As the world continues to spin on its axis and likewise cruises around the sun, we suppose a Tuesday St. Patrick’s Day was inevitable. (That’s how it works, right? We’re writers, not astronomers.) The good news for all you hard-workers out there who will clock in at your j-o-b as usual on Tuesday morning instead of hoisting pints all day long, there’s a good bit of activity a-happening this weekend in that’s sure to give you that satisfying feeling of having partied for ol’ Paddy.
As you hit the town this weekend, don’t forget about our #FlyStPats photo contest on Instagram, offering you a chance to win some awesome Guinness gear.
And make sure you check out our annual list of St. Patrick’s Day bar parties, drink specials, live music and events throughout the region!
Irish Fest (Appalachian Brewing Co., Harrisburg)
Appalachian Brewing Co.’s Irish Fest is technically all month, but this weekend’s schedule features Irish food specials (St. Patty’s Day Mac and Cheese, anyone?), beer, live music and Irish dancing. Catch Across the Pond at 5pm on Friday, Fire in the Glen at 5pm on Saturday and Rebel Heart Irish Dancers at 4pm and 6pm Saturday.
6th annual Kilmaine Saint Patrick’s Day (Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Co., Harrisburg)
The action continues at ABC on Friday night as regional veteran Celtic rockers Kilmaine Saints take the second-floor Abbey Bar stage for the sixth annual Kilmaine Saint Patrick’s Day party. This year’s event ups the ante as the band will be unveiling some new material as they record their fourth album, Live at the Abbey Bar. Doors open at 8pm; $10 at the door.
Bube’s St. Patty’s parties (Bube’s Brewery, Mt. Joy)
Bube’s Brewery in Mt. Joy hosts a St. Patrick’s trifecta all weekend long. Get ready to dance on Friday as the College St. Patty’s Party kicks off at 10pm with DJ Gerbil (O’Gerbil) at the helm. On Saturday, the official Bube’s St. Patty’s Party gets going at 10pm with Irish beers and food and live music featuring El Flyin’ & the Heathen Troubadours. The weekend wraps up Sunday with a karaoke contest starting at 9pm, including prizes for best Irish song and song by an Irish band (we recommend U2 and The Cranberries).
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Craft Kegs & Eggs Craft Beer Festival (Batdorf Restaurant, Annville)
Get your day started early in Annville at the Craft Kegs & Eggs Craft Beer Festival. Breakfast starts at 8am followed by tastings of more than 30 craft beers from 16 breweries starting at 9am (you can get started on select brews from Wyomissing’s Pierce Brewing Co. at 8am). A $5 donation gets you access to all tastings. Windfall Irish Folk Band plays at 9:30am followed by Two Pints Shy at 12:30pm.
York St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Downtown York)
Central PA’s longest-running Celtic parade – the 32nd annual York St. Patrick’s Day Parade – takes to the streets of downtown York on Saturday. The parade steps off at 1pm from Market and Penn Streets in front of the Penn Street Farmers Market featuring bagpipers, dancers, kilts, floats and plenty o’ green.
Liquid Hero St. Patty’s Day Celebration (Liquid Hero Brewery, York)
Catch some fresh air at Liquid Hero Brewery’s St. Patty’s Day Celebration starting at 2pm in the parking lot. Liquid Hero’s brews are served alongside food from Baron Von Schwein & Mad Dash food trucks. B-Tropical adds live music from 3-5pm, but the party goes til 10pm.
Meeting of the Saints (St. Boniface Brewing Co., Ephrata)
St. Boniface hosts the 2nd annual Meeting of the Saints starting at 5pm on Saturday. Wyndfall and Down By The Glenside play traditional Irish music starting at 5pm as Bountiful Feast serves up some Irish themed food. Best of all, the brewery will be releasing two new beers – Offering #20 Pilsner and Offering #21 Red Ale – as well as running their delicious Hegemony imperial stout through an infuser packed with Jameson-soaked oak chips
King Street Seisiún (East King Street, Lancaster)
The second annual King Street Seisiun will once again take over East King Street in downtown Lancaster from 11am-7pm on Sunday. Co-produced by neighboring Irish pubs Annie Bailey’s and Tellus360, the open-air festival features live music (The Kilmaine Saints, The Ogham Stones and Fire in the Glen are all booked), Irish food and, of course, whiskey and beer. The Fly Magazine team will be on hand as well with some tailgating games and a photobooth during the event, too, so stop on by and say hello.
Where will you be celebrating this weekend?
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