St. Patrick’s Day. The celebration of red hair, green beer and tiny, brightly dressed men with corn-cob pipes. Well, at least that’s how it’s advertised. Growing up in Seattle, I tend to think of treats at the bakery with green frosting, chocolate coins and shamrocks from Seattle Chocolates and the amazing costumes from the yearly Dash. And of course, after I was of age, Irish Whiskey and Guinness at any bar you went to! You might not know this, but the Emerald City has a pretty large Irish population – actual Irish people from Ireland. And those guys know how to party! If you’ll be spending St. Pat’s with us, you might be overwhelmed with all the different events going on. Here are a few we recommend:
Start your St. Paddy’s Day festivities with a race for a good cause at the St. Patrick’s Day Dash. This annual event is approaching its 35thconsecutive year and supports local nonprofits. Make sure to deck yourself out in all green and meet at the Seattle Center to prepare for the race. This year’s St. Patrick’s Day Dash will be held on March 17that 8:30am.
If you are looking for more than just a party to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, the Irish Festival may be perfect for you. This centerpiece focuses on Irish culture and heritage with two exciting days of live music, art exhibits, historical lessons, workshops, authentic foods, and hand-on learning for the children. This year’s event even features an all-day Irish Genealogy seminar, giving you some more perspective on your potential Irish heritage. Enjoy this all-ages event from March 17ththrough 18that the Seattle Center.
St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl Irish Stroll
The partiers at BarCrawls.com have not one, but 4 events that help you drink your way through the city! You can get a start at the Friday Irish Cheer Kick-off Party, work your way through the city with the St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl Irish Stroll 1 (Saturday 1pm to 10pm) or 2 (Sunday 1pm to 10pm), taking you to all of the popular Irish watering holes, or party the night away at the Get Shamrocked Saturday Night Party. At the Saturday Night Party, you and your friends will be given wristbands and maps, letting you into the local establishments such as Sam’s Tavern, Lost Lake Café, and more for drink specials.
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