Unleash your inner Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! There are plenty of places around the Valley that will be doing the same, so why not make a day of it?
Here are some things to do around town to help celebrate the day. Enjoy!
1. Seamus McCaffrey’s St. Paddy’s Day Street Fair
There’ll be dancing in the streets in downtown Phoenix for Seamus McCaffrey’s 24th annual St. Paddy’s Day Street Fair. Enjoy bagpipers, food and more under the tent at this popular Irish pub and restaurant from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Menu items will include traditional Irish dishes such as corned beef & cabbage and Irish stew. Burgers and, of course, beer are also part of the festivities.
Seamus McCaffrey’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 18 W. Monroe, Phoenix
2. St. Patrick’s Day at Hackett House
Tempe’s historic Hackett House is opening its doors to visitors for its all-things-Irish celebration. Enjoy lively Irish music, traditional Irish cuisine, and beer and wine at this Tempe Sister Cities St. Patrick’s Day event. Register to participate at the SisterCities website. The cost is $15 per person or $25 for two people.
Hackett House, 95 W 4th St, Tempe
3. Padre Murphy’s Puts St. Patrick’s Day “Under the Big Top”
Celebrating 23 years of Irish tradition, Padre Murphy’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Party promises a full day of food and fun under the big top. The Glendale restaurant will serve up corned beef & cabbage, green drinks — and Leprechauns (for entertainment, not for consumption we assume) starting at 10 a.m. on St. Paddy’s Day.
Padre Murphy’s, 4338 W Bell Rd., Glendale | (602) 547-9406
4. Chompie’s St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef Feast
Bagel bistro Chompie’s is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with an all-you-can-eat corned beef and cabbage dinner for $21.99 per person from 11 a.m. to close. Diners can also enjoy specialty items such as Leprechaun cupcakes, green and white cookies, green beer and yes — even green bagels. Find a Chompie’s location near you to join in on the fun. Visit chompies.com.
5. Pot of Gold Music Festival
Music fans can celebrate the St. Patrick’s Day holiday at the Pot of Gold Music Festival at Rawhide Western Town in Chandler. The two-day festival begins on St. Paddy’s Day March 17th and picks up again Saturday, March 19th. Thursday’s lineup includes Future, Slightly Stoopid, Dirty Heads, Atmosphere, TY Dolla Sign and Fishbone, among others. Saturday’s session will include sets from Big Sean, 311, Rebelution, Jay Rock, Earl Sweatshirt, Protoje, Cozz, Katastro and more. There will be plenty of food and drink (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) on site for the hungry and the thirsty. Daily and 2-day passes are available on the Pot Of Gold website.
Rawhide, 5700 W N Loop Rd., Chandler | (480) 502-5600
– Suzanne Wilson, Phoenix.org