St. Patrick's Day Celebration

Wear your favorite green attire and head to these festive St. Patrick’s Day events.

Every March Lancaster is home to a wide range of ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. With lively festivities, abundant Irish Restaurants & Pubs, and family-friendly events, there are many opportunities to explore Lancaster’s rich Irish culture.

two women embrace while enjoying drinks on the patio at Annie Bailey's on St. Patrick's Day

Celtic Dance Extravaganza

Saturday, March 2, 2024 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Kick-off your St. Patrick's celebrations at the Celtic Dance Extravaganza, where the Paloma Performance Troupe will bring an electrifying evening of Celtic music and dance to The Leffler Chapel and Performance Center.

Screaming Orphans

Sunday, March 3, 2024 | 4:00 p.m.

Watch the Screaming Orphans at Mickey's Black Box in Lititz to enjoy a high-energy, Celtic performance. Known for their unique fusion of pop and Irish music, the Screaming Orphans put on a show you won't want to miss.

LIACS Irish Dance Class

Monday, March 4 & 18, 2024 | Beginning at 5:00 p.m.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Lancaster Irish American Cultural Society(LIACS) at Tellus360. Learn about Irish dancing during this free, adult dance class hosted by LIACS. Bring your sweetheart or some friends and spend the evening showing off your newly learned dance moves.


Saturday, March 9, 2024

Raise money while having fun at the Junior League of Lancaster, PA's 19th Annual Run4Luck. Participants can sign-up for a 4-mile run, 2-mile walk, and kids' fun run. St. Patrick's Day costumes are strongly encouraged at this family-friendly event!

McCleary’s Pub

Saturday, March 16 & Sunday, March 17, 2024 | 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Enjoy two evenings of mouthwatering food, tall pints, and live performances from local musicians at McCleary’s Pub. On Saturday, March 16, Salt Hill, Sporting Hill Ramblers, and Irish Town Road will fill the pub with festive Irish tunes. On Sunday, March 17, Shawn Gallagher will be joined by Fire in the Glen and Down by the Glenside.

Stoner Commons

Saturday, March 16, 2024 | 8:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Get dinner at Stoner Commons the night before St. Patrick’s Day to enjoy mouthwatering pub fare, rotating specials, great drinks, and a high-spirited live performance by Salt Hill, a 4-piece Alternative/Folk Rock/Irish band from Lancaster.

Annie Bailey’s Irish Pub & Restaurant

Sunday, March 17, 2024 | 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Annie Bailey’s serves up authentic Irish fare every day of the week, including shepherd's pie and bangers and mash, and this doesn’t change during St. Patrick’s Day. With food specials, live entertainment, and generous pints of your favorite Irish brews, Annie Bailey’s is a great place to celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day.

St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl

Sunday, March 17, 2024 | 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Dress up in your best St. Patrick’s Day costume and spend the evening hopping from one bar to another with friends during the St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl. Those wearing festive costumes will have the chance to win prizes. Check-in for the pub crawl begins at 1:00 p.m. at Our Town Brewery.

New Holland Band Spring Concert

Sunday, March 17, 2024 | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The New Holland Band will introduce Fred Hughes, their new music director, at their annual spring concert on March 17 and perform a varied program that includes several selections that play tribute to the concert falling on St. Patrick’s Day.

St. Pooch’s Day Carnival

Saturday, March 23, 2024 | 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The 5th Annual St. Pooch’s Day Carnival, hosted by The Shops @ Rockvale, is a family-friendly (and dog-friendly!) event supporting local dog rescues. Kids will love the fun games, a balloon artist, and face painting and there will be a fun paw print activity for the pups. Stroll through the Mini Makers Market and grab a bite to eat from the food trucks while enjoying live music.

St. Patrick's Day Bar Crawl

Saturday, March 16, 2024 & Sunday, March 17, 2024 | Open hours

Decades, 401 Prime, The Belvedere, and The Coffin Bar are each offering a special St Patrick's Day-themed cocktail all weekend long. It's a casual, collaborative bar crawl with elevated flavor that the four destinations are excited to share with the community. No official organization or timing is needed guests can go at their own pace, try one or all of the spots, and enjoy the weekend.

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