From donning shamrock necklaces to drinking green beer, there are plenty of ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, and you’ll find them all in Delaware! From parades and celebrations to the top spots to let your Irish pride shine, find out how you’ll celebrate St. Patrick’s Day here!
Luck leads the way
Cheering on a green-clad procession is one of the highlights of any St. Patrick’s Day! The festivities begin with the 13th Annual Milton St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 8. Stop by the capital city on March 21 for the Dover St. Patrick’s Day Parade where in addition to the parade, you’ll enjoy a festival marketplace from 1 to 5 p.m.
The Irish take center stage
Soak up the best of Irish culture at an Irish concert featuring bagpipes, traditional Irish tunes and more on March 15 in Milford or a traditional Irish dance performance by the McHugh School of Irish Dance at Kid Shelleens in Wilmington on March 16.
Have a laugh at the Milton Theatre on March 20 at the “Nothing Funny About Being Irish” comedy show featuring four Irish comedians poking fun at their heritage.
For the little leprechauns
Take the celebration outdoors with the little ones at Brandywine Creek State Park’s Pot O’Gold Treasure Hunt or on a wagon ride through Trap Pond State Park followed by festive crafting, both on March 14.
More than green beer
Spend St. Patrick’s Day the classic way – with a Guinness at an Irish pub like Kid Shelleens Charcoal House and Saloon in Wilmington, Sheridan’s Irish Pub and Restaurant in Smyrna, or Irish Eyes Pub & Restaurant in Milton or Lewes.
Savor the flavors of the craft beverage world at Autumn Arch Beer Project on March 13 to the Irish tunes of the Shelley Kelly Band or raise a glass of the limited-release “Shamrock Dreamsicle” at Big Oyster Brewing on March 14. Enjoy the sweeter things in life with a dessert pairing of Harvest Ridge wines and Sweets-n-Treats Irish themed desserts on March 8 or make a toast with a glass of Salted Vines vino at their March 10 Irish-themed craft night.
Enjoy an out of the ordinary craft brew experience with a 1.5 hour train ride through the Red Clay Valley aboard the Wilmington & Western Railroad on March 14. Tickets include two 12oz. pours of Bellefonte Brewing Co.’s signature beers.
Spend a night on the town trying delicious bites and brews during the Milford St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl on March 14. You’ll enjoy unique and festive drinks at downtown businesses and find live entertainment and specials at local bars and restaurants.