9 Insanely Irish Things To Do For St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day in America is one of the biggest holidays of the year. After all, everyone is Irish on March 17th. What started as a Catholic feasting holiday in the 17th Century has morphed into one of the biggest celebrations of Irish pride, and of course a massive day of drinking.

Since the potato famine, or the Great Famine, which devastated Ireland from 1845-1852, Irish immigrants have found their way to Ohio. There was already a large number of Irish in Ohio, building canals and eventually railways, but most who came after the famine arrived in America with little more than the clothes on their backs. Like most immigrant communities, the Irish faced backlash from many Ohioans. Due to their Catholic faith, the Irish community was frequently discriminated against for jobs, housing and much more.

Advertisement for a nanny that appeared in the Boston Transcript in 1868, stating “Positively no Irish need apply.”

Centuries later, they are a success story for immigrants. After enduring years and years of hardships, they are not only an accepted addition to our nation but a celebrated one. St. Patrick’s Day parades happen all across our country, frequently attended and supported by members our government and emergency services communities.

If you’re looking to get to the heart of the holiday, the Shamrock Club of Columbus will offer a massive St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Friday. Mass will begin at 10 AM at St. Patrick’s Church. At 11:30, the Columbus St. Patrick’s Day Parade will kick off, marching from St. Patrick’s Church to The Greater Columbus Convention Center. The parade will include all sorts of performers, including the Columbus Police & Fire Pipes & Drums.

On Saturday morning, from 11 AM- 2 PM, the annual Historic Dublin St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place. This family-friendly event will highlight one of the largest Irish communities in Central Ohio.

Finally, if it’s a party you’re looking for, it’s a party you’ll find. All around Columbus, there will be events taking place all weekend. Get your green beer, your Irish breakfast, and your fill of step dancing and live music.If you’re going to be staying in the downtown area, consider taking advantage of the CBUS, which runs for free from the Brewery District through Downtown to the Short North. If you’re venturing further, consider taking an Uber, Lyft or Taxi.

Tilted Kilt St. Patrick’s Day 2017

When: March 17, 6 AM- 1 AM
What: This 21+ event will take place all day long at Tilted Kilt. It starts with a 6 AM breakfast featuring Torg and Eliot. At 11:30, dance group the Naked Karate Girls will perform. After a short break for March Madness, Agent 99 will finish off the evening, opening their set at 7 PM.
Come start your St Patrick’s Day Party off right. Be here ready to go with the full line up of the day! Remember we are 21 and up all day so make sure you are ready with ID in hand.
Where: 8665 Sancus Blvd, Columbus, Ohio 43240

St. Patrick’s Day at Claddagh Columbus

When: Friday March 17th, 11-11
What: Doors open at 8am for Kegs & Eggs followed by an Irish Jam Session at 10am, live music from The McIans 2pm-3pm, Tim O’Connor 5pm-8pm & all the way from NYC – The Prodigals take the stage at 8pm! Also making appearances are the Irwin Academy Irish Dancers & Columbus Fire Dept. Bagpipers! Finally, you won’t want to miss local green beer from The Actual Brewing Company. There is a 5$ Cover for the day.
Where: 585 S Front St, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Three Legged Mare St. Patrick’s Day Festivites

When: Mar 17 at 6 AM to Mar 18 at 2 AM
What: Starting at 6 AM, Three Legged Mare will offer an all you can eat breakfast buffet for $15 until 11 AM. Celtic rock bands, Irish dancers, and drink specials will be happening all day. CD 102.5 will be broadcasting from 7AM-10AM, offering the chance to win a variety of prizes. No cover.
Where: 401 N Front St, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Union Cafe St Patrick’s Day Party

When: Mar 17 at 11 AM to Mar 18 at 2 AM
What: St Patrick’s Weekend, enjoy $3 Killians Draft Pints and Car Bomb shots Friday, March 17th. Earn your green beads all day!
Where: 782 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Fado’s Irish Pub St. Patrick’s Day 2-Day Outdoor Festival

When: Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18th
What: One of the biggest celebrations in Columbus, Fado’s has quite the St. Patrick’s Day line up. Ticket costs $11.25-$52.00, with some tickets offering beer tickets. 21+, rain or shine!

Friday, March 18
– “Kegs and Eggs” | 7 a.m.
– Ladies of Longford – Fan Page | 8 a.m.
– Reganomics | 1 p.m.
– Lt. Dan’s New Legs | 5 p.m.
– Cyril Scott Pipe Band | 6:30 p.m.
– The Martini Affair | 9 p.m.

Saturday, March 18:
– St. Baldrick’s Foundation head-shaving | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
– 1988| 3 p.m.
– The Menus | 7 p.m.
– Blood, Sweat & Beers | 10 p.m.

Where: 4022 Townsfair Way, Columbus, Ohio 43219

Hop Yard 62’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

When: Saturday, March 18th, 1 PM until Midnight
What: Head out to Grove City for an awesome day of  March Madness, Irish Dancers, and the OH! Burger Food truck! There is no cover for this event.
Where: 4057 Broadway, Grove City, Ohio 43123

WNCI’s St. Patrick’s Day Party 2017 at Flannagans

When: Friday March 17th, 5:30am-1:00am & Saturday March 18th, 9:00am-1:00am
What: Join Dave and Jimmy for their iconic St. Patrick’s Day celebration at Flannagans.
Friday, Tickets Online – $5.00
-Tickets at Door (5:30am-4pm) – $5.00
-Tickets at Door (4pm-Close) – $10.00
-FREE Breakfast from 6am-9am
-Live Radio Broadcast with 97.9 WNCI’s Dave & Jimmy!
-2 Food Trucks including Mikey’s Late Night Slice and Bunny & Michelle’s Brats & Such

Saturday: Doors open at 9:00 am
-Tickets Online – $5.00
-Tickets at Door (9:00am-4pm) – $5.00
-Tickets at Door (4pm-Close) – $10.00
-5k Run in the morning!!! Go to http://www.ultrafit-usa.com/st-pattys-flannagans for more info!
-2 Food Trucks including Mikey’s Late Night Slice and Bunny & Michelle’s Brats & Such
Where: 6835 Caine Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43235

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