The City of Dublin knows how to celebrate Irish fun, and they go all out for St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin!
The Greenest & Grandest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin returns in 2023 after being cancelled for bad weather last year!
St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin
Saturday, March 11, 2023
The party celebrations start early in Dublin! The day o’ Irish fun, including the Dublin parade and other events is the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day!
Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast
Start the day with the all-you-can-eat Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast at Sells Middle School (150 W. Bridge St.) from 7:30-11 a.m.
Pancakes & sausage (with green syrup!) served with regular & decaf coffee and orange juice from 7:30 am until 11am. Breakfast is $8 for adults, and $6 for children. You can stick around to enjoy the Dublin St. Patrick’s Day Parade as it goes right past the school.
The Dublin Lions Club typically serves breakfast to over 600 people at its annual Dublin St. Patrick’s Day event. 100% of all profits from breakfast, the raffle, and the entire event are given to meet local needs!
St. Patrick’s Day Parade Inflation Celebration
Watch as the parade balloons are inflated. Kids LOVE this part, and it’s free!
Head to Graeter’s Ice Cream on Frantz Road at 9 a.m. to see giant helium balloons inflate. Balloon artists will make Irish-themed hats and props for children as they wait for the balloons to fill.
Dublin St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Pre-parade entertainment starts at 10:15 am.
The mile-long Dublin St. Patrick’s parade of over 100 floats, bands and bagpipers, and Grand Leprechaun steps off at 11 a.m. from Metro Place North and heads into Historic Dublin. turning north onto Frantz Road, east on Bridge Street, then continues south on High Street, ending at Waterford Drive.
After the parade, check out the various shops and restaurants in Dublin that will be continuing the St. Patrick’s celebration.
“i-RISH You Luck” Parent’s Afternoon Out at New Hope Church
After the Dublin parade on March 11, 2023 bring the kids to Fellowship Hall at New Hope Church for PNO with Kreation’s Play Kafé for “i-RISH You Luck” Parent’s Afternoon Out from 5 pm – 7 pm.
Reservations and paperwork is required for drop and go. Kids will enjoy crafts, dinner, and dessert, while you enjoy Dublin on St. Patrick’s Day! Space is limited, so make a reservation to ensure space. Family-friendly!
Dublin St. Patrick’s Day Family Celebration
The Dublin St. Patrick’s Day Family Celebration is TBA for 2023.
Riverside Crossing Park Ice Rink
Open through mid-March; check link for details for 2023.
Take a spin on the 3,200-square-foot temporary ice rink at 6635 Riverside Dr. in the lower plaza on the east side of The Dublin Link pedestrian bridge. Admission is $12 per person and skate rental is included.
Celtic Cocktail Trail
More cocktails please! Dublin has their own specialty boozy beverage route with the Celtic Cocktail Trail. Dublin has been making a splash as a culinary destination and 18 establishments are serving up Irish-themed beverages.
The Celtic Cocktail Trail is now digital! This mobile exclusive passport is a collection of curated restaurants offering deals and discounts as well as a special Celtic themed drink to redeem during your visit. Read more about it here.
Prefer to indulge at home? Use these recipes to make your own Celtic Cocktails. You can also order carryout from one of Dublin’s many Irish pubs.
Irish Fairy Door Trail
This adventure trail is just for the kids! Bring the kids to historic Dublin to find the tiny magical fairy doors in 12 downtown businesses.
Find the name of each resident fairy, fill in your passport and return your completed passport to the Dublin Visitor & Information Center (9 S. High St.) for a FREE Fairy Doors of Dublin t-shirt.
Finding the fairy doors is just half the fun – you’ll get to explore businesses such as Johnson’s Real Ice Cream, Our Cupcakery, Kilwins, and Dublin Toy Emporium. Read more here.
Downtown Dublin’s Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area
DORA is extended from noon – 10 pm in Dublin. During DORA hours, you can walk within set boundaries in Downtown Dublin and Bridge Park with alcoholic beverages purchased from approved establishments while you enjoy entertainment, shopping, and more.
Read more about DORA and the 2 separate boundaries here, and follow signage if you are participating.
You cannot carry alcohol cannot across the Dublin Link Bridge. You cannot enter an DORA establishment serving liquor with a drink from another establishment.
Downtown Dublin businesses display window clings at the entrance to designate whether DORA beverages are welcome, are not welcome, or are sold at the location.
No matter how you choose to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, you’re sure to find plenty of fun in Dublin. If you plan to dine out, check pub and restaurant websites for details, RSVP requirements, and more.
Photos provided by Visit Dublin Ohio.
Check out other St. Patrick’s Day events in Columbus!
Riverside Celebration and Fado Tent Party
TBA for 2023
Riverside and Bridge Park District.
6 p.m. The Riverside Celebration will celebrate the dedication of the Dublin Link Pedestrian Bridge and the Grand Opening of Riverside Crossing Park. There will be strolling entertainment, live music, ice skating performances, and a light show on the bridge. I
7 p.m. The St. Patrick’s Day festivities begins with Fado’s iconic St. Patrick’s Day Party. The street will be closed down, and the Reganomics will be entertaining in the outdoor heated tent, while Dogwood Road plays in the pub. Admission is free!
Pub Party at Fado Pub & Kitchen in Bridge Park
Starting at 9:00 am, Fado Pub & Kitchen will be offering brunch and cocktails and opening up the pub for live music starting at 11:00 AM with some of Central Ohio’s favorite local acts and a few with an Irish flair. The $20 cover charge starts at 10 am.
This pub party continues on the 17th as well with different performance acts and more Irish Fare. You can find more details and get your tickets here.
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