March 17th is fast approaching, and you know what that means: Boston is about to become a sea of green clothing and Guinness beer. In Boston, we’re not only celebrating St Patrick’s Day, but also Evacuation Day, which is when the Siege of Boston by the British ended in 1776. So check out the best ways to celebrate these holidays down below!
After two long, parade-less years, the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in South Boston is finally making its return in 2022. This year, the parade will be held on Sunday, March 20th starting at 1 PM. It will start at Broadway T Station and will continue down Broadway, concluding at Farragut road. Find more info about the parade at their website.
What’s more festive than a Saint Paddy’s Day bar crawl? The Kiss Me, I’m Irish Bar Crawl has two dates – March 12th and 17th – that you can enjoy the best drink specials and bars in town, with live music and DJs along the way. Your wristband will get you in to all and any participating bars, cover-free! Click here for tickets to the best bar crawl in town.
Boston’s most famous Celtic punk rock group always returns home for a St. Paddy’s concert, and this year is no exceptions. Catch them at the House of Blues from March 17th to 19th, and in Brighton on March 20th at Roadrunner.
What better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day then on a boat with booze and brunch? Hop on the Northern Lights yacht and enjoy a traditional Irish breakfast as you cruise around the Boston Harbor. With bacon rashers, black pupping, and of course some Irish coffee, you’ll start your day on a high note. Cruises run March 19th and 20th. Get tickets and more info here.
Lookout Farm is putting the ‘green’ in greenhouse this St. Patrick’s Day with a night full of festivities. On Thursday, March 17, the Greenhouse will open at 4PM with BBQ and St. Patricks Day food specials. Later on, they’ll be hosting live music with SCOUTT from 6-8PM. It’s the perfect time to check out this unique venue!
The Burren Backroom is hosting a special St. Patrick’s Day Irish variety show with traditional music, stories and dancing. You’ll even get a traditional Irish meal with corned beef and cabbage, followed by Shamrock Cake. As for music, you’ll hear Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello, traditional Irish musicians who also happen to own the pub. As one of Boston’s best Irish pubs, it’s the place to be next Thursday.
From March 18th to 20th, the Sam Adams taproom is creating a special menu of Black & Sams, which is Irish Nitro Stout fused with a selection of brewery-exclusive beers. Throughout the weekend, they’ll also have live music and chocolate-coated, clover-sprinkled waffles! And you don’t even need tickets to take part in the fun.
Last February, the Emerald Necklace Conservancy brought back its the “Lights in the Necklace” experience to brighten the bridges and parks of this iconic string of parks in Boston. Running until March 20th, the lights will be shining for their last weekend for Saint Patricks Day. It’s the perfect dreamy lighting for your walks and photo ops for the holiday!
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