amazon | The Denver Ear

St. Patrick’s Day Irish Adult Green Sublimation T-Shirt $14.99

"Gettin' Jiggy With It" T-Shirt | Party City | The Denver Ear

“Gettin’ Jiggy With It” T-Shirt $5

WOMEN

Women's St. Patrick's Day Sweater Green - Xhilaration™ | Target | The Denver Ear

Women’s St. Patrick’s Day Sweater Green – Xhilaration™ $19.99

"Love" Shamrock Tank Top | Party City | The Denver Ear

“Love” Shamrock Tank Top $9.99

KIDS

" I Declare Shenanigans" Kids T-Shirt | Amazon | The Denver Ear

” I Declare Shenanigans” Kids T-Shirt. $19.99

Just One You™ Made by Carter's® Baby Striped Kiss Me Footed Sleeper - Green | Target | The Denver Ear

Just One You™ Made by Carter’s® Baby Striped Kiss Me Footed Sleeper – Green $8.99

ACCESSORIES

St. Patrick's Day Beads | Party City | The Denver Ear

St. Patrick’s Day Beads from 0.99 cents

St Patricks Day Green and White Striped Pair of Arm Warmers | Amazon | The Denver Ear

St Patricks Day Green and White Striped Pair of Arm Warmers $4.69

Oversized St. Patrick's Day Hat | Party City | The Denver Ear

Oversized St. Patrick’s Day Hat $9.99

"Wee Bit Irish" Mini Top Hat | Party City | The Denver Ear

“Wee Bit Irish” Mini Top Hat $1.49

St. Patrick’s Day 2016 Drink of Choice

My drink of choice this year is going to be a comforting Baileys Midnight Mint. Did you know in Ireland they don’t tend to make the drinks green, that has become an American tradition. They do however turn the river Liffey green! This cocktail is yum and will give you a nod to green with a sprig of mint.

Baileys Midnight Mint | The Denver Ear

Baileys Midnight Mint

St. Patrick’s Day 2016 Dish of Choice

l am going to be making traditional Irish brown bread and having it with lots of Irish butter and Irish cheese. I can recommend Kerrygold (sold in most grocery stores).

Traditional Irish Brown Bread Recipe

tTraditional Irish Brown Bread | The Denver Ear

I can’t give you my secret family recipe passed down from generations but this one from Chowhound is close:

2 1/4 cups whole-wheat flour
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon fine salt
2 cups well-shaken buttermilk
4 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/2 stick), melted

Heat the oven to 400°F and arrange a rack in the middle. Lightly dust a baking sheet with all-purpose flour; set aside.
Place both flours, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl and whisk to combine, breaking up any lumps. Add buttermilk and melted butter and mix with your hands until almost all of the flour is moistened and the dough holds together, about 1 minute.
slightly flour a clean work surface and turn out the dough. Knead until it forms a fairly smooth ball with no visible pockets of flour, about 1 minute. Work the dough into a flat round about 7 inches in diameter and 2 inches thick. Place on the prepared baking sheet and, using a sharp knife, slice an “X” across the top, edge to edge and about 1/2 inch deep.
bake until the internal temperature registers 190°F to 200°F on an instant-read thermometer and the bread makes a hollow sound when tapped, about 35 to 40 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely before slicing, about 2 hours. (If you slice the bread before it has completely cooled, it will be crumbly or fall apart.)

“May the lilt of Irish laughter lighten every load, may the mist of Irish magic shorten every road and may all your friends remember all the favors you are owed.”

Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2016 Denver, Slainte!

About Hanna Joseph

Hanna hails from Dublin, Ireland. She met her husband in London, UK after attending University. Just when she learnt to adjust to the Brits, she relocated to Denver, Colorado with her hubby, kids and mad doggy!
She owns a home staging and gift company (www.uglyduckstaging.com). Luckily her business allows her to feed her shopping addiction . She hopes to help take the stress out of shopping for you by sharing her must have finds and secrets.

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