St. Patrick’s Day—a chance for fun, frolics, and a pint of Guinness. Over 70% of people aged 18 to 34 are ready to celebrate St Patrick’s day in the U.S. this year. It’s popular with older generations too, with nearly 60% of 35 to 54 year-olds joining in the fun.
There’s no better place in Indiana to celebrate this fine Irish holiday than Ft. Wayne. You just need to know where to go, and what to do!
Here are some of the best things to do on St. Patrick’s Day, whether you’re young or old.
Start Your Pub Crawl at JK O’Donnell’s
Start your celebrations in style by visiting JK O’Donnell’s Ale House for a two-day celebration of this Irish holiday. It’s family-friendly up until the early evening, with bagpipe performances, traditional food for sale, along with a selection of Irish-themed drinks.
The entertainment starts early and carries on until the early hours, so you’re welcome to pop in at any time. It’s a great starting point for a good, old-fashioned Irish pub crawl.
Visit the Get Green Fest as a Family
Not looking to sit in a pub or a restaurant? Why not go for an outdoor celebration instead by visiting the Fort Wayne Firefighters’ Get Green Fest, off Main Street? This is an event aimed for families. It’s an all-day event, with live entertainment, food, and fun activities for the entire family to get involved on. Money spent at the event goes to local charities in the area, so it’s for a good cause.
Take Part in the St. Patty’s Day Parade
Want to get in the spirit of St. Patty’s Day? Take part in the celebrations at the Deer Park Irish Pub and join one of the shortest St. Patrick’s Day parades in the U.S. The parade is now over 20 years old and takes part around this fine Irish pub, close to the local college campus. Thousands of people take part in costumes (green, of course), with plenty of beer on tap.
There’s alcohol, entertainment, and plenty of opportunities to let your hair down.
Go Full Irish at O’Sullivan’s
If you’re looking for a real party, head to West Main Street and get in line for O’Sullivan’s for the full Fort Wayne St. Patrick’s day experience. The Irish take over this Italian bar for the weekend. There’s plenty of beer on tap for you to choose from, as well as great food and live music through the weekend.
It’s definitely an experience you won’t forget, especially for the younger crowd. Don’t turn up too late, though—this place gets very busy, so you may have to wait in line to get in.
Celebrate in Style with These Fun Things to Do on St. Patrick’s Day
Fort Wayne has all the things to do on St. Patrick’s day that you’d ever need. Family activities, pub crawls, and one short (but very fun) parade makes up the St. Patrick’s Day events on offer in our local community.
No matter your age, there’s plenty of fun to be had in Fort Wayne throughout the year.