Sure, Dayton knows how to go hard for St. Patrick’s Day.
However, there are plenty of events that are just the opposite and even ones that the whole family can enjoy together.
☘️2nd St. Market Celebration
“Everyone gets to be Irish at the 2nd Street Market’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration!”
This party has become somewhat of a Dayton tradition, with Irish music filling the Market. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., local Celtic duo Spot Fire performs. Everyone is encouraged to wear green and dance a jig, so you better start practicing.
WHEN: 10 a.m. Saturday, March 16
WHERE: 2nd St. Market, 600 E. 2nd St., Dayton
☘️Harrigan’s St. Patrick’s Day Charity 5K
It’s a St. Patrick's tradition for a great cause. This is a 5K walk/run for all ages for those who are fierce competitors or those just looking to have fun. Proceeds from this year’s race, taking place the weekend after St. Patrick’s Day this year, will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. The entry fee is $25 for registrations received by March 20 and $30 after, including the day of the race.
WHEN: Saturday, March 23, with a 9:30 a.m. start. Registrations begin at 7:30 a.m. the day of the race. Harrigan’s will open at 9 a.m.
WHERE: Harrigan’s Tavern, 4070 Marshall Road, Kettering (corner of Stroop and Marshall)
☘️St. Pittie’s Day Party
Mack’s Tavern has partnered with SICSA Pet Adoption Center to throw perhaps the most adorable St. Patrick’s, or rather St. Pittie’s Day, party there has ever been.
“Join us at Mack's Tavern for a St. Pittie's Day Party happy hour! We'll be there to give you the scoop on the latest SICSA programs, while Mack's serves up some great drinks and food! Plus, Mack's will donate 10 percent of your total bill to SICSA during the party. Drop by to celebrate everyone's favorite March holiday, St. Pittie's Day!”
WHEN: 5 p.m.- 7 p.m. Friday, March 15
WHERE: Mack’s Tavern, 381 Miamisburg Centerville Road, Centerville
☘️Gem City St. Patrick’s Day
This family friendly event will feature music, crafts, dancing, food trucks and more. There will be a kids craft area, St. Patrick's Day Ceili dancers and food truck. Performances by: Great Northern String Band Maria & Burris Dixon Miami Valley Pipe & Drum, OldNews, Vivian and Gem City School of Irish Dance. Pre-sale tickets will not be available.
WHEN: Sunday, March 17, 1-9 p.m.
WHERE: Yellow Cab Tavern, 700 E. Fourth St., Dayton
COST:$10 at the door. Kids under 18 are free.
☘️Shamrock Shuffle 5K walk/run
Start your St. Patty's Day celebration off right with the 6th annual Shamrock Shuffle 5K! Race proceeds support the St. Patrick School Alumni & Friends Fund. Meet back at the St. Patrick School undercroft, 409 E. Main St., Troy, following the race for Kegs n' Eggs and race prizes ($5 fee for non-racers at the door). Get your race packet early on Friday, March 15, 4-6 p.m. at the stadium. Same-day check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. Registration ends March 14 at 8 a.m.
WHEN: Saturday, March 16, at 8:30 a.m. (check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.)
WHERE: Troy Memorial Stadium, 151 W. Staunton Road, Troy
COST: $25 entry fee
☘️St. Patrick’s Day GLOW Jump
Sky Zone is hosting a special GLOW jump, St. Patrick’s Day themed for all ages on Sunday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Special neon green GLOW shirts will be on sale for just $5. Two hours of jumping is just $20 per person.
WHEN: 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. Sunday, March 17
WHERE: Sky Zone, 976 Senate Dr., Dayton
What did we miss? If you know of other St. Patrick's Day events in Dayton, send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.