Dogtown revelers reach for the stars.
From Dogtown to downtown, we've got all the details on all this year’s fun stuff and cheap beer — and did we mention free shuttles?
Note that many events this year are on Saturday and many others are on Sunday. Make sure to read listings information carefully before making final plans.
See also: Get a Free Lyft Ride Home from Dogtown's St. Patrick's Day
The Downtown Parade
The 50th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade takes place Saturday, March 16, at noon. More than 120 units of floats, marching bands and clowns and more than 5,000 marchers celebrate St. Louis’ Irish heritage with the wearin’ of the green at one of the nation’s largest parades. The Irish Village in Kiener Plaza opens at 9 a.m. and will offer food, beverages, merchandise and live entertainment. Sat., March 16, www.irishparade.org. Aloe Plaza, 20th and Market streets, St. Louis.
The St. Patrick’s Parade Day Run
The 41st annual St. Patrick’s Parade Day Run is a five-mile run (three-kilometer option also available) that regularly attracts more than 8,000 participants. The Michelob ULTRA Runners’ Village at Kiener Plaza is open to all competitors who finish either course, with prizes for the top finishers in various categories. Sat., March 16, 9 a.m., $40-$45, www.stpatsrun.com. Walnut and South Broadway, St. Louis.
Dogtown St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Irish Festival
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on St. Patrick’s Day in the heart of Dogtown with the Ancient Order of Hibernians. This year’s parade starts at 11 a.m. at the intersection of Tamm and Oakland and ends at the south end of Dogtown. The second annual Dogtown Irish Festival begins with outdoor vendor sales starting at 9 a.m. The festival continues all day long after the parade ends, focused around the Clayton and Tamm intersection in the heart of Dogtown. Rusty Nail will play on the festival stage by the gazebo at the Clayton/Tamm intersection from 1 to 5 p.m. The festival will feature food, drink, music and a Vendor Village. Sun., March 17, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., dogtownunited.org/st-patricks-day-2/. Clayton Road and Tamm Avenue, St. Louis.
Syberg’s St. Patrick’s Parade Bash
Doors open at 10 a.m. for green beer, food and drink specials and a DJ. Sat., March 16, 10 to 1 a.m. Syberg’s on Market, 2211 Market, St. Louis, 314-231-2430.
St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl
Charm your way through the crawl with luck at the St Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl. Drink, dance and chat your day away in green. www.facebook.com/events/
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Enjoy St. Patrick’s eve with the Jason Garms Band. Sat., March 16, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., no cover, 314-231-1860, email@example.com,1860saloon.com/ events-music/. 1860 Saloon, Game Room & Hardshell Cafe, 1860 S. Ninth St., St. Louis.
St. Patrick’s Day at Bobby’s
Free shuttle to both parades from both locations. Sat., March 16; Sun., March 17. Bobby’s Place-Downtown, 1130 Washington Ave., St. Louis, 314-436-8143.
St. Patrick’s Day at Tigin
Tent opens at 7 a.m. for Pints and Pancakes. Plus, EPL and 6 Nations Rugby. $5 cover all day includes pancakes from 7 to 11 a.m. Live music all day in the heated tent, with Jud & Charlie, 2Chixx and Duhart. Sat., March 16, 7 a.m.; Sun., March 17, 7 a.m. Tigin Irish Pub & Restaurant, 333 Washington Ave., St. Louis, 314-241-8666.
St. Pat’s at Pat’s
Pat Connolly’s opens at 6 a.m. for breakfast and drinks, with four bars outside that open at 9 a.m. The Dogtown parade starts at 11 a.m., right in front of Pat’s, so you can watch the parade from a big party tent where breakfast and lunch are both served. Live Irish music inside all day starting at 9 a.m. Feel Good Inc. takes the outdoor stage after the parade ends at 1 p.m. for its last show ever. Sun., March 17, www.facebook.com/patconnollytavern/. Pat Connolly Tavern, 6400 Oakland Ave., St. Louis, 314-647-7287.
Eileen Gannon and Eimear Arkins
Eileen Gannon and Eimear Arkins have been lighting up the Irish music scene in St. Louis for the past several years. Eimear is an award-winning singer and fiddle player from County Clare with eleven solo Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann titles to her credit. Sun., March 17, 7 to 10 p.m., $12-$15. The Focal Point, 2720 Sutton Blvd., St. Louis, 314-560-2778.
Raised on Songs and Stories: A St. Patrick’s Day Concert
A family-friendly afternoon of Irish and Irish-American songs featuring the Kavanaugh Family and the Wee Heavies. Sun., March 17, 3 to 5:30 p.m., $20, 314-312-3225. Saint Louis University High School Performing Arts Center, 4970 Oakland Ave., St. Louis.
St. Patrick’s Day at McGurk’s
Live music from Falling Fences and Keeping it Reel (Kevin Buckley & Ian Walsh) starts at 11 a.m. and continues ’til close. Sun., March 17. John D. McGurk’s Irish Pub, 1200 Russell Blvd., St. Louis, 314-776-8309.