Looking for the best place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?
Look no further. Dublin was named one of the best cities to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by Reader’s Digest and Afar, but you don’t have to take their word for it. You can head to Dublin this weekend to take part in festivities for yourself.
The celebration kicks off the weekend before St. Patrick’s Day, on Saturday, March 11. Get all of your green gear together and head to Sells Middle School bright and early for a pancake breakfast.
From 7-11 a.m., you can enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes with green syrup, then you can head out to see the parade step off.
The parade includes all sorts of Irish-themed fun, from bagpipers and leprechauns to typical parade sights like floats, giant inflatables, and marching bands.
This is the first time that the parade has taken place since 2019, so crowds are expected to be large.
Full Parade Schedule:
Saturday, March 11, 2023
7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: St. Patrick’s Day Pancake Breakfast at Sells Middle School, 150 W. Bridge St.
9:00 a.m.: Inflation Celebration at Graeter’s Ice Cream, 6255 Frantz Rd.
11:00 a.m.- 12:15 p.m.: St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Historic Dublin, 1 W. Bridge St.
If the parade isn’t enough fun for you, there’s always the St. Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl. On March 18, head to downtown Dublin at 1 p.m. for the pub crawl. There will be a shamrock shuffle your way from Bridge Park to Historic Dublin, stopping at bars and restaurants along the way to enjoy food and drink specials.
If you make it to five or more stops on your pub crawl passport, you’ll be entered to win the Pot O’ Gold Grand Prize Package. What’s the prize, you ask?
A one-night stay at the AC Hotel in Bridge Park, a cabana and $100 to VASO Rooftop Lounge, 4 tickets to the Dublin Irish Festival, $50 to Getaway, $50 to Dublin Village Tavern, $50 to Local Cantina, $25 to Weenie Wonder and a free pizza from Missing Jimmy’s.
To plan your perfect St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin, go to visitdublinohio.com.