For a second year, you can expect major St. Patrick’s Day celebrations to be on hold, but there’s a little more to do than last year. Read on for a list of local events, and then a list of resources to help you celebrate at home.
Normally we are able to stick to free and really cheap events here, but this year that’s not really the case. Because the major free events have been canceled, and other events have to limit capacity, the costs are higher. We are including some more expensive events than we’d usually include. We hope that soon things will get more “on the cheap!”
St. Patrick’s Day in the Triangle 2021
Where registration is required, it’s possible (even likely) that the events will sell out, so don’t delay in making your reservation.
St. Paddy’s Fest at Raleigh Beer Garden: Enjoy live music, Guinness, themed cocktails and more. Each $20 ticket includes your first beer and a basket of Reuben Bites for the table. Registration required.
Saturday, March 13th, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. 614 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh. $20 a person.
Early St. Patrick’s Day at Glass Jug Beer Lab: Tom Neuhauser will be playing the Irish tunes from 4 to 7 p.m. and Bull City Street Food will be debuting a St Patrick’s Day menu from 4 to 8 p.m. Glass Jug will be pouring the annual release of our Irish Dry Stout, an award-winning crowd-pleasing beer that only comes out once a year.
March 13th, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. 5410 NC Highway 55, Durham. Free.
Early St. Paddy’s Day at Glass Jug Beer Lab: Ted Neuhauser will be playing Irish tunes from 4 to 7 p.m. Bull City Street Food will be debuting a St. Patrick’s Day menu from 4 to 8 p.m. Glass Jug will be pouring the annual release of their Irish Dry Stout, an award-winning beer that comes out just once a year. Beer garden tables are limited and are all 6 feet apart. Many have tabletop heaters or umbrellas. Or bring your own lawn chairs and grab a spot on the lawn for your Irish picnic. Blankets are also available to borrow and they’re washed after east use.
Saturday, March 13th, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. 5410 NC Highway 55, Suite V, Durham. Free.
Pre-Patricks Party at Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson: Live music, hot dogs and nachos. Pre-register, at no cost, to get a wristband for free beer.
Saturday, March 13th, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1126 South Saunders Street, Raleigh. Free.
Shamrocks and Shenanigans at Pullen Park: Kids are invited to dress as leprechauns or pirates and visit the park any time from March 15th to 21st. Just stop at Pullen Amusements and pick up the scavenger hunt materials, and then return with your final clue to receive your gold prize.
March 15th to 21st, any time the park is open. 520 Ashe Avenue, Raleigh, Free
Irish music at The Kraken: Mebanesville & Friends roll out the 5th Annual Ceol agus Craic an La Eihle agus Oiche Padraig / St. Patrick’s Day & Night celebrations! Make plans to get your dance on for the best in melody, story, and song from the Irish Isles & the Diaspora.
March 17th, 8 p.m. 2823 NC Highway 54 W, in Chapel Hill. Free, but tips are appreciated.
Live Irish Music at Mason Jar Lager Co.: Enjoy live Irish music from Mike & Amy, a food truck, and cigars!
March 17th, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 341 E. Broad Street, Fuquay-Varina. Free admission.
St. Patrick’s Day with Goats: Visit the goats at Spring Haven Farm, and search for the hidden lucky charms!
Wednesdays through Sundays, March 10th to 21st, 10 am. to 6 p.m. 5306 Homer Ruffin Rd, Chapel Hill. $13.50
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Crann Úll: Enjoy authentic Irish music during this virtual event through PineCone.
Wednesday, March 17th, 7 p.m. Free (donations welcome.)
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Home
Virtual Festival: The St. Patrick’s Day Festival in Dublin was canceled again in 2021, but this year they’re putting together a virtual St. Patrick’s Day festival from March 12th to 17th, 2021.
St. Patrick’s Day Recipes: Your party might be smaller this year, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be green and tasty. Check out this list of St. Patrick’s Day recipes from hgtv.
Virtual Tours of Ireland: Enjoy the beauty of Ireland from afar with these virtual tours.
Spotify Playlist: Here’s a Spotify playlist of traditional Irish music.
Learn to play an Irish song: Online Academy of Irish Music has tons of youtube tutorials on how to play Irish music on a variety of instruments.
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