Festivities for St. Patrick’s Day

Aila Joell Hagan

March 17, otherwise  known as St. Patrick’s Day, is a day to commemorate the well-known patron saint and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland.

Of course, the only way to celebrate this international holiday is by wearing green and celebrating in full-out Irish style.

 There are parties, festivals, and bars to go to celebrate.

O’Kelley’s bar, located at 2120 W. Guadalupe road in Mesa, will be having live music, drinks, food, raffles, and face-painting starting at 6 p.m.

D’Arcy McGees, at Tempe Marketplace, will have bag-pipers and Scottish dancers with a full-service bar for only ten dollars.

Rula Bula on Mill Avenue will be having live music all day, raffles, prizes, and a grand giveaway for a Guinness Bicycle all for a cover charge of $10, $5 before 6 p.m.

Cornish Pasty Co. on Dobson and Guadalupe will be having a Guinness Stew Pasty that’s only available on St. Patrick’s Day.

 There’s much more to do on St. Patrick’s Day besides drinking.

The Simply Impressive Cooking School, located at 3345 E. Downing St., will have a hands-on cooking class that will help students how to prepare various Irish delicacies for only $63.

The 27th annual Irish Faire parade will be start at 10 a.m. and will begin at 3rd Street and Sheridan Street and will travel south to Moreland Street in Phoenix.

The widely know band Flogging Molly will be stopping through at Tempe Beach Park for the festivities to play for fans.

Tickets can be purchase through the Marque Theatre box office.  

The annual Phoenix St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Family Faire will be starting at 3rd street and Virginia in downtown Phoenix.  The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. and lasts until 5 p.m.

There are plenty of places, parties, and events happening in the Valley all day long.

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