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Insider’s guide: Where to eat, drink and park if you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Dayton 

St. Patrick’s Day is upon us! 

You can save the all shenanigans for when you’re having fun with friends, because when it comes to everything else, we’ve got you covered. 

>>GUIDE: The best St. Patrick’s Day events in Dayton 

Here are a few things you should know to make the most of your St. Patty’s Day: 

☘️ Things to do for adults 🍻 

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It looks like Dayton’s Oregon District was the place to be on Friday evening, March 17, 2017 for St. Patrick’s Day shenanigans. TOM GILLIAM/CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

There’s lots to do in Dayton for St. Patrick’s Day! Looking for adults-only fun with copious drinking and malarkey? The Dublin PubFlanagan’sTimothy’s, Blind Bob’sBeef O’ Brady’s and The Pub at The Greene are among the bars hosting St. Patty’s parties. For more information on each of their events see our guide

🌈 Things to do for families ☘️

Members of the The Celtic Academy of Irish Dance perform Saturday March 13, 2010 at the 2nd Street Market. The Market invited the dancers to celebrate St. Patricks Day at the market. Jim Noelker/Dayton Daily News (JIM NOELKER)

>>Want to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the family? Then this event at 2nd Street Market is for you

You can also take a different interpretation of the holiday and go GREEN for science. 

>>Looking for a FREE, fun way to spend the weekend with your kids? This ‘super’ science event is perfect

☘️ What to eat

Jiggs Dinner. Photo contributed by Corner Kitchen.

Craving breakfast?

>>How to get a FREE breakfast on St. Patrick’s Day

>>You can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Kegs and Eggs while you shop 

What about something more traditional?

>>Corner Kitchen’s house-made corned beef is a must-try

>>10 local ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with FOOD

Want something cheesy?

>>Skyline Chili is going GREEN for St. Patrick’s Day

>>Where to get Dayton’s favorite ooey-gooey fries

☘️ Weather

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini breaks down the next system that can impact your St. Patty's Day.

A storm system will approach the Miami Valley just in time for St. Patrick's Day, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar.

>>FORECAST:  Freezing rain could impact St. Patrick’s Day celebration

Early Saturday morning the system will bring freezing rain and possible ice acccumulation. Slick roads and icy sidewalks could be an issue beginning at 4am Saturday, and last through noon.

>>MORE: The latest weather updates from WHIO 

☘️ Parking

Steve Tieber, the owner of the Dublin Pub, give tricks to parking for the pub's annual St. Patrick's Day party. Video by Amelia Robinson

If and only if you have a designated driver, they’ll need to find somewhere to park downtown. 

>>The biggest and baddest St. Patrick's Day party in the STATE is held right here in Dayton

Watch the video above for some tips and tricks to parking from the co-owner of the Dublin Pub himself, Steve Tieber.

Headed somewhere else downtown? Try these 7 parking hacks

Downtown Dayton Partnership's Val Hunt Beerbower gives you an insider's tips on parking downtown. Video by Amelia Robinson

☘️ Rides

Since the weather lends itself to potentially dangerous driving conditions, BEFORE adult beverages are involved, you may consider getting a ride to the festivities.

>>DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE: Uber, AAA offer special deals

Uber and AAA are offering special deals in some cities so that party goers don’t get behind the wheel after drinking.

Check your Uber app to if any discount codes apply.

>>Need a free ride home from your St. Patrick’s Day celebration? County prosecutor has a number for you

If you need a safe ride home, both AAA and Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck will be supplying free cab rides home to Montgomery County residents. 6 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Sunday. 

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