There’s no better time to unleash the Irish in you than exploring things to do in Phoenix on St. Patrick’s Day. In this pop-filled city, you’ll find ample Scottsdale pubs, restaurants, and bars where you can have a lot more than just green beer. To spice it up, you can dress in your most enthralling Irish attire and show up for the celebrations. It’s hard to imagine a St Patrick’s Day without fun-fest, shamrocks, and parades. On the weekend of March 16th, the metro Phoenix arena will fill, with revelers waiting eagerly for the commencement of this year’s Irish-themed events.
As a bonus, you can attend these events irrespective of where you hail. Take a break, get out, and enjoy the enticing spring weather before it disappears. There are plenty of things to do on St. Patricks Day at the Valley, why not make the most of it? Enjoy!
Pedal Haus Brewery
730 S Mill #102, Tempe
If you are an enthusiast for an epic Phoenix restaurant setting, then this is the place to be on St Patrick’s Day. Pedal Haus Brewery perches at Downtown Phoenix, and you can be sure to have a taste of yummy Irish delicacies like roasted country vegetables, shepherd’s pie, and corned beef. Just as the name suggests, beer is in plenty and its purest form. There’s no superior way to toast to St Patrick than to gobble up freshly brewed Irish Car Bombs and Guinness Drafts.
St Patrick’s Day Parade & Phoenix Faire
Margaret T. Hance Park, 1202N.
Saturday, March 14th
You don’t want to miss the greenest day in the desert! Come and enjoy rich Irish tradition that will be portrayed by marching bands, live performers, bagpipers, and floats. You will also experience more green energy when you head to the Faire of Phoenix. Get to witness three stages of Irish music, Bagpipers and Irish step-dancing. It doesn’t end there. Still, wondering what to do in Phoenix? Satisfy your appetite with a plethora of Irish foods and beverages served by the best restaurants in Phoenix.
Scottish Bar Crawl
Saturday, March 14th, 10.00 p.m. to 2.00 a.m.
What is more exciting than enjoying St Patrick’s Day with not one, but a couple of beers? Celebrate this holiday in true Irish fashion by indulging in a drinking spree that will pass through some of the best restaurants in Phoenix that include Wasted Gray, Bevvy, and Whiskey Row. The event will culminate at Old Town Scottsdale, which sits at the heart of downtown Phoenix.
Chandler’s Skerryvore Concert
Head over to Chandler Center for Arts in Downtown Phoenix and engage in a free St Patrick’s Day concert. Skerryvore– an 8-member band that makes songs which are a fusion of traditional Scottish music and American folk- will entertain you for two straight hours (7 p.m.- 9 p.m).
This award-winning band is renowned for some Scottish hit singles and has performed in festivals and music fairs all over the world. If you love country music or have a soft spot for Scottish, you’re sure to enjoy the Skerryvore.
St Patrick’s Day at Irish Cultural Center
Friday, March 13th to Sunday, March 15th.
Experience a reinvigorating weekend full of authentic Irish activities at the Irish Cultural Center. Scottish traditional music, Irish tea ceremony, and Ceili dancing will all make your list of things to do on St. Patricks Day.
On the penultimate day, the center will offer a list of special afternoon activities, including book-sale. You will also grab a ticket at half-price to attend their exhibit.
Families can take things a notch higher by touring the ‘Caste Keep for Family Story’ where they’ll get to read the fascinating ‘Story of St Patrick’s Day.’ You will also get to carve out a few Irish crafts.
There will also be Irish programming on stage in addition to a furor of music entertainers. At the adjacent Courtyard, there will be games, cash bar and a display of archaic musical instruments. You should try one too!
St Patrick’s Day at Hackett House
95 W 4th St, Tempe
This year, the iconic Hackett House is opening its doors to all Scotts and other visitors. Based on the Irish-themed celebrations, you’ll get to enjoy Scottish cuisine, live music, and a wide range of traditional beers.
St Patrick’s Day in Fountain Hills
Yes, the renowned Fountain Hills will turn green on St Patrick’s Day! Come watch and spectate the green fountain spout rising 560 feet into the air. There will be a variety of fun activities for children to engage in, such as castle-bouncing and swimming.
If you are a real Scott, the chances are that you’ll be drinking and munching all kinds of food on Paddy’s Day. If you think that you’ll need some things to do to burn off some calories, be sure to enroll for the half marathon, 8K walk/run and 4K walk/run at the annual Irish Kilt Run.
Motorcycle Poker Run
Delta Hotels Phoenix Mesa Marriot
Do you relish motorcycle racing? Why not join riders in crisscrossing downtown Phoenix while contributing money for a noble cause? The Arizona Centers for Comprehensive Educational Skills (ACCES) is the official organizer for the motor run. They serve individuals with developmental disabilities. Tickets go for just under $30. Register today!
Each participant will receive ride souvenirs and individual ride patches. The run will kick off and wind up at Desert Wind Harley Davidson, through stop-overs at What the Hell Bar, Gallagher’s Cave Creek, Clancy’s Pub Scottsdale, and Tilted Kilt Tempe.
St Patrick’s Day at Chompie’s
Chompie’s offers a St Paddy’s special, comprising of corned beef, cabbage dinner with boiled potatoes and sumptuously-baked Scottish soda bread. A single serving at this epic Phoenix restaurant will not cost you more than $20 and is available for both takeaway and dine-in. Cocktails, wine, and beers will also be in plenty.
Wondering what to do in Phoenix? Visit a myriad of incredible Irish pubs and cultural centers perched in every corner in downtown Phoenix. Grab your favorite Scott meals at a bargain from the best restaurants in Phoenix, to commemorate St Patrick’s Day in pukka fashion.