Do you have any plans on St. Patrick’s Day? Do you want to celebrate but have no idea where to go in the valley? Well fear not, because Phoenix has St. Patrick’s Day parades, runs, and other fun events. You have the options to enjoy Irish music, dance, and tasty drinks throughout the valley. Here are our favorite places to go to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day below:
Pot of Gold Music Festival
The Pot of Gold Music Festival is one of the most popular music festivals to happen in Phoenix, AZ. The festival is at the Phoenix Steele Indian School Park, on March 15 – 17, 2019. The event takes starts in the afternoon and is expected to end at 11:00pm on both days. The music festival will offer not only Irish beer, but also a variety of foods, wine, cocktails, VIP areas, and more. There will also be free water stations.
Where: 300 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85012
When: March 15th – 3:00pm gates open; 4:00 – 11:00pm;
March 16 and 17 – 12-noon gates open; 1:00pm – 11:00pm
St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Family Faire
The St. Patrick’s Day parade takes place in the heart of Phoenix. In downtown Phoenix, on Sheridan and 3rd St. On March 16th, 2019 the streets will be flooded with marching bands, Irish step dancers, dressed up paraders with bagpipes, and floats. The Irish themed parade kicks off at 10:00am and will continue until the afternoon.
After the parade, the 2019 Phoenix St Patrick’s Day Faire begins at the Irish Cultural Center at Hance Park. The parade will include 3 stages of Irish music, Irish step dancing, and bagpipers. There will also be food and drinks, hosted by Arizona Craft Beers. The parade is free. Faire Admission is $12.00 for Adults, $10.00 for Senior (55 & over) and Military, and Children 12 and under are free.
Where: 1850 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ
When: March 16th, 2019 at 10:00am
Kiss Me, I’m Irish Run
At Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale there will be a half marathon run. It takes place on Saturday, March 16, 2019 and and anyone participating will have the choice of choosing an 8k run or a 4k walk.
This marathon will also feature a post-race party with live music with prizes involved. Registration fees vary depending on the distance chosen. There are medals for all who finish the marathon.
Where: 6751 N Sunset Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85305
When: Saturday, March 16, 2019
Experience Ireland at MIM
Experience the festive holiday of St. Patrick’s Day at the Musical Instrument Museum in North Phoenix. This will be a 2-day event and will celebrate the holiday with Irish music, crafts, Irish dancing, storytelling and more.
Performances and activities are included with museum admission; however, food is separate from museum admission.
Where: 4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050
When: Saturday, March 16, 2019, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Sunday, March 17, 2019, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.