This weekend: St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin

When you think of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Columbus, one place that easily stands out is the northwest suburb of Dublin. They take Irish pride to a whole new level all year long. In Dublin, “Irish is an attitude,” and their St. Patrick’s Day Celebration , held this Saturday, is no exception.

It all begins with a big Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast from 7-11 a.m. at Sells Middle School, located at 150 West Bridge St. Adult admission is $6, children under 12 are $4.

Then, Dublin’s annual parade, expected to draw 20,000 spectators this year, begins at 11 a.m. It will start at the Metro Center and make its way east along Bridge Street through Historic Dublin – you can check out a map here . The parade features bands, floats, clowns, St. Patrick himself, leprechauns and all-things-green.

The community will also be filled with Irish-themed activities that would be fun to share with family or friends. Here are some ideas, all of them taking place on March 13:

  • Irish Tasting event with live music – Whole Foods Market. 12-2 p.m. (3670 W. Dublin-Granville Rd.)
  • Irish tea & scones with writer Cindy Thomson, author of Brigid of Ireland – TehKu Tea Company.  10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (55 S. High St.)
  • Performance by the Celtic Band Mythica – The Brazenhead Irish Pub. 4-7 pm (56 N. High St.)
  • Chocolate Guinness cupcakes and St. Pat’s decorated treats – Sugar, Inc. 11 a.m.–6 p.m. (36 N. High St.)
  • The American Cancer Society Blarney Hop – The Shoppes at River Ridge. 12-4 p.m. (6436 Riverside Drive)

Click here for more St. Patrick’s Day Celebration info provided by the City of Dublin.

  • nalene

    Why am I having a hard time finding anything going on in the evening for adults in Dublin? (this would mean alcohol would be involded) Didn’t they used to have a tent set up with music and beer, etc?

  • Mary S.

    The Brazenhead Irish Pub in Historic Dublin is featuring a concert by the (awesome)East Coast Celtic band Mythica from 4-7 pm. Get there early … it’s sure to be SRO! Stay after if you want to cultivate a little more Irish attitude!