Break out all things green; Lehigh Valley sure knows how to celebrate St. Patricks Day! We've rounded up a few must-see local events, bars fit for all things Irish and more.
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☘ St. Patrick's Day Parades ☘
- Parade of Shamrocks. Presented by the Celtic Culture Alliance, this parade travels throughout downtown Bethlehem annually. This year, the organization celebrates the 7th annual parade on Saturday, March 11 at 1 p.m. The route begins at 10th Avenue & Broad St. continuing east to Main Street. After turning south on Main St., the parade continue to finish under the Hill to Hill Bridge. Find more details about the Parade of Shamrocks here.
- Allentown St. Patrick's Parade. Recognized as the region's oldest Irish celebration, this parade steps off on Sunday, March 19 at 1:30 p.m. Celebrating its 60th year, this parade kicks off with a 5k race with nearly 1,000 runners taking to the streets. The parade route circles through Allentown's West End, starting and finishing at the Allentown Fairgrounds.
☘ Raise a Glass: Local Celebrations ☘
- Help support the Allentown St. Patrick's Parade by participating in their annual Pub Crawl on Saturday, March 11. Bars throughout Allentown's West End participate in this fundraiser offering up specials on food & drink throughout the night. You might even spot some roaming bagpipers out and about!
- A visit to McCarthy's Red Stag Pub is a must during St. Patrick's Day. From their Best Legs in a Kilt contest to whisky tastings, live music and so much more, you'll be set for the most authentic experience around. Don't forget to swing into Donegal Square to admire their selection of kilts! Check out their full calendar of events.