St. Patrick’s Day is upon us, and with it comes some of the region’s largest and greenest events. From parades through downtown to parties at our local Irish pubs and even gold and green beer, this will be a holiday for the record books.
Keep reading to find events happening in Denver, then start planning your entire weekend of fun! Our event guide begins as early as March 12th and continues through March 21st.
Where: The Seasoned Chef
When: March 12, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Forget the green bar! Join the Seasoned Chef for a new type of St. Patrick’s Day celebration. This year, they are offering a class on traditional Irish dishes. Learn how to make corned beef and cabbage, lamb meatballs and Irish Cheddar Whiskey Fondue—all paired with delicious Irish beers and cocktails. Spots are filling up quickly, so you should sign up as soon as possible.
Where: Union Station
When: March 13, 1-8 p.m. & March 14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
If you’re a St. Patrick’s Day lover and over 21—you’re invited to a very special St. Paddy’s Day pop up at Union Station this weekend! Tullamore D.E.W. O’Everyon’es Irish Pub is the first-ever personal Irish pub experience where you can get a pub named after yourself, mingle with other Denverites and drink some delicious drinks. Click here for more information and to order your own custom O’ t-shirt!
Where: Clancy’s Irish Pub
When: March 13-15 & 17, Times Vary
Photo courtesy of Clancy’s
There’s no better place to celebrate this Irish holiday than at one of Denver’s most beloved Irish pubs: Clancy’s! This year, they are putting on a four-day celebration leading up to St. Patrick’s Day full of live music and entertainment from acts like The Constant Tourist, Wick School of Irish Dance, Michael Collins Pipes and Drums and so many more. You can find the full lineup here.
Where: Scruffy Murphy’s Irish Pub
When: March 14 & 17, 6 a.m.
Join in the celebration at Scruffy Murphy’s during the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade! Just two blocks from the action, this pub will be featuring live music all day (both on the parade day and on the actual holiday) along with a heated beer tent and plenty of food and drinks.
When: March 14, 9:30 a.m.
Photo courtesy of the Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade
One of Denver’s largest and most popular events, the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade brings thousands of people to the Lower Downtown area every year to celebrate community and culture. The parade kicks off at 9:30 a.m. and you don’t want to miss it! For more information on the parade lineup, visit their website.
When: March 14, 10 a.m.
Want to get in a little exercise before drinking all afternoon? Head to the Breckenridge Brewery Farm House for a fun, St. Patrick’s Day-themed 5K! The course will take you along the beautiful Mary Carter Greenway Trail that is usually full of bright leaves and fragrant blooming flowers this time of year. Afterward, stick around for a few beers and some delicious grub. Costumes are encouraged, so make sure to wear as much green as possible!
Where: The Irish Rover
When: March 14 & 17, 10 a.m.-11:59 p.m.
Photo courtesy of the Irish Rover
Spend both March 14th and the holiday itself with The Irish Rover! One of the biggest St. Paddy’s Day parties around, this pub celebration will feature Irish dancers, music, bagpipers, corned beef and, of course, plenty of beer. Plus, there’s no cover!
Where: Black Sky Brewery
When: March 14, 11 a.m.
Corned Beef and cabbage, Irish music, craft beer, car bombs and whisky are just some of the things waiting for you at Black Sky Brewery’s annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration! The party starts at 11 a.m. and you don’t want to miss it.
Where: Dry Dock Brewing Company
When: March 14, 12-7 p.m.
Photo courtesy of Dry Dock Brewing Company
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style at Dry Dock! This year, they’ll be hosting a big affair complete with live music from Folka Polka and the Celtic Step Dancers. And what’s St. Patrick’s Day without some traditional Irish beers? They’ll have plenty of them on tap for you to enjoy along with a few gold and green glitter beers that are sure to get you in the spirit.
Where: Lone Tree Brewing Co
When: March 15, 12-6 p.m.
Join the Lone Tree Brewing Company for a St. Patrick’s Day brunch! The Modern Cuisinist will be serving up Irish-themed food and the brewery will be providing $4 16-ounce pours of their Irish Red all day. So what are you waiting for? Make sure to get yourself some bangers and mash before they run out!
When: March 15, 2-4 p.m.
Photo courtesy of the Denver Brass
This year, don’t miss what Westword calls “one of Denver’s best annual St. Patrick’s Day celebrations!” Head to the Newman Center for the Performing Arts and enjoy spectacular visual and sonic experiences that only Denver Brass can offer—complete with brass, bagpipes, hammered dulcimer, pennywhistle, guitar, voice and some of the best Irish dancing in town. Tickets start at $28 and you can purchase them here.
Where: Nallen’s Irish Pub
When: March 17, All Day
If you’re going to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at an Irish pub, it might as well be the oldest one in Denver. Nallen’s Irish Pub on Market Street will be hosting an all-day party, complete with traditional Irish grub, music, entertainment and drinks.
Where: The Ginn Mill
When: March 17, 4 p.m.
St. Patrick’s Day is one of the biggest party days of the year in Denver! Join in the fun at the annual St. Patrick’s Day pub crawl that gets you access and drink discounts at over 10 different venues throughout Denver. Your St. Patrick’s Day pub crawl kit will include drink coupons, free welcome shot vouchers and a map of all participating LoDo bars and nightclubs. So dress in green, rally up a group of friends and get ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Denver style.
Where: Denver City Park
When: March 21, 8-11 a.m.
Lads and lasses, ladies and lords—it’s time to get ready for the luckiest race ever! This charming event will get you in the spring spirit by taking you around beautiful City Park. There will also be a free t-shirt, a medal, phenomenal vendors, entertainment, giveaway drawings and so much more. Click here to register.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
How are you planning on spending this lucky holiday? Let us know in the comments!