Get in the St. Patrick’s Day Spirit at These Local Events

Our Weekend Picks.pngWhether St. Patrick’s Day celebrations for you mean jammin’ at a local pub to some tunes while enjoying a liberal dose of green beer or more family-friendly fare like parade watching or shamrock suncatcher making, this weekend has a variety of ways for you to have fun. Our Go! Weekend Picks feature St. Patrick’s Day events and celebrations in the Cincinnati and Dayton region.

Family Friendly
Boonshoft  Museum of Discovery in Dayton is holding ShamROCK ’13 where, teens 14-18, can dance, play laser tag, and compete in Win-it-in-a Minute contests, to name just a few of the activities planned for the evening.  The fun goes from 7:30 – 11:00 on March 16. For more information, click here.

Newport on the Levee
St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt for Kids with Peek-A-Toy
Help your child find 10 missing leprechauns that are hiding around the Levee by following a scavenger hunt sheet. Your child will get a Peek-a-Toy prize for completing the sheet. Available for children 10 and under. Click here, for additional information.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cincinnati
Ever since 1967, Cincinnatians have celebrated their St. Patrick’s Day Parade come rain, shine or snow. With Honorary Grand Marshal Nick Clooney at the helm , this year’s event will continue its tradition of being a full-fledged parade complete with floats, pipers, step dancers, Irish families and marching bands. The parade kicks off at 12:00 pm in downtown Cincinnati. To see a map of the parade route, click here. 

Here is a more extensive list of family friendly St. Patrick’s Day options for the Cincinnati area.

If your St. Patrick’s Day won’t be compete without some beer (possibly green in color) in a pub atmosphere check out these great links to St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at local restaurants/pubs:

Dublin Pub 

Green  Eggs and Ham St. Patty’s Day Blues & Jam Jazz Central 

immie’s Ladder 11 
McGillicutty’s Pub 
The Pub

Claddagh Irish Pub ~ Deerfield Commons
Brazenhead Irish Pub

Molly Malone’s Irish Pub & Restaurant

All of us here at the Barker, Beck, Collins & Kronauge Agency hope you have a safe and happy weekend!