Even though it’s been nearly a year since the closure of Conor O’Neill’s, we’re still mourning the loss of Boulder’s beloved Irish pub. Conor’s was home to Irish-inspired food, beer, and the World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade for almost two decades. However, just because the bar is gone for good doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of other ways to celebrate Irish-American heritage this year. With March 17th just around the corner, here are some of the best St. Patrick’s Day events in Boulder, Colorado.
When: Saturday, March 17; 9:30am – 1:30pm
Forget the pub crawl—get out for a fit crawl, instead! Start the day off right with a Feelin’ Lucky Circuit at CAC Boulder, then hop on the party bus to CAC Flatirons for an energizing yoga class. Afterward, the bus will bring you to Twisted Pine Brewery for a victory pint. Registration includes both classes, transportation, a t-shirt, and a pair of noise canceling headphones.
When: Saturday, March 17; 10am – 11:59pm
Where: Boulder Beer on Walnut
In addition to offering a special holiday menu, live music, and Irish-inspired drink specials, Boulder Beer is taking up the mantle of the World’s Shortest Parade this year. Join them at 3pm for a festive march, and be sure to dress for the occasion!
When: Saturday, March 17; 11am
Where: McGuckin Hardware
This family-friendly event features rousing performances by Celtic Steps Superior and the McTeggart Irish Dancers. Stick around for tasty snacks from Great Harvest Bread Co. and fun Irish-themed activities.
When: Saturday, March 17; 11:30am – 10pm
Where: Avery Brewing Company
Visit Avery Brewing in northeast Boulder for a one-day-only festivity featuring Irish-style fare. Their St. Patrick’s Day menu includes dishes like Shepherd’s Pie, Bangers and Mash, Brisket Reuben, and more.
When: Saturday, March 17; 8pm
Where: Boulder Theater
Join Sam Bush, venerated Americana musician and the “Father of Newgrass,” for a foot-stomping good time at the Boulder Theater on Saturday night. The show opens with Nederland quartet Caribou Mountain Collective, whose style combines elements of Appalachian and Colorado bluegrass. If you love music and dancing, you won’t want to miss this. Tickets are now on sale, so get yours before they’re gone.
No matter where you’re from, everyone’s a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! 😉 Grab your friends and family, and don’t forget to wear green.