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St. Patrick's Day - 2014

Phoenix Celebrates St. Patrick's Day on (or close to) March 17


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.

St. Patrick's Day Parade and Irish Family Faire

St. Patrick's Day
© Irish Cultural Center of Phoenix, Arizona
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.

St. Patrick's Day Celebration in Fountain Hills

St. Patrick's Day
© Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce
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!

At Tempe Beach Park: Flogging Molly Green 17 Tour

Flogging Molly on St Patricks Day in Arizona
© Flogging Molly
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.

Experience Ireland at MIM

Courtesy MIM
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.

“Kiss Me I’m Irish” Run

St Patrick Day Run
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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.

St. Patty’s Day Celebrations at our Local Pubs and Bars

St. Patty’s Day in Tempe
© D’Arcy McGee’s
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.

Irish in Phoenix: Irish Organizations

St. Patrick's Day
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These organizations in the Phoenix area have all the information about everything Irish that goes on all year long.

Irish Pubs and Restaurants

St. Patrick's Day
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Irish beers, Irish food, Irish music - the craic is mighty in Phoenix on St. Patrick's Day weekend!

Irish Cocktails

Luck of the Irish Cocktail
© Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain
Having a party at home? Maybe you'd like to try one of these!

Or, if you are having an Irish brunch or tea,

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