St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated all over the world by the Irish population and those who are “Irish for the day.” Whether you prefer to spend the holiday with family, eating, drinking or staying active, we’ve found plenty of festive activities for your St. Paddy’s weekend.
March 11, 2 p.m.
After a three-year hiatus, the Springfield St. Patrick's Day Parade returns for its 40th annual parade. Beginning on C-Street, the parade makes its way all the way to downtown Springfield. For additional celebration, don't miss the beer gardens and live music located in Park Central Square.
March 11, 12 p.m.
Historic Commercial Street
Dress your furry friends in their best green garb and bring them down to the Irish pet Contest and compete to win some unbeatable pet-parent prizes.
This year's pub crawl will take you to 11 of downtown Springfield’s liveliest watering holes and will feature drink specials, local food and more. Get your wristbands for only $10 at your favorite participating venue, Stick It In Your Ear or Discount Smokes!
Treat yourself to this yummy blend of mint cookies and your choice of vanilla or chocolate frozen custard. Our readers have voted Andy’s Frozen Custard into the Best of 417, so you know it’s good. Hurry to the closest Andy’s location because it’s only available for a limited time!
March 17 6 p.m.
Wire Road Brewing Company
Make your way to Wire Road Brewing Company to paint a special St. Patrick's Day-themed door hanger for the holiday. While you paint, don't forget to order a tall glass (or two, we won't stop you!) of your favorite brew.
Springfield Brewing Company
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day Springfield-style at SBC, with Irish-inspired fare and beer specials. From brunch to last call, there's a celebration for everyone, including live music, family fun and more.