St. Patrick’s Day, celebrated globally on March 17 in honor of Irish heritage and culture, is traditionally a holiday known for raucous crowds and all-around revelry. While COVID-19 cases are thankfully trending down, celebrations will still look different this year. If you’re unsure how to mark the moment, check out the options we’ve put together below!
Learn How to Make Irish an Attitude in Dublin [Ohio]
Named among the best places in the country to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by Orbitz and U.S. Travel, the Columbus suburb of Dublin has plenty of ways to make the holiday special. Kicking off on March 13 with a reverse parade, in which the parade itself is stationery and spectators drive past, the fun continues with a Celtic Cocktail Trail for adults and Fairy Door Trail for the kids. Check out all the offerings for at-home and public celebrations here.
Put Some Pep in Your Step
Columbus’ very own The Drowsy Lads have been making waves in the Irish music scene for more than 15 years. A staple at the annual Dublin Irish Festival and stages across the city, the group is bringing Irish cheer with their traditional music and good humor in multiple St. Patrick’s Day shows. Live performances at Natalie’s Grandview on March 17 and 18 will also be available for live streaming, while an intimate, in-person show at Nocterra Brewing on March 20 has already sold out.
Have an Irish Feast
Cameron Mitchell Premier Events St. Patrick’s Day Features
Enjoy a Traditional Family Dinner or Irish Breakfast for four courtesy of Cameron Mitchell Premier Events. Meals are provided cold with finishing instructions for easy preparation. Don’t miss adding an Irish whiskey truffle box or Jameson Irish Lemonade to enhance the meal! Orders must be placed by Wednesday, March 10 for pick up on Tuesday, March 16 or Wednesday, March 17. Place your order here.
Dine-in or Get Take-out from and Irish Pub
Almost every neighborhood has an Irish pub, and new guidelines allow for both food and drinks to be consumed on- or off-premise. Check out some of our favorites!
- Byrne's Pub in Grandview
- Dublin Village Tavern in Historic Dublin
- Cavan Irish Pub on the south side
- O'Reilly's Pub in Clintonville
- Mac's Proper Pub in the Short North Arts District
- Fado Irish Pub at Easton and Bridge Park
- Old Bag of Nails with multiple locations throughout the city
Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
Basic Biscuits, Coffee and Kindness
Enjoy biscuits like you've never had before with special St. Patrick's Day offerings from Basic Biscuits, Coffee and Kindness. This new Grandview spot is serving up a number of options, including Irish Coffee (mocha chocolate biscuit with Bailey's Irish cream chips), Nutty Irishman (banilla biscuit with Bailey's chips and hazelnut syrup glaze), and vanilla shamrock biscuits with green sugar sprinkles.
Experience Columbus Instagram followers will have the chance to win a mini sampler of these biscuits and others in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for details here!
Cookie Decorating with Plenty O’Cookies: St. Patty’s Day Edition
Franklin Park Conservatory is hosting a virtual event on March 18 from 7-8 p.m. in which participants will enjoy an entertaining evening dedicated to the art of cookie decorating with drag performer Plenty O’Smiles of Plenty O’Cookies bakery! Register here.