Bust out your green: St. Patrick’s Day is almost upon us. From a pub crawl to a lively parade and family-friendly celebrations, there is nothing quite like St. Patrick’s Day in Downtown Indy. See the city’s Canal turn green while you wear your green: the Luck o’ the Irish is coming!

    There will be plenty o'Irish beer and food at Blarney Bash on Georgia Street.

You never know what you will see at Blarney Bash on March 14 on Georgia Street. One thing is for sure: there will be plenty o’ Irish beer and food.

3rd Annual Blarney Bash

Head to Georgia Street Saturday, March 14 between 2 – 10 p.m. for a celebration of all things Irish! Blarney Bash on Georgia Street, in partnership with Q95, alt 103.3, Killian’s Irish Red and Guinness, will feature two live bands, green beer, tasty food from food trucks and Georgia Street restaurants and plenty o’ spirits. Local bands My Yellow Rickshaw and Zanna-Doo! will play, plus a live DJ in between sets. Food trucks Der Pretzel Wagen and Brozini Pizzaria will be on-site. Attendees must be 21+.

See epic floats, Irish dancers, bag pipes and drum bands at the 35th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 17.

See epic floats, Irish dancers, bag pipes and drum bands at the 35th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17.

Downtown Indy St. Patrick’s Day traditions

Take part in one of our favorite annual events:

The Shamrock Run and Walk – the official race of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade – takes place Saturday, March 14 at 10 a.m. on Monument Circle. Also on Saturday, ShamRockin’ The Circle takes places from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Monument Circle. Enjoy food, a beer garden and entertainment.

The Hoosier Lottery Greening of the Canal takes place Monday, March 16 at 5 p.m. with live music, dancing and local celebrity appearances.

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade Presented by the Hoosier Lottery takes places Tuesday, March 17 starting at 11:30 a.m. Stay Downtown for the Parade Block Party from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Vermont Street. Both the parade and block party are FREE to attend.

Run & chug! Run through Downtown Indy, stopping every kilometer to drink an Upland beer.

Run & chug! Run through Downtown Indy, stopping every kilometer to drink an Upland beer.

Participate in the Shamrock Beer 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, March 14 at 2 p.m. and start your run with a toast of local brew and then stop every kilometer to drink another beer. All runners get a shirt, medal and souvenir pint glass of beer. The run begins and ends on Georgia Street. This event is 21+.

There will be live music all day and night at The Rathskeller on March 17 for the Indianapolis Downtown Irish Fest.

There will be live music all day and night at The Rathskeller on March 17 for the Indianapolis Downtown Irish Fest.

The Rathskeller will host the 18th annual Indianapolis Downtown Irish Fest on Tuesday, March 17. The festivities begin at noon and continue all day and night with Irish food and live music from Brian Cunningham and The Irish Aires, The Woomblies and Zanna-Doo! The event is all ages until 5 p.m. when it is 21+. Admission is FREE.

Other events

It’s not really St. Patrick’s Day without a proper pub crawl is it? On Saturday, March 14, the St. Pat’s Bar Crawl will visit Tiki Bob’s, Howl at the Moon, Subterra Lounge and others starting at noon. The $25 ticket includes three gift cards, drink specials and more.