If you’re looking for a fun place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Northern Colorado, you’re in luck! You can find great ways to spend the day — and night! — in some of the most popular Northern Colorado cities, such as Fort Collins, Loveland and Greeley. In fact, did you know Fort Collins is among the top 10 cities to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? You can see for yourself why it made the list when you check out the following St. Paddy’s Day events in Fort Collins and surrounding cities.
Sharin’ O’ the Green 5K
If you’re looking for a way to give back to the community on the weekend of St. Patrick’s Day, think about participating in Sharin’ O’ the Green 2019. This is a 5K race that takes place on Saturday, March 16 from 8 am to 11 am in Fort Collins. When you run in this race, you’re showing support for local youth getting the mentoring they need, since this St. Patrick’s Day event’s proceeds go to Partners Mentoring Youth.
Shamrock Fairy Garden
If you want something the whole family can do to together the weekend of St. Patrick’s Day, head to Bath Garden Center & Nursery in Fort Collins, where you can make a shamrock fairy garden! This cute St. Paddy’s Day event costs $20 for each fairy garden, and it takes place at 10 am and 2 pm. You can RSVP here.
Oak Street Shamrock Festival
Another family-friendly Fort Collins St. Paddy’s Day event is the Oak Street Shamrock Festival. This will be held downtown on Saturday, March 16 from 10 am to 2 pm. This is where you can enjoy some green treats, play kid-friendly games, listen to traditional Irish music and watch dance performances. Whether you’re Irish or just want to act like you are for a day, this is the place to do it!
Old Town Irish Party
Maybe you’ve spent the day at the Oak Street Shamrock Festival in downtown Fort Collins, and now you need some green beer. Well, you won’t have to walk far, because the Old Town Irish Party will also be downtown. You can hang out in the green beer garden and listen to live music from 11 am to 4 pm.
St. Patrick’s Day Beer Dinner
If you’re in search of something to do in Loveland on Sunday, March 17, head to Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch. That’s where you’ll find the St. Patrick’s Day Beer Dinner, which starts at 5:30 pm. For $80 per person, you get a five-course meal, with each course paired with the perfect beer. You can even add on a trail ride through the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. How many people can say they spent St. Patrick’s Day eating a gourmet meal and riding on horseback in beautiful Colorado?
Blarney on the Block
Another St. Paddy’s Day event to look forward to in Northern Colorado is Blarney on the Block, which takes place on Saturday, March 16 from 2 pm to 7 pm in downtown Greeley. This is a small, family-friendly event that’s free, so be sure to bring your family and friends to enjoy the day with you. And don’t forget to wear green!
Local Irish Pubs
Northern Colorado is home to numerous Irish pubs, most of which have St. Paddy’s Day events with drink specials and live music. As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, keep an eye on the event calendars of local pubs so you don’t miss out. If you want to stick to Loveland, check out Henry’s Pub, while Greeley has Patrick’s Irish Pub. And Fort Collins features Lucky Joe’s Sidewalk Saloon, among others.
If you’re looking for a great place to celebrate with your family, you’ll want to check out these awesome events. One of the most popular is St. Paddy’s Family Day, which features the opportunity to make shamrock shaped bowls with your family and friends. This event takes place on Sunday, March 17, which means you will have plenty of time to attend more adult events on Friday and Saturday if you so choose.
On another note, if you are looking for something more interactive, there’s also a great event taking place at the Barnes and Noble in Fort Collins. ‘How to Catch a Leprechaun’ Storytime by Adam Wallace is an event that is uniquely entertaining for kids and even comes complete with a coupon from the Barnes & Noble Cafe for a grilled cheese sandwich as well as milk or juice for $4.
For those who love to be active with their families, there’s the Oak Street Shamrock Festival. Celebrate Irish culture with an array of locals and visitors alike. An action-packed event, the details of the festivities are as follows:
- Performance by Northern Colorado Caledonia Pipe Band:10 a.m.
- An interactive Read-along with Poudre River Public Library District:10:20 a.m.
- A musical journey to Ireland via the Kid’s House of Joy: 10:45 a.m.
- A visit from Michael the Leprechaun, inviting little ones to become leprechauns for the day:11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- The Northern Colorado Caledonia Pipe Band performs at Noon.
- Interactive Irish-themed sing-along with Clothes Pony and Dandelion Toys:12:20 p.m.
- MacInfire performance:12:45 p.m.
Best St. Patty’s Day Nightlife
If you’re looking for great places to drink green beer and celebrate the holiday, you’ll want to check out some of these awesome events hosted by great bars and clubs in the area. There’s something for everyone, no matter what your interests are.
If you like the nightclub scene, you might want to check out events happening at some of the hottest dance spots in Colorado. For instance, the St. Pats Day Bar Crawl is a great way to experience the various bars in the area. You’ll gain access to 6 exciting bars located along Broadway Street. Enjoy amazing drink specials, dancing, and celebrating Irish culture with an array of excited visitors and locals. Moreover, there are multiple bar crawls this year so you can choose the best one for you. The specifics of these events are usually announced a few weeks prior to the holiday itself, so make sure to keep an eye on their websites for more information.
St. Patty’s Day Activities
Not all of St. Patrick’s Day has to be about the nightlife. There are plenty of fun activities during the day all weekend for the Irish holiday! If you’re an open-minded person who prefers to participate in non-conventional activities, you’ll love the St. Patty’s Day Dance Party. Dress is Irish-themed clothing, and dance until dawn. Fun and prizes will be flowing all night!
On another note, the St. Patrick’s Day Train is a cool event that is great for people of ages. This 52-mile trip through the Cascade Canyon as well as along Animas River, you’ll enjoy lots of food and fun as well as the musical stylings of the infamous Kitchen Jam Band! It will certainly be a St. Patrick’s Day you won’t soon forget.
Authentic Irish Food and Drinks
Sometimes it’s not enough to just go to a few St. Patrick’s Day parties. On St. Patrick’s day, you might want to experience more Irish culture than you normally would. Or maybe you just really love Irish food. Luckily, the Colorado area has you covered for that too. The city has a great selection of Irish pubs that offer both Irish food and spirits, all of which feature special pricing and foods on St. Patty’s Day. Some of the most highly anticipated events are the Annual Fruitvale Lions Club St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage Supper or you can simply visit places such as Mulligan’s Pub and Sports Club as well as Lucky’s Joe’s for some amazing authentic Irish food and drinks.
This list is by no means exclusive. There really is something for everyone when it comes to celebrating in the great state of Colorado . Colorado has truly grown as a city in the past decade or so, and there’s always something going on, whether it’s St. Patrick’s Day or not.
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Clearly, there’s a lot to do in Northern Colorado, especially on holiday weekends! So which St. Paddy’s Day event are you most interested in?