St. Patrick’s Day is on Friday, March 17, 2023, which means there will be parties on the weekend for St Patrick’s Day in Columbus!
Make your plans now, so there will be no shortage of green beer, Guinness, or Irish whiskey in your life.
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Irish fun anytime through the year
Dublin Irish Fair Door Trail
The Irish Fairy Doors of Dublin Trail: Fun event for this season or anytime. Pick up your Trail Guide at the Irish Fairy Garden in the Visitors Center (9 South High Street) and follow the path on your trail guide through Historic Dublin to 12 different businesses to find tiny magical fairy doors.
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. Family-friendly!
Celtic Cocktail Trail in Dublin
Enjoy a delicious beverage at each of these unique Dublin Celtic Cocktail Trail destinations and redeem great prizes! Complete 6 trail stops and redeem a commemorative koozie. Complete 12 stops and score an exclusive Celtic Celtic Cocktail t-shirt!
Take your time completing this trail – no need to complete in one day! The trail is now Mobile exclusive – no passport to remember to bring with you! It’s super simple, with no app required.
Pre-St. Patrick’s Day celebrations
Dublin St. Patrick’s Day Parade and other events
Saturday, March 11, 2023, 7 am – 1 pm
Lions Club pancake breakfast, Inflation Celebration, and the huge Parade, following by fun at shops and restaurants in the district.
Read all about the St. Patrick’s Day parade and other fun in Dublin here.
Dublin 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.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade Party at Fadó Pub & Kitchen
Saturday, March 11, 2023. Doors open at 9am – Limited Brunch Menu available ’til 12pm
$20 Cover Charge starts at 10am (includes a $20 Gift Card for use 3/18/23 and after). Details here (along with the full week of fun).
Live Music lineup for the day:
Dogwood Road | 10am-1pm
The McIans | 2pm-5pm
Beir Bua | 6pm-9pm
“i-RISH You Luck” Parent’s Afternoon Out at New Hope Church
After the Dublin parade on March 11, 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!
Annual St. Baldrick’s Event at Fado Irish Pub
Saturday, March 11, 2023. The St. Baldrick’s Head Shaving event will kick off at 2pm – Arrive early to get a spot! See more details about this event (and other Fado Irish Pub events)
St. Practice Day Run at Fadó Pub & Kitchen
March 12, 2023 at 2 pm.
Join us for the first annual St. Practice Day Run (2.5 miles). The event will sell-out so make sure to get registered today! Proceeds to benefit “Beyond the Goal Line”. Register here.
Shamrock Scavenger Hunt at Scioto Grove
March 15, 2023 from 2-3:30 pm.
Solve the riddle by finding all of the shamrocks at Scioto Grove Metro Park! Meet at the Arrowhead Picnic Area at Scioto Grove Metro Park for an activity sheet and further instruction. Details here Family-friendly!
St. Patrick’s Day Fun on March 17
St. Patrick’s Day Hike
March 17, 2023 from 10 am – 1 pm
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by taking in all things green on a 4-mile off-trail hike to a giant oak tree. Terrain at Clear Creek is steep and uneven in areas, wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Meet at the old Park Maintenance Shop, 9935 Opossum Hollow Road, Rockbridge. Details here.
Preschool: Leprechaun Search at Highbanks
March 17, 2023 from 11 am – 1 pm
Hike along a short trail looking for hidden leprechauns, shamrocks and other St. Patrick day items. Don’t forget to grab a scavenger hunt to make sure you found all the hidden items. Small prize afterwards for kids. Extra prize if you wear color green! Details here. Family-friendly!
March 17, 2023 from 3 pm – 5 pm
Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with some fun and free archery at Blacklick Woods Golf Course! The program will take place inside the Pro Shop. All equipment provided. Ages 8+. Details here. Family-friendly!
St. Patrick’s Day Party at Fadó Irish Pub
Friday, March 17, 2023; all day
Doors open at 8am for Kegs and Eggs. Complimentary Breakfast served with cover charge from 8am-11am! No minors allowed after 12pm. No reservations needed.
$10 Cover Charge from 8am-10am
$20 Cover Charge starts at 10am (includes a $20 Gift Card for use 3/18/23 and after) – Pre-Sale Tickets Available!
St. Patrick’s Day Mass and Parade.
March 17, 2022. Mass at 9:30 am at Saint Patrick’s Church. The Shamrock Club Saint Patrick’s Day parade forms immediately after Mass at the staging area at West Broad Street and Washington Blvd.
The Parade will step off at 11:45 am. The route is East on Broad to High and North on High were it will disband at Nationwide Blvd. Details here.
Irish Family Reunion
March 17, 2022. Doors open at noon at the Convention Center with live music, Irish dancing, food and more. Reserve tickets, table, and parking in advance. Family-friendly!
St. Patrick’s Day at Fadó Pub & Kitchen
March 17, 2023, Doors open at 9am – Limited Brunch Menu available ’til 12pm
$20 Cover Charge starts at 10am (includes a $20 Gift Card for use 3/18/23 and after). Details here.
Live Music lineup for the day:
Dogwood Road | 10am-1pm
Brian Douglas Day | 2pm-5pm
The McIans | 6pm-9pm
No minors allowed after 12pm on 3/11/23. No Reservations
Flannagan’s St. Patrick’s Day Bash
March 17, 2023; General Admission is FREE until 7 pm for Flannagan’s St. Patrick’s party! Tickets are $10 after 7 pm.
Byrne’s Pub St. Patrick’s Day
March 17 and 18, 2023. Make plans to go to the iconic Irish Pub on March 17 and 18 for the St. Patrick’s Day Parties featuring great Irish bands each day! $10 presale tickets are available. See bands and more details here.
St. Patrick’s Day at the Shamrock Club
March 17, 2023 Live, Irish music, food, and drinks. See website.
Post St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations
Leprechaun Lunch at Battelle Darby Creek Nature Center
March 18, 2023 from 12 pm – 1 pm.
Pack and bring your lunch to the nature center for a short discussion on clover and what eats it. After learning about our lucky, leafy charms, become a leprechaun yourself with a short craft! Program best for ages 5+. Details here. Family-friendly!
Shamrocks & Shenanigans
March 18, 2023 from 1 pm – 3 pm
Leprechauns visited Blacklick Woods and left behind a trail of gold coins! Stop by the nature center to make a rainbow and pot of gold craft, build a leprechaun trap or house in case they visit again and hike the Buttonbush Trail to search for the lost coins and hidden green items. Details here. Family-friendly!
Annual St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl
March 18, 2023 in Arena and Park Street Districts. Register in advance to save $5 and guarantee an event t-shirt.
Shamrocks & Shenanigans Fundraiser
March 18, 2023 from 6-9 pm. Enjoy an evening of fun and games at Camp Mary Orton while raising awareness about food insecurity and the need in our community. Join us for a night of shenanigans all benefiting the Worthington Resource Pantry.
Tickets are donation of $75, which includes food, games, and connecting with other guests.
Other Irish Pubs to check out (always fun on St. Patrick’s Day in Columbus!)
The Blarney Stone Tavern (2151 W. Dublin-Granville Rd)
Dublin Village Tavern (Dublin)
McClellan’s Pub (Sawmill Rd)
Cavan Irish Pub (Merion Village)
Paddy Mac’s Pub (North High)
Flanagan’s Pub (3001 Reynoldsburg New Albany Road, Blacklick)
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