YES! St. Patrick’s Day is here yet again! If you’re like most Seattleites, you’re probably looking for a couple of ways to feel a little Irish this month! Well, you’re in luck – the folks at Cyrene apartments have put together a quick list of some of the most happening St. Patrick’s Day Events in Seattle for you to check out this month – here goes:

Celebrate ‘Irish Week’ Thanks to the Irish Heritage Club

Every year around St. Patrick’s Day, the Irish Heritage club, an all-volunteer organization, conducts Irish Week! Irish Week, which is actually a month long, is a celebration of everything Irish, with all sorts of amazing St. Patrick’s Day events in Seattle. The Irish club’s mission is to promote activities that represent the Irish culture in Western Washington, and they certainly uphold that mission each march when they pull out all the stops to provide Seattleites with some truly special experiences. Here are some of the St. Patrick’s Day Events in Seattle as a part of Irish week that you don’t wanna miss.

South Lake Union Arrival of ST. Patrick

The Seattle’s Irish Club’s event, ‘The Landing of St. Patrick’ is on March 10th, at 6pm. Hosted by the SLU Chamber and the SLU Community Council, the event is meant to commemorate St. Patrick’s initial arrival to Ireland by way of Irish Pirates around 400 A.D. Now, we’ll formally welcome the 1,500 year old patron saint of the Emerald Isle with an official proclamation upon his arrival by boat to Seattle’s SLU neighborhood. If you’d like to come along with the Irish Club of Seattle, you can climb aboard the boat headed for SLU at FX MCrory’s at 5pm – you’ll be back at MccRory’s by 6:30

The 46th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Through Downtown Seattle

Seattle’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Saturday the 11th, starting at 12:30pm! The Irish Flag is raised in front of the King County Admin Building at 12:20, followed which is then followed by trumpeters playing both the Irish and US national anthems. Then at 13:30 the parade takes off heading up 4th avenue from James to Westlake Park. If you’re planning an organized group or you’re planning to carry banners, make sure you pre-register for the Parade!

Seattle Center Festal Presents the Irish Week Festival

Perhaps the premier St. Patrick’s Day event in Seattle, the Irish Week festival is held at the Seattle Center Armory from 12-6 on Saturday, and 10-6 on Sunday, and it’s free on both days! Explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of The Emerald Isle through booths selling Irish and Celtic products, Irish food and libations, Irish Music, singing, dancing, the Irish Reels Film Festival, workshops, lectures, cultural displays, an irish art exhibit, and a ton of contests and activities for the kids.

Get Out and Run

Hey, wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day in Seattle without a few themed runs, would it? Yes, there are themed-runs in Seattle centered around most holidays, festivals, monthly events, and basically any other reason Seattleites can come up with. Still, when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day in Seattle, Seattle’s holiday themed runners go all out with the Irish pride. All in all, a themed group run is a fun and positive way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Seattle while also supporting local non-profits. Here are the two St. Patty’s Day runs in Seattle you’ve got to check out.

Kirkland Shamrock Run (Saturday, March 11th)

The Kirkland Shamrock Run is a St. Patrick’s Day even near Seattle that provides fun for the whole family. Celebrating Kirkland, healthy living, and – you guessed it – St. Patty’s Day, the Kirkland Shamrock Run is a total blast of a 5k that winds through downtown Kirkland. The Shamrock Run, like most other St. Patrick’s Day events in Seattle, has become a well-honored tradition among residents. It also benefits local organizations including several high school booster clubs from the area, and Canine Companions for Independence.

St. Patrick’s Day Dash (Sunday,  March 12th)

If you didn’t get enough exercise at the Shamrock run on Saturday, you can hit the streets again on sunday for Seattle’s St. Patrick’s Day Dash. Starting in the 1980’s as a simple race between various bars, the Seattle St. Patty’s Day Dash is now the city’s largest annual single distance fun run, covering nearly 4 miles of city streets in Downtown Seattle. The great thing about the St. Patrick’s Day Dash is that it’s totally family friendly, with runners varying from young athletes, on up to the ‘fun-runners’ that are fully decked out in St. Patty’s Day-themed costumes. The course begins and ends in Seattle Center and winds through downtown along 4th ave. As their website states, “If you haven’t been to the St. Patrick’s Day Dash before, get ready for a big party where everyone is Irish for day!”. The Dash and it’s sponsors help to benefit several local charities – for a full list of those charities, go here.

Grab a Pint or Two

Like all great American cities, Seattle is chock full of some fantastic Irish Pubs, and as you might have guessed, when St. Patrick’s Day in Seattle rolls around, many of these fine establishments are inundated with people looking to get a taste of the good stuff. If you’re one of those fine folks, here are the pubs in Seattle you’ve got to hit over St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Seattle.

Conor Byrne

This Ballard spot typically celebrates St. Patty’s Day by opening early and hosting live music until early morning of the following day. The music tends to be pretty eclectic, although it’s all centered around Irish traditional music. Plus, this year they’ll have street food from Skillet served all day!

Murphy’s Pub

Head over to Wallingford for Murphy’s Pub and their St. Patrick’s Day festivities, which includes an all day pub crawl known as the Lucky Leprechaun Crawl, which will take you all about the Wallingford neighborhood, visiting several other local pubs along the way. But, get there early – the crawl kicks off at 9 am with a traditional irish breakfast at Murphy’s.

Finn MacCool’s

The University District’s premier Irish Pub, Finn MacCool’s is certainly a favorite among students. They kick things off early on the morning and have live performances, including traditional Irish Dance and music, in the afternoon. One thing’s for sure, Finn MacCool’s definitely provides one of the liveliest St. Patrick’s Day pub experiences in Seattle.

Mulleady’s Pub

Mulleady’s takes the traditional Irish Pub experience and kicks it up a notch, providing the largest list of Irish Whiskies on the west coast, along with some truly creative cocktails, food that extends well beyond the range of your typical pub eats, and of course, Guinness galore! If you’re trying to steer clear of the wildly crowded irish pubs in favor of a mellower, more refined St. Patty’s Day, Mulleady’s Pub is your spot.

Fado Irish Pub

Head to Fado Irish Pub in Downtown Seattle if you’re looking to start celebrating St. Patrick’s Day as soon as humanly possible. They open at 8 am, live music goes from 11am to close. Fado touts itself as “An Irish Pub for the 21st Century” offering top notch eats, fantastic Irish ales, and of course, amazing whiskey. If you’re looking to celebrate St. Patrick’s in Downtown Seattle, this is your spot.

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