It’s time to get out your green and kick up your heels for St. Patrick’s Day in Denver. Everyone has a little leprechaun in them and there is plenty to do this year to celebrate. There are activities for everyone from single folks to families.
Fado Irish Pub
- Celebrate with or without the kids at Fado Irish Pub. Starting Wednesday March 13 at 8 p.m. is Pub quiz night testing your knowledge on the Irish. Really great prizes available including the trip for two they are giving away to Ireland. You can find out all the details and a full schedule on their website.
- Friday March 15, doors will open at 8 a.m. as they begin their fundraiser for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. They will be donating 10 percent of sales to this foundation to help with cancer research. After 5 p.m. is 21 and up only with the bottomless Stella happy hour until 9 p.m. Live music starts at 7 p.m. from Nevermind the 90’s. Last year they raised $239,000 for the foundation and are aiming for $250,000 this year. Come and have a good time while helping a this great cause.
- March 16 and 17 is the lost weekend 2013 the biggest St. Patrick’s Day party in Denver. Doors open at 8 a.m. both days with outdoor festivities starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. on Sunday. Great live music and fun activities for the kids until 4 p.m., after that ages 21 and up only.
On Saturday March 16, start the day off by taking the whole family to the 51st annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. It begins at 10 a.m. at 27th and Blake Street. The very first St. Patrick’s Day parade took place in 1762 in New York City. We have been flooding our streets with Leprechauns and green beer for over 250 years.
Green Keg’s and Hammered St. Paddy’s Day Bar Crawl
Starting at Maloney’s Tavern March 15 at 5 p.m. through March 17, venture out to several bars in Lodo who are participating in this year’s bar crawl . You will be given a map at the first location and then it’s completely up to you how and where you will spend your time. For the first time, there will be simultaneous events in other major cities like Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York, and many more. Loads of Irish themed items to be given away throughout the event.
Heritage Irish Step Dancers
After seeing all those beautiful dancers at the parade you definitely want to learn how to really kick up your heels. Here in Denver you can learn these great Irish dances anytime you would like with Heritage Irish Step Dancers. They are fun, energetic, exciting and great exercise. You can master the art and even go to different performances and competitions or just do it for fun. It’s a great way to learn about the Irish heritage.
Crystal has been living and working in the Denver area her whole life. She will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with her family by attending the parade and participating in a few other events including the St. Balderick’s Foundation fundraiser. Most importantly she is looking forward to the corned beef and cabbage she will be cooking though.