Paddy It Up Through These St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Raleigh


Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with one (or all!) of these celebrations in Raleigh.

Feeling lucky? Get yourself to the pint of no return this St. Patrick’s Day with these green celebrations throughout the Triangle—and, remember… it ain’t over ‘til it’s clover.

St. Patrick’s Day With Goats 

March 9–20

Goats, food trucks and a Leprechaun Riddle Hunt? Looks like you’ve struck gold. Alpaca the fam into the car and head to Spring Haven Farm for its kid-friendly St. Paddy’s celebration featuring farm animal snuggles, crafts, a tractor train ride, popcorn and more. Who says it’s not easy being green?

Boxcar’s St. Patrick’s Day Party

March 12

Take a pitcher, it’ll last longer. Post up at Boxcar for drink specials ($6 Pink Whitney Bombs, a $7 Shamrock Shooters) for the human kind, and dog beer for the furry kind (!). That’s right, Fido can come paddy with you too.

Glenwood Social’s St. Paddy’s Party

March 12

Irish today, hungover tomorrow… Head to Glenwood Social Club for drinks and DJs that promise to shamrock your world. Scoop presale tickets online to skip the lines all day—’cause, hey, it’s worth a shot.

Official St. Patrick’s Bar Crawl

March 12

If “Irish I was drinking…” this DTR bar crawl is just the paddy for you. Tickets include free entry to top bars on Glenwood (think Dogwood, Cornerstone, Village Nightlife and more); themed cocktails; drink and food discounts; and parties before, throughout and after (!) the crawl. Don’t forget to sham-rock your green!

St. Patrick’s Block Party

March 12

Milk Bar’s annual St. Patrick’s bash is back—and it promises to be a shamrockin’ good time! Tucker Street between Milk Bar and Carolina Ale House will be shut down starting at noon, making room for live music, drinks and dancing. Don’t want to wait in line? Buy a ticket online to skip it, or score free entry if you’re willing to wait.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 12

Get your clovers ready and head to Downtown Raleigh to celebrate St. Pat’s parade-style with all things Irish. The 38th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade will feature music, drinks and more. Pinch me!

St. Paddy’s Day 5k Dash

March 13

Work off all that green beer and Irish whiskey through Wendell’s St. Patrick’s Day-themed race—green and gold outfits highly encouraged. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest runners and best-dressed, so bring your lucky charm! Post-run, enjoy Irish-themed drinks and dishes at Farmhouse Cafe.

St. Paddy’s Bash

March 13

If you’re craving Irish-inspired dishes to ring in the Day ‘o Green, Farmhouse Cafe has an exclusive St. Patrick’s Day menu that’ll have you feeling green (think Guinness-braised brats, corned beef and cabbage, and bangers). There’s only two requirements: Wear green and come with an empty stomach—or get pinched!

Brickhouse Bar & Grill

March 17

Eat, drink and be Irish! Brickhouse is throwing a St. Paddy’s Day party complete with green beer, shot specials, Irish empanadas and a DJ—and if the luck of the Irish is on your side, hop up to the open mic. 





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