NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Are you feeling lucky? It’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Connecticut, and there are hundreds of events across the state to celebrate the Irish holiday.
From restaurant specials and drinks to parades and concerts, we’ve rounded up the most-anticipated St. Patrick’s Day events.
Restaurant & Bar Specials
American Legion Post 68 — March 17, Berlin
Traditional St. Patrick’s Day dinner.
Center Street Brewing Company — March 17, Wallingford
Taproom opens at 1 p.m., a bagpipe performance at 8 p.m., and $5 stouts.
Dexter’s Tunes, Tales, & Ales — March 17, East Hampton
Offering Irish beer, whiskey, food, and more.
Forest City Brewing — March 17, Middletown
Celebrate with live music from Middletown PBA Pipes and Drums, beer, and food.
Hartford Bar Crawl — March 18, Hartford
The bar crawl begins at 4 p.m. at the Russian Lady with drink and food specials, prizes, and a free cover.
Labyrinth Brewing Company — March 17, Manchester
Drink specials, shamrock shakes, and food from Nibbles N Noms Food Truck.
New Haven Bar Crawl — March 18, New Haven
Bar crawl to Irish pubs, nightclubs, and bars in downtown New Haven.
Red Rock Tavern — March 17, Hartford
Includes a drink ticket and “heavy” appetizers.
Stamford Bar Crawl — March 17 & 18, Stamford
Featuring wood-fired pizza, local beer, and cocktails.
Tisane Euro-Asian Cafe — March 17, Hartford
Entertainment, food, and drinks with a “Kegs & Eggs” breakfast.
WeHa Brewing & Roasting Company — March 17, West Hartford
Traditional Irish music, food, and $5 Irish Red Ales.
Yellow King Brews — March 17, Wallingford
Live music, stand-up comedy, and drink specials all day long.
Essex Go Bragh Irish Parade — March 25
The annual parade will begin at the Essex Town Hall.
Greater Bridgeport St. Patrick’s Day Parade — March 17
Begins at the corner of Fairfield Avenue and Ellsworth Street.
Greater Danbury St. Patrick’s Day Parade — March 19
Marchers kick off the parade at St. Peter Church on Main Street.
Greenwich St. Patrick’s Day Parade — March 19
The parade will begin at the Greenwich Town Hall.
Mystic Irish Parade — March 19
18th annual parade that begins on Pearl Street.
Aquanett — March 17 @ Connecticut Valley Brewing Co., South Windsor
Crossover — March 17 at New Britain Elks 957, New Britain
Punk Rock St. Patrick’s Day Bash — March 17 at The Webster Theater, Hartford
Featuring The Extrementals 90’s Punk Covers, The McGunks, Evil Felipe, and Mass Hysteria.
Shamrockin’ & Rollin’ with Mighty Ploughboys — March 17 at Two Roads Brewing Co., Stratford
An Irish rock band will perform, as well as shows from bagpipers and Irish step dancers.
The Heavy Hitters — March 17 at Rooftop 120, Glastonbury
The Proper Villains — March 17 at Pub 67, Seymour
VIVID — March 17 at TJ’s Burritos, East Granby
ZEPHYR — March 17 at Rustic Cafe, East Lyme
Crafts & Cooking
Build Your Own St. Paddy’s Board — March 18 at Spread Cheese Co., Middletown
Have some festive fun with cheese, charcuterie, and friends.
Charcuterie Workshop — March 17 at Haight-Brown Vineyard, Litchfield
Create a charcuterie board full of Irish cheese and enjoy a drink.
Cookie Decorating — March 16 at the Heirloom Market at Comstock Ferre, Wethersfield
Cookie decorating event with a special “After Dark” menu.
Cookie Make & Take — March 17 at Mel’s Downtown Creamery, Colchester
Create and enjoy freshly made sugar cookies.
St. Patrick’s Day Welcome Sign — March 17 at Words on Wood, Wallingford
Create a St. Patrick’s Day welcome sign for your home with a clip and bow.
Storytime & Cookie decorating — March 18 at Bridgeport Downtown Library, Bridgeport
Listen to some fun Irish stories and have a special treat.
Blacklight Glow Party — March 17 at Toad’s Place, New Haven
DJ music and glow party.
Comedy show — March 17 at GastroPark, West Hartford
Enjoy some laughs and Guinness for the first anniversary of Filthy Comedy.
DJ dance party — March 17 at Sugar Hollow Tunes & Taproom, Danbury
Music from DJ Dubz and $3 Jameson shots.
Flag raising & Irish dances — March 17 at Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center, Danbury
Includes a mass, flag raising, food, live music, and dancing.
Karaoke Night — March 17 at PB’s Bar & Grill, Thomaston
Karaoke party, food, drinks, and games.
Pup photoshoot — March 17 at Dogtopia, Shelton
Bring your pup to Dogtopia for a photo shoot in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.
Rock climb & Pint Night — March 17 at Rock Climb Fairfield, Fairfield
Climb, take photos, win a membership, and sip some beer.
St. Paddy’s Day tattoo flash — March 19 at Labyrinth Brewing Company, Manchester
Tattoos from Jessie and Gretta of Dragons Den Tattoo & Art Gallery.
Tasting & dinner train — March 17 at Essex Steam Train & Riverboat, Essex
Sample beer and spirits, followed by live music sets and a dinner excursion.