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    Click here for where to go on St. Paddy's Day 2018.

    This year, we're lucky enough to get two weekends to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, with the Parade coming up this Saturday, a week before the actual holiday. That's double the parties, double the drink specials and double the green! Check out our guide for how to celebrate St. Paddy's properly in Louisville.

     

    THURSDAY, MARCH 9TH

    The Blessing of the Beer & Tapping of the Keg
    Goodwood Brewing & O'Shea's on Baxter
    636 E. Main St. & 956 Baxter Ave.
    5-10 p.m.

    Every year before the big parade, the Ancient Order of Hibernians host the Blessing of the Beer. This year, join them at Goodwood Brewing for the release of the Blessed Fellow “Bomber” bottle, with a limited release of only 200 bottles. There will be live Irish music from The Bold Roberts, and then at 5:45 p.m., Father Fowler will bless the beer before it is marched down to O'Shea's on Baxter for the tapping party! Then everyone can celebrate St. Paddy's in true Irish style with blessed beer and delicious food.
    (You can also head out to Goodwood on March 17th for their St. Patrick's Day celebration.)

     

    SATURDAY, MARCH 11TH

    The Annual St. Patrick's Parade
    Baxter Ave. / Bardstown Road
    3-6 p.m.

    Head out to the Highlands dressed in your Irish best for the St. Patrick's Parade! This year's parade theme is "One United Ireland." Watch and cheer from the sidewalks or march alongside the decorated floats and vehicles. And the party doesn't stop at 6 p.m.! Following the parade, there will be an awards presentation for best groups at O'Shea's on Baxter, so come out to help celebrate.


    The Bristol Bar & Grille - Highlands 40th Anniversary
    1321 Bardstown Road
    All day, every day

    It might not be specifically for St. Paddy's Day, but who can pass up such great beer deals this time of year? To celebrate their 40th anniversary, the Bristol's Bardstown Road location is offering some crazy drink specials. They have 10oz drafts starting at $1.50, 20oz drafts starting at $2.75, craft and imported bottles starting at $1.75 and all domestic bottles for only $1.25. They are also offering reduced pricing on hard-to-find ciders and Belgian beers. And the best part - this pricing lasts until May 1st!


    Louisville St. Paddy's Half Marathon & 5K
    Beckley Creek Park, 1411 Beckley Creek Pkwy.
    8:30 a.m.-noon

    It's not spring quite yet, but Beckley Creek Park will be covered in green this Saturday for the St. Paddy's Half Marathon & 5K! With chilly temperatures predicted for Saturday, what better way to warm up before the Parade than by running a marathon?

     

    FRIDAY, MARCH 17TH - ST. PATRICK'S DAY

    Shamrocked at Fourth Street Live!
    400 S. Fourth St.
    2 p.m.-who knows!

    This St. Patrick's Day, team up and join the bar crawl through the best restaurants/bars at Fourth Street Live! Participating restaurants include: The Sports and Social Club, Tavern on Fourth, PBR, Birracibo, Guy Fieri's Smokehouse and Tengo/Marquee. There will be games and activities and food and drink specials all night! #shamrockedat4thst


    St. Patrick's Day at Goodwood
    636 E. Main St.
    6-10 p.m.

    In addition to hosting the Blessing of the Keg, Goodwood is throwing their own St. Paddy's Day party! They'll do a special release of their bourbon stout ‘Big Fella’ and Green Lager. Danny Flanagin will provide the music, and the Celtic Pig will be parked out front to provide traditional Irish food.
     

    St. Patrick's Day at Noosh Nosh
    4816 Brownsboro Center
    Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner

    Noosh Nosh is celebrating St. Patrick Day's with special Irish menu items such as Guinness stew, corned beef and cabbage, Irish soda bread, Scotch eggs and fish n' chips. Chef Anoosh Shariat is sure to tickle your Irish fancies with these dishes.


    St. Patrick's Day at the Bakery at Sullivan
    3100 Bardstown Road
    6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

    All the delectable desserts at the Bakery will be dressed for St. Patrick's Day, courtesy of Chef Robin Richardson. They will have shamrock cookies for $1.75 and Guinness cupcakes for $2.95. Treat yourself this St. Paddy's Day!


    Improv Anonymous Presents: Drunkprov
    Four Pegs, 1053 Goss Ave.
    8-9 p.m.

    Your favorite improv group is celebrating St. Paddy's in the best way. Join them for a night of drinking-themed comedy as they perform while taking shots. A night of comedy and alcohol - what could be better? Tickets are $5 cash at the door.
     

    The Irish Way to O'Shea's Hooley
    123 W. Main St.
    4-4:30 p.m.

    Join the Hibernians of Louisville again, this time to remember 1855's Bloody Monday, when violent riots broke out on election day. This solemn remembrance will transform into cheer as everyone follows the Piper to the Hibernian Hooley down the road at O'Shea's, where there will be live music and prizes!


    St. BATrick's Day Weekend at Louisville Slugger
    800 W. Main St.
    9 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory is channeling the Luck of the Irish for its first St. BATrick’s Day Weekend! On March 17–19, guests wearing green get 2-for-1 admission. The first 100 factory tour guests each day also get a green St. BATrick’s Day special edition mini-bat, featuring a shamrock.


    St. Patrick's Day Celebration at Locust Grove
    561 Blankenbaker Lane
    3-4:30 p.m.

    Locust Grove is hosting a special St. Patrick's Day party with delicious Irish treats and tea. Special guest Gwynne Potts, author and former Locust Grove executive director, will discuss the history of the Irish in Louisville, including Locust Grove's founder, William Croghan. For reservations and more info, call 897-9845.

     

    SATURDAY, MARCH 18TH

    Louisville Chorus Presents: Celtic Voices
    Beargrass Christian Church, 4100 Shelbyville Road
    7:30 p.m.

    The Louisville Chorus is celebrating Celtic song and music with a performance the day after St. Patrick's Day. They will be joined by the Louisville Irish Dancers, the Hewn from the Mountain Celtic Band and the Beargrass Christian Church Choir. Tickets are $22 for general admission.

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    And of course, don't forget Louisville's many Irish pubs, the perfect places to frequent during this time of year. Choose your favorite, or close your eyes and pick - either way, you can't go wrong.

    O'Shea's Irish Pub
    Highlands, 956 Baxter Ave.
    Downtown, 123 W. Main St.
    Jeffersonville, 355 Spring St.

    Flanagan's Ale House
    934 Baxter Ave.

    Molly Malone's Irish Pub
    Highlands, 933 Baxter Ave.
    St. Matthews, 3900 Shelbyville Road

    The Irish Rover
    2319 Frankfort Ave.

    Pat's Steakhouse
    2437 Brownsboro Road

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