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St. Patrick's Day in Denver

Denver is the place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day on Sunday, March 17, 2024. Go green at these events or hang out at a pub for an authentic Irish cultural experience. 

St. Patrick's Day-Related Events

Denver St. Patrick's Day Parade

WHEN: March 16, 2024
WHERE: Downtown Denver

The Denver St Patrick’s Day Parade has been a hallmark of The Mile High City since 1962, celebrating a deep love for the Irish culture. The parade will start on Wynkoop Street at 19th Avenue, then turn southeast down 17th Avenue before turning northeast on Blake Street (renamed Tooley Street for the parade), then continue on Blake Street until 27th Avenue.

Irish Denver Bus Tour

WHEN: March 9, 2024
WHERE: History Colorado Center

Denver’s promise of access to gold in the nearby mountains drew folks from all over the world. As the city grew, more immigrants were drawn by the numerous jobs the burgeoning city offered. Among those immigrant groups, the Irish would have a profound and lasting impact, though not all of them were as famous as Margaret Brown and J. K. Mullen. Join History Colorado for a look at the stories and places that connect us to this rich immigrant thread in the dynamic tapestry of the city’s history. While you won’t find a pot of gold at the end of the tour, we’re sure a little luck of the Irish will go home with you. 

St. Patrick's @ Fortissimo

WHEN: March 15–16, 2024
WHERE: Fortissimo Dueling Pianos

Welcome to “Denver’s only dueling piano venue!” Head to Fortissimo on St. Patrick’s Weekend; dress in green, white, and orange; and get ready to dance a jig!

Annual Olde Town Arvada St. Patrick’s Day Festival

WHEN: March 16, 2024
WHERE: Olde Town Arvada

Everyone’s Irish at this all-ages St. Patrick’s Day Festival! The free street festival features live music, 70+ unique vendors, food trucks, a kids zone and adult libations. 

Family Day Out: St. Patty's Day Celebration

WHEN: March 16, 2024
WHERE: Uncorked Kitchen & Wine Bar, Centennial

Celebrate Irish culture and have some fun cooking and baking together while you do so! One the menu: Classic Irish Beef Stew, Irish Soda Bread with Dried Fruit and Chocolate Stout Cookies with Raspberry. You'll get to take home some of the goodies that you've made together ... but we can't guarantee they won't get eaten on the way there!

St. Patrick's Day 5K

WHEN: March 16, 2024
WHERE: 9352 Dorchester St., Highlands Ranch

Join the festivities at the St. Patrick's Day 5K starting on Dorchester Street in Highlands Ranch Town Center South. Don your best Irish flair, round up your friends and family, lace up those running shoes, and let the celebration begin! After crossing the finish line, join fellow athletes for a refreshing pint from Living the Dream Brewing, a complimentary pancake breakfast and lively entertainment. Along the course, a mischievous leprechaun has hidden a golden kettlebell; find it, bring it back to the finish line and win $100! 

Erin Go Bragh 7.77k

WHEN: March 16, 2024
WHERE: 10600 Westminster Blvd., Westminster

The annual Erin Go Bragh 7.77k is THE luckiest race on Earth! There may not be a real pot of gold at the finish line of this happy-go-lucky fun run, but there will be unlimited Lucky Charms, a costume contest, a dance party and more! All runners get a lucky, signature Erin Go Bragh 7.77k green t-shirt (or upgrade to a hoodie for $40).

Celtic Awakening

WHEN: March 16–17, 2024
WHERE: Newman Center for the Performing Arts

The ancient forest of Reenroe Beach in Ballinskelligs holds a deep and mysterious secret. Runes, hewn into the petrified wood and written in a long forgotten language hold the key to a sacred music ritual involving brass, bagpipes and dancing that early Celts believed would purify the soul and lead to a long and prosperous life. Archaeologists refer to this ritual as Dúiseacht Ceilteach, better known as … Celtic Awakening. Join the Denver Brass, Celtic Colorado Pipes & Drum, Celtic Steps Irish Dance School, Rocky Mountain Highland Dancers, Soprano Aubrey Jacobs and Joshua Messick - Hammered Dulcimer, as they perform the sacred rites of Celtic Awakening.

