2018 St. Patrick's Day Festivities

Mar 06, 2018

The St. Patrick's season kicks off this Saturday, March 10th with the 47th Annual Greater Hartford St. Patrick's Day Parade. Come Downtown early and get your seat as the parade starts at 11:00am.

There are a ton of activities going on for the next couple weeks to continue the celebration!

Runa - Cetlic Roots Music
Friday, March 9th
Come celebrate with some incredible music from this Irish Folk-Rock band – RUNA. Expect an evening of incredible harmonies, songs that take you on a storied journey, and some opportunities for a jig or two too!

Inked + Irish

Saturday, March 10th
Join Hartford Prints! this Parade Day as they get Inked + Irish with temporary tattoos, tastings and a living photo booth. They'll be inking everyone with FREE temporary tattoos featuring our favorite designs including the iconic Hartford Has It Shamrock and Pucky The Whale.

Hartford St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl Weekend
Friday, March 11th | Saturday, March 12th | Thursday March 17th
You'll find plenty of entertainment to keep you well satisfied during your stay in this beautiful city. Get on your favorite green shirt and shamrock shades and make your way down to the heart of Hartford for a celebration you won't soon forget. This year, they're hosting a St. Paddy's Luck of the Irish Pub Crawl that'll rock the socks off of every other celebration in the city. There is no shortage of watering holes in the capital of the great state of Connecticut. Where else can you do some super fun day drinking with your buddies and take advantage of countless drink specials? Only in Hartford will you experience a top-notch celebration like this one.

Archbishop’s St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast
Friday, March 16th
Come hear inspiring words from Guest Speaker, Jim Calhoun, be  entertained by Archdiocesan High School Irish step dancers and bagpiper, Pat Whalen, and benefit from the opportunity to network with nearly 1000 greater Hartford area business people.  Start your St. Patrick’s Day holiday weekend with the Breakfast that has become known area-wide as “the” event to kick-off St. Patrick’s Day celebrations while helping FACS  help students of all faiths who attend Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Hartford.

Museum After Dark: St. Patrick's Day
Friday, March 16th
Sláinte! Toast to "good health" and the luck o' the Irish at Museum After Dark: St. Patrick's Day! Celebrate the Emerald Isle while enjoying drinks, live music, tracks spun by DJ Zerp, access to their galleries, and more. Tickets purchased online are redeemed onsite at the prepaid check-in table. Admission includes Museum entrance to galleries and exhibitions, live music, beer, wine, and light snacks.

Shamrocked Pub Crawl
Saturday, March 17th
Foxwoods® Resort Casino’s Shamrocked Pub Crawl returns this St. Patrick’s Day with more fun and bigger offers than ever!  The property-wide festivities will once again take place on March 17. For just $10, guests 21+ can enjoy a fun-filled pub crawl which features beverage specials at participating locations and all Pub Crawl guests will have a chance to win great prizes that include Foxwoods show tickets.   

O'Hartford 5k
Sunday, March 18th
#OHartford. The city of Hartford’s annual running of the green is on the move again! The O’Hartford 5K and Wee Mile o’fficially caps off the four race St. Patrick’s Day series by showing off Hartford’s revitalized Colt neighborhood. The start and finish of CT’s biggest St. Paddy’s Day road race will be at the steps of the Hooker Brewery Tasting Room in the Colt Building. Bagpipers, Irish step dancers, festive fare and cold Hooker brews, plus prizes awarded to the most uniquely dressed participants so get those costumes ready!

We would love to hear your plans! Submit your plans in the comment section of this blog!


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