By Darren Nelson Content Writer for My Local Utah
What to do in Utah if you are feelin’ a little Irish this St. Patricks Day? There are plenty of local opportunities to celebrate Irish heritage and traditions. St. Paddy’s Day offers all things Irish, good food, drink, music, and culture. Celebrate at a local pub or watch a parade!
Here are some local events you can check out this St. Patrick’s Day:
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Want to see some leprechauns? Your chances increase with Salt Lake City’s own St. Patrick’s Day parade. Organized by the Hibernian Society of Utah, the parade starts at 11:00 am pm Saturday, March 12, and winds its way through The Gateway in downtown Salt Lake.
This popular Park City pub offers some great food, including some Irish favorites like shepherd’s pie, bangers n’ mash, and traditional corned beef & cabbage. At least drop by Flanagan’s and share an Irish coffee or a Guinness with some friends.
Celtic Celebration at Peery’s Egyptian Theater
If you are looking for some culture for St. Patrick’s Day, then you should check out the Celtic celebration at the Egyptian Theater in Ogden. If you love St. Patrick’s Day, you don’t want to miss this event.
For more than two decades, Squatter’s is a Salt Lake City mainstay. This brewpub is known for its craft beers and friendly staff. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with some good food and a pint of whatever makes you feel Irish.
Dead City Haunted House
Looking for a little “scary” on St. Paddy’s Day? This one-night event, The St. Patrick’s Slay, is on March 12 from 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm at the Dead City Haunted House in Murray.
Parade and Party in Price
On Saturday morning, March 12, head to Price for the parade in the morning and catch a corned beef and cabbage lunch (burgers and hotdogs too) at the Notre Dame Hope Community Center at noon.
Mrs. Backer’s Bakery
This South Temple landmark in Salt Lake City offers some tasty treats. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Mrs. Backer’s Bakery with something for your sweet tooth or get some Irish soda bread. Your taste buds will thank you.
Deep in the heart of Sugarhouse, Fiddler’s Elbow has a great atmosphere for good food and your favorite beer. Anyone Irish would feel right at home here.
Duck Donuts of South Jordan is offering a Lucky Duck Assortment this St. Patrick’s Day. Get these tasty treats at the pick-up counter now through March 17.
Another pub in Salt Lake City, the Piper Down on State Street in Salt Lake City is very fitting for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration. This Olde World public house offers some great pub food and really likes to celebrate this traditional Irish holiday. Festivities kick off with the annual “St. Practice Day” party the Friday before St. Patrick’s Day.
Get Your Green On
Hosted by the Monarch Market in Ogden, the Get Your Green On event offers a beer garden, snacks, and several food vendors. The event is held the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day and features live entertainment too.
Roosters Brewing Co.
Great food and beer, the essentials of St. Patrick’s Day. With three locations Roosters Brewing Co. offers a foodie’s menu and plenty of beer on tap. Don’t forget to wear something green.
Celebrating Queen Performs
Celtic Women Perform
More Irish from Southern Utah. The all-female Celtic Women will give their St. Patrick’s Day-themed music performance “Postcards from Ireland” at St. George Theatre on March 13. This live performance celebrates the rich history of Ireland taking audiences on a journey song from across the Emerald Isle.
Your local Applebee’s is offering two $5 drinks: the Tipsy Leprechaun’s and Pot O’ Gold.
Brian Head Resort
Party goes from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm At the Last Chair Grill & Brews, located in the Giant Steps Lodge (on the 3rd floor) Corned Beef, Shepherd’s Pie, and Irish Brats are on the menu. Door Prizes and Best Irish Costume! The Leaping Leprechauns perform live. Prizes for best costumes!
Chili’s Margarita of the month
Made with Jameson Irish Whiskey, The Lucky Jameson is available at Chili’s through March for only $5.
St. Patrick’s Family Sock Hop Dance
Presented by USU Extension at Cache County Event Center, in Logan is the family-fun dance on March 14. Dance instruction and prizes (“Best Green Outfit” and “Best Family Socks”) will be given. Tickets benefit the local 4H club.
Arby’s Mint Chocolate Shake
Lucky Laces 5K & Health Fair
This free event is held on March 12 at The Orchard at University Place in Orem. The Luck Laces 5K & Health Fair starts at 9:00 am with a 5K, followed by breakfast and a health fair. Fun and healthy way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
Noodles & Co.
Your local Noodles & Co. is offering a “BOGO Eat Green” promotion for all their salads and veggie-based noodles from March 16 – March 17.
Yeah, it’s a thing. O’Crowley’s in Lindon offers Irish tacos, and smoothies on their non-traditional menu. Irish tacos are a healthy, delicious handful, of all food groups wrapped in a tortilla.
St. Paddy’s Train
Get your Irish on for this family-friendly event. The Heber Valley Railroad runs this fun rail experience on Friday after St. Patrick’s Day. Live entertaining, singing, and games for the whole family.
Del Taco Guacamole
is loading on the green Guacamole for free on St. Patty’s Day when ordering through the Del Yeah! Rewards app on March 17.
Einstein Bros. Bagels
Available only on St. Patrick’s Day, Einstein Bros. Bagels has a special “Shamrock Shmear” for your Bagels.
Sonic Corn Dogs
Sonic’s famous corn dogs will be half-price at all SONIC Drive-ins this St. Patrick’s Day.
Utah Pipe Band
The Utah Pipe Band is giving its annual St. Patrick’s Day performance at Taylorsville High School this year.
Shamrock Shakes at McDonald’s
A Shamrock Shake at McDonald’s is a fun, simple, and delicious way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Your kids will love it too!