Lucky Leprechaun 5k

WHEN: March 17, 2024
WHERE: Twisted Pine Brewing Company, Boulder

The Lucky Leprechaun Fun Run celebrates the origins of Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, which is a cultural and religious celebration held on March 17 each year. The holiday has evolved into a worldwide celebration of Irish culture, with parades, special foods, music, dancing, drinking and a whole lot of green. Twisted Pine Brewing Company will be making an "Irish Stout" and Savory Cuisines will be doing a great Irish breakfast burrito, so come on out and celebrate this great Irish tradition, with Irish Band “Avourneen” and Boulder’s “Mc Teggart Irish Dancers.”

The Shamrock 7k

WHEN: March 17, 2024
WHERE: Wibby Brewing, Longmont

The Shamrock 7k at Wibby Brewing is a 7k-ish fun run event that starts and ends at this awesome taproom in Longmont. Run, walk, jog—anything goes! Complete the course and celebrate with a free local craft brew at the finish line. Wear your best St. Patrick's Day green for a chance to win prizes! All participants also receive your choice of a collector’s pint glass or seasonal swag item from the Brewery Running Series and access to event festivities, including live music, food trucks, local vendors, fun with our partners and sponsors, goodies and giveaways

Unearthed: Voices of Leadville's Shanty Irish

WHEN: Permanent exhibit
WHERE: Healy House & Dexter Cabin, Leadville

During the late 1800s, what was once a small gold camp in the high mountains of Colorado became one of the most important Irish immigrant communities in the United States. Three-thousand Irish born residents came from other mining communities across North America and the British Isles, seeking work. They occupied the lowest rung on the social ladder, with nearly two thirds of the men working underground. Facing stark poverty and with few opportunities to improve their livelihoods, the Leadville Irish formed some of the strongest and most important labor unions in Colorado. Although this is not an uplifting story, we hold it up to the light as a way to demonstrate how first and second generation immigrant laborers fought for a dignified existence—a story that continues to this day.

Bar Crawls

Denver Luck Of The Irish St. Patrick's Day Weekend Bar Crawl

WHEN: March 9, 2024
WHERE: Multiple venues in Downtown Denver

Are you feeling lucky? Join the annual Denver Luck Of The Irish St Patrick's Day Weekend Bar Crawl, when we turn the streets to gold in search of lucky leprauchons and golden good times! Put on your luckiest green gear and enjoy free entry and food and drink specials at Pour House on Market and other venues, live music, a social media contest and more!

Kiss Me, I'm Irish! Denver St. Patrick's Day Bar Crawl

WHEN: March 15–17, 2024
WHERE: Multiple venues in Downtown Denver

Experience the best bars Denver has to offer and celebrate St. Patrick's Day with an epic three-day bar crawl! Your wristband offers you bar entry with no covers, drinks specials and music. Venue sneak peek: Rock Bottom Brewery, Viewhouse, Giggling Grizzly, The Retro Room, Sidecar Lounge, The Refinery and more.

Denver's Almost St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl

WHEN: March 16, 2024
WHERE: Multiple venues in Downtown Denver

Get your shamrocks, green clothes and pots of gold ready because the Almost St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl is coming to LoDo. This event is going to be more than just a wee bit o' fun, with green-themed fun, costume and social media contests, prizes, food and drink specials and more! Venues include The Refinery (Check-In Here), 1UP Arcade Bar, Swanky’s, Sports Column, Denver Milk Market, Retro Room Lounge and Sidecar Lounge.

