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Denver is the place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with one of the largest parades in the country. Go green and bring the whole family or hang out at a pub for an authentic Irish cultural experience.

Parade Week Events

CHANGIN' OF THE SIGN CEREMONY

WHEN: TBA 2021
WHERE: 20th and Blake

At the corner of 20th and Blake, the City of Denver will rename Blake Street "Tooley Street," for a short time, in honor of the late Dale Tooley — longtime Denver District Attorney, one-time mayoral candidate and full-time Irishman. It takes place at 5 p.m.

More St. Patrick's Day-Related Events

DAILY GRILL ST. PATRICK'S DAY MENU

WHEN: TBA 2021
WHERE: Daily Grill
Enjoy a $7 St. Patrick’s Day menu of Irish Nachos, Reuben Sliders, Irish Mules and Green Beer.   

ST PATRICK'S BREW RUN

WHEN: TBA 2021
WHERE: Farm House at Breckenridge Brewery, Littleton 
Join Rocky Mountain Brew Runs for a social fun run along the beautiful Mary Carter Greenway Trail. Celebrate afterward with an ice-cold brew, Irish food trucks and Beer Olympics games. This is a dog- and stroller-friendly event.  

2021 DENVER ST PATRICK’S DAY BAR CRAWL

WHEN: TBA 2021
WHERE: Society Sports & Spirits
Head out on an Irish-themed adventure at the 202 St Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl. You'll visit several locations in Denver and partake in Irish jigs, DJs, live bands and, of course, green drinks.

Luck of the Irish — St. Paddy's Bar Crawl 

WHEN: TBA 2021
WHERE: Howl at the Moon 
Revel in the fresh air of the Rocky Mountains as you gallop from one awesome bar to the next, enjoying the hottest parties and best drink specials in Lower Downtown (LoDo).  

MCTEGGART IRISH DANCERS

WHEN: TBA 2021
WHERE: WOW! Children's Museum
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day a few days early with a special performance by the McTeggart Irish Dancers of Boulder! This celebration is included with admission or membership.

DENVER BRASS: CELTIC OBSESSION

WHEN: TBA 2021
WHERE: University of Denver | Newman Center for the Performing Arts
Westword calls it one of Denver’s best annual St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Behold the visual and sonic experience that only Denver Brass offers, made complete for St. Patrick's Day with brass, bagpipes, hammered dulcimer, pennywhistle, guitar, voice and some of the best Irish and Highland dancing in The Mile High City.  

ST. PATRICK'S DAY: ALL-DAY HAPPY HOUR

WHEN: TBA 2021
WHERE: Public School 303
Raise a glass of $5 green beer and celebrate St. Patrick's Day twice with all-day happy hour drinks at Public School 303 on Saturday, March 14, and Tuesday, March 17.   

Runnin' of the Green

WHEN: TBA 2021
WHERE: 17th and Wazee
Runnin' of the Green is a family-oriented foot race/walk centered around the Irish celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day and springtime. The race benefits Volunteers of America. There is a 7K run/walk race, a 7K challenged athlete race and a 2.2-mile un-timed run/walk. The event starts at 17th and Wazee in Denver's historic LoDo (Lower Downtown) in front of Union Station, with registration open at 8:30 a.m. and the race starting at 10:15 a.m.

'ONCE' IN CONCERT

WHEN: TBA 2021
WHERE: Miners Alley Playhouse, Golden
Miners Alley Playhouse and The Buffalo Rose present, for one night only, "Once" in Concert. The award-winning cast of "Once" will perform music from the show, along with Irish folk favorites and a performance by the Connoly Irish Dance Company. Enjoy a delicious three-course Irish meal for an additional $20.

MURPHY AND THE GIANT PLAYING LIVE

WHEN: TBA 2021
WHERE: Hard Rock Cafe
We're not strangers, we're friends you haven't met yet! Let's dance the night away together — Irish style! 

ST. PAT'S BIG SHOW WITH HIGH TIME AND REALTA

WHEN: TBA 2021
WHERE: Soiled Dove Underground
High Time is an accomplished trio from the heart of Connemara on the West Coast of Ireland. Combining Irish music with modern folk influences, they produce a rich and unique sound and exude an electric energy on stage.

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.

IRISH SNUG

The history of the "snug" began in Ireland in the late 19th century. It was typically a small, private room that had a frosted glass window, set above head height, accessing the bar. Get that same, cozy feeling at this Capitol Hill bar, which offers whiskey, pints and pub grub in a traditional Gaelic atmosphere.

DON'T MISS: Happy hour twice a day, every day! You'll get two-for-one drinks plus food specials from 3–7 p.m. and late-night food-and-drink specials from 10 p.m.–midnight. 

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