Get out your best green outfit and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Phoenix! Since St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday this year there are plenty of events to get your fill of traditional Irish favorites. May the Luck of the Irish be with you!
The 27th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will celebrate the Irish tradition, included in the parade are Irish step dancers, bagpipers, marching bands, police and fire vehicles, government dignitaries, floats, the 2011 Arizona Irish Colleen with her Court and more.
The Parade starts at 3rd Street and Virginia, and proceeds south to Margaret T. Hance Deck Park
Details: St. Patrick’s Day Parade, 300 East Virginia Avenue, Phoenix. Admission: Free Saturday, March 17th 10:00 a.m., (623) 939-1183
Celebrate the 29th annual St. Patrick’s Day Faire in Phoenix; where you will feel a little Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Families of all ages can enjoy the Irish Family Faire that features two stages of live Irish music, Irish Step dancing and Bagpipers; research your Irish ancestry, visit the Irish crafts and merchandise, children’s area for the wee lads and lassies, and don’t forget the food court with many Irish foods favorites for anyone’s appetite.
Details: The Irish Cultural Center, 1106 North Central Avenue Phoenix. Admission: $10.00 per person, $8.00 for seniors 55+ and military, children 12 years and under free. , Saturday, March 17th 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (602) 258-0109
The famous fountain turns green on St. Patrick’s Day!
Fountain Park is a perfect place to celebrate an enjoyable and relaxing St. Patrick’s Day with the family and friends. Irish music and fun games for all ages, traditional Irish food and green beer will be available. The famous fountain will transform into the world’s tallest emerald fountain at noon.
Details: Fountain Park, 17166 East El Lago Drive, Phoenix. Admission: Free, Saturday, March 17th 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
With bountiful Irish games including cabbage bowling, beer pong, bean bag toss, and drunk the leprechaun tank, you will find the Irish Luck. Live entertainment includes “Take Cover, Kung Fu Grip, Insomniacs, Mike Mercier and DJ Hanzerelli.
Details: AJ Chandler Park West, 3 South San Marcos Place, Chandler. Admission $10.00, Children 12 and under Free, Saturday, March 17th, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.; 21 years of age and older after 5:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. (480) 812-1588
The Kiss Me I’m Irish Run at Westgate City Center has something for every one of all ages, a 17K or 8K run/walk, a 4K “Four Leaf Clover Run/Walk” for kids and pets. Special gifts and medals for the fastest runner’s and prizes for best St. Patty’s-themed running outfit, a long the race if you find a lucky shamrock on the race course, return it to the Luck of the Irish Prize Table!
Details: Westgate City Center, 6770 North Sunrise Boulevard Glendale. Saturday, March 17th, Starts at 7:00 a.m. (480) 609-3978
Join the 4th Annual D’Arcy McGee’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration with many Irish specials, Doors open at 6:00 a.m. for an Irish Breakfast, Irish Coffee and a “make your own Bloody Mary Bar!” Drink Specials, Green Beer and a special St. Patrick’s Day Menu is served from 11:00 a.m. till midnight with Live Music and bagpipes to celebrate the Irish Holiday.
Details: D’Arcy McGee’s, 2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy # 1220 Tempe. Admission Free, Saturday, March 17th, 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. (480) 557-9087
British Open Pub celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with the Glendale Pipe and Drum Corps that will play two sets of their traditional Irish music at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Drink specials include $1 off all well, wine and domestic beers and $4 Bushmills “Irish Car Bombs”. An Irish traditional menu for the day will include homemade corned beef and cabbage with colcannon, Stovies, Scotch eggs and chicken with whiskey sauce.
Details: British Open Pub, 1334 N. Scottsdale Road Scottsdale.
Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. Admission: Free Saturday, March 17th, (480) 941-4915
Head to Temple Bar Sports Grill for their 5th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Bash! With cold green beer, a special traditional Irish Menu and American favorites. A Live DJ from 9:00 p.m. till close, plus corn hole (bean bags) and a Jenga Competition, you will enjoy the Irish spirit.
Details: Temple Bar Sports Grill, 17050 North Thompson Peak Parkway Scottsdale. Admission: Free, Saturday, March 17th, 9:00 a.m. — 2:00 a.m., (480) 429-4520
Start your St. Patrick’s Day Celebration early at Rosie McCaffrey’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, open at 6:00 a.m. on St. Patrick’s Day and serving Irish specials with Irish coffee, Irish food specials and live bands all day makes Rosie’s a hot spot on St. Patrick’s Day.
Music includes Bagpipe Players from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Aaron Ricker 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and The Sullivan’s from 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Details: Rosie McCaffrey’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 906 East Camelback Road Phoenix. Admission: $10.00, Saturday, March 17th, 6:00 a.m. — 3:00 a.m., (602) 241-1916
Enjoy live music on St. Patty’s Day with a traditional Irish Breakfast in the morning, live music starting at 2:00 p.m. till 1:00 a.m., drink specials, and Guinness. Wear green!
Details: Turf Irish Pub, 705 N. 1st Street Phoenix. Admission: TBD, Saturday, March 17th, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. (602) 296-5043
Seamus McCaffrey’s will host the St. Patrick’s Day Street Party in downtown Phoenix. The street party starts at 9:00 a.m. and won’t stop till closing time. The day will be filed with giveaways, promotions, great bands that include; Tartanic, the Waters, the Aaron Ricker band, and Dan McGuinness that start at 11:00 a.m. and play until 1:00 a.m. Lots of drink specials, and traditional Irish dishes.
Details: Seamus McCaffrey’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 18 West Monroe Phoenix. Admission $10.00, Saturday, March 17th, 9:00 a.m. — 2:00 a.m. (602) 253-6081
The Tilted Kilt will celebrate its 1st year St. Patrick’s Day Street Party. Hop on the light rail, to CityScape where the street party will feature live music, food, drinks and green beer! Live bands include Keltic Kowboys, The Walken’s, The Persuaders, and Chuck E Baby. Serving Breakfast from 8:00 a.m. til noon.
Details: Tilted Kilt at CityScape, 2 E. Jefferson St. Phoenix. Admission $20.00, Saturday, March 17th, 10:00 a.m. — 2:00 a.m., (602) 293-3888
Flogging Molly’s St. Patrick’s Day Bash will celebrate its 8th Annual Green 17 Tour 2012 with special guests Roger Clyne And The Peacemakers , Suedehead , Sean Wheeler and Zander Schloss , Inept Hero, Halocene, Black Bottom Lighters, Westcott Avenue.
Serving up a fun filled day of Irish flavors and green beer, take the light rail to Tempe Beach Park for this annual celebration!
Details: Tempe Beach Park, 54 West Rio Salado Parkway Tempe. Admission: $40.00 Saturday, March 17th, 1:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. (480) 350-8625
Superstition Farm will host over 20 local food trucks for a round-up of great food, fellowship and fun. Bring the whole herd for a moo-velous time! Admission must be purchased ahead of time. This family-friendly event also includes hayrides, a petting zoo, live music, cooking demonstrations and more! Beer will be available for purchase as well.
Details: Superstition Farm, 3440 South Hawes Road Mesa. Admission $20-25. Saturday, March 17, 1:00pm – 5:00pm.