St. Patrick’s Day is quickly approaching. What better place to celebrate than Dublin, Ohio – the home of Irish attitude! Named one of the best places to travel this March by Matador Network and one of the top 9 places to celebrate St. Paddy's Day by Departures Magazine, you'll find there is no shortage of fun to be had in Dublin all weekend long. Join us in Dublin on March 16th and 17th for all the entertainment you need for the entire clan. Check out our guide to St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin, Ohio.
Saturday, March 16th
7:00AM to 11:00AM: Start your day with a pancake breakfast at Sells Middle School to get the energy you need for the day.
Want to see the parade come to life? Head over to Graeter’s Ice Cream for the Inflation Celebration to see the behind the scenes of your favorite inflatables.
11:00AM: Pop over to Historic Dublin for the main event – Dublin’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade! Watch bands, bagpipers, balloons, Irish dancers and even St. Patrick himself make their way through Historic Dublin.
All Day (Starting at 9:00AM): Enjoy a parade day Pub Party at Fado Pub & Kitchen in Bridge Park! Starting at 9:00AM they will be offering brunch and cocktails and opening up the party to an outdoor festival. The live music starts at 11:30AM with some of Central Ohio's favorite local acts and a few with an Irish flair. This pub party continues on the 17th as well with different performance acts and more Irish Fare. You can find more details and get your tickets here.
Spending the whole weekend with us in Dublin? We have a few more ways to fill up your days with some Irish fun!
More Irish Activities
Visit some of Dublin’s Irish approved business. Enjoy a bite at one of Dublin’s Irish pubs like Dublin Village Tavern or Brazenhead Irish Pub. For a full list of all of Dublin’s Irish approved businesses, click here.
Try your luck & enter to win Fado's Ireland trip giveaway! It's the trip of a lifetime for anyone, but especially for an Irish whiskey lover. The winner of this giveaway will win a trip for 2 to Dublin, Ireland including round trip airfare, hotel accommodations, distillery tours, and some surprises along the way. Check out all the details and enter here.
Sip your way down the Celtic Cocktail Trail. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by sampling some of the best of Dublin dining and craft cocktails. Each of the 14 stops offers a unique, Celtic-themed cocktail to give you a taste of Irish attitude. Collect stamps along the way to earn prizes! Get more information on the Celtic Cocktail Trail by clicking here.
Take the wee ones on Dublin’s Irish Fairy Door Trail. Pick up a passport at the Dublin Visitor & Information Center to start a magical journey through Historic Dublin. Visit 10 stops, find the tiny sparkly fairy doors and write down the name of each resident fairy! Complete the trail and redeem a free, Irish Fairy Doors of Dublin t-shirt. For more on the Irish Fairy Door Trail, click here.