It’s that time of year again where we are all wishing we were from the Emerald Isle. St. Patrick’s Day 2011 is just around the corner! The St. Louis, MO festivities offer plenty of opportunities for all those who are Irish for the day to celebrate. So find your leprechaun, wear your shamrock shirt, get some green beer, and get ready for some fun!
Everyone loves a parade! If you are looking for some family fun try the 42 nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The Parade starts at noon leaving from the corner of 18 th and Market St. downtown, moving east, and finishing at Broadway and Market. According to the website www.irishparade.org this parade is “one of the tops in the country”.
Need something to do before the parade starts? You could visit the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark’s Irish Village located at Kiener Plaza at Broadway and Maket in downtown. The Village opens at 9am and offers live entertainment with The Pedestrians scheduled to perform 2pm-4pm. There will also be food and drinks available for purchase.
Planning on having some green beer this St. Patty’s Day and wondering how you might burn those “extra” calories? How about going for a 5 mile run? The 33rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Run takes place March 12th at 9am. The run will start at the Hilton St. Louis on Broadway between Walnut and Clark, ending at the same location. The registration fee for this event is $22 plus a $2.63 online fee. The price will increase on March 1st. Runners can register at www.getmeregistered.com.
Maybe outdoor activies are not for you, but you are still wanting to take part in the festivities. How about a $5 breakfast? On Thursday March 17th, from 6am until noon, Pat’s Bar and Grill will have $5 breakfast plates. Pat’s is located at 6400 Oakland, St. Louis MO 63139. Information for the breakfast can be found at www.patsbarandgrill.com or by calling 314-647-6553.
After grabbing a bite at Pat’s, step outside to claim your spot for a true St. Louis tradition The Ancient Order of Hibernians Parade. The parade, held every year on St. Patrick’s Day in Dogtown, kicks off at noon starting at Tamm Ave and Oakland, finishing at Tamm and Manchester. More information can be found at www.stlhibernians.com.
Live music is always a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick’s day! John D. McGurk’s claims they bring the “finest artists from Ireland to America”. March 12 th thru the 19 th the Irish group Ladlane will be performing. McGurks has a full bar, including all of your favorite Irish libations. Menu prices start at just over $7 for a burger and go up to over $20 for dinner entrees. McGurk’s is located at 1200 Russell Blvd St. Louis, MO 63104. Additional information can be found at www.mcgurks.com or by calling 314-776-8309.
Ancient Order of Hibernians “AOH St. Patrick’s Day Parade” “www.stlhibernians.com ” February 6, 2011 www.stlhibernians.com .
McGurk’s “McGurk’s Irish Pub & Garden” “www.mcgurks.com” February 5, 2011 “www.mcgurks.com .”
Pat’s Bar and Grill “Pat’s Bar and Grill Event Calendar” “www.patsbarandgrill.com” February 5, 2011
St. Patrick’s Day Parade “Metropolitan St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee” “www.irishparade.org” February 5, 2011.