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For Immediate Release:
February 28, 2019

Celebrate Shamrocks and St. Pat’s Day Downtown


St. Patrick’s Day traditions for all
Downtown Indianapolis is THE place for all things green celebrating St. Pat’s Day.

The celebration begins early! The Greening of the Canal will take place Thursday, March 14 at 5 p.m. with live music, dancing and local celebrity appearances.

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade Presented by the Hoosier Lottery takes place Friday, March 15 starting at 11:30 a.m. along the Downtown parade route.

Gear up for the St. Patrick’s Day Tent & Parade Party March 15 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. This Irish-lovers event features lottery giveaways and live music including a Beautiful Day, Highland Reign and others.

The Rathskeller will host the Indianapolis Downtown Irish Fest March 15 - 17 with Irish food and live music. Over three days see Brian Cunningham & The Irish Aires, Jukebox Luke, Mother Grove, Irish Dancers, Gordon Pipers, The Woomblies and The Doo! Admission is FREE each day.

Keep the green fun going for those 21+
Head to Georgia Street Saturday, March 16 between 2 – 10 p.m. for a celebration of all things Irish. Blarney Bash will feature DJs, live bands, big screen TVs, green beer, food and plenty o’ spirits from Georgia Street restaurants. Even better, Clayton Anderson will be headlining the night. Tickets are available online for $10 or $15 the day of.

Join the epic and FREE Jack Daniels’ ShamROCK and Shenanigans March 16 from noon – 11 p.m. at the Pavilion at Pan Am, Pan Am Plaza and Meridian Street lot. Enjoy live music from three stages, inflatable obstacle courses and sumo wrestling, NCAA games and more.

Get in the Irish spirit at Taps and Dolls over two nights. Start your shenanigans at the St. Patrick’s Day Kick Off Party March 15 From 5 – 11 p.m. The Get Shamrocked Party continues March 16 beginning at 9 p.m. with good music, loads of Irish pride and drink specials for all 21+. Tickets are $10 each night or discounted for parties of more than four.

Get to all your favorite bars with the help of The Irish Stroll Day 1 (March 16) and Irish Stroll Day 2 (March 17) bar crawls. Both days begin at 1 p.m. will be filled with exclusive drink specials and rowdy fun. Tickets prices vary.

Run first…
Grab your running shoes and green attire for the Shamrock Run & Walk March 16. Head to 748 Massachusetts Ave. (Indianapolis Fire Fighters Local Union 416) for a 4-mile run or walk. Join the Indianapolis Professional Firefighters for its IFD Shamrockin’ Mass Ave Tent Party March 16 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. after the race. This fun event open to all will keep your spirits green.

The Shamrock Beer Run takes place March 16 at 2 p.m. in Military Park. Quench your thirst with beer from local breweries along the way.

For all Downtown St. Patrick’s Day events, click here.