Out of all the months of the year, March seems like it was made for Dublin, Ohio. With St. Patrick’s Day allowing the city to show off its Irish spirit to warmer weather giving Dublin parks a breath of fresh air; March in Dublin is truly magical.
Here are the 10 things you must do in Dublin this month -
Celebrate St. Paddy’s with a Parade
Dublin is known for our world-class community events and the St. Patrick’s Day parade has been ranked amongst the top in the country. Kick off the Irish celebrations with the greenest, grandest parade featuring over 100 acts including marching bands, bagpipers, giant inflatables, leprechauns and much more! The parade kicks off on March 11 at 11a and marches through Historic Dublin.
Shamrock out at Fado's St. Patrick's Day Party
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day weekend at Bridge Park's Irish Pub! Fado Pub & Kitchen will be opening its doors and offering big pints, live music all day, and more. Start the party after the parade on March 11th and then keep shamROCKin' on March 17th with doors opening at 9a.
Paint the Town Green at the St. Paddy's Pub Crawl
What better place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day than Dublin, Ohio? Grab your green and head to Downtown Dublin for the St. Paddy's Day Pub Crawl on Saturday, March 18th starting at 1p. Sip on themed cocktails and take advantage of drink specials from 16 stops. Turn in your completed passport for a chance to win the Pot ‘O Gold!
Find Fairies on the Irish Fairy Door Trail
If Downtown Dublin’s felt a wee bit more magical lately, it’s because 11 new fairies have moved into their homes on the revamped Irish Fairy Door Trail. Whether you’ve hit the trail in the past or this is your first time, you’ll find something enchanting around every corner. Start the hunt here.
Embrace Warmer Weather in Parks
Longer days and warmer weather are just around the corner! It’s time to shed those winter coats and bulky sweaters and enjoy the sunshine. Spend the day exploring some of Dublin’s 60 parks, and checking them off of your Dublin Park Pass in partnership with OhioHealth.
Enjoy One Final Dinner in the Igloos
Say goodbye to winter and hello to patio season! But before you completely write off Dublin’s unique winter outdoor dining, spend one last evening in VASO Rooftop Lounge’s Igloos with their revamped menu, broken down into three sections fit for every appetite.
Take a Final Spin on the Ice-Skating Rink
While warmer weather is on the horizon, lace up your skates one last time for a twirl on the ice rink at Riverside Crossing Park. With the ability to withstand temperatures through 60 degrees, you’re able to make this favorite winter activity last just a little bit longer. Skating Rink will close on March 5th.
Meet Dublin's best Bartenders at the Dublin Cocktail Classic
Watch the best bartenders in Dublin do what they know best. Getaway Brewing Co.'s Cocktail Classic returns for a second year to determine who has the best spring cocktail. Spectators can watch the final competition on Monday, March 20th from 6p-9p. Guests will be welcomed with a craft cocktail, samples of the final drinks and light snacks.
Hop on the Celtic Cocktail Trail
Sip your way through Dublin's dining scene with Irish-themed spirits on the Celtic Cocktail Trail. Sample 19 lucky libations, unlock exclusive deals and win prizes with the Celtic Cocktail Trail Pass. Sign up here.
Purchase Dublin Irish Festival Tickets
We're less than 6 months away from the Dublin Irish Festival! While the festival isn’t until August 4-6; now's the perfect time to start feeling the Luck of the Irish. Tickets go on sale March 16th, so mark your calendars and start planning your festival weekend here.
It’s a marvelous month to be in Dublin, Ohio. Show off your March memories using #SoDublin.
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