Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! According to Time Magazine, St. Patrick’s Day is the most globally celebrated holiday, but it’s about more than just green beer. This holiday’s namesake is the patron snake of Ireland and is credited with driving all the snakes from the Emerald Isle. Even though we’re far from the green island, Boulder celebrates in true Irish fashion – green beer and all. Here are some festivities happening in and around our beautiful foothills home.
St. Patty’s Party and Sale
When: 3/14, 8 am – 6 pm
Where: McGuckin Hardware
Any Boulderite knows that McGuckin’s is so much more than a hardware store. It’s a neighborhood Bodega, a gathering place, and a staple in our community. Each year around St. Patrick’s day, it hosts an epic get together and sale! To honor its Irish-American heritage, McGuckin’s serves food, sponsors exciting children’s activities, and discounts items around the store. Start your Saturday off right at this Boulder mainstay!
St. Patrick’s Day Fun Run
When: 3/15, 9 am
Where: Boulder Reservoir
Really earn your green beers at this exciting foot race. Run a 5k or 10k with friends, families, and other Front Range beer enthusiasts. Sponsor, Avery Brewing Co., knows how to celebrate, and its delicious, award-winning beers taste even better with sweeping views of the Rocky Mountains. Costumes are encouraged but not necessary!
When: 3/17, 10 am – 3 pm
Where: Flatirons Golf Course
Bring your golf buddy for this 2-person team St. Patrick’s Day scramble! Warmer weather is just around the corner and golfers can use this fun March event to warm up for a summer full of birdies. Dress warmly and be sure to wear green to channel the luck of the Irish for this friendly competition.
When: 3/17, all day
Where: Bohemian Biergarten
Beer lovers come together at this beloved alehouse. St. Patrick’s Day is a time to celebrate, clink glasses, and honor Irish tradition. Snack on warm, hearty pretzels or try a sausage sampler platter while washing each yummy morsel down with a cold beer. Dance outback under the covered patio to the punk tunes of Stomp Street Heist. You’re in for a good time at this classic holiday gathering.
St. Patrick’s Day Dance
When: 3/20, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Drop your high school-age students off at this co-ed dance for the chance to mix and mingle with a new crew. Suitable for ages 16+, this community gathering gives teenagers the opportunity to meet peers, swap stories, and let loose in a safe, chaperoned environment. Wear your finest green attire and enjoy a night of fun!
Celebrate in true Irish fashion at any of these themed events around Boulder. Don your finest green attire and prepare for a festive, fun holiday with fellow Boulderites.