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2023 St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Delaware

In Delaware, everyone’s Irish at least one day a year – and that day is right around the corner.

From Rehoboth Beach to Wilmington, Delaware’s bars, restaurants, and breweries are getting ready to embrace St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) with festive cheer and tall pints of green beer, pouring their hearts into this celebration of Delaware’s deep Irish roots.

Check out this roundup of top things to do in Delaware on St. Patrick’s Day.

Big Oyster
Mcglynns Pub
Irish Eyes
Sheridans Pub
The Starboard
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Top Events

46th Annual Wilmington St. Patrick's Day Parade and Hooley
March 11th
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Get ready to (sham)rock! The Irish Culture Club of Delaware is hosting the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Hooley. Head down to King St. along the parade route at 12 p.m. to watch the parade and make sure to stay for the hooley afterwards on 14th & King St.

St. Paddy's Day Loop
March 11th
2 p.m. start time
$10 admission
It's time to spread green cheer all around town! The 32nd Annual St. Paddy’s Day Loop is presented by Out & About Magazine. One $10 cover gains admission to all clubs. Prizes awarded for best St. Paddy’s Day Spirit. Be on the lookout for our photographer! Participating clubs include Blitzen, Catherine Rooney's, Chelsea Tavern, DE.CO Downtown, Gallucio's, Grain Craft Bar, Grotto Pizza, Kelly's Logan House, Maker's Alley, Trolley Oyster House, Trolley Tap House and Wilma's.

Opening Weekend at the Starboard
Dewey Beach
March 16th – 19th
8:30 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Wear your green and gear up for the unofficial start of the season at Delaware’s beaches.  

St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl
March 18th
5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
It’s time to cheers to the Irish during the St. Patrick’s Day pub crawl. Enjoy some festive fun at the best spots in town: Arena’s Milford, EasySpeak Spirits, Feebs Distilling Company, and Mispillion River Brewing.

Top Irish Places to Dine

Catherine Rooney’s
17 days of Irish fun is being offered to patrons. Irish music Sundays, Irish food deals, and special events such as Guinness Pint Glass Engravings are just some of the ways Catherine Rooney’s is celebrating.

Irish Eyes Pub & Restaurant
Lewes & Milton
 “Water view? Check. Guinness on tap? Check. Live music? Check.”. This pub serves Irish classics such as corned beef and cabbage, beef and Guinness stew, bangers and mash, and more.

Kelly’s Logan House
Dine and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Trolley Square at the Kelly’s Logan House. The festive food, music and green beers will be served all of St. Patrick’s Day.

McGlynns Pub
Dover, Pike Creek, Glasgow
All three McGlynns locations in Dover, Bear, and Pike Creek will host St. Patrick's Day parties beginning at 9 a.m. The restaurants will have shots, green beer, corned beef and cabbage, and live music by bagpipers.

Sheridan’s Irish Pub
If you are in the mood for a traditional Irish breakfast on St. Patrick’s Day, head over to this Smyrna pub. Starting at 9 a.m., Sheridan’s will be serving breakfast until 11 a.m. on March 17, 2023. The first 50 customers will receive a free T-shirt.

Festive Brews & Cocktails 

Big Oyster Brewery
Celebrate with Big Oyster and stop in and buy a 4-pack of their limited “Shamrock Dreamsicle” a Triple Dry Hopped with Citra, Mosaic, and El Dorado hops, conditioned on vanilla beans & mint leaves.

Crooked Hammock
Lewes & Middletown
Crooked Hammock is bulking up for St. Patty’s Day with their St. Pat's BANGER Bash on March 18th. Diners can enjoy a Twisted Hammock Special Irish menu featuring the Blarney burger, Celtic nachos, and grilled corn beef and cabbage, Dubliner cheese, "pickle de gallo" beer mustard, potato coins and herb sour cream. While there, grab a pint of their little leprechaun Savagely Delicious, a 10% Triple IPA with Lucky Charms.

Painted Stave Distilling
Drop in to pick up a bottle (or two) of “Diamond State Pot Still Whiskey,” a spirit perfect for Irish coffees, Irish martinis and more!


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