St. Patrick’s Day is quickly approaching and what better place to celebrate this lucky holiday? Named one of the best places to travel this March by Good Housekeeping and one of the top places to celebrate the return of St. Patrick's Day by Trips to Discover, you'll find there is no shortage of fun to be had in Dublin all weekend long. Join us in Dublin for two weekends of Irish fun on March 9, 16, and 17. Check out our guide to St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin, Ohio.

Saturday, March 9th 

7:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Pancake Breakfast presented by the Dublin Lion's Club. Chow down on Irish-themed pancakes before the parade. 

9:30 a.m. - Balloon Inflation at Graeter's Ice Cream. See the parade balloons come to life before they take their place in the parade. 

11 a.m. - City of Dublin's greenest and grandest St. Patrick's Day parade. See and hear marching bands, bagpipers, giant inflatables, leprechauns and much more! 

After the Parade - Head to Fado Pub & Kitchen in Bridge Park and enjoy live music, cocktail stations, Irish dancers, Irish food, and more!

Saturday, March 16th

1 p.m. - Shamrock shuffle through Historic Dublin and Bridge Park bars and restaurants on the Downtown Dublin St. Paddy's Day Pub Crawl. With a wee bit o' luck, you could win the Pot O' Gold Grand Prize complete with a hotel stay, 4 tickets to the Dublin Irish Festival, and much more! 

BONUS: The Dublin Link pedestrian bridge will be lit green March 16 -17 for St. Patrick's Day. Get the perfect picture to share your Dublin celebrations. 

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

Try some Irish Foodie Finds in Dublin. Enjoy an Irish Egg Roll and select from over 30 varieties of Irish whiskey at the Dublin Village Tavern or sample an Irish Sundae from Johnson's Real Ice Cream. For a full list of Irish menu items in Dublin, click here.

DVT Exterior

Sip your way through the Celtic Cocktail Trail. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by sampling some of the best of Dublin dining and craft cocktails. Each of the 16 stops offers a unique, Irish-themed cocktail to give you a taste of Irish attitude. Sign up for your free pass, sip lucky libations and earn prizes along the way! Get more information on the Celtic Cocktail Trail by clicking here.

The Roosevelt Room "Celtic Coffee" Celtic Cocktail

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 Downtown Dublin. Visit 11 stops, find the tiny colorful 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.

Fairy Door Trail - Johnsons

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