Boston’s greenest (and drunkest) day of the year is upon us, and not even a blizzard could stop us from celebrating. St. Patrick’s Day is a huge event in Boston’s especially in the Irish pubs . . . expect Irish music, dancing, green beer, and week-long celebrations. Here are the top events happening to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day!
St Patrick’s Day Parade (Sunday)
The huge St. Patrick’s Day Parade in South Boston takes center stage on the Sunday closest to March 17th, attracting up to one million spectators. Colorful floats, music and Irish good cheer await you at the annual Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade. Celebrate Irish heritage in Boston’s most Irish neighborhood.
The parade begins at the Broadway ‘T’ Station and ends at Andrew Square, South Boston. Your best bet for viewing the parade is to stake out a spot anywhere along Broadway. Marchers continue to Telegraph St to Dorchester St ending at Andrew Square.
It’s a St. Patrick’s week long tradition!! Boston’s own Dropkick Murphys do a string of hometown shows at the House of Blues, near Fenway park.
Buy Tickets here – https://www.dropkickmurphys.com/tour/
St. Patrick’s Irish Heritage Trail
The 75-90 minute walk led experienced tour guides takes you on 300 fascinating years of Boston’s unique Irish history and heritage. You’ll discover the Irish role in the Revolutionary War, learn about the 19th century Famine generation and the Irish part in the Civil War. And you’ll discover famous and infamous politicians – from Curley and White to Collins and the Kennedys – who put their indelible stamp on the history of the city and the nation.
The Black Rose
This famous Irish pub is the perfect place to find Irish music – every night of the week. This year they have lined up the best Irish acts along with the best Irish food! If you’ve ever experienced the pleasure of a trad session in Ireland, you’ll come close to finding the same thing here, along with plenty of Irish ‘craic’. The menu features a few Irish specialties, and of course plenty of Guinness at the bar.
Irish Film Festival Boston
The #IrishFilmFest18 program has been finalized and the schedule for all screenings is online, along with ticketing information. Celebrating our 18th year, this year’s festival will feature more than 35 Irish productions all presented at the historic Somerville Theatre in Davis Square.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day At Franklin Park Zoo
Watch as animals receive green-themed enrichment treats in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day! Guests can get creative at our arts and crafts station and discover fun animal facts at an education station.
Have a fun and safe weekend!
From Boston Offices