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. The Dublin Village Tavern has the perfect Irish atmosphere for your lunch or dinner. Head across the river to Fado Pub & Kitchen for their St. Patrick’s Day Party in Dublin. Fado is opening its 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? Twelve 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. Learn how to get started here.
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 18 establishments that 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 12 and redeem an exclusive Celtic Cocktail Trail t-shirt, proof of your Irish accomplishment. Easy as that.
Sign up for your digital passport here to get started.
For a full schedule of St. Patrick’s Day happenings in Dublin, Ohio, click here.