This year, as usual, the list of events in honor of St. Paddy’s Day is extensive in Boston, so your Boston Real Estate agent chose five favorites here! The parade is an obvious one that you can’t miss, but the pub crawl, Irish dancing, pub grub and concerts don’t sound so bad either!
Tell me, what are your plans for St. Patrick’s Day in Boston?
- Boston’s 4th Annual St. Patrick’s Irish Pub Challenge will take place March 10. They’ve already planned for 4,000 people to show up, so don’t be shy about buying tickets! You’ll visit 30 pubs across the city as a warm-up for the true holiday. Pubs are separated into three “Counties,” and check-ins and tracking will allow a winner to be announced at the end. With a ticket, you get an official T-shirt and pub cup, along with other accessories, drink specials, a map and no cover charges. Think you can handle it?
- On March 16, you can head to South Station in Boston from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to catch Irish step dancers from the Greene O’Leary School of Irish Dance! It’s free to enjoy the performances, and what better way to get you in the Irish spirit just in time for the holiday weekend?
- Fill your stomachs with good food and beer the night before the parade at Landsdowne Pub for their 3rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration! It'll include authentic Irish food, their usual huge beer selection and live Irish music all day. From Ivy leave and Dublin Free Press, to Great Whiskey Rebellion and Beerfight’s Irish Mashup, it’s Irish entertainment you won’t want to miss!
- Finally! The long-awaited St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place March 18 this year, beginning at 1 p.m. as it heads down Broadway. This is a free event for the whole family. As a Boston Real Estate agent, I’d say it’d be hard to find another parade that entirely and only incorporates the Irish culture, including costumes, music, floats and Irish-specific talents! Whether visiting or living here for many years, you just can’t miss the parade.
- Ever heard of the Dropkick Murphy’s? I hope so! They love celebrating St. Paddy’s Day in the city of Boston, which is why they have scheduled three shows at the Boston House of Blues as part of their St. Patrick’s Week tour. If you miss out on tickets, they will do another show in Allston, MA on March 18, where tickets will only be available the day of the show. Just make sure to show up early!