Whether you’re Irish or not, St. Patrick’s Day is another lovely excuse to get out and have a good time. There’s drinking, block parties, specials, festivities, costumes, dancing and so much more going on.
Make sure you’re wearing green on Friday, March 17. St. Patrick’s revelers thought wearing green made one invisible to leprechauns, fairy creatures who would pinch anyone they could see (anyone not wearing green). People began pinching those who didn’t wear green as a reminder that leprechauns would sneak up and pinch green-abstainers.
Those sneaky leprechauns!
So, what is there to do this St. Patricks day weekend in Phoenix and around the valley you ask? Well, I’m glad you asked. Let’s take a look!
Pot Of Gold Music Festival
What would a St. Patrick’s Day be without the Pot Of Gold Music Festival! They’ve been going at it for a few years now, each year getting better and better! This year is no exception. The lineup is incredible and is sure to be an absolute blast.
Pot Of Gold features and East VS West Stage on each day. Here’s the lineup!
Friday March 17
- Action Bronson
- Rae Sremmurd
- Sublime With Rome
- Mystic Roots Band
Saturday March 18
- Flogging Molly
- Bouncing Souls
- Less Than Jake
- We The Kings
- Death Cab For Cutie
- Fitz & The Tantrums
- X Ambassadors
- Wolf Parade
- Potty Mouth
PHOENIX ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE & FAIRE
The Parade starts at 10 AM at 3rd Street and Sheridan and heads south through the streets of Downtown Phoenix. The Parade features a variety of performers, entertainers, and floats including marching bands, Irish dancers, and bagpipers.
Following the parade, the 2017 Phoenix St Patrick’s Day Faire begins at the Irish Cultural Center at Hance Park. Come enjoy 3 Stages of Irish Music, Irish Stepdancing, Bagpipers, Food & Beverages, Irish Crafts & Merchandise, Genealogy, Irish Clubs, Children’s Area, and catch a glimpse of the “1916 Commemorative Exhibition” during a guided tour of the McClelland Library.
St. Patrick’s Day Street Party at Seamus McCaffrey’s
It has finally happened, the annual St. Paddy’s Day Street Party is turning 25 this year! Please help them celebrate this momentous occasion by drinking many pints in celebration in the middle of Monroe St.!
They have bands all day! Special appearances! Amazing food! Entry is $10. All proceeds are donated to the amazing people at the United PHX Firefighters Emerald Society!
Call them for more info 602-253-6081. Slainte’
Join in on the St. Patrick’s Day fun with our 1-mile Kilt Run around Westgate! All participants of this festive “Irish K” will receive a kilt, finisher’s medal, cold beer (must be 21 or older) and free admission to McFadden’s St. Patrick’s Extravaganza!
Register today and help them break a world record for the largest kilt race.
Kiss Me I’m Irish Run
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Kiss Me I’m Irish run with the finish line and after party here at Westgate Entertainment District! Choose from the Half Marathon, 8K, 4K and 1K. Dogs are welcome!
Runners receive a finisher’s medal, tech running shirt and a cold beer from McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon (must be 21 or older). Plus, enjoy live music from Glendale Pipe and Drums Band, costume contests and more!
24th Annual St. Patrick’s Day at Padre Murphy’s
On Friday, March 17, 2017, join thousands of other St. Patty’s Day revelers at our 24th annual St. Patrick’s Day Under the Big Top!
Doors open, and the green drinks begin flowing, at 10 a.m., along with a traditional corned beef and cabbage feast, complemented by leprechauns and a full lineup of live music, headlined by Status the band who will be flying in from Las Vegas.
Other acts include:
- 12 p.m.: DJ Patrick
- 12:30 p.m.: Brid Dowler and the Big Fellahs
- 2 p.m.: Michael Patrick Gallager Step Dancers
- 3:30 p.m.: Rick Lenzi and the Roustabouts
- 5 p.m.: J David Sloan and Western Bred
- 6:30 p.m.: Mesa Caledonian Bag Pipe Band
- 7 p.m.: Herndon Brothers & HBJ Horns with Colleen Callahan and J David Sloan
- 9:30 p.m.: Status the band
Also a family friendly celebration, children are welcome to attend until 5 p.m. Face painters, leprechauns and clowns will be on-site to celebrate from 2-5 p.m., after which it becomes an adult-only event (ages 21+).
COST: $10 cover charge after 2pm / $15 cover charge after 6pm
St. Patrick’s Day Block Party at Fibber Magee’s
Big Irish Party at Tilted Kilt
The BIGGEST St Patrick’s Day Party of the year is happening at the Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery in Tempe aka “The Best Looking Sports Pub You’ve Ever Seen”. Our annual BIG IRISH PARTY is taking place on THE BIG DAY Friday, March 17th, starting at 9 AM.
Wear your most festive green attire and get ready for an action packed day full of activities like; a huge parking lot party, live music, bagpipers, leprechauns, and giveaways including 100 lucky steins filled with fantastic prizes. Enjoy 4 bars serving up festive libations such as green beer, whiskey shots, and Irish coffee.
Breakfast starts at 9 AM. Be sure to check out our all day Irish Hooley menu serving traditional dishes such as tasty corned beef hash and eggs, our scrumptious corn beef and cabbage and much more!
Entertainment kicks off at 10 AM. Our outdoor event includes DJ music and 3 bands. Valley Vibes will start jammin’ at 11 AM, followed by cool cat Carvin Jones at 3 PM, and the rowdy & wild Tommy Price & the Stilettos taking the stage at 7 PM. No cover.
SHAMROCKFEST will be the BIGGEST St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in Chandler’s History!
Dr. AJ Chandler Park in Downtown Chandler, AZ will be rocking with thousands of party goers.
SHAMROCKFEST will include Arizona’s best local bands!
Irish dancers, Bagpipes, festive games, traditional Irish food. VIP tent, food truck, vendors themed activities and a massive beer garden.
Where is the event located?
The event is located at the Dr. AJ Chandler Park (west) at 178 E Commonwealth Ave, Chandler, AZ 85225 (between Arizona Avenue and Buffalo Street). Click here for directions to the event.