Denver consistently holds one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the country and we’re lucky to have so many options to take in the weekend festivities. From one of the largest parades west of the Mississippi to the Irish themed events and pubs, we’ve got you covered on the can’t miss happenings for Saturday and Sunday!
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The first and most obvious choice is to make sure you get a good spot at the parade! The St.Patrick’s Day Parade starts at 9:30 am on Saturday, March 16, but crowds will start to gather in the early morning hours for what is the largest annual parade in Denver. With horses, stagecoaches, Irish bands, dancers, and floats, there’s something for everyone whether you’re Irish or not!
Runnin’ of the Green
If you eat too much corned beef or bangers and mash on Saturday, spend your Sunday at the Runnin’ of the Green 7k! The run/walk is perfect for the whole family in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day and springtime. Along with the 7k run/walk race, there will be a 7k challenged athlete race for the more competitive types and a 2.2-mile un-timed run/walk for those looking for a nice stroll through the city. The event starts right in front of Union Station on 17th and Wazee with the race starting at 10:15 am!
Denver Irish Pubs
Denver is home to some incredible Irish pubs and no matter what part of the city you’re in, you are sure to find a pint and shepherd’s pie to indulge in. Check out our list of some notable pubs to take in all the festivities! All will have incredible deals and entertainment in honor of the holiday.
- Scruffy Murphy’s Irish Pub
- The Irish Rover
- Pints Pub
- Nallen’s Irish Pub
- Irish Snug
- The Celtic on Market
What St. Patrick’s Day traditions do you take part in each year? Let us know below!