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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Denver with These Festive Holiday Events

Whether you’re looking for an authentic Irish experience or you simply want to dress up in green and get the party started — Denver has a little something for everybody. Ring in St. Patrick’s Day with a city-wide bar crawl, the parade, or even a 7K! Want to keep the vibe chill? Head over to one of the city’s many breweries and sip on a green beer or a Guinness while you enjoy Irish music and performances.

Official St. Patrick’s Day Crawl

Where? 1437 Market Street

Denver’s Official St. Patrick’s Day Crawl is being hosted this year on March 17th. Attendees will have the chance to explore an array of bars and pubs for the price of a single ticket, as well as special offers and discounts on drinks and food. Tickets can be purchased for $20 and a map of the day’s events can be viewed ahead of time. Make sure to don your best green attire and sign in early for a chance to win free swag, like a koozie and shot glass necklace. Join thousands of crawlers this St. Patrick’s Day and enjoy live music, leprechauns, and holiday-themed green drinks, as well as no-cover entry into the best bars in town.

PRO Tip: Head over to the first location during check-in hours and there will be staff available to scan your ticket and give you a wristband to wear for the remainder of the day.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Where? Wynkoop Street at 19th Avenue

The 2024 Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade is presented by Bellco Credit Union on March 16th. This event is one of the Mile High City’s longest-running traditions and relies on the strength of its volunteers. Attendees should arrive early to get a prime viewing spot on Blake Street. Certain areas are standing room only, with people arriving as early as 5:00 AM. As one of the largest parades in the country, this event can draw over 300,000 spectators along the 15-block route. There will be floats, clowns, marching bands, Irish step dancers, horses, and if you’re lucky — a leprechaun or two. Many restaurants and bars in the area advertise specials during the morning of the parade, such as an Irish breakfast!

PRO Tip: The weather in March can vary, so dress for the forecast and bring plenty of layers and water. The City of Denver asks attendees to refrain from throwing beads and candy for everybody’s safety.

St. Patrick’s Day 5K

Where? 9352 Dorchester Street

Highlands Ranch is hosting a St. Paddy’s Day run on March 16th, 2024. Round up your friends and family and throw on something green while you celebrate the holiday by crossing the finish line. Racers will receive a t-shirt, a pint glass, and a custom bib. The race is both pet and child-friendly, so bring your little ones in a stroller or race with your pup. The total ascent of the course is 128 feet, with a maximum elevation of 5,767 feet. After the race, join your fellow runners at Living the Dream Brewery for a refreshing pint and a complimentary pancake breakfast from Flippin’ Flapjacks.

PRO Tip: Keep your eyes peeled for the golden kettlebell along the route. This prize was hidden by the notorious leprechaun and can be exchanged for $100!

Runnin’ of the Green

Where? 700 East Louisiana Avenue

The first Runnin’ of the Green (ROTG) was held back in 1988 in City Park. The race now draws over 5,000 runners and the festivities have been moved to Washington Park to accommodate everybody. ROTG is set to be held on March 10th, 2024. Runners can choose from the 7K race or the 2-mile course that’s open to walkers as well. Post-race, there is plenty of fun left to be had. Participants can expect live music, awards, and of course — cold beer. Bring along your friends, family, and anything green you can find! There will be refreshments, free photos, and even Irish dancers and bagpipe performances.

PRO Tip: Registration for the 7K costs $45 for an individual, with virtual options available to those who can’t make it out to Washington Park. The 7K begins promptly at 10:00 AM, with the Leprechaun Leap beginning five minutes later.

Kiss Me, I’m Irish! Bar Crawl 

Where? 2046 Larimer Street

The Kiss Me, I’m Irish! Bar Crawl runs from Friday, March 15th through Sunday, March 17th. Don’t miss out on three nights of the best Denver nightlife, all starting at just $15. Participating bars include Zanzibar Billiards Club, 1930 Blake, Honor Farm, and The Refinery. With your ticket purchase, you’ll receive a wristband at check-in that gets you into all of the bars with no cover. Crawlers will enjoy drink specials and other exciting St. Paddy’s Day festivities. Whether you want to dress up in green is your call — though it’s highly encouraged to avoid getting pinched!

PRO Tip: Registration differs each night, beginning on Friday at 6:00 PM and on Saturday at 4:00 PM. Check the schedule to know where to grab your wristband and to map out the participating bars.

Union Station St. Patrick’s Celebration 

Where? 1701 Wynkoop Street

With so many activities planned around the city for St. Patrick’s Day weekend, it can be difficult to choose what to do and where to go. Union Station makes it easy by hosting a celebration that encompasses the city’s parade, as well as other exciting activities and giveaways. On March 16th, grab a spot on the Terminal Bar Patio and watch the parade go by while you enjoy a bite to eat or a cold drink. There will be a 360 photo booth, live music by DJ Chris, and plenty of green beer to go around. Sip on other holiday specials like frozen Irish coffee, green tea shots, or Guinness!

