By staff writer for My Local Utah
March definitely came in like a lion. Roaring its flurries all over the Wasatch front with record-breaking snowfall and extending our skiing season till May. But will there be a rainbow at the end of all these storms? Well, put on your snowboots and get ready to go leprechaun hunting because St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner!
Wondering what to do for St. Patricks Day? Lucky for you we have compiled a list of food, drinks, music, and culture to get your Irish fix.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Always wanted to see a leprechaun? Well you just might at Salt Lake City’s own St. Patrick’s Day parade. Organized by the Hibernian Society of Utah, the parade starts at 11:00 am pm Saturday, March 11, and winds its way through The Gateway in downtown Salt Lake. Following the parade, the Siamsa Celtic Celebration takes place in the Olympic plaza AND 25,000 sq ft of indoor space directly behind the stage where you will find traditional Irish food, a secondary performance area, and the John Welsh Bar.
This popular Park City pub offers some great food, including some Irish favorites like shepherd’s pie, bangers n’ mash, and traditional corned beef & cabbage. At least drop by Flanagan’s and share an Irish coffee or a Guinness with some friends.
Celtic Celebration at Peery’s Egyptian Theater
If you are looking for some culture for St. Patrick’s Day, then you should check out the Celtic celebration at the Egyptian Theater in Ogden. If you love St. Patrick’s Day, you don’t want to miss this event.
St. Patrick’s Day Yoga & Beer at the Gateway
Free yoga and $5 beers are getting you ready for St. Patrick’s Day. Classes are held every Wednesday at 6 p.m. at The Gateway at 16 N Rio Grande St. Street level, right behind The Plaza stage.
For more than two decades, Squatter’s is a Salt Lake City mainstay. This brewpub is known for its craft beers and friendly staff. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with some good food and a pint of whatever makes you feel Irish.
Parade and Party in Price
On Saturday morning, March 18, head to Price for the parade at noon to 1 pm.
Mrs. Backer’s Bakery
This South Temple landmark in Salt Lake City offers some tasty treats. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Mrs. Backer’s Bakery with something for your sweet tooth or get some Irish soda bread. Your taste buds will thank you.
Deep in the heart of Sugarhouse,has a great atmosphere for good food and your favorite beer. Anyone Irish would feel right at home here.
Duck Donuts of South Jordan is offering a Lucky Duck Assortment this St. Patrick’s Day. Get these tasty treats at the pick-up counter now through March 19.
Another pub in Salt Lake City, the Piper Down on State Street in Salt Lake City is very fitting for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration. This Olde World public house offers some great pub food and really likes to celebrate this traditional Irish holiday. Festivities kick off with the annual “St. Practice Day” party the Friday before St. Patrick’s Day.
Get Your Green On
Hosted by the Monarch Market in Ogden, the Get Your Green On event offers a beer garden, snacks, and several food vendors. The event is held the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day and features live entertainment too.
Roosters Brewing Co.
Great food and beer, are the essentials of St. Patrick’s Day. With three locations Roosters Brewing Co. offers a foodie’s menu and plenty of beer on tap. Don’t forget to wear something green.
Your local Applebee’s is offering two $5 drinks: the Tipsy Leprechaun’s and Pot O’ Gold.
Brian Head Resort
Live Music starts at 6:00 pm At the Last Chair Grill & Brews, located in the Giant Steps Lodge (on the 3rd floor) Enjoy our St Patty’s themed all-you-can buffet. The green drinks will be flowing all day! Enjoy an Irish cocktail after 5 pm. Live music starts at 6 PM featuring Molley’s Malone so wear your green and bring your dancing shoes!
St. Paddy’s Party at the Cache
Presented by Cache Bar, St. Patrick’s day is back! Join us on Friday, March 17 for the BIGGEST St. Paddy’s party in Cache Valley with live bagpipes, music, green beer, Guinness on tap, and more!
Lucky Laces 5K & Health Fair
This free event is held on March 11 at The Orchard at University Place in Orem. The Luck Laces 5K & Health Fair starts at 9:00 am with a walking 5K, followed by breakfast and a health fair. Due to weather the Check in/Health Fair/Start Line has been shifted from The Orchard to indoors. Come and enjoy a fun and healthy way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
St. Paddy’s Train
If you wear green to your local, Krispy Kreme on either March 16 or 17, you’ll get a free green Krispy Kreme Original Glazed doughnut — no purchase necessary. Plus, they are selling limited edition St. Patrick’s Day doughnuts until March 17.
Salt Lake City St Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl
Come join Salt Lake City Events on their stroll through the streets of the city and visit their perfectly picked-out list of bars to Enjoy St Patrick’s Day. Check-in is easy with staff members ready to assist you and give you a wristband for the event. Visit pubcrawls.com to purchase tickets.
Bewilder Brewing Co
Bewilder Brewing will have three Irish-inspired beers on tap for the day, an Irish Stout, the fan-favorite Irish Lager, and Leprechaun Tears. And, of course, all your favorite classic Irish food items.
Callanish is back at Feldman’s Deli. Head on over after the parade on March 11 and grab a sandwich and some Irish tunes!
Corned Beef Cooking Class
Learn how to make this traditional Irish meal from the Park City Culinary Institute this March 17. The menu you will be cooking includes Corned Beef, Colcannon, Watercress Soup, and Soda Bread Biscuits. Beer will be served to guests 21 and over. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be provided. Located at 1484 South State Street in Salt Lake City (next door to Piper Down).
Party at Mountain West Hard Cider
Come by Saturday, March 18, from 12 pm – 6 pm. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled night of music, cider, and celebration. Must be 21 or older to attend. Located at 425 N 400 W
Salt Lake City. More info here.
The Leprechaun Inn
Come relax, unwind, enjoy a beer, and some great food at the Leprechaun Inn .
Shamrock Shakes at McDonald’s
A Shamrock Shake at McDonald’s is a fun, simple, and delicious way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Your kids will love it too!
Wing Nutz St Patrick’s Day (St George)
If you are in southern Utah you might want to check out Wing Nutz. Green Beer & Irish Nachos, what better way to celebrate St Patty’s Day! 1pm to 4pm – Afternoon Live music on the patio, 9pm to 1am – Karaoke inside! All dressed Leprechauns get 10% off and entered into their raffle!