It’s the greenest time of year in the desert and it’s time to break out your festive attire, call a Lyft, and celebrate! We’ve rounded up a few of the best St. Patrick’s Day events in Phoenix.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Faire
Known as the “The Greenest Day in the Desert,” this St. Patrick’s Day parade includes Irish step dancers, marching bands, bagpipers, police and fire vehicles, floats, and more. The ceremony itself kicks off at 10 a.m. on March 14, 2020, at Third Street and Sheridan, heading south through Downtown Phoenix.
Can’t make the parade? Until 5 p.m. that day, the 2020 Phoenix St Patrick’s Day Faire takes place at Margaret T. Hance Park. Throughout the park are three different stages of Irish music and step dancing, bagpipe players, genealogy information, crafts, and a children’s area. There will be food and drink for sale and a VIP pub area hosting Arizona craft beer.
Irish Cultural Center
Get the full Irish experience at the Irish Cultural Center in Phoenix, including dancing, family activities, and traditional music of Ireland.
Head down on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and look for holiday programming, including family story hour and a Genealogy Centre to learn more about your Irish family history. Another celebration will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. that evening and will feature music and other entertainment.
Throughout the weekend and leading up to St. Patrick’s Day, several downtown bars will be hosting St. Patrick’s Day festivities, including the Irish bars Rosie McCaffery’s on Camelback and Seamus McCaffrey’s on Monroe and Central Avenue. Both pubs offer an authentic Irish atmosphere, with great food and drink specials.
What is your favorite downtown spot to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?