St. Patrick’s Day
Call it civic pride, call it luck, but the people of Spokane have access to one of the best St. Patrick’s Day parades and parties. This March 17 is your chance to join the Spokane community in celebrating Irish culture as the town embraces all things Ireland.
Saturday Before St. Patrick’s Day
The centerpiece of Spokane’s celebration is the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The procession begins the Saturday before March 17th at 12 p.m. in downtown and will snake its way around Riverfront Park. Everyone is Irish for the day, so come out to watch the flurry of marching bagpipes, green galore, traditional Irish garb, shamrocks, and lively dancing. Be sure to arrive early to get a prime viewing spot, and remember, no drinking is allowed along the parade route or in the parade.
Week of St. Patrick’s Day
Of course, you can count on Spokane’s very own Irish pub to deliver the St. Patrick’s Day goods. O'Doherty's Irish Grille will kick off their Irish Week on March 10. The full week of events includes live Irish music and dancing, the Annual Limerick Contest, and green beer on Saturday, March 16, and Sunday, March 17.
Closest Sunday to March 17th
Lace up your shoes and wear your green as your race along the five mile course! Put on by Fleet Feet and the Bloomsday Road Runner Club, this annual is fun for runners of all levels. Run fast enough and you can qualify for Bloomsday Second Seed come May.