Everyone becomes just a little Irish on St. Patrick's Day. In mid-March we have St. Patrick's Day parades, St. Patrick's Day runs, and other events for going green and Irish in mid-March.
The Parade has marching bands, Irish step dancers, bagpipers, police and fire vehicles, government dignitaries, floats, and the Arizona Irish Colleen with her Court. After the parade, the festival begins. Central Phoenix.
The focus will be on food, music, and fun at the St. Patrick's Day festival in Fountain Hills. Yes, the famous fountain will turn green!
Flogging Molly appears in Arizona for the St. Patrick's Day concert at Tempe Beach Park at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 17, 2014. Flogging Molly blends traditional Celtic sounds with hard-edged punk. Also scheduled to appear: Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, Ozomatli, The Drowning Men. All ages. Gates open at 4 p.m. Tickets ($35 in advance and $40 day of show, plus applicable service fees) can be purchased online, at the Marquee box office, and all Zia’s Records locations; to charge by phone: 480-829-1300. Note: I saw cheaper tickets on sale at Goldstar.com (Buy Direct). Here is how Goldstar.com works.
On March 15 and 16, 2014 you can “Experience Ireland” at MIM, the Musical Instrument Museum in North Phoenix. It will be two days of Celtic-inspired fun including adorable kids performing Irish dance, a Celtic harp ensemble, pub games (team trivia), storytellers, and the chance to create and decorate a bodhran (a type of drum). Celtic-inspired face painting and a photo booth with costumes and props will add to the family fun. Café Allegro will offer Irish chicken and cream soup with potatoes and leeks; roasted Irish wild salmon marinated in Irish whiskey and honey; Irish stout-lamb stew with potatoes, carrots and parsley; and chocolate and orange Guinness cake. Performances and activities (not food) are included with paid museum admission.
Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale, Arizona. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a 17K, 8K run or 4K, with an "Irish"k for kids and leashed pets. Live Irish music, costume prizes, chocolate kisses for all finishers and a beverage compliments of McFadden's. 7 a.m. start. The Prostate On Site Project will be at the event from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. offering free prostate cancer screenings to the first 50 men to schedule an appointment at 480-964-3013.
You can probably find about a thousand bars that will serve Irish Whiskey and Irish stouts, but some of our Irish pubs, bars and restaurants around the Phoenix area have even more than that, with special events and/or entertainment for your St. Patrick's Day revelry.
These organizations in the Phoenix area have all the information about everything Irish that goes on all year long.
Irish beers, Irish food, Irish music - the craic is mighty in Phoenix on St. Patrick's Day weekend!