There's lots of reasons to celebrate your inner-Irish on St. Patrick's Day in Dublin, Ohio, but here are four to get you started.

1. St. Patrick's Day Parade

Dublin hosts the greenest and grandest St. Patrick’s Day parade where over 20,000 spectators gather in Downtown Dublin to watch bands, floats, bagpipers, leprechauns, Irish dancers and even St. Patrick himself march through the streets of Dublin. Grab a seat along the parade route and prepare for some Irish amazement!

2. Dublin Pub Parties

After the parade, bring your entire clan to one of Dublin’s Irish pubs. Both the Dublin Village Tavern and Brazenhead have the perfect Irish atmosphere for your lunch or dinner. Head across the river to Fado Pub & Kitchen for their first St. Patrick’s Day Party in Dublin. Fado is opening their doors and closing the street in Bridge Park to host a two-day block party to celebrate all things Irish. The event will feature Irish dancers, live music and traditional Irish fare such as corned beef and cabbage and specialty cocktails. You won’t want to miss it, get your tickets ahead of time here

3. Wander the Fairy Door Trail

Did you know Dublin, Ohio is home to the nation’s first Irish Fairy Door Trail? Ten fairies have picked their favorite boutiques, sweet shops and coffee houses to make a home in Dublin.

Pick up your passport and search for the tiny fairy doors around Downtown Dublin. Find them all and redeem an Irish Fairy Doors of Dublin t-shirt. It’s the perfect post-parade activity for the entire family. Don’t forget to pick up an ice cream cone, cupcake or souvenir along the way.

Stop at the Dublin Visitor & Information Center at 9 South High Street after the parade to start the trail.

4. Sip Celtic Cocktails

Dublin’s restaurants are serving Celtic cocktails to get you in the spirit!

Sip your way through the Celtic Cocktail Trail where you'll visit 14 establishments who have carefully curated a cocktail with Irish flair. Along the way you’ll visit Irish pubs, a modern Italian kitchen, breweries, a rooftop lounge and more. Visit them all and redeem an exclusive Celtic Cocktail Trail t-shirt, proof of your Irish accomplishment. Easy as that.

Pick up your Trail Guide at the Dublin Visitor and Information Center to get started.

For a full schedule of St. Patrick’s Day happenings in Dublin, Ohio, click here.  

Not enough Irish for you?

Fadó Pub and Kitchen is also giving away a trip of lifetime to explore Ireland’s greatest whiskey distilleries. The 7-day trip includes VIP access to the Jameson, Teeling, Midleton and Tullamore D.E.W Distilleries in Ireland. The trip for two includes roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodations, private travel to/from the distilleries, distillery tours and special experiences, spending cash, and other surprises! The winner will be selected on March 25. Enter here.