St. Patrick’s Day is similar to Halloween, that is, it’s celebrated for an entire month by most, especially college students.
Whether you already attended State Patty’s Day in Happy Valley, Scranton’s Parade Day or Philadelphia’s own parade celebration last Sunday, don’t miss out on the festivities happening on the real day for the Irish – this Saturday, March 17.
And it looks like we’re all lucking out with the 70 degree weather that is predicted.
…Now that calls for a McDonald’s Shamrock Shake.
Since St. Patrick’s Day isn’t on a week day this year, it’s the perfect time to leave Main Campus and explore other areas. Just get your homework done first, because you probably won’t be feeling well on Sunday.
Mad River in Manayunk is hosting its first annual Pattypalooza, an all-day indoor music festival starting at 11 a.m. this Saturday, March 17. Featured artists include Go Go Gadjet, Split Decision, Stellar Mojo and more. An outdoor deck bar and gazebo will be open and drink specials will be offered. See more about the event at madrivermanayunk.com.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by honoring the heritage and accomplishments of Irish souls at Laurel Hill Cemetery with a tour starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Sample Irish food and beer after the event let by Jerry McCormick and Bill Doran. See more on the website thelaurelhillcemetery.org.
If you missed last week’s parade in Philadelphia, head up to New York Saturday morning for the 251st annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, starting at 44th Street. Getting to experience our country’s oldest Irish tradition will surely be worth the $13 MegaBus ticket. Find out more information on nycstpatricksparade.org.
There are many Irish pubs and bars participating in St. Patty’s Day specials. Check out PubCrawls.com to find out more about the world’s largest pub crawl and its events offered in Philly.
But don’t lose your green beads just yet — the fun doesn’t stop until after next weekend.
Continue celebrating in Washington, DC next Saturday, March 24 at the National ShamrockFest. This year, Gavin Degraw, Dropkick Murphys, Carbon Leaf, Scythian and more will perform at the live music festival from 1 to 9 p.m at RFK Stadium. Check out shamrockfest.com for details and ticket prices.
Can’t get to DC? Take Amtrak to our state’s capitol, Harrisburg, to see the March 24 annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, starting at 2 p.m. See harrisburgirishparade.com for more information.