10 Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2016

By Natalie Boesch
In Culture

We don’t have to wait until next week to start celebrating St. Patrick’s Day because the holiday comes early in St. Louis. The festivities start this weekend and continue on until the official holiday. Here are the best ways to celebrate Ireland in the ‘Lou.

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March 11: “Meet the Irish” Dinner
Every year, the Hilton at the Ballpark hosts an Irish dinner the night before the parade. Sip on cocktails, eat a delicious dinner and dance to live music for dessert.
Broadway and Market, Downtown

March 12: Pints and Pancakes
Tigin Irish Pub starts celebrating even before the official holiday parade. The doors open at 7am for beer and pancakes with live DJs spinning until close.
333 Washington Ave., Downtown

March 12: The Shamrock Village
At 9am, the Shamrock Village opens for food, drinks and entertainment in the Aloe Plaza across from Union Station. Watch the balloons inflate before the parade starts.
Market St., Downtown

March 12: 38th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Run
At 9am, over 10,000 people will kick off the St. Patrick’s Day Parade with a five-mile run through Downtown and Midtown.
Broadway at Ballpark Village, Downtown

March 12: 47th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
More than 5,000 people will march from 18th and Market to Broadway and Market in the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. If you don’t want to march, you can join the 250,000+ people watching the floats, giant balloons and marching bands from the sidelines.
18th and Market St., Downtown

March 12: Irish Village at Ballpark Village
Indulge in Irish food, merch, booze and live music by Pedestrian before, during and/or after the parade.
Broadway and Clark, Downtown

March 12: Maggie O’Brien’s
Watch the parade and get specials on Jello shots and Irish Car Bombs at Maggie O’Brien’s from noon until close.
2000 Market St., Downtown

March 15: Super Paddy’s Day Pub Quiz
Use all your Irish knowledge at Tigin Irish Pub’s Irish-themed trivia night. There will be drink specials all night and a chance to win prizes.
333 Washington Ave., Downtown

March 17: 33rd Annual Dogtown St. Patrick’s Day Parade
What’s a St. Patty’s Day without a celebration in St. Louis’s traditionally Irish neighborhood? The parade starts at 12:30pm at Tamm and Oakland. “Adopt” a barricade along the route and hang a banner that represents your group.
Tamm and Oakland, Dogtown

March 17: Pancakes and Pints Round Two
Missed the first breakfast celebration at Tigin Irish Pub or couldn’t get enough the first time around? Stop by on the official holiday from 9-11am for a second chance at delicious pancakes and $10 gift cards that come with the $5 cover.
333 Washington Ave., Downtown

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