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.


Saturday, March 11, 2023

Raise money while having fun at the Junior League of Lancaster, PA's 18th 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!

St. Pooch’s Day Carnival

Saturday, March 11, 2023 | 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The 4th 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.

LIACS Irish Dance Class

Monday, March 13, 2023 | Beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Kick-off St. Patrick’s Day celebrations early in the week 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.

McCleary’s Pub

Friday, March 17 & Saturday, March 18, 2023 | 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 Friday, March 17, Abigail’s Garden, The Sporting Hill Ramblers, and Fire in the Glen will fill the pub with festive Irish tunes. On Saturday, March 18, Fire in the Glen will be joined by Irish Town Road and Down by the Glenside.

Annie Bailey’s Irish Pub & Restaurant

Friday, March 17, 2023 | 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.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

Friday, March 17, 2023 | 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 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 3:00 p.m. at Marion Court Room.

Stoner Commons

Friday, March 17, 2023 | 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Get dinner at Stoner Commons on St. Patrick’s Day to enjoy mouthwatering pub fare, rotating specials, great drinks, and a high-spirited live performance by Whiskey Before Breakfast, a 3-piece Irish band from Lancaster.

Screaming Orphans

Saturday, March 18, 2023 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Watch the Screaming Orphans as they perform at Mickey's Black Box in Lititz and enjoy a high-energy, Celtic celebration on St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Known for their unique fusion of pop and Irish music, the Screaming Orphans put on a show you won't want to miss.

Saint Patrick's Day at Lancaster Central Market

Friday, March 17, 2023 | 6am - 3pm

Make your Market day fun for the whole family! Get all you need to cook (in an Instant Pot or Slow Cooker, no less!) a delicious Corned Beef and Cabbage, buy a special Celtic Cocktail kit, and find delightful sweet & savory Irish goodies to add to your Market Basket! Visit Lancaster Central Market's Website for recipes and fun ideas to shop local and make March 17th extra special this year and stop by Market on Saint Patrick's Day for some holiday fun!

St. Patrick's Surprising Mission and Enduring Legacy

Friday, March 17, 2023 | 7pm - 8:30pm

Graham Dennis, a local dean of students and humanities teacher, will uncover some of the historical realities of Patrick and his times with an eye to what we can learn from them today. Expect time for Q&A as well as refreshments when you learn about St. Patrick's surprising mission and enduring legacy.

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