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 the weekend before and on Friday, March 17th in Phoenix.


St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Faire

March 11

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 crafters, also kicks off at 10 a.m. at the nearby Irish Cultural Center at Hance Park.

St Patricks' Day Parade
St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Faire. Photo via Facebook


Experience Ireland at MIM

March 11-12

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


Kiss Me I’m Irish Run

March 17-18

The Kiss Me I’m Irish Run is an annual event that is great fun for the whole family. Runners can participate in an 8K, 4K or 1K 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

Shamrock Fest will include live entertainment, Irish dancers, bagpipe players, festive games, traditional food, themed activities and a beer garden. Enjoy a wide variety of local and rare craft beers as well as live entertainment, St. Patty’s day favorites like corned beef and cabbage, and festive fun such as jumbo lawn games.


Fountain O'Green Artisan Market

March 17-19

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. A festive food court will offer sweet and savory fare and Irish treats.


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.

Fountain Hills St Patrick's Day
Fountain Hills for St. Patrick’s Day


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 Kilted Spirit, Spirited Lads and more. There also will be food booths featuring shepherd’s pie, corned beef and cabbage, and Irish tacos.


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, including campus tours, scavenger hunts, performances and storytime.


Pot of Gold Music Festival

March 17-18

Pot of Gold Music Festival returns with two days of top acts, including a St. Patrick’s Day lineup featuring G-Eazy, Sublime with Rome, 311 and Matisyahu, and a second day featuring Flogging Molly, Death Cab for Cutie, X Ambassadors and many more.


St. Patrick's Day at Rula Bula

March 17

Join Rula Bula as they celebrate their favorite holiday of the year. Live music includes a pipe band and step dancing, and diners can enjoy shepherd's pie, fish 'n chips and promotions by Guinness, Jameson and Bailey's throughout the day.

Rula Bula
Photo via Rula Bula


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 including a concert lineup, traditional Irish dishes, face painting, clowns, green beer and more.


St Paddy's Day Street Fair at Seamus McCaffrey's

March 17

The St. Paddy's Day Street Fair at Seamus McCaffrey's is turning 25 this year. Celebrate the occasion by drinking many pints out on Monroe St. Enjoy bands all day, special appearances and amazing food.


The Rhythm Room 

March 17

Grab your friends for bands and Irish specialty drinks at The Rhythm Room's St. Patrick's Day Party. 


Tilted Kilt's Big Irish Party

March 17

Honor St. Patrick's day at The Tilted Kilt's Annual Big Irish Party including live music, bagpipers, leprechauns, green beer, Irish whiskey and giveaways throughout the day.  


St. Patrick's Day Pool Party at LUSTRE Rooftop Bar

March 18

LUSTRE Rooftop Bar at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix is bringing the luck of the Irish to Downtown Phoenix with the St. Patrick’s Annual Pool Party. Enjoy specials including green beer and cocktails, Hell-Cat Maggie cocktails and delicious Irish food, and be sure to wear green to redeem drink specials on the hour, every hour.


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