PRO Tip: Parade watchers are encouraged to join in on the fun and grab some green glasses, shamrock shirts, and their best “Irish attitude” to appreciate the full experience of Denver’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

Olde Town Arvada St. Patrick’s Day Festival

Where? 7307 Grandview Avenue

Pack up the family and take the short drive to Olde Town Arvada where the annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival will be held from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM. This all-ages event has something for everybody, including live music, food trucks, a children’s zone, and over 70 vendors! Parents can enjoy an adult beverage while still enjoying the family-friendly nature of the festival. Admission is totally free and there will be street closures in the area to ensure that pedestrians can enjoy the celebration. The live music performance schedule begins with Centennial State Pipes and Drums at 12:30 PM, followed by Big Paddy, The McDeviants, and Juice O’The Barley to cap off the night.

PRO Tip: Organizers are dedicated to hosting the festival rain or shine. Watch the forecast as the date gets closer so you know how to layer up!

St. Patrick’s Day Festival

Where? 1555 Grant Street

The Knights of Columbus are excited to announce their 2024 St. Patrick’s Day event on Saturday, March 16th. The festival will kick off at 10:00 AM and run until 5:30 PM, giving you plenty of time to hit a bar crawl or enjoy some of Denver’s festive nightlife. Entry is free and there will be food and drinks for sale, including corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, and hot dogs for the little ones. Enjoy the Celtic step dancers and live bagpipe performances, as well as the Catholic Makers Market that opens at 3:00 PM. There is nearby paid parking available.

PRO Tip: All profits raised by this event are used to support the charitable programs of the Knights of Columbus, such as purchasing winter clothing for kids and supporting seminarians. Consider donating to the cause or helping the org to raise money by enjoying adult beverages and tasty plates of Irish food. 

Clancy’s Irish Pub’s Annual Celebration 

Where? 7000 West 38th Avenue

Clancy’s Irish Pub in Wheat Ridge is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in traditional fashion, with pipes and drums, Irish music, tribute bands, and lots of pints! This annual party is being hosted over three days, from Friday through Sunday — giving you plenty of time to come out and enjoy the show. Clancy’s is Colorado’s oldest Irish pub and the entry fee is just $3. If you don’t feel like participating in a bar crawl and paying higher ticket prices, snag a spot at the pub and watch the St. Paddy’s Day antics unfold. Enjoy drink and menu specials all weekend, like the pub’s famous slow-cooked corned beef and cabbage and Guinness on draft.

PRO Tip: Check out the Clancy’s Irish Pub website for the most up-to-date performance schedule, with live music by The Commoners, Shine Sweet Moon, Avalon Phil, The Delta Sonics and so many more!

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend at Number Thirty Eight

Where? 3560 Chestnut Place

Looking to go all out on St. Patrick’s Day weekend? Head over to Denver’s Number Thirty Eight for an extravaganza! This sprawling hangout has craft beer and all of your favorite pub eats, as well as ample patio seating and a stage. Saturday and Sunday are jam-packed with events, including live music, bagpipers, and a curated holiday menu. Musical acts include Stomp Street Heist, Matt Flaherty, and performances by Irish dancers.

PRO Tip: Doors open at 4:00 PM and there’s no cover. Bring your green hats, glasses, jackets, and anything else that’s in holiday fashion. You can even bring your pup along!

Ring in St. Patrick’s Day at these Local Breweries

Denver is known for having a robust craft beer scene, with plenty of local breweries to try out. Check these spots out for their St. Patrick’s Day specials and green pints!

Downhill Brewing

Where? 9672 East Arapahoe Road

Downhill Brewing in Greenwood Village is hosting an all-day St. Patrick’s Day celebration on March 16th. Enjoy green pints throughout the day and Irish dancers who will take the stage at 3:30 PM. Attendees can snag some of the limited edition green silipints for sale or just kick back with their favorite brew and enjoy the relaxed hangout.

Fiction Beer Company

Where? 7101 East Colfax Avenue

Hit up the Fiction Beer Company taproom on March 17th at 12:00 PM for a gold coin hunt and merch prizes throughout the day. The brewery will tap a special Irish cream stout on Sunday to celebrate the holiday and jump-start the shenanigans. If you haven’t visited Fiction Beer Company before, the brewery combines a love of beer and literature. Grab a book from the shelf and enjoy a beer at the book-made bar.

Left Hand Brewing

Where? 1265 Boston Avenue

On March 17th, Left Hand Brewing in Longmont is hosting their St. Patrick’s Day gathering with a keep-the-glass special all day with their tasty milk stout variants and plenty of Irish food, including corned beef and cabbage from Gaijin Street Food. The event kicks off at 11:00 AM and runs until 9:00 PM, so stop by for a beer or two or hang out for several hours and enjoy the merriment.

Mile High Spirits

Where? 2201 Lawrence Street

Swing by Mile High Spirits after the St. Patrick’s Day Parade to get the full experience of this drinking holiday. There will be live music and plenty of green cocktail specials to go around. The first 100 guests will receive party favors such as shamrock glasses, beads, and a free shot! Stay late for the silent disco happening at 10:00 PM.

New Terrain Brewing

Where? 16401 Table Mountain Parkway

New Terrain Brewing is excited to bring back its annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration, complete with Irish food from J Street and multiple bars to keep the libations flowing. The night’s performances include Irish dancers and two sets by The Alcapones. Entrance is free and green attire is encouraged, though not required for a good time.