Denver Shamrock Stroll St. Patrick's Day Weekend Bar Crawl

WHEN: March 16, 2024
WHERE: Multiple venues in Downtown Denver

The pub crawl team will be coming to Denver for St Patrick's Day. Don your green duds and download the digital map. Head to the The Pour House, check in to get your wristband, and start crawling! Your ticket gets you two to three free drinks, plus you'll enjoy free entry to the venues, crawl-only food and drink specials, live music and a free afterparty!

The Official Lucky's St. Patrick's Day Bar Crawl - Denver

WHEN: March 16, 2024
WHERE: Multiple venues in Downtown Denver

Don your St. Patrick's Day costumes and get ready to shamrock 'n roll at venues including Icehouse Tavern! Your ticket gets you free entry, two to three drinks or shots, a party cup, bottle opener, green and gold beads, exclusive food and drink specials and entry to the afterparty. 

Denver Official St. Patrick's Day Bar Crawl

WHEN: March 17, 2024
WHERE: Multiple venues in Downtown Denver

The pub crawl team will be coming to Denver for St Patrick's Day. Don your green duds and download the digital map. Head to the The Passport, check in to get your wristband, and start crawling! Your ticket gets you two to three free drinks, plus you'll enjoy free entry to the venues, crawl-only food and drink specials, live music and a free afterparty!

Denver St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl & Block Party

WHEN: March 17, 2024
WHERE: Multiple venues in Downtown Denver

Join the annual St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl in Denver with access and drink discounts at more than 10 different venues. Your St. Patrick's Day pub crawl kit includes drink coupons, free welcome shot vouchers and a map of all participating downtown bars. Dress in green, rally your friends, then come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with hundreds of others, bouncing from bar to bar in the heart of LoDo, including Jaguar Room.

Irish Pubs 

Scruffy Murphy's Irish Pub

Scruffy Murphy's is easily one of the most authentic slices of the Emerald Isle you'll find in Denver. Just minutes away from Coors Field, it's the perfect place to grab a pint or enjoy some traditional Irish pub fare: shepherd's pie, bangers and mash and more.

DON'T MISS: Thursday through Saturday, Scruffy Murphy's hosts musical acts, from DJs spinning to rock bands shaking the stage.

My Brother's Bar

My Brother's Bar is a Mile High City institution known for its Beat Generation clientele; this was the watering hole of choice for renowned Beats Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady in the 1950s. Today, not much has changed at My Brother's Bar — you can still get a pint and a burger for under $10 and enjoy one of the city's coolest spots. 

DON'T MISS: The sunny patio, tucked around the back of My Brother's.

The Irish Rover

Amidst the dive-y rock clubs and indie boutiques of South Broadway, you'll encounter the Irish Rover, a relaxed and friendly pub. Enjoy a pint or two, chat with the locals, sit by the fireplace or on your high stool at the bar. International sports fans love the Rover for its six large televisions, broadcasting rousing football games (European-style, of course).

DON'T MISS: The Irish Rover's huge rooftop patio. One of the best places to get above it all in Denver. 

Pints Pub

While there are plenty of Irish pubs in Denver, the city also has a fantastic British-style joint in Pints Pub, located just down the street from Denver Art Museum. At Pints, you'll find the charm and personality of the "local," a place that serves as a crossroads for society, where good beer, good food and good conversation are on the bill.

DON'T MISS: The extensive selection of single malt whisky — the menu is 16 pages long! 

Nallen's Irish Pub

This Downtown mainstay was opened in 1992 by John and Una Nallen, who moved to Denver after immigrating to New York from County Mayo, Ireland in 1972. 

DON'T MISS: Stop by the pub for a glimpse into Denver’s Irish culture through concerts and Irish dance.

Slattery's Pub & Grill

Head south to Greenwood Village for lunch, happy hour, dinner or late-night eats and drinks. Slattery’s is the perfect spot to grab a bite before a show at Fiddler’s Green or Comedy Works South.

DON'T MISS: Inventive spins on classic Irish dishes, like corned beef eggrolls, Irish nachos, lamb stew, a corned beef sandwich, shepherd's pie, and bangers and mash.

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