If you ever wondered what exactly you should be doing this St. Patrick's Day, you've got your work cut out for you.
But one thing’s for certain: Dayton doesn’t take St. Patrick’s Day lightly.
Here are the events we know of so far, laid out all nice and neat for you. We’ll be continuously updating the list as the big day gets closer, so stay tuned. If there are any events we missed, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add it to the list!
Harrigan’s St. Patrick’s Day Charity 5K
It’s a St. Patrick's tradition for a great cause. Proceeds go toward helping support local charities such as the Alzheimer's Association, United Rehabilitation Services, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and South Community, Inc.
WHEN: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday, March 10
WHERE: Harrigan’s Tavern, 4070 Marshall Rd., Kettering
Brown Street Shamrock Shuffle Pub Crawl
This event kicks off Wednesday, March 14 at 9 p.m. Wristbands grant you access to most bars with live DJs along with Miller Lite specials at Milano’s, Flanagan’s Pub, The Fieldhouse, Romer’s and Buffalo Wild Wings. Only 200 shirts will be ordered this year, so hurry to get yours while you can! Registration is only $5 during the entire month of February.
WHEN: 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Wednesday, March 14
WHERE: Brown Street, 1834 Brown St., Dayton (Milano’s address for reference)
Ithika Rocks St. Patrock’s Day
Nothing shy of perfection here. Join this all-encompassing Irish party with live bands, beer, Irish dance and food. Live entertainment from your favorite WTUE and ALT 103.9 personalities along with the Ithika, Dulahan and other great musical acts.
WHEN: 8:15 p.m.- 11 p.m., Saturday, March 17
WHERE: Flanagan’s Pub, 101 E Stewart St, Dayton
ARTEMIS CENTER’S ST. PATRICK MARDI GRAS GALA
A Mardi Gras celebration to benefit the Artemis Center, Dayton’s domestic violence resource agency. The evening begins with cocktail hour including two complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a cash bar. Cocktail attire is recommended, and Mardi Gras masks and hats encouraged.
“Founded by a small group of women, often working without pay, Artemis was to provide services beyond the traditional housing and safety offered by shelters,” according to its website.
WHEN: 6:30 p.m.- 11 p.m. Saturday, March 10
WHERE: Sinclair Ponitz Center, 444 West Third St., Dayton
>> PHOTOS: St. Pat’s 2017 lunch crowd at Flanagan’s Pub
MIAMI VALLEY PIPES AND DRUMS AT AT BEEF O’BRADY’S
The ever-popular Miami Valley Pipes and Drums bagpipe band will be making a stop at Beef O’ Brady’s during Saturday afternoon as a part of their Dayton-area St. Patrick’s Day tour. More details about Beef O’ Brady’s St. Patrick’s Day specials are coming soon, but it’s no secret that this place knows how to do St. Patrick’s Day right.
WHEN: Bagpipe band will be at restaurant from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17
WHERE: Beef O’ Brady’s, 3347 Seajay Dr., Beavercreek
ST. PATRICK'S DAY AT MCKINLEY'S PUB
McKinley’s will be open bright and early at 7 a.m. and continue the party until 2 a.m. the next morning. This themed event will have lots of beer, green beer and shot specials.
WHEN: 7 a.m. Saturday, March 17 through 2 a.m. Sunday, March 18
WHERE: McKinley’s Pub, 5120 Pleasant Ave., Fairfield
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Live Music At Blind Bob’s
You can shamROCK the night away at Blind Bob’s as you jam out to the Red Hot Rebellion and the 500 Miles to Memphis band.
WHEN: 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Saturday, March 17
WHERE: Blind Bob’s Bar, 430 E. 5th St., Dayton
Get a Handle On St. Patrick’s Day At Crooked Handle Brewing Co.
St. Patty's Day is just around the corner, and CHBC has been working hard to make 2018 a memorable one. There will be green beer, Irish Red Ale flowing from the taps, green jello shots and specials on Jameson and Tully. Limited edition green CHBC t shirts will be available and the night will be capped off with Live music from Kenny Floyd.
WHEN: 12 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, March 17
WHERE: Crooked Handle Brewing Co., 760 N. Main St., Springboro
St. Patrick’s Day At The Dublin Pub
One of Dayton’ biggest St. Patrick’s Day bashes, the party starts on March 16 at the Dublin Pub at 8 p.m. when the tent opens for the pre-show and a live band (TBA). The official beginning of the 20th annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration kicks-off at 5:30 a.m. on March 17, where the first 100 people will get a free T-shirt.
WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday, March 16 through 3 a.m. Sunday March 18
WHERE: Dublin Pub, 300 Wayne Ave., Dayton
St. Patty’s Day 2-Day Party at The Irish Club of Dayton
For no cover charge at all, you can experience two whole days of one of Dayton’s best St. Patrick’s Day parties. The celebration kicks off on Friday with the Father Son & Friends band, followed by the Dwyer School of Irish Dancers. Of course, you can’t go hungry with Irish Stew and other food and drink specials all night long. Then, wake up Saturday morning to a ‘Big O’ Breakfast’ for just $5 to get ready for a lineup of a day, including 92.9 Jack FM Live with Danielle, the O’Rodney Band and many more.
WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday, March 16 through 11 p.m. Saturday, March 17
WHERE: Irish Club of Dayton, 6555 Dog Leg Rd., Dayton
Star City Party
This year, Star City Brewing Co. is launching what it hopes will become an annual tradition. The local craft beer company is hosting its first Miamisburg’s St. Patrick’s Day Party featuring beer, food, games and music from Harold Hensley and Max Nunery of the Repeating Arms. The food truck Son of a Biscuit will be on site. Cost: $5.
WHEN: 6 a.m.- 11 p.m., Saturday, March 17
WHERE: Star City Brewing Co., 319 N. Second St., Miamisburg
INFO: 937-701-7827 | www.starcitybrewing.com
St. Patrick’s Day at the Market
Your favorite one-stop-shop for all things local in Dayton, the 2nd Street Market, will be a sea of green this St. Patrick’s Day. It’s not every year that St. Patty’s Day lands on a Saturday-- but we sure lucked out this year. Dancers from the Celtic Academy of Irish Dance will follow a morning of Live Celtic music. This event is free.
WHEN: 10:00 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17
WHERE: 2nd Street Market, 600 E. 2nd Street, Dayton
Follow the Leprechaun Friends and Family Hike
Before the day of adult festivities begin, this free event is a great opportunity to get the kids and family out for some fresh air. This Saturday morning hike through the beautiful Grant Park is just one of many Friends and Family Hikes in 2018. If you attend at least three hikes, you will receive a free T-shirt!
WHEN: 9:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 17
WHERE: Grant Park, 501 Normandy Rd., Dayton
TROLL PUB DAYTON GRAND OPENING
It’s official: Troll Pub at the Wheelhouse will host its grand opening on St. Patrick’s Day. Troll Pub at the Wheelhouse will give St. Patrick’s Day revelry-seekers another option beyond the Dublin Pub just up the street. Many other bars and restaurants in the Oregon District and the Brown Street strip also are planning special events on Saturday.
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 17.
WHERE: 216 Wayne Ave. just north of East Fifth Street. Parking available for $5 adjacent to the patio.
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a St. Patrick's Day dinner. The special menu includes:
• 1/2 pound stacked corned beef on toasted rye/ potato latke/mustard
• Traditional Shepherd's pie and Irish cheddar queso, pumpernickel crackers
• Hot sauerkraut and pulled pork croquettes/ spiced 1000 sauce
• Portabella mushroom Reuben
• Chilled cabbage and potato salad
WHEN: 5-9 p.m. Saturday, March 17
WHERE: Dewberry 1850 (inside the Marriott University of Dayton), 1414 S. Patterson Blvd., Dayton
Timothy’s Bar is getting St. Patrick’s Day started ASAP this year. The bar is bringing back the “original 5:30 a.m. club” and opening doors Saturday morning for a FREE limited-edition “Breakfast at Timothy’s” T-shirt with a $5 2018 Bud Lite mug purchase. According to Timothy’s Facebook event page, if all inspections go according to plan, there will be FREE breakfast provided at the Double 18 Lounge — the new addition to Timothy’s bar, which intends to open this week.
12 p.m.- Riley’s Red Keg tapping at the Double 18 (Limited Supply)
1 p.m. - Pong tournament for a chance to win Timothy’s VIP passes good for life! (Direct message Timothy’s Facebook page to sign up your team)
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.- DILLY DILLY HOUR, scratch-offs will be passed out to win prizes
WHEN: 5:30 a.m., Saturday, March 17
WHERE: Timothy’s Bar, 1818 Brown St., Dayton
GREEN DONUTS FOR A CAUSE
Celebrate with green donuts and sprinkles, plus 99 cent small coffees and a chance to win free donuts. Ten percent of sales will be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
WHEN: Extended hours 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 17
WHERE: Duck Donuts, 1200 Brown St., Dayton
ST. PATRICK'S DAY WEEKEND AT THE DAYTON RACQUET CLUB
Celebrate Friday and Saturday with Guinness, Killians and Jameson Whisky plus a special menu that includes a Lucky Green Salad, Irish Beer Cheese Soup, Corned Beef Melt Pub Sandwich, Killian's Beer Batter Cod, Lamb & Guinness Stew, Irish Whiskey Cake and Twin Creme De Mint and Oreo Parfaits.
WHEN: Friday and Saturday, March 16-17
WHERE: Dayton Racquet Club, 40 N. Main St., Dayton
MORE INFO: 937-224-4381
ST. PATRICK'S DAY AT THE PUB
Boozy brunch from 8-11 a.m., then Irish favorites for the rest of the day including corned beef and cabbage, Guinness Stew, Reuben sandwich, Fish and chips, Whisky Bread Pudding and more. Drink specials include Jell-O shots, Irish Sinkers, Fireball, Jameson, Green Beer, Guinness and more. Bagpipers will play at 2:30 p.m., Irish Jig Dancers will perform at 3:30 p.m. Live music.
WHEN: Beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 17
WHERE: The Pub, 39 Greene Blvd., Beavercreek
O’Conners Irish Pub
O’ Conners will mark its 10th St. Patrick’s Day starting on Friday, March 16 with the band Full Frontal at 9:30 p.m. and the Tullamore Dew girls handing out samples of the whiskey and other giveaways. The cover charge is $5.
The pub will open at 10 a.m. on Saturday with more live traditional Irish music from Black Thorne and Laurel, followed by local cover band The Temps, noon to 4 p.m. The cover charge Saturday is $10.
Other live entertainment will include Celtic dancers and bagpipe music. The 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. timeframe is aimed at families.
An outdoor all-you-can-eat Irish buffet featuring corn beef and cabbage, cabbage rolls, Irish stew, bangers and mash, shepherd’s pie, green beans and mashed potatoes will be available.
There will also be drink specials throughout the day, giveaways from Jameson Whiskey and Olive Vodka and March Madness games will be televised.
Rockers Nine Volt will headline evening entertainment at 7:30.
WHEN: 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 16- 10 a.m. Saturday, March 17
WHERE: O’ Conners Irish Pub, 2200 N. Limestone St., Springfield
What did we miss? If you know of other St. Patrick's Day events in Dayton, send us an email: email@example.com.