St. Patrick’s Day in Downtown Denver
Spring is right around the corner, and that means St. Patrick’s Day 2012 will soon adorn Downtown Denver’s streets with many shades of green and tons of celebration! There is sure to be an activity for everyone to participate in and enjoy, from lucky Irish foot races to parades with traditional Irish music and dance, as well as day long parties and family fun. One thing is for sure–you will not want to miss St. Patrick’s Day in Denver.
St. Patrick’s Day in Denver has always been a popular celebration which dates back to 1889 when Denver held its very first St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The celebration continues today and people from all over will gather in Denver to help ring in the ever popular holiday. Here are some events that are sure to get you in the Irish spirit.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade – March 17
The Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade celebrates its 50th year running and continues to be the largest St. Patty’s Parade west of the Mississippi. More than 200,000 patrons will line the streets of Denver as they enjoy horses and stagecoaches, marching bands, dancers, floats and Irish-themed music that is sure to be fun for the whole family! Get your green on and enjoy the continuing of this wonderful tradition. The parade starts in front of Coors Field at 10 a.m.! More info at http://www.denverstpatricksdayparade.com/
St. Patrick’s Day Festival at Fado
You won’t want to miss the 14th Annual Outdoor St. Patty’s Day Festival at Fado, the classic Irish pub in Downtown Denver’s ballpark district. The beer starts flowing for the biggest day of the year at Fado at 7:30 a.m. and the outdoor festival begins at 10 a.m. There will be fun and entertainment for all ages including live music on two stages from the Clancy’s, Big Paddy, The Indulgers, Celtic Steps, Colorado Youth and Nevermind the 90’s. Fun for the kid’s runs from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. where they can enjoy games, a bouncy castle and face painting, while those who are 21 and older are encouraged to continue the celebration after 5 p.m. and into the night. Visit http://www.fadoirishpub.com/denver/st-patricks-day-2012 for more information and to purchase tickets.
Since the holiday falls on a Saturday, you are sure to have a weekend full of Irish revelry here in the Mile High City.