Find your finest green garb and grab your Guinness mug: St. Patrick’s Day is on the way! There are plenty of festivities taking place Saturday, March 17th in Phoenix.


St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Faire

March 17

The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade celebrates traditions of Ireland with Irish step dancers, bagpipers, marching bands, floats and more. The parade starts at Third Street at moves south from Virginia St to McDowell. The Irish Faire, a family event with Irish music, step dancers, food and beverages, kicks off after the parade at the nearby Irish Cultural Center at Hance Park.


Experience Ireland at MIM

March 17-18

Make plans to experience Ireland at MIM’s annual celebration of Irish music and culture. Enjoy music, Irish dancing, storytelling, and more.


St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt

March 17

Guests are invited for an afternoon of shenanigans in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Children can search for the “pot of gold” at OdySea in the Desert’s four-leaf clover themed St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt — with a prize at the end of the rainbow.


Kiss Me I’m Irish Run

March 16-17

The Kiss Me I’m Irish Run is an annual event that is great fun for the whole family. Runners can participate in a half marathon, 8K or 4K run. Festivities include live Irish music and performances. Get in the Irish spirit by wearing your best green, competing for one of the many costume prizes. Stay on after the event for the after party at Westgate Entertainment District and be treated to a complimentary beer.


Shamrock Fest

March 17

ShamRockFest is a St. Patrick’s Day celebration held in the heart of Downtown Chandler. Festival Headliner Alien Ant Farm will be rocking the stage along with local artists and entertainment. Featuring bagpipes, traditional Irish food including food trucks, a VIP tent, family friendly activity zone, giant adult games, local vendors, and beer-cocktail garden. 


Fountain O'Green Artisan Market

March 16-18

Enjoy the spring season with live music, art exhibits, and dance performances throughout the weekend. Visitors can browse an eclectic selection of traditional and contemporary designs, from sculptures and paintings to handcrafted jewelry and apparel. 


Green Fountain for St. Patrick’s Day

March 17

Put on your green and celebrate the Irish tradition of St. Patrick's Day in Fountain Hills as the world famous fountain turns green at noon in Fountain Park.


St. Patrick’s Day at Irish Wolfhound Pub

March 17

Irish Wolfhound Pub is throwing a party to celebrate their Irish roots! Come out and enjoy live music by Spirited Lads, Pete Cummings Band and more.


St. Patrick’s Day at the Irish Cultural Center

March 17

Join the Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library for a fun and full day of Irish activities, with Irish music, Irish stepdancing, and bagpipers.


Pot of Gold Music Festival

March 16-18

Pot of Gold Music Festival returns for three days of music and more, including a lineup featuring Russ, Phil Lesh & the Terrapin Family,  Band, Sturgill Simpson, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Rebelution, Dirty Heads and more. 


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St. Patrick's Day at Rula Bula

March 17

Join Rula Bula as they celebrate their favorite holiday of the year. Live music with Trevor Jones, Whiskey Rats and The Sullivans. Promotions by Guinness, Jameson, Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey and Teelings Irish Whiskey throughout the day.


Padre Murphy’s St. Patrick’s Day Party “Under the Big Top”

March 17

Head over to Padre Murphy's for St. Patrick's Day fun "under the big top." The event will have a concert lineup, traditional Irish dishes, face painting, leprechauns, clowns, green beer and more.


Science with a Twist: Luck O' the Science

March 16

At this St. Patrick’s Day-themed at Science With A Twist at the Arizona Science Center, experience smoking green beverages, activities that may lead you to the pot ‘o gold at the end of the rainbow, and demos with a wee bit of green science. 


St. Patrick's Day Celebration at Camp Social

March 17

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day Camp Social “goes green” from open to close with food and drink specials all day. Irish-themed libations include Tullamore Dew shots for just $4, Tullamore Dew Mules for $5, and Irish Car Bombs and Guinness Imperial Pints for $6 each.


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