While only around 33 million of United States population claim Irish descent, more than half of Americans celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, which falls on Saturday, March 12 this year. Billions of dollars are spent on celebrations, and millions of pints of beer are consumed.
A beer-loving city, Denver is no exception to the plethora of celebrations and excitement! Pub crawls and 5k runs, bicycle rides and bar parties, and of course the downtown parade fill the weekend with fun and frivolities.
Here’s the low-down on a few of Denver’s upcoming St. Patty’s Day events…
St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Denver’s popular parade is on Saturday, March 12, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The route goes throughout downtown Denver, and a list of best spots to watch are listed on the official parade website. It’s a popular and crowded event, so arrive early to stake out a spot, some people arrive as early as 6 a.m.! Parade features performances, floats, and lots of festive green.
Pub Crawls: Denver is full of incredible pubs with delicious, quality beer – and on Saturday the beer will be flowing! Here are a few pub crawls around Denver, tickets and more information can be found on Eventbrite.
2016 St. Pat’s Day Pub Crawl Denver – SoBo, March 12 at 12:00 p.m.
2016 Denver St. Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl on South Broadway, March 12 at 10:30 a.m.
Denver St. Paddy’s Weekend Pub Crawl, March 12 at 1:00 p.m.
5k Runs, Walks, Bikes, and More: Looking to burn a few calories before, or after, all that beer? Look no further than the various runs and walks going on around Denver!
5k for St. Patrick’s Day, March 12 at 10:00 a.m.
Pedaling for St. Patrick’s Day Bicycle Ride (in Colorado Springs), March 12 at 8:30 a.m.
Runnin’ of the Green Lucky 7k, March 13 at 10:15 a.m.
Leprechaun Leap 2 Mile Walk, March 13 at 10:15 a.m.
There are many other fun, and unique, St. Patty’s celebrations going on around Denver, like St. Patrick’s Day Lucky Sipping ‘n Painting on March 17, only $35; or Paddy Hard, at huge St. Patrick’s Day party at Fado Irish Pub.