By Kelly Neilson
Philadelphia has many events throughout the city celebrating Irish heritage and St. Patrick’s Day. From parades to kid-friendly workshops, see below for the best ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Philadelphia.
Date: March 17 through March 18, 2018 at 11 a.m.
Try green wine for only $5 at Penns Wood Winery during its annual St. Pinot’s Day. Enjoy your glass outside while overlooking its picturesque views and peaceful scenery. Penns Wood Winery is owned and operated by a father and daughter team who produce award-winning wines with Pennsylvania grown grapes. While here during its St Patrick’s Day celebration, you’ll be able to try a wine tasting and buy bottles to take home with you.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Date: March 11, 2018 at 12 p.m.
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been a Philadelphia tradition since 1771. The parade marches around city hall and all the way down Market Street, ending at Penn’s Landing. The parade includes numerous marchers, dancers and performers, marching bands and many Irish associations. Awards are given out after the parade for outstanding floats and multiple groups that best display Irish heritage and culture.
St. Patrick’s Day Philly Bar Crawl
The Gaslight (registration location)
120 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Date: March 17, 2018 at 12 p.m.
This year, the St. Patrick’s Day Philly Bar Crawl presented by One Up Events will take place in Old City. Registration begins at the Gaslight and from there you can make your way to over 10 bars including National Mechanics, Lucha Cartel and Sto’s Bar. The first 200 to attend will receive a free t-shirt and plenty of green swag like hats, beads and glasses. The day will include food and drink specials ($3 domestic beer), DJs and plenty of entertainment.
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The Leprechaun Run
MLK DRIVE, starting by the Art Museum
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Date: March 10, 2018 at 7:30 a.m.
The Leprechaun Run benefits the Special Olympics – PA Philadelphia. Funds raised support disabled children and adults to compete and train for the Special Olympics at no cost to them. Participants can partake in the Lucky 7-Mile Race, the 5-Mile Race or the 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk. Awards are given to first place runners in the 7 and 5-mile races, but the 2-mile race may be taken at your own pace.
Family Festival – St. Patrick’s Day
Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Date: March 17, 2018 at 10 a.m.
The Please Touch Museum is a perfect place to take your kids this St. Patrick’s Day to learn about Ireland, step-dancing, folklore and the importance of the color green on the holiday. You and your kids will enjoy a day of Irish music, green art, fairy tales and more. The museum has multiple workshops throughout the day.
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