Saint Patrick's Day Events

click to enlarge Saint Patrick's Day Celebration on Fountain Square
Saint Patrick's Day Celebration on Fountain Square

Green beer, Celtic Rock and parades. Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

SATURDAY MARCH 12

St. Patrick's Day Parade — Since 1967, Cincinnati's Ancient Order of Hibernians have be hosting a parade in Saint Patrick's honor — rain, snow, sleet or shine. This year the parade celebrates its 50th anniversary with honorary grand marshals Chris and Janeen from WGRR's "Married with Microphones." The route travels from the corner of Paul Brown Stadium, down the riverfront and ends a Freedom Way and Rosa Parks Street. Noon March 12. Free. Parade leaves from Mehring Way and Central Avenue, Downtown, cincystpatsparade.com.


St. Patrick's Day Celebration on Fountain Square — Celebrate on the Square with all of Cincy's Irish (and non-Irish) brethren. The all-day party features live Celtic Rock, Guinness on tap and St. Patrick's-themed merchandise. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. March 12. Free. Fountain Square, Fifth and Vine streets, Downtown, myfountainsquare.com.

StoutFest at Molly Malone’s Irish Pub — The stout will flow this year under the heated festival tent at Molly Malone’s in Covington. There will be Irish bagpipers, live music, and Molly’s will be serving their menu all day long. Regular admission tickets include six tasters and one full pint in a souvenir glass. Treat yourself to the VIP ticket and enjoy five extra tasters of the VIP Stouts. Advanced purchase is highly recommended, and available online or in person at Molly Malone’s. Noon- 4 p.m. March 12. $20, $30 VIP. Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St., Covington, allaboutstoutfest.com.

Life Learning Center St. Patrick’s Gala — Enjoy an Irish themed night of fun and fellowship presented by the Life Learning Center of Cincinnati. Enjoy a formal dinner with celebrity guests and speakers along with a good-hearted roast, live entertainment and dancing. Black tie optional. 7-11 p.m. March 12. $250. Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, 35 W. Fifth St., Downtown, lifelearningcenter.us.

TUESDAY MARCH 15
Liam’s Fancy at Great Crescent Brewery — Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a variety of Irish music benefiting Dearborn Highlands Arts Council. Hand crafted beer and food will be available at the event. 7 p.m. March 15. $8. Great Crescent Brewery, 315 Importing St., Aurora Ind., dearbornhighlandsarts.org.

THURSDAY MARCH 17
St. Paddy’s Day Celebration at Molly Malone’s — Kick off the day with kegs and eggs in front of Molly Malone’s Irish Pub. The street is closed to traffic for the day. The first 100 people through the door will earn a Molly’s souvenir shirt. The party rages on from morning to night with Irish dancers, pipes and drums performing on three different stages. 6 a.m. March 17. Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St., Covington, covington.mollymaloneirishpub.com.

Liberty Township St. Patrick’s Day Celebration — Experience the luck of the Irish at Liberty Center. The all-day party will have Irish dancers, giveaways and more. 10 a.m.- 9 p.m. March 17. Free. Liberty Center, 7100 Foundry Row, Liberty Township, liberty-center.com.

St. Patricks Day Party on Fountain Square — Partake in all things Irish this year on the square. Enjoy Irish food, music and, of course, green beer. Music from Drowsy Lads, Two2Many and Blue Rock Boys will bring out the Irish in everyone this St. Patrick’s Day. 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. March 17. Free. Fountain Square, Fifth and Vine streets, Downtown, myfountainsquare.com.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration of Song and Dance — The 34th annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration of Song and Dance is a family friendly tribute to Irish heritage. The McGing Irish Dancers will give a special performance along with music by Dark Moll. Friends of the Public Library have sponsored the event. 11:45 a.m. March 17. Free. Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Main Library, 800 Vine St., Downtown, cincinnatilibrary.org.

Pat Sketch Memorial St. Patrick’s Day Bash — The main event for low prices on Irish draft beers, canned beer and Irish whiskey. This is the seventh-annual Pat Sketch memorial, a beloved member of the Kehoe Council Knights of Columbus in Ludlow. Performances of Irish music and Celtic rhythm dancers will entertain guests for the evening. The kitchen will be serving corned beef and cabbage, Mulligan stew, fish and fries. The cover fee will be waved for anyone showing proof of a St. Patrick’s Day birthday. 3 -11 p.m. March 17. $3. Knights of Columbus Father Kehoe Council, 828 Elm St., Ludlow Ky., Search “Pat Sketch Memorial St. Patrick’s Day Bash” on Facebook